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Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 MK2 Keyboard

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Product Description

With KOMPLETE KONTROL S61, music-making becomes a more intuitive, hands-on experience. Perform expressively, browse and preview sounds, tweak parameters, sketch your ideas, then navigate and mix your project – all from one fully integrated centerpiece for studio and stage.

Komplete Kontrol Smart Keyboard Controller Features

  • Smart keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments
  • Pro-grade Fatar keybeds with aftertouch – 61 semi-weighted keys
  • Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, plus touch strip for expression control
  • Pre-mapped control of KOMPLETE instruments and hundreds of Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) instruments 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 MASCHINE software / hardware
  • Intuitive control over Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and GarageBand. Cubase and Nuendo integration coming soon after initial release
  • 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 11 SELECT
Included Software
Register your hardware to download the KOMPLETE KONTROL software, plus KOMPLETE 11 SELECT for free – 11 premium instruments and effects:
  • MASSIVE – virtual analog synthesizer
  • MONARK – iconic mono synth
  • THE GENTLEMAN – classic upright piano
  • DRUMLAB – sampled / synthesized percussion
  • REAKTOR PRISM – polyphonic synthesizer
  • SCARBEE MARK 1 – electric piano
  • RETRO MACHINES – 20+ legendary vintage synths
  • VINTAGE ORGANS – sampled classic organs
  • WEST AFRICA – percussion library
  • SOLID BUS COMP – powerful compressor
  • REPLIKA – pro-quality delay
More Visual
Two high-res color screens make it easy to browse and preview sounds, tweak controls, and mix and edit your projects – right from the hardware.

More Intuitive
Get hands-on with your production process, thanks to an improved layout with more dedicated function buttons and a new four-directional push encoder.

More Expressive
KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 now sport ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, plus a touch strip for expanded creative possibilities.

More Integration
Mix, edit, and more in MASCHINE, Logic, Ableton Live, and GarageBand. Advanced functionality for Cubase and Nuendo coming late 2017.

Immersive Visual Feedback
See everything you need, when you need it, where you need it: Two high-res color screens provide essential information on sounds and projects, backlit function buttons vary in color and intensity to indicate their state, and the precision Light Guide pinpoints the location of sounds, key zones, switches, scales, and more.

Find Your Sounds Faster
Finding the right sound amongst a sprawling sound library can be difficult, not to mention time consuming. Now you can find exactly what you’re looking for across all KOMPLETE and Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) instruments using a simple, intuitive tagging system – directly from the hardware. What’s more, you can hear an instant preview of each sound as you browse.

Need a hip hop kit? Select Drums > Urban Drum Kit > Sample-based, scroll through the presets and pick the right one for your track. If you really like what you hear, just tag it as a Favorite for instant access next time.

Pre-Mapped and Ready to Play
All of your KOMPLETE and NKS instruments are pre-mapped to the KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware by the people who know them best – the instrument designers themselves. All essential parameters load instantly and are displayed across the two color displays, intuitively divided into pages. That means you can see exactly what you’re adjusting in real time – whether it’s in kHz, dB, or BPM.

Pro Performance
Stay-on key, with notes of the currently selected scale or mode lit on the Light Guide. Activate chord mode to create a progression by playing single keys, then switch on the arpeggiator and turn it into an expressive musical performance. And for keyboard novices, Easy Mode maps the white keys to whichever scale you like, so you’ll never hit a wrong note.

Precision Pitch, Mod and Expression
Get precise control of pitch and mod functions via two ergonomic, rubberized wheels. And the ultra-sensitive touch strip provides a fun, responsive alternative to plugging in a dedicated expression pedal.

Get Hands-On with your Workflow
Capture all your ideas, directly from the keyboard itself: KOMPLETE KONTROL gives you immediate access to transport, mixing, and editing controls in Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and GarageBand, complete with visual feedback and volume metering on the keyboard’s built-in displays. And with MIDI in / out, incorporating outboard gear into your setup is just as simple.

Note: Advanced integration with Cubase and Nuendo will be available via a free update in late 2017.

Integration for all your Instruments
NKS means intuitive control over hundreds of instruments from leading manufacturers – including Heavyocity, Spitfire and Soniccouture. This extended plug-in format allows all developers to define the way their products integrate with NI hardware, so support for powerful features like tag-based browsing, Light Guide feedback, and pre-mapped controls now extends far beyond the KOMPLETE universe. And for VST instruments that haven’t yet been updated to NKS, it’s simple to create your own mappings from KOMPLETE KONTROL software.

11 Instruments and Effects Included
Register your KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware to download KOMPLETE 11 SELECT for free – the essential collection of instruments and effects, including MASSIVE, MONARK, and THE GENTLEMAN. The package features more than 2,500 sounds and over 25 GB of instruments and effects, giving you the perfect palette of sounds for any genre.

And when you’re ready to expand your collection, you’ll be eligible for a discounted upgrade to KOMPLETE 11 or KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE.

Product Specifications
System Requirements 
  • Mac OS X 10.11 or macOS 10.12, Intel Core 2 Duo 
  • Windows 7 or later, Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 
  • An Internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate this product. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline. 
  • 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments) 
  • USB 2.0 or higher (cable included)

Available Plug-In Formats
  • Mac OS X (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Windows (32/64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, AAX
Compatibility Info
  • The included KOMPLETE KONTROL software provides unparalleled integration with KOMPLETE and NKS Instruments. 
  • KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards also function as MIDI controllers assignable controls and Light Guide features.*
  • MIDI in / out
  • 1/4" TS connections for expression and sustain pedals
Advanced Functionality in the Following Hosts
  • Logic X 10.3.1 or higher
  • GarageBand 10.2.0 or higher
  • Ableton Live 9.2.3 or higher
  • Cubase Pro / Artist 9.0.20 or higher
  • Nuendo 7.1.35 or higher
  • Please read the KOMPLETE KONTROL documentation for detailed information about host compatibility.

Product Includes
  • Keyboard, USB cable.
  • KOMPLETE KONTROL software and KOMPLETE 11 SELECT Instruments and Effects collection – provided as downloads after hardware registration. 
  • Driver (only required on Windows), Setup Guide and documentation supplied as downloads.

Hardware Specifications for KOMPLETE KONTROL S61
  • Dimensions: 1006 x 297 x 84 mm / 39.6'' x 11.7'' x 3.3''
  • Weight: 6.55 kg
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  323-870-8217 Warranty:  1 Year
Ron Davis Submitted: 6/20/2018
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Must have!
Product Rating
What is your opinion of this product?
If you are a user of any native instrument products this piece of gear is a must. I love the preview sounds and this makes my work flow 10 times faster due to not having to use the computer mouse as much. Only thing I dislike about this equipment is that to get the full usage of it you must use komplete kontrol. Another thing I dislike is that there is not a way to use nki instruments that are komplete compatible but not products of native instruments with komplete kontrol to get the full usability of this gear. It can still be used as a midi controller. I love the spin dial mixer knob versus the slide faders. I know this is taboo for most engineers but I think it works perfectly for this equipments design.
Anthony Williams Submitted: 3/16/2018
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Money well spent...Truly Awesome
What is your opinion of this product?
I love it...I play on it everyday
JBlazeStudio, Submitted: 3/9/2018
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"Recording Made Easier"
What is your opinion of this product?
Great product! Accessing plugin and sound libraries has never been so easy! Highly recommended I plugin's are a absolute necessity in music production! Thank You Native-Instruments!!
Eric Vines Submitted: 1/20/2018
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Everything and more than I'd hoped for. Super intuitive and responsive. Gives you a wide range of so
What is your opinion of this product?
I'd recommend it to anyone.
Warren Wortham, Submitted: 12/29/2017
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Smart Improvement
What is your opinion of this product?
The Komplete Kontrol MKII is a great product. The keybed is amazing. Adding the display screens much like the Maschine Studio drum controller. Being able to navigate the Maschine 2.0 software right from the keyboard has a small learning curve but once the user does things a few times it is easy to remember the workflow. The only downside is if you have any issues at all, getting help from Native Instruments is very difficult. The support lines are always busy and email communication is basically limited to auto-responses that promise a response which usually end in a non-response or such a long gap between time users contact NI to having issues addressed that some will lose interest in the equipment. When I say long gaps I mean really long gaps. I had to send in my Maschine Studio for warranty covered servicing back in October. I finally received an email today telling me they will be shipping me a replacement unit which is supposed to arrive sometime next week.
Warren Wortham, Submitted: 12/21/2017
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A Nod in the Right Direction
What is your opinion of this product?
The NI Komplete Kontrol S61 MK2 is another step in the right direction for Native Instruments. The KK MK2 is very much like its predecessor in that once again great attention to detail was taken into account when creating the keyboard controller. Again we have a Fatar semi-weighted keybed which feels lovely and like what a "Semi-Weighted" keybed should feel like. That perfect axis point where real keys and a portion of their weight harnessed from a finely built acoustic piano meet well built yet lighter weight synthesizer keys and action. The unit itself is again sturdy and well constructed which is nothing new at all to NI consumers. The big difference however this time is that Native Instruments decided to marry the elegant and sharp display screens from their flagship Maschine Studio drum machine controller to the Komplete Kontrol MK2 series. This addition along with the playhead controls being integrated into the keyboard creates a powerhouse all in one workstation for NI users.
Jack T, Submitted: 12/2/2017
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Logic X Issues
What is your opinion of this product?
I gave it five stars because the quality and the things it can do are second to none. When it works. Two keyboards later and I couldn’t get it to work wit Logic x. Called Native tech support and Apple tech support. Apparently Native has not updated their drivers when the new Apple update came out. So if your Mac is all up to date, troll the chat rooms until you get the ok. Otherwise it’s a $700 usb controller. By the way the keys feel really good.
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