Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2

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  • Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2, 8-key hammer-action Fatar keybed with true piano feel.
  • Intuitive integration with all your virtual instruments and effects.
  • Two high-res colour screens and Light Guide for at-a-glance visual feedback.
  • Comes with KOMPLETE 13 SELECT: 16 premium instruments and effects, including THE GENTLEMAN, MASSIVE, MONARK, HYBRID KEYS, and RAUM.
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Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2


True Piano Feel, Total Integration

KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 combines the best-feeling hammer-action keybed around with vivid visual feedback and tight integration for your entire workflow: Browse and preview all your presets from KOMPLETE and hundreds of NKS plug-ins, sculpt your sound, and control your favourite DAW from the ultimate studio centrepiece.

 

More Visual

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.

 

More Intuitive

Get hands-on with your production process, thanks to an improved layout with more dedicated function buttons and a new four-directional push encoder.

 

More Expressive

KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 now sports ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, plus a touch strip for expanded creative possibilities.

 

More Integrated

Mix, edit, and more in MASCHINE, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Cubase, Nuendo, and GarageBand.

 

Refined piano feel

A keyboard that feels better plays better. Express yourself on 88 fully weighted Fatar keys, each with an advanced hammer-action mechanism, Smart Spring technology, and memory-foam damping for a realistic piano feel.

 

See what you need, where you need it

The S88 puts everything you need to know right in your line of sight: Get essential information on sounds and projects from two high-res colour screens; see exactly what’s going on with backlit buttons that vary in colour and intensity; and pinpoint the location of sounds, key zones, switches, scales, and more with Light Guide.

 

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 a preview of each sound as you browse, without loading the instrument.

Your soundtrack needs epic strings? Select Bowed Strings > String Ensemble > Sample-based, scroll through the presets and pick the best fit. And 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.

 

Smart play features

Stay in 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.

 

Pitch, mod, and more

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.

For a quick-reference guide to using KOMPLETE KONTROL Mk2 keyboards in the above DAWs, download the DAW shortcut sheet.

 

Integration for all your instruments and effects

NKS means intuitive control over hundreds of instruments and effects from leading manufacturers – including Heavyocity, Spitfire Audio 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.

 

Key Features:

  • Smart keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments and effects
  • Pro-grade Fatar keybeds with aftertouch - available with fully weighted, hammer-action keys
  • Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, plus touch strip for expression control
  • Pre-mapped control of KOMPLETE instruments and effects plus 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-res colour 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
  • 4-directional push encoder for one-handed sound browsing and project navigation
  • Two assignable pedal inputs
  • MIDI in/ out
  • Includes required PSU.
  • Includes KOMPLETE 12 SELECT and MASCHINE Essentials

 

Included Software

Register your hardware to download the KOMPLETE KONTROL software, plus KOMPLETE 12 SELECT and MASCHINE Essentials for free. KOMPLETE 12 SELECT includes:

  • MASSIVE - virtual analogue synthesizer
  • MO NARK - iconic mono synth
  • DRUMLAB - sampled / synthesized percussion
  • PHASIS - timeless phasing sounds with powerful new features THE GENTLEMAN - classic upright piano
  • REAKTOR PRISM - polyphonic synthesizer
  • SCARBEE MARK 1 - electric piano
  • SCARBEE RICKENBACKER BASS- sampled Rickenbacker® 4003 bass guitar
  • RETRO MACHINES - 20+ legendary vintage synths
  • VINTAGE ORGANS - sampled classic organs
  • WEST AFRICA- percussion library
  • SOLID BUS COMP - powerful compressor
  • REPLIKA- pro-quality delay

 

System Requirements:

  • Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 2GB RAM
  • macOS 10.12, 10.13 (latest update), Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM
  • USB 2.0 or higher (cable included)
  • Graphics card which supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher
  • Internet connection (for software download and activation only)

 

Physical Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 1390 x 346 x 115 mm/ 54.7" X 13.6" X 4.5"
  • Weight: 13.2 kg/ 29.1 lbs
Specification
Connectivity USB, MIDI
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