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Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 MK2 49-Key Controller for KOMPLETE

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Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 MK2 49-Key Controller for KOMPLETE
Key Features
  • Semiweighted Keybed with Aftertouch
  • Automapping with KOMPLETE 9 to 14
  • Control Any MIDI Software or Hardware
  • Pitch and Mod Wheels + Touch Strip
The Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 MK2 builds upon the success of the original with an updated user interface featuring two high-resolution displays and more buttons for faster direct control over parameters. Other notable upgrades include a four-directional push encoder, eight touch-sensitive knobs, ergonomic pitch and mod controls, an assignable touch-sensitive smart strip, and dedicated MASCHINE controls with access to Scenes, Patterns, and Tracks. The keybed of the keyboard is made by Fatar and offers semiweighted keys with aftertouch. Additionally, there are DAW transport controls for direct access to DAW transport functions for Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, GarageBand, Cubase, and Nuendo.

The S49 is designed to be used with all software- and hardware-based MIDI instruments and features expanded integration with KOMPLETE 9 to KOMPLETE 14 with automatic parameter mapping. When used with KOMPLETE, the KOMPLETE KONTROL software allows for unified browsing from a single plug-in. It allows you to search sounds across all KOMPLETE and NKS instruments by simply pressing the controller's Browse button and turning the push encoder to select your instrument and sound. Sounds can also be searched using musical tags and keywords. What's more, a Preview Sound function now lets you hear sounds when browsing presets to help with a fast and efficient workflow.

The KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 also features a plethora of other useful features such as the Light Guide, which allows you to identify drum cells, key switches, phrases, scales, and chords by way of multicolored lights that shine above the keys. It also features an arpeggiator, integrated scale mapping, single key chords, and more.
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Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Key Features
  • 3Advanced MIDI Capabilities
  • 4Komplete Kontrol Software
  • 5Komplete 14 Select
  • 6Komplete 14 Select Expansion Packs
  • 7Maschine Essentials
  • 8Ableton Live 11 Lite

The Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 MK2 builds upon the success of the original with an updated user interface featuring two high-resolution displays and more buttons for faster direct control over parameters. Other notable upgrades include a four-directional push encoder, eight touch-sensitive knobs, ergonomic pitch and mod controls, an assignable touch-sensitive smart strip, and dedicated MASCHINE controls with access to Scenes, Patterns, and Tracks. The keybed of the keyboard is made by Fatar and offers semiweighted keys with aftertouch. Additionally, there are DAW transport controls for direct access to DAW transport functions for Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, GarageBand, Cubase, and Nuendo.

The S49 is designed to be used with all software- and hardware-based MIDI instruments and features expanded integration with KOMPLETE 9 to KOMPLETE 14 with automatic parameter mapping. When used with KOMPLETE, the KOMPLETE KONTROL software allows for unified browsing from a single plug-in. It allows you to search sounds across all KOMPLETE and NKS instruments by simply pressing the controller's Browse button and turning the push encoder to select your instrument and sound. Sounds can also be searched using musical tags and keywords. What's more, a Preview Sound function now lets you hear sounds when browsing presets to help with a fast and efficient workflow.

The KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 also features a plethora of other useful features such as the Light Guide, which allows you to identify drum cells, key switches, phrases, scales, and chords by way of multicolored lights that shine above the keys. It also features an arpeggiator, integrated scale mapping, single key chords, and more.

The KOMPLETE 14 SELECT software is included with eleven premium instruments and effects such as MASSIVE, MONARK, and THE GENTLEMAN, with over 11,000 sounds and over 50GB of instruments and effects.

Key Features
  • Smart keyboard controller for all virtual instruments and effects
  • Pro-grade Fatar keybed with aftertouch
  • 49 semiweighted keys
  • Ergonomic pitch and modulation wheels + touch strip for expression control
  • Pre-mapped control of KOMPLETE instruments and effects + hundreds of Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) plug-ins from leading manufacturers
  • Full VSTi support
  • Tag-Based Preset Browsing: Find sounds quickly, and hear instant previews
  • Two high-resolution color screens for browsing, tweaking, mixing, and more
  • Light Guide: RGB lights above each key highlight drum cells, key switches, chords, scales, key splits (both for NKS instruments and in MIDI mode), and more
  • Smart Play: Select from 100+ scales and modes to display 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, GarageBand, Cubase, and Nuendo
  • Four-directional push encoder for one-handed sound browsing and project navigation
  • Two assignable pedal inputs
  • MIDI in/out
  • USB 2.0 bus power
Advanced MIDI Capabilities
  • Extensive MIDI control for third-party instruments with the included Controller Editor software
  • Adjust touch-strip behavior, configure keyboard splits with Light Guide visual feedback, and create custom templates
  • Use KOMPLETE instruments and third-party instruments together in a session. KOMPLETE KONTROL automatically switches between MIDI mode and KOMPLETE KONTROL software when you select a track for uninterrupted workflow
Komplete Kontrol Software
The KOMPLETE KONTROL software enables deep, two-way integration between your hardware and all KOMPLETE instruments and effects, as well as over 500 Native Kontrol Standard (NKS)-ready plug-ins from other leading manufacturers - and it's easy to create and edit custom mappings for the rest of your collection. The software also provides a convenient, tag-based browser for all your sounds, so everything you need can be accessed from a single plug-in. Plus, hear instant previews of all current KOMPLETE and NKS instrument presets while browsing from your hardware.
Komplete 14 Select
Synthesizers

  • MONARK: Monophonic synthesizer capturing every sonic nuance of the king of analog monosynths in spectacular detail—the holy grail of analog modeling.
  • MASSIVE: The heavyweight synthesizer for fat basses and piercing leads—everything from creamy analog sounds to dirty, brute force audio.
  • REAKTOR PRISM: Unique, responsive polyphonic instrument and effect based on the innovative modal synthesis technology from REAKTOR.
  • REAKTOR 6 PLAYER: A free host for all KOMPLETE Instruments powered by REAKTOR, including Carbon 2, Newscool, and Spacedrone.

Sampled Instruments

  • KONTAKT 7 PLAYER: A free and updated application that runs all KONTAKT instruments, as well as a large number of instruments from other companies. Includes KONTAKT Factory Selection.
  • SOUL SESSIONS: 50 years of soul sound—buttery keys, live guitar, bass plucks, dusky horns, vintage synths, and more inspired by the evolution of soul music.
  • THE GENTLEMAN: A classic upright piano that delivers balanced tone and a wide dynamic range, sampled from a vintage upright.
  • WEST AFRICA: A collection of beautifully sampled percussion and melodic instruments from West Africa in a playable, polyrhythmic instrument.
  • SCARBEE MARK I: The sound of an iconic '70s electric piano—beautifully sampled and perfectly preserved in all its analog brilliance. (Included in SCARBEE VINTAGE KEYS)
  • SCARBEE RICKENBACKER BASS: The punchy midrange and stunning power of a Rickenbacker 4003 captured for the first time—officially approved by Rickenbacker.
  • RETRO MACHINES MK2: 16 coveted analog synthesizers and keyboards lovingly sampled from the original instruments for thick, creamy, analog sound.
  • VINTAGE ORGANS: The sound of 5 classic organs: The Hammond B-3, C-3, M-3, Farfisa Compact, and Vox Continental II in one sample-based instrument.
  • ETHEREAL EARTH: Create hybrid, atmospheric soundscapes and textures from acoustic instruments with unique processing for otherworldly sonic environments.

Drum and Percussion Instruments

  • DRUMLAB: A sonic laboratory for layering drums, combining pristine acoustic samples with a punchy electronic edge.

Effects

  • MOD PACK—PHASIS: Timeless phasing sound combined with powerful new features for never-heard-before results.
  • SOLID BUS COMP: More than a bus compressor—use it on single channels, subgroups, or the master channel for consistently rewarding results.
  • RAUM: Do-it-all high-fidelity reverb that delivers everything from powerful ambiences and twisted modulation to sound sculpting and complex sound-design excursions.
  • REPLIKA: Two professional quality delays and a powerful diffusion algorithm in a sleek, streamlined interface.
Komplete 14 Select Expansion Packs
  • BACKYARD JAMS: The eclectic sound of future beats and beyond—West Coast hip-hop meets freewheeling funk, sunny soul, and forward-thinking production.
  • MOTHER BOARD: Booming analog beats, funky chord stabs, and gritty vocoder chops—the retrofuturistic sounds of Detroit electro sampled from vintage machines.
  • NEO BOOGIE: A classic funk and modern pop blend, with shimmering guitars, groovy basslines, vintage keys, and feel-good rhythms.
  • DEEP MATTER: Moody bass tones, melancholic pads, atmospheric field recordings, and crisp percussion to give you the beautiful darkness of Berlin’s ethereal techno.
  • SOLAR BREEZE: Explore the evocative panorama of indie electronica with exclusive acoustic-electronic sounds.
  • LILAC GLARE: The melodic atmosphere of modern pop rhythms with raw acoustic and electronic R&B flare—expertly sampled and studio-ready.
  • TRUE SCHOOL: Old school + new school = TRUE SCHOOL, perfect for futuristic beatmaking.
  • VELVET LOUNGE: VIP access to the sultry melodies, liquid atmospheres, and forward-thinking rhythms of future soul.
Maschine Essentials
Get your ideas down fast with MASCHINE Essentials—the full MASCHINE application with a 1.6GB Factory Selection of sounds to get you started. This powerful groovebox comes complete with all the instruments, effects, and sounds you need to sketch out ideas, arrange them into tracks, mix down, and more.
Ableton Live 11 Lite
A lightweight version of Ableton Live 11. It comes with all of Live's essential workflows, instruments, and effects—everything you need to record songs.

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 Specs

Connectivity
OS Compatibility
macOS
Packaging Info
Package Weight
15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
35.3 x 14.2 x 6.5"

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 Reviews

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question

Using The Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 MK2 & the Maschine MK3 together, do i still need to use a Daw?
Asked by: Denton C.
You can use the Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 and Maschine MK3 to arrange and produce, but an external DAW (not included) is recommended for extensive audio editing.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Does the Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 come with a DAW?, and if so, is it as good as third party DAWs. Do i need to have Ableton installed for it to work. I am also planning on getting the Maschine MK3. I am using a PC
Asked by: Denton C.
The Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 MK2 ships with Komplete 11 SELECT, but does not come with a DAW software. The integrated transport controls allows for direct access to the transport functions for popular DAW softwares such as Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, GarageBand, Cubase, and Nuendo. You may use this controller with a PC running Windows 7 or later.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Can I use any DAW of my choice with the Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 and the Maschine MK3?
Asked by: Denton C.
You may use pretty much any of the popular DAW softwares available on the market; Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, GarageBand, Cubase, and Nuendo just to name few.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is the S49 MKII/Komplete Kontrol supported in ...

Is the S49 MKII/Komplete Kontrol supported in Cubase Elements 10.5?
Asked by: Garry
This should be compatible as a general midi controller for the VST instruments inside Cubase Elements 10.5. It just will not integrate the same way as when using Native Instruments plug ins with it.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-07-07

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This item is Coming Soon for months! When will it be in stock?
Asked by: Edwin P.
We currently do not have an updated ETA for this item. Once we do, they page will be updated with the most current availability status.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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