With the latest generation of KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 MK2, music-making becomes a more intuitive, hands-on experience.
Dig deep into thousands of sounds with ease, thanks to the unified browsing workflow of KOMPLETE KONTROL - limitless inspiration in a single plug-in. Search for sounds across all KOMPLETE Instruments using musical tags and keywords. Just press the Browse button, turn the push encoder to select your instrument, choose a sound, and go. The keyboard and all its features remain fully functional even when in Browse mode - never stop performing.
AUTOMATIC PARAMETER MAPPING
Native Map technology guarantees you don't need to worry about mapping KOMPLETE Instrument parameters ever again. Each KOMPLETE Instrument was mapped in-house by Native Instruments' sound designers. All essential parameter names and values load instantly on the Clear View display, and are intuitively grouped into pages. The result: You see exactly what you're editing directly on the hardware, whether it's EQ in kHz or the exact frequency of a filter cutoff - without any setup time.
Use the Light Guide to identify drum cells, key switches, phrases, and more at a glance - play every KOMPLETE Instrument in full color. In scale mode, notes in the scale light up on the keyboard, with the root lit even brighter - perfect if you aren't a trained keyboard player. In chord or arpeggiator mode, all triggered notes light up when you press a key, so you always know exactly what's happening.
MULTI-PURPOSE TOUCH STRIPS
Deliver dynamic performances with two ultra-sensitive touch strips. They can mimic the behavior of pitch and mod wheels, and physical objects like springs and bouncing balls for interesting modulation curves. Or create instant shifts with different stepped settings.
Use KOMPLETE KONTROL's arpeggiator to turn one note into a full musical performance - directly from the hardware and independent of the instrument. The eight controller knobs manage parameters such as direction, rate, rhythm, patterns, and variations.
The integrated scale mapping features give you instant access to a world of melody. See notes of the currently selected scale lit on the Light Guide, and set virtually any musical scale to the white keys. It will even re-map 'wrong' notes so you're always in tune.
Activate chord mode and create a rich harmonic performance by playing single keys. Map chords simply by selecting mode and inversion, or by loading up a chord set - ready-to-play progressions to inspire and augment your own compositions.
ADVANCED MIDI CAPABILITIES
KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards also feature extensive MIDI control for third-party instruments with the included Controller Editor software. Adjust touch strip behavior, configure keyboard splits with Light Guide visual feedback, and create custom templates. When you use KOMPLETE Instruments and third-party instruments together in a session, KOMPLETE KONTROL automatically switches between MIDI mode and KOMPLETE KONTROL software when you select a track - uninterrupted workflow.
Smart keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments
Pro-grade Fatar keybeds with aftertouch, available with either 49 or 61 semi-weighted keys
Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, plus touch strip for expression control
Pre-mapped control of KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, as well as hundreds of Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) plug-ins from leading manufacturers
Full VSTi support
Tag-based preset browsing: Find sounds quickly and hear instant previews
Two high-res color screens for browsing, tweaking, mixing, and more
Light Guide: RGB lights above each key highlight drum cells, key switches, chords, scales, and more
Smart Play: See scales and modes on the Light Guide, play chord progressions and arpeggios with single keys, or map any scale to white keys only
Deep integration with included MASCHINE Essentials and full MASCHINE software
Intuitive control over Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, GarageBand, Cubase, and Nuendo
4-directional push encoder for one-handed sound browsing and project navigation
Two assignable pedal inputs
MIDI in / out
USB 2.0 bus powered
Includes KOMPLETE 12 SELECT - 14 premium instruments and effects, including MASSIVE, MONARK, and THE GENTLEMAN.
The interface is incredibly smooth and intuitive! The keys and control knobs etc feel great and are touch sensitive. Light guide is an awesome touch, equally effective as a quick and easy way to get melodies and sounds to work together but even as a learning tool!