Native Instruments S49 MKII Komplete Kontrol 49 Key USB Smart Keyboard Controller (Black)
Made To Be Played
With the latest generation of KOMPLETE KONTROL, music-making becomes a more intuitive, hands-on experience. Perform expressively, browse and preview sounds, tweak parameters, sketch your ideas, then navigate and mix your project – all from one fully integrated centerpiece for studio and stage.
Two high-res color screens make it easy to browse and preview sounds, tweak controls, and mix and edit your projects – right from the hardware.
Get hands-on with your production process, thanks to an improved layout with more dedicated function buttons and a new four-directional push encoder.
KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 and S61 now sport ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, plus a touch strip for expanded creative possibilities.
Mix, edit, and more in MASCHINE, Logic, Ableton Live, Cubase, Nuendo, and GarageBand.
Immersive Visual Feedback
See everything you need, when you need it, where you need it: Two high-res color screens provide essential information on sounds and projects, backlit function buttons vary in color and intensity to indicate their state, and the precision Light Guide pinpoints the location of sounds, key zones, switches, scales, and more.
Find Your Sounds Faster
Finding the right sound amongst a sprawling sound library can be difficult, not to mention time consuming. Now you can find exactly what you’re looking for across all KOMPLETE and Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) instruments using a simple, intuitive tagging system – directly from the hardware. What’s more, you can hear an instant preview of each instrument preset as you browse.
Need a hip hop kit? Select Drums > Urban Drum Kit > Sample-based, scroll through the presets and pick the right one for your track. If you really like what you hear, just tag it as a Favorite for instant access next time.
Pre-Mapped And Ready To Play
All of your KOMPLETE and NKS instruments and effects are pre-mapped to the KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware by the people who know them best – the instrument designers themselves. Essential parameters like envelope controls and filter cutoffs load instantly and are displayed across the two color displays, intuitively divided into pages. That means you can see exactly what you’re adjusting in real time – whether it’s in kHz, dB, or BPM.
Stay-on key, with notes of the currently selected scale or mode lit on the Light Guide. Activate chord mode to create a progression by playing single keys, then switch on the arpeggiator and turn it into an expressive musical performance. And for keyboard novices, Easy Mode maps the white keys to whichever scale you like, so you’ll never hit a wrong note.
Precision Pitch, Mod, And Expression
Get precise control of pitch and mod functions via two ergonomic, rubberized wheels. And the ultra-sensitive touch strip provides a fun, responsive alternative to plugging in a dedicated expression pedal.
Get Hands-On With Your Workflow
Capture all your ideas, directly from the keyboard itself: KOMPLETE KONTROL gives you immediate access to transport, mixing, and editing controls in Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Cubase, Nuendo, and GarageBand, complete with visual feedback and volume metering on the keyboard’s built-in displays. And with MIDI in / out, incorporating outboard gear into your setup is just as simple.
Integration For All Your Instruments And Effects
NKS means intuitive control over hundreds of instruments and effects from leading manufacturers – including Heavyocity, Spitfire and Waves. This extended plug-in format allows all developers to define the way their products integrate with NI hardware, so support for powerful features like tag-based browsing, Light Guide feedback, and pre-mapped controls now extends far beyond the KOMPLETE universe. And for plug-ins that haven’t yet been updated to NKS, it’s simple to create your own mappings from KOMPLETE KONTROL software.
14 Instruments And Effects
Register your KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware to download KOMPLETE 12 SELECT for free – the essential collection of instruments and effects, including MASSIVE, MONARK, and THE GENTLEMAN. The package features more than 7,000 sounds and over 33 GB of instruments and effects, giving you the perfect palette of sounds for any genre.
And when you’re ready to expand your collection, you’ll be eligible for a discounted upgrade to KOMPLETE 12 or KOMPLETE 12 ULTIMATE.
A Perfect Match For Maschine
KOMPLETE KONTROL was designed with MASCHINE hardware and software in mind, so the two work perfectly in tandem. Play MASCHINE Kits with pads or keys, create patterns, organize your ideas in Ideas View, mix, and more, all from either unit – or both.
- Get hands-on with all your virtual instruments and effects
- Pro-grade Fatar keybed with 49 or 61 semi-weighted keys
- Two high-res color screens and Light Guide for at-a-glance visual feedback
- Deep integration with MASCHINE, plus intuitive DAW control
- Musical Instruments
- 9 Nov 2018
- Product Group
- Midi Keyboard Keys
- Native Instruments
- Connectivity Interface
- USB, MIDI
- Amount of Keys
- On Board Speakers
- Interface Type
- Ports & interfaces
- USB port
- USB ports quantity
- USB version
- Weight & dimensions
- 297 mm
- 84 mm
- 5.5 kg
- 840 mm
- Supply Source
- South Africa
The Best Midi Controller around (depending on your SAW setup)
tarquin L onReviewed by
This is an awesome controller that does exactly as promised. If working in Maschine you will get seamless and in-deph DAW integration as well as all buttons on Native Instruments products (Mondark, Massive, kontakt, Reaktor, etc) fully mapped and saved with your soft synth.
This takes away all reliance on using a mouse or keyboard for your musical journey and can practically do everything via the keyboard. When using one of the Native Instruments sift synths, this virtually feels like a full-blown synth with all the ease and touch controls that one could need.
Further to this VST instruments and Effects also get mapped (i was amazed at how well it handled this) and translate very well to this keyboard. You will be going on Sonic journeys with this piece of gear in no time at all.
Lastly the keyboard itself is a semi-weighted fatar keyboard , making it extremely expressive and smooth as silk to play.
The only negative is that if you do not sequence in maschine you will be missing out on a lot with this piece of gear. While it still works with other DAWS (presonus one, logic, Cubase, ableton, etc) you still get some daw control and VST integration , however when used in maschine this will shine and become amazing.
I Used this keyboard in conjunction with my maschine mikro and was heavily impressed. The two units compliment, and integrate with, each other perfectly. changing aspects on the mikro changes aspects on the keyboard and vise-versa.
There are many 'surprsies' also in this keyboard that will keep you interested and invested for ages (the fact that the ARP on the keyboard maps notes to midi is probably my favourite. You see the notes mapped in your sequence rather than just the notes which you held on the keyboard. stunning.).
The build quality of the komplete controller is excellent and smacks of quality. It is sturdy, has feet that stick to the table and feels like it will last for ages.