KOMPLETE KONTROL S88
SMART KEYBOARD CONTROLLER
MADE TO BE PLAYED
With the latest generation of KOMPLETE KONTROL, 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 centrepiece for studio and stage.
- Get hands-on with all your virtual instruments and effects
- Pro-grade Fatar keybed with 88 semi-weighted keys
- Two high-res colour screens and Light Guide for at-a-glance visual feedback
- Deep integration with MASCHINE, plus intuitive DAW control
Two high-res colour screens make it easy to browse and preview sounds, tweak controls, and mix and edit your projects – right from the hardware.
Get hands-on with your production process, thanks to an improved layout with more dedicated function buttons and a new four-directional push encoder.
Mix, edit, and more in MASCHINE, Logic, Ableton Live, Cubase, Nuendo, and GarageBand.
IMMERSIVE VISUAL FEEDBACK
See everything you need, when you need it, where you need it: Two high-res colour screens provide essential information on sounds and projects, backlit function buttons vary in colour 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 instrument preset 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 Favourite for instant access next time.
PRE-MAPPED AND READY TO PLAY
All of your KOMPLETE and NKS instruments and effects are pre-mapped to the KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware by the people who know them best – the instrument designers themselves. Essential parameters like envelope controls and filter cutoffs load instantly and are displayed across the two colour 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.
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, Cubase, Nuendo, 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.
Ableton Live 10 Light is included with the keyboard, so you can start producing right out of the box.
INTEGRATION FOR ALL YOUR INSTRUMENTS AND EFFECTS
NKS means intuitive control over hundreds of instruments and effects from leading manufacturers – including Heavyocity, Spitfire and Waves. 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 plug-ins that haven’t yet been updated to NKS, it’s simple to create your own mappings from KOMPLETE KONTROL software.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO CREATE
Register your KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware to download KOMPLETE 13 SELECT for free – the essential collection of instruments and effects, including MASSIVE, MONARK, and THE GENTLEMAN. The package features more than 11,000 sounds and over 50 GB of instruments and effects, giving you the perfect palette of sounds for any genre.
You will also find KOMPLETE START ready and waiting for you in Native Access. KOMPLETE START is our free production filled with over 2,000 studio-quality sounds.
And when you’re ready to expand your collection, you’ll be eligible for a discounted upgrade to KOMPLETE 13 or KOMPLETE 13 ULTIMATE.
MILLIONS OF LOOPS AND SAMPLES MADE SIMPLE
NKS now also extends to loops and samples. Sign up to Sounds.com and sync your Collections of loops and samples with a single click. Everything is then neatly tagged with KOMPLETE KONTROL for easy browsing directly from your keyboard controls. Synced content from Sounds.com will be visible from your hi-res screens, letting you focus on your creativity, rather than your computer.
A PERFECT MATCH FOR MASCHINE
KOMPLETE KONTROL was designed with MASCHINE hardware and software in mind, so the two work perfectly in tandem. Play MASCHINE Kits with pads or keys, create patterns, organise your ideas in Ideas View, mix, and more, all from either unit – or both.
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 13 SELECT
Featuring 11,000 studio-quality sounds and over 50 GB of content, KOMPLETE 13 SELECT is an essential collection of 16 premium instruments and effects. And it’s all tightly integrated with your KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware, right out of the box:
- THE GENTLEMAN
- DISCOVERY SERIES: WEST AFRICA
- SCARBEE RICKENBACKER BASS
- SCARBEE MARK 1
- VINTAGE ORGANS
- REAKTOR PRISM
- SOLID BUS COMP
- RETRO MACHINES MK2
- HYBRID KEYS
- ETHEREAL EARTH
- KONTAKT + REAKTOR PLAYERS
INCLUDES FIVE EXPANSIONS
KOMPLETE 13 SELECT comes with five Expansions sound packs, hand picked-for a broad range of essential production-ready sounds. Each Expansions is loaded with genre-specific synth presets, drum kits, one-shots, samples, and loops. Created by top artists and sound designers, Expansions can be used in any DAW, and work with a range of Native Instruments products.
- LILAC GLARE
- SOLAR BREEZE
- TRUE SCHOOL
- VELVET LOUNGE
- DEEP MATTER
Get your ideas down fast with MASCHINE Essentials – the full MASCHINE application with a 1.6 GB 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.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
- Keyboard, USB cable.
- KOMPLETE KONTROL software, MASCHINE Essentials, and KOMPLETE 12 SELECT Instruments and Effects collection – provided as downloads after hardware registration.
- Driver (only required on Windows), Setup Guide and documentation supplied as downloads.
- macOS 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 (latest update), Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM
- Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 4 GB RAM
- 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
- macOS (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
- Windows (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AAX
The included KOMPLETE KONTROL software provides unparalleled integration with KOMPLETE and NKS Instruments and effects.
KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards also function as MIDI controllers with assignable controls and Light Guide features (requires a USB connection).
- MIDI in / out
- 1/4” TRS 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 Artist / Pro 8.5 or higher
- Nuendo 7.1.35 or higher
- Studio One 4.5 or higher
Dimensions: 1390 x 346 x 115 mm / 54.7'' x 13.6” x 4.5''
Weight: 13.2 kg / 29.1 lbs