Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 is a new kind of audio interface with high-end, professional sound quality; versatile connections; advanced controller functions; and a compact and sturdy design.
It is these characteristics that make the Audio Kontrol 1 audio interface the first choice for producers, musicians and DJs. Also included are 3 full versions of Native Instruments software – ensuring you can start creating sounds and mixing tracks instantly.
Audio Kontrol 1 is a high-end audio interface. Offering crystal-clear 192 kHz, 24 bit-quality, it is far more than just a sound card. Freely-assignable buttons and controller knob combined with advanced MIDI and key command functionality grant full control of software applications - setup files for popular programs ensure it's hassle-free. Audio Kontrol 1 merges innovation and quality and does so with an ear for practicality.
Audio Kontrol 1's adaptability makes it the perfect audio interface for musicians, producers and DJs. Versatile connection configurations, included controller assignment preset files as well as the full versions of Xpress Keyboards, Guitar Combos and Traktor 3 LE guarantee its universal appeal:
Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 Features
- Perfect for Producers
- Great for Guitarists
- Deluxe for DJs
- High-quality, portable audio interface with sturdy aluminium casing
- 24-bit / 192 KHz quality, high end Cirrus Logic A/D, D/A converters and 103 dB-A SNR
- 2 balanced inputs: 1 line/mic (XLR/1/4 inch TRS Neutrik, phantom power supplied) and 1 line/HiZ (TRS); individual gain controls with acitvity and clip LEDs
- 4 balanced outputs (1/4 inch TRS ) with two stereo level controls
- Headphone output with A/B source switching and level control
- Direct monitoring with mono switch and mix control
- Low latency ASIO/Core Audio driver
- USB 2 bus powered, MIDI I/O
- 3 freely-assignable buttons and 1 controller knob. MIDI and key commands support for control of professional audio software and other media applications such as iTunes, Winamp or Final Cut Pro
- Includes full versions of Traktor 3 LE, Guitar Combos and Xpress Keyboards
Audio Kontrol 1 is equipped with studio-grade 24-bit/192 kHz Cirrus Logic converters that guarantee pristine audio quality, while Native Instruments´ third-generation USB 2.0 audio driver technology ensures low-latency operation down to 4 milliseconds both on Windows and Macintosh systems. With its 2-in/4-out configuration, and equipped with microphone preamp, Hi-Z instrument input and headphone amp, Audio Kontrol 1 is suitable for a wide range of studio, live and DJ applications. Four freely assignable control elements on the top side of the unit also make it possible to adjust any software parameter directly from the interface, enabling Audio Kontrol 1 to double as a basic controller device.
With its small footprint and solid aluminum enclosure, the completely bus powered audio interface provides a robust and highly portable solution for many typical recording and performance situations. Audio Kontrol 1 also comes with a powerful additional creativity booster in the form of a comprehensive software bundle. Included are Xpress Keyboards, three software synthesizers based on the acclaimed PRO-53, B4 and FM7, as well as Guitar Combos, three professional amp emulations taken from Native Instruments´ award-winning Guitar Rig.
Audio Kontrol 1 also comes with Traktor 3 LE, a new DJ software based on Native Instruments´ groundbreaking Traktor DJ Studio. Offering two decks with high-quality time-stretching, an integrated mixer, performance effects, loop and cueing functions, a powerful track database and seamless Beatport shop integration, Traktor 3 LE is a serious creative tool, and an ideal way to enter the world of digital DJing.
About Native Instruments
Native Instruments is the pioneer and market leader in the field of software instruments, and one of the key players in the market of computer-based audio production technology. The company’s mission is to develop outstanding musical tools for all styles and genres. The resulting products regularly push technological boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and amateurs alike.