Take Command of NI Komplete
Native Instruments' retooled Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 includes powerful new features such as high-resolution full-color displays, pitch and mod wheels, a four-directional push encoder, and more, along with unrivaled integration with your Komplete instrument collection. The Komplete Kontrol S49's smooth-playing Fatar keybed is a joy to play, and its purpose-built browser section makes navigating NI's tag-based preset system quick and intuitive. Logical controls, including a transport section, provide you with hands-on command of your DAW and real-time control over your instruments. Beyond that, the full Komplete 11 Select software bundle adds a full array of production-ready sounds to your sonic toolbox.
A host of powerful MK2 features
Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 is loaded with powerful features. A pair of high-resolution full-color displays allows for precision browsing, tweaking, mixing, and more. Achieve dynamic expression control via ergonomic pitch and modulation wheels, as well as a highly flexible touch strip. Benefit from one-handed sound browsing and project navigation, by virtue of a four-directional push encoder. On top of that, Komplete Kontrol S49 is USB bus powered. At Sweetwater, we're excited about all of the new features in the Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2.
Designed for perfect integration with Komplete
Using the Komplete Kontrol S49's intuitive browser controls, not only can you call up any NI instrument in your collection, you can select individual presets, narrowing down your search by descriptive keywords. Once you've loaded your sound, a set of touch-sensitive controls lets you dial in and tweak your tone on the fly via Native Instruments' Native Map, and a pair of high-resolution color displays let you view the instrument's most important details at a glance.
You'll love playing on this amazing Fatar keybed
There are a few good reasons why keyboardists and keyboard makers love Fatar keybeds like the one in this Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49. In addition to being extremely well built, they feel fantastic, offering enough resistance so that you can really lay into the keys while recovering fast enough for synth-style repeats. Whether you're playing a piano patch courtesy of The Giant or a lead via Monark, these keys won't let you down. What's more, the Komplete Kontrol S49's integration with Komplete 9 and up includes its multicolor Light Guide — a series of LEDs above each key that offers performance feedback and reveals advanced playing features.
Advanced control options enhance your workflow
There are several additional functions onboard the Komplete Kontrol S49 that make playing virtual instruments and writing music even more fun and productive. For instance, you can play chords with single keys or map key ranges to different scales, and the onboard arpeggiator goes far beyond typical arpeggiation, offering you creative new ways to come up with melodies. And to make controlling your DAW of choice simpler, Native Instruments gave the Komplete Kontrol S49 a full set of transport controls.
Komplete Kontrol and more
Native Instruments has expanded the power of the Komplete Kontrol S keyboard series by introducing the Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) plug-in format, adding VST compatibility, and providing new parameter customization options. The NKS plug-in format invites third-party plug-in developers to include support for Native Map, Light Guide, and Smart Play functions right into their virtual instrument. You can also load VST instruments, taking advantage of Komplete Kontrol's browsing, custom tagging, and personalized parameter mapping for all of your favorite soft synths. And with the new parameter customization control panel, NKS makes it easy to create your own instrument mappings to get ideal hands-on control of your virtual instruments.
Number of Keys: 49
Type of Keys: Fatar Keybed semi-weighted
Other Controllers: Pitch Wheel, Mod Wheel, Touch strip
Encoders/Pots: 8 x touch-sensitive knobs, 4-directional push encoder
Dedicated Transport Control: Yes
Pedal Inputs: 2 x 1/4" (expression, sustain)
MIDI I/O: In/Out/USB
Software: Komplete 12 Select, Komplete Kontrol (downloads)
Format: VST, AU, AAX
Hardware Requirements: Mac Intel Core 2 Duo or higher, 6GB RAM or more recommended
Hardware Requirements: PC Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon 64 X2 or higher, 6GB RAM or more recommended
OS Requirements: Mac OS X 10.11 or later
OS Requirements: PC Windows 7 SP1 or later
Power Supply: 15V DC power supply / USB Bus powered