Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 Smart Keyboard Controller

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 Smart Keyboard Controller

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Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 Features:

  • 2 high-resolution full-color displays allow for precision browsing, tweaking, mixing, and more
  • Ergonomic pitch and modulation wheels augment a highly flexible touch strip control
  • 4-directional push encoder supplies one-handed sound browsing and project navigation
  • USB bus powered
  • Powerful, great-playing keyboard that gives you unrivaled integration with Komplete Select
  • 49-key Fatar keybed offers smooth action and excellent response that lets you get the most from your instruments
  • Tag-based unified browsing across all Komplete instruments lets you quickly find the sounds you want, right from the hardware
  • Dial in the main parameters of any Komplete instrument, which automatically map to the touch-sensitive controller knobs
  • Create arpeggiated melodies at the touch of a button, play chords with single keys, or map the whole keyrange to scales
  • Dedicated transport section gives you full access to your DAW’s playback and recording controls

Take Command of NI Komplete

Native Instruments’ retooled Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 includes powerful new features such as high-resolution full-color displays, pitch and mod wheels, a four-directional push encoder, and more, along with unrivaled integration with your Komplete instrument collection. The Komplete Kontrol S49’s smooth-playing Fatar keybed is a joy to play, and its purpose-built browser section makes navigating NI’s tag-based preset system quick and intuitive. Logical controls, including a transport section, provide you with hands-on command of your DAW and real-time control over your instruments. Beyond that, the full Komplete Select software bundle adds a full array of production-ready sounds to your sonic toolbox.

A host of powerful MK2 features

Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 is loaded with powerful features. A pair of high-resolution full-color displays allows for precision browsing, tweaking, mixing, and more. Achieve dynamic expression control via ergonomic pitch and modulation wheels, as well as a highly flexible touch strip. Benefit from one-handed sound browsing and project navigation, by virtue of a four-directional push encoder. On top of that, Komplete Kontrol S49 is USB bus powered. At Sweetwater, we’re excited about all of the new features in the Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2.

Designed for perfect integration with Komplete

Using the Komplete Kontrol S49’s intuitive browser controls, not only can you call up any NI instrument in your collection, you can select individual presets, narrowing down your search by descriptive keywords. Once you’ve loaded your sound, a set of touch-sensitive controls lets you dial in and tweak your tone on the fly via Native Instruments’ Native Map, and a pair of high-resolution color displays let you view the instrument’s most important details at a glance.

You’ll love playing on this amazing Fatar keybed

There are a few good reasons why keyboardists and keyboard makers love Fatar keybeds like the one in this Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49. In addition to being extremely well built, they feel fantastic, offering enough resistance so that you can really lay into the keys while recovering fast enough for synth-style repeats. Whether you’re playing a piano patch courtesy of The Giant or a lead via Monark, these keys won’t let you down. What’s more, the Komplete Kontrol S49’s integration with Komplete 9 and up includes its multicolor Light Guide — a series of LEDs above each key that offers performance feedback and reveals advanced playing features.

Advanced control options enhance your workflow

There are several additional functions onboard the Komplete Kontrol S49 that make playing virtual instruments and writing music even more fun and productive. For instance, you can play chords with single keys or map key ranges to different scales, and the onboard arpeggiator goes far beyond typical arpeggiation, offering you creative new ways to come up with melodies. And to make controlling your DAW of choice simpler, Native Instruments gave the Komplete Kontrol S49 a full set of transport controls.

Transport controls compatible with the following DAWs:

  • Logic X 10.3.1 or higher
  • GarageBand 10.2.0 or higher
  • Ableton Live 9.2.3 or higher
  • Cubase Artist / Pro 8.5 or higher
  • Nuendo 7.1.35 or higher
  • Studio One 4.5.3 or higher

Includes Komplete Select software bundle

The Komplete Kontrol S49 includes Komplete Select — a premium instrument and effect package. Komplete Select is provided as a download after hardware registration.

  • Kontakt 6 Player Tab-based preset browsing and hardware interface
  • Reaktor 6 Player Powerful player for all “Made for Reaktor Player” instruments
  • Massive Virtual analog synthesizer
  • Monark Iconic mono synth
  • Drumlab Sampled / synthesized percussion
  • The Gentleman Classic upright piano
  • Reaktor Prism Polyphonic synthesizer
  • Scarbee Mark 1 Electric piano
  • Scarbee Rickenbacker Bass Sampled Rickenbacker 4003 bass guitar
  • Retro Machines 20+ legendary vintage synths
  • Vintage Organs Sampled classic organs
  • West Africa World percussion library
  • Mod Pack — Phasis Draws inspiration from classic phasers but adds powerful new features
  • Replika Three high-fidelity delay algorithms
  • Solid Bus Comp Bus compressor and more
  • True School Fuses traditions of old- and new-school beatmaking
  • Velvet Lounge A bridge between classic soul music and 21st-century production techniques
  • Deep Matter Captures the authentic vibes of Berlin’s underground sound

Komplete Kontrol and more

Native Instruments has expanded the power of the Komplete Kontrol S keyboard series by introducing the Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) plug-in format, adding VST compatibility, and providing new parameter customization options. The NKS plug-in format invites third-party plug-in developers to include support for Native Map, Light Guide, and Smart Play functions right into their virtual instrument. You can also load VST instruments, taking advantage of Komplete Kontrol’s browsing, custom tagging, and personalized parameter mapping for all of your favorite soft synths. And with the new parameter customization control panel, NKS makes it easy to create your own instrument mappings to get ideal hands-on control of your virtual instruments.

Type Keyboard Controller
Number of Keys 49
Type of Keys Semi-weighted Fatar Keybed
Velocity Sensitive Adjustable, Fixed
Aftertouch Yes
Other Controllers Pitch Wheel, Mod Wheel, Touch strip
Encoders/Pots 8 x touch-sensitive knobs, 4-directional push encoder
Dedicated Transport Control Yes (DAW dependent)
Pedal Inputs 2 x 1/4″ TRS (expression, sustain)
MIDI I/O In/Out/USB
USB 1 x Type B
Computer Connectivity USB
Software Komplete Select, Komplete Kontrol (downloads)
Format VST, AU, AAX
Hardware Requirements – Mac Intel Core i5 or higher, 6GB RAM or more recommended
Hardware Requirements – PC Intel Core i5 / AMD Quad Core or higher, 6GB RAM or more recommended
OS Requirements – Mac MacOS 10.13 or later
OS Requirements – PC Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later
Power Supply 15V DC power supply (sold separately) / USB Bus powered
Height 3.3″
Width 33.1″
Depth 11.7″
Weight 12.23 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 24783
Brand

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