The Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 is a semi-weighted, 49-key keyboard that opens up the full potential of KOMPLETE. Feel the world's most advanced software instruments come to life under your fingertips – more intuitive, expressive and inspirational than ever before.
Browse and load sounds with the push of a button – KOMPLETE KONTROL manages the entire KOMPLETE universe in a single plug-in, thanks to the tag-based browsing system. Dig deep into thousands of sounds with ease, thanks to the unified browsing workflow of KOMPLETE KONTROL – limitless inspiration in a single plug-in. Search for sounds across all KOMPLETE Instruments using musical tags and keywords. Just press the Browse button, turn the push encoder to select your instrument, choose a sound, and go. The keyboard and all its features remain fully functional even when in Browse mode – never stop performing.
Don’t lose time mapping parameters to the keyboard. Native Map technology automakeratically maps all key parameters for each KOMPLETE Instrument to the touch-sensitive controller knobs. Everything you need to sculpt your sound – at your fingers and ready for your creativity. Native Map technology guarantees you don't need to worry about mapping KOMPLETE Instrument parameters ever again. Each KOMPLETE Instrument was mapped in-house by Native Instruments’ sound designers. All essential parameter names and values load instantly on the Clear View display, and are intuitively grouped into pages. The result: You see exactly what you’re editing directly on the hardware, whether it’s EQ in kHz or the exact frequency of a filter cutoff – without any setup time.
The innovative Light Guide shows you key switches, zones and more in full colour, depending on the instrument – key colour corresponds to cell colour in BATTERY 4, for example. The lights also provide performance feedback – see scales, chords, and arpeggios light up across the keyboard. Use the Light Guide to identify drum cells, key switches, phrases, and more at a glance – play every KOMPLETE Instrument in full colour. In scale mode, notes in the scale light up on the keyboard, with the root lit even brighter – perfect if you aren't a trained keyboard player. In chord or arpeggiator mode, all triggered notes light up when you press a key, so you always know exactly what’s happening.
Play chords with single keys or map the entire keyboard to musical scales. Activate chord mode and create a rich harmonic performance by playing single keys. Map chords simply by selecting mode and inversion, or by loading up a chord set – ready-to-play progressions to inspire and augment your own compositions.
Create melodies at the touch of a button with the advanced arpeggiator – optimised for hands-on performance. And bend, warp and automate sounds like never before with the highly flexible touch strips. Use KOMPLETE KONTROL’s arpeggiator to turn one note into a full musical performance – directly from the hardware and independent of the instrument. The eight controller knobs manage parameters such as direction, rate, rhythm, patterns, and variations.
Deliver dynamic performances with two ultra-sensitive touch strips. They can mimic the behaviour of pitch and mod wheels, and physical objects like springs and bouncing balls for interesting modulation curves. Or create instant shifts with different stepped settings.
The integrated scale mapping features give you instant access to a world of melody. See notes of the currently selected scale lit on the Light Guide, and set virtually any musical scale to the white keys. It will even re-map ‘wrong’ notes so you’re always in tune.
KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards also feature extensive MIDI control for third-party instruments with the included Controller Editor software. Adjust touch strip behaviour, configure keyboard splits with Light Guide visual feedback, and create custom templates. When you 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 – uninterrupted workflow.
KOMPLETE KONTROL S-series keyboards were designed and built for KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE – the most powerful tools available for production, sound design, and film, TV, and game scoring. The keyboards are also compatible with KOMPLETE 9 and KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE.
The main features of the Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 include:
- 49-note keyboard
- Semi-weighted Fatar keybed with aftertouch
- USB MIDI In/Out
- 1/4" TS connections for expression and sustain pedal
- Doubles as MIDI controller with 16 key splits, Light Guide support, and advanced touch-strip functionality
- Described features require KOMPLETE 9 or higher. Optimised integration with KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE.
- Advanced functionality in Ableton Live 9.1.4, Cubase 7.5.1, Nuendo 6.0.7, Logic X 10.0.7
- Mac system requirements: Mac OS X 10.8 or 10.9, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments), USB 2.0 or higher (cable included), Requires power connection (adapter included) - Plug-in formats: Stand-alone, VST 64-Bit, AU 64-Bit, AAX 64-Bit
- PC system requirements: Windows 7 or 8, Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments), USB 2.0 or higher (cable included), Requires power connection (adapter included) - Plug-in formats: Stand-alone, VST 32 & 64-Bit, AAX 32 & 64-Bit
- Package includes: Keyboard, Power Supply Unit, USB cable, e-Voucher. Komplete Kontrol Software, Setup Guide, and manuals supplied as downloads.