Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 Smart Keyboard Controller

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 Smart Keyboard Controller

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 Mk2 Controller Keyboard Features:

  • Powerful integration with Komplete Select
  • Professional-grade Fatar 88-note weighted hammer-action keybed with aftertouch
  • 2 high-res color screens for browsing, tweaking, mixing, and more
  • Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, plus touch strip for expression control
  • 4-directional push encoder for 1-handed sound browsing and project navigation
  • MIDI I/O
  • USB 2.0
  • Pre-mapped control of Komplete instruments and Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) instruments from top manufacturers
  • Full VSTi support
  • Tag-based preset browsing lets you find sounds quickly and hear instant previews
  • 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 Maschine software and hardware
  • 2 assignable pedal inputs
  • Includes Komplete Select bundle
  • AC adapter power supply included

Komplete Kontrol S88 Mk2

Take command of your Komplete instrument collection like never before, with the Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 Mk2 fully weighted keyboard controller. Use the Komplete Kontrol S88’s two high-resolution color screens and purpose-built browser to navigate through NI’s tag-based preset system, remap parts of the professional-grade, hammer-action keybed to play chords or scales, and even control your DAW right from the transport section — it’s all there!

Designed for perfect integration with Komplete

When Native Instruments introduced their universal tag-based preset system, the Maschine users here at Sweetwater were absolutely stoked. Now they’ve extended the same capabilities with their Komplete Kontrol S Series Mk2 keyboards. Using the Komplete Kontrol S88’s intuitive browser controls, not only can you call up any NI instrument in your collection, but you can also 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 the Clear View display lets 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 S88 Mk2. 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 Drumlab kit or a searing Monark synth lead, these keys won’t let you down. For unfettered freedom of expression, Native Instruments also equipped the Komplete Kontrol S88 Mk2 with new ergonomic pitch and mod wheels plus a touch strip. What’s more, the Komplete Kontrol S88’s tight integration with Komplete includes its multicolor Light Guide — a series of RGB LEDs above the keys that offers performance feedback and reveals advanced playing features.

Advanced control options enhance your workflow

There are several additional functions onboard the Komplete Kontrol S88 Mk2 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 S88 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

Includes Komplete Select software bundle

Komplete Kontrol S Series keyboards include Komplete Select — a premium collection of instruments and effects. This plug-in bundle includes Massive, Monark, Reaktor 6 Factory Selection, Reaktor Blocks Wired, Reaktor Prism, Retro Machines Mk2, Drumlab, Kontakt 6 Factory Selection, West Africa, The Gentleman, Scarbee Mark I, Vintage Organs, Replika, and Solid Bus Comp. Komplete Kontrol, Kontakt 6 Player, and Reaktor 6 Player are also included. Komplete Select is provided as a download after hardware registration.

Komplete Kontrol: NKS and more

The Komplete Kontrol S Mk2 keyboard series supports the Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) plug-in format, with VST compatibility and 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 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 88
Type of Keys Fully-weighted, Fatar Keybed
Velocity Sensitive Yes
Aftertouch Yes
Other Controllers Pitchbend, Mod Wheel, Touch Strip Controller
Dedicated Transport Control Yes (DAW dependent)
Pedal Inputs 2 x 1/4″ (sustain/expression, assignable)
USB 1 x Type B
Computer Connectivity USB
Software Komplete Select, Komplete Kontrol (downloads)
Format NKS, VSTi, VST
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 10.12 or later
OS Requirements – PC Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later
Power Supply AC adapter power supply (included)
Height 4.5″
Width 54.7″
Depth 13.6″
Weight 29.1 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 25428