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Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 Keyboard Controller 

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The KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards represent the pinnacle of innovative hardware control and advanced software integration, forming one of the s...Click To Read More About This Product

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61-key MIDI controller with NKS technology for superior plug-in integration.

The KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards represent the pinnacle of innovative hardware control and advanced software integration, forming one of the strongest symbiotic relationships in music development. These elegantly designed keyboard controllers are the perfect centerpiece for any studio or stage, and combine seamless control of the entire line of KOMPLETE software instruments and effects. And now with the introduction Native Kontrol Standard (NKS), that same level of hardware control is extended to third-party instruments as well.

The KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards augment and advance how you play and compose with a number of unique innovations. The intelligent browsing system and advanced MIDI capabilities give the whole series a competitive edge. Native Instruments carefully chose industry-leading Fatar keybeds for use in all KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards, offering a semi-weighted action in the S24, S49 and S61—or the true piano feel of the fully weighted hammer-action keybed inside the flagship S88. The entire KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series is the gateway to your musical expression. Experience them now for the studio or the stage.

Introducing Native Kontrol Standard (NKS)
KOMPLETE KONTROL continues its evolution with Native Kontrol Standard (NKS). NKS is Native Instruments’ extended plug-in format that opens up the KOMPLETE KONTROL system. It allows VST and KONTAKT instrument developers to integrate their plug-ins with KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE at the same deep level as KOMPLETE Instruments. This means that even instruments not built by NI can be fully integrated in the KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE browsers, with instrument parameters intelligently mapped straight out of the box. NKS instruments can access the Light Guide, Smart Play features, and the full creative potential of KOMPLETE KONTROL.

Unified Browsing
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.

Automatic Parameter Mapping
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.

Expert Guidance
Use the Light Guide to identify drum cells, key switches, phrases, and more at a glance – play every KOMPLETE Instrument in full color. 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.

Multi-purpose Touchstrips
Deliver dynamic performances with two ultra-sensitive touch strips. They can mimic the behavior 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.

KOMPLETE KONTROL’s arpeggiator turns one note into a full musical performance. The eight controller knobs manage parameters such as direction, rate, rhythm, patterns, and variations. Best of all, the output of the arpeggiator can be recorded as individual MIDI notes for post-performance editing.

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.

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.

Advanced MIDI Capabilities
Record the output of KOMPLETE KONTROL’s Smart Play features directly into a DAW for further tweaking. Send MIDI to hardware synths and access software instruments and external gear from one controller – a great way to use the arpeggiator. Use the Controller Editor to adjust touch strip behavior, configure keyboard splits with Light Guide visual feedback, and create custom templates. You can even use the keyboard in standalone mode to control your favorite hardware – in the studio or on stage.

Includes KOMPLETE 11 Select
KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards include KOMPLETE 11 Select – a premium instrument and effect package worth $1,000.00 when purchased separately. Includes MASSIVE, REAKTOR PRISM, MONARK, RETRO MACHINES, THE GENTLEMAN, VINTAGE ORGANS, SCARBEE MARK I, WEST AFRICA, DRUMLAB, SOLID BUS COMP, REPLIKA. KOMPLETE SELECT is provided as a download after hardware registration.

  • Bold design, superior build quality, and premium 61-key Fatar keybed
  • Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) for superior plug-in integration, plus full VST, DAW and hardware control
  • Innovative LED light guide mirror KOMPLETE and NKS instrument key switches and more
  • Play chords with single keys or map the keyboard to musical scales
  • Automatic parameter mapping for direct hardware editing and essential information

Get the ultimate hands-on experience for all of your KOMPLETE instruments and more!


KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 Keyboard Controller

  • Keyboard
    Number of keys: 61
    Action: Semi-weighted
    Key size: Full
    Velocity sensitive: Yes
    Aftertouch: Yes
    Key type: Piano-style

    USB MIDI: Yes
    8-Pin MIDI: In/Out
    Sustain input: Yes
    Expression input: Yes
    iOS compatibility: No
    Audio I/O: No
    Other: None

    Knobs: 8
    Faders: 0
    Drum pads: 0
    Buttons/switches: 0
    Pitch wheel: Yes
    Mod wheel: Yes
    DAW transport: Yes

    Onboard Features
    Edit mode: Yes
    Auto mapping: Yes 
    Number of presets: None
    Display: Backlight LCD
    Bundled Software: KOMPLETE Elements
    Arpeggiator: Yes
    Scales: Yes
    Chords: Yes
    Light guide: Yes

    Width: 39.4" 
    Height: 3.4" 
    Depth: 10.8" 
    Weight: 14 lb.
    USB power: Yes
    Power adapter: Included


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Game Changing creativity boost!

By Dan G

from Boston Ma

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  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves creativity
  • Simplistic control of complicated functions


    Best Uses

    • Music production
    • Rhythmic Sound creation

    Comments about Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 Keyboard Controller:

    I have been using the Komplete Kontrol software now for a few days. The construction of the controller is solid and it feels nice. The controls are layed out nicely and after a few hours I was easily navigating the software through the controller. If you've used Native Instruments gear before (X1, F1, MASCHINE, or any of their DJ controllers, you will feel comfortable with the controls quickly. I'm also impressed with the way it is layed out, it had minimal knobs and bytons that get so much done and it just makes sense.
    The software it came with is a great addition, and gives you a whole bunch of great instruments right from the start and tons of new sounds to check out. The new KOMPLETE Kontrol software also makes it very easy to browse particular types of sounds over many different plugins and that was a huge step forward!
    The Arpeggiators and Scale sections are incredible... And I found such a huge creativity boost right from the start. I'm making sounds and patterns I never would have dreamed up and the chords and Arpeggiators combined is amazing. NI Nailed it with the simplistic controls and the patch sets make it easy to start turning knobs and tweaking patches instantly without mapping and instantly making intense sound. This is a game changer for me. I've been using NI equipment for years and have been very happy with my purchases, and this is another great tool in my studio. I can't wait to dive in deeper, and I'm hoping I can get Komplete 10 Ultimate to have an amazing arsenal of sound tools! If you are thinking about buying this, I would say go for it! I was definitely not disappointed!


    Definite must buy for Kontakt users....

    By Comfort

    from College Station TX

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer


    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound


      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 Keyboard Controller:

      Home studio production. Great accompaniment to my Native Instruments sounds

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