Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 MK2

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 MK2

61-key Controller with Fatar Keybed and Custom Controls Designed for Total Integration with NKS-ready Software and the included Komplete 11 Select Plug-in Bundle - Mac/PC...

Vendor :Native Instruments

Type :Midi Controllers


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61-key Controller with Fatar Keybed and Custom Controls Designed for Total Integration with NKS-ready Software and the included Komplete 11 Select Plug-in Bundle - Mac/PC Standalone, AAX Native, VST, AU

Take Command of NI Komplete

Native Instruments' retooled Komplete Kontrol S61 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 S61'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 11 Select software bundle adds a full array of production-ready sounds to your sonic toolbox.

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 MK2 Features:

  • NEW2 high-resolution full-color displays allow for precision browsing, tweaking, mixing, and more
  • NEWErgonomic pitch and modulation wheels augment a highly flexible touch strip control
  • NEW4-directional push encoder supplies one-handed sound browsing and project navigation
  • NEWUSB bus powered
  • Powerful, great-playing keyboard that gives you unrivaled integration with Komplete 11 Select
  • 61-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


    A host of powerful MK2 features

    Komplete Kontrol S61 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 S61 is USB bus powered. At Sweetwater, we're excited about all of the new features in the Komplete Kontrol S61 MK2.

    Designed for perfect integration with Komplete

    Using the Komplete Kontrol S61'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 S61. 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 S61'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 S61 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 S61 a full set of transport controls.

    Includes Komplete 11 Select software bundle

    The Komplete Kontrol S61 includes Komplete 11 Select — a premium instrument and effect package worth $1,000 when purchased separately. Komplete 11 Select is provided as a download after hardware registration.

    • Massive Virtualanalog synthesizer
    • MonarkIconic mono synth
    • The GentlemanClassic upright piano
    • DrumlabSampled / synthesized percussion
    • Reaktor PrismPolyphonic synthesizer
    • Scarbee Mark 1Electric piano
    • Retro Machines20+ legendary vintage synths
    • Vintage OrgansSampled classic organs
    • West AfricaPercussion library
    • Solid Bus CompPowerful compressor
    • ReplikaPro-quality delay


    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.

    Tech Specs

    • Type:Keyboard Controller
    • Number of Keys:61
    • Type of Keys:Fatar Keybed semi-weighted
    • 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
    • Pedal Inputs:2 x 1/4" (expression, sustain)
    • MIDI I/O:In/Out/USB
    • Software:Komplete 11 Select, Komplete Kontrol (downloads)
    • Format:VST, AU, AAX
    • Hardware Requirements - Mac:Intel Core 2 Duo or higher, 6GB RAM or more recommended
    • Hardware Requirements - PC:Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon 64 X2 or higher, 6GB RAM or more recommended
    • OS Requirements - Mac:OS X 10.11 or later
    • OS Requirements - PC:Windows 7 SP1 or later
    • Power Supply:15V DC power supply (sold separately) / USB Bus powered
    • Height:3"
    • Width:6"
    • Depth:7"


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