Native Instruments announce Komplete 12 as well as new Komplete Kontrol A-Series controllers, S88 MK2, Maschine Mikro MK3, Traktor Kontrol S2 & S4 MK3 models and more
The team at Native Instruments have announced a host of new products that we’re really excited about here at PMT.
The new range of products include the highly anticipated Komplete 12, Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A25/A49/A61, Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2, Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK3 and all new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3/S4 MK3.
We take a closer look at the new products available to pre-order now.
Native Instruments Komplete 12
Komplete is now one of the industry standard programs for producers, musicians, and sound designers providing a huge range of innovative and high-quality software instruments and effects that we actually WANT to use! We get pretty excited here about the new updates to Komplete and Komplete 12 is certainly no exception.
Komplete 12 is available in four different packages: KOMPLETE 12, SELECT, ULTIMATE, and the new Collector’s Edition – a fifteenth anniversary celebration that packs 150 instruments, effects, and Expansions on to a silver aluminium HDD – ideal for the collectors out there.
The update includes some all new additions like KONTAKT 6 – the next generation of the world’s leading sampler, SESSION GUITARIST – ELECTRIC SUNBURST, the innovative kick and bass synth TRK-01, and for the first time ever, Expansions sound packs. On top of that you also get MASSIVE X – an all new instrument that expands on the highly regarded MASSIVE synthesizer.
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- Native Instruments Komplete 12
- Native Instruments Komplete 12 SELECT
- Native Instruments Komplete 12 Ultimate
- Native Instruments Komplete 12 Ultimate Collector’s Edition
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A25/A49/A61
The New KOMPLETE KONTROL A-Series keyboards combine streamlined designs with intelligent workflows making it a lot easier for music makers to create, perform and even capture their musical ideas directly from their keyboard.
The new keyboards come in three sizes: 25, 49, or 61 keys and bring best in-class semi weighted keybeds as well as select features from the flagship S-Series all at a lower price point ensuring players of all levels and all budgets can enjoy hands-on musical creation and performance.
The Komplete Kontrol A-Series keyboards have been designed to integrate seamlessly into a range of popular DAWs and all come pre-mapped to all KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, as well as hundreds of NKS plug-ins from over 75 leading manufacturers.
You’re ready to play live or start recording straight out of the box and now with MASCHINE Essentials included alongside an inspiring collection of pro-grade instruments from NI, including MONARK, THE GENTLEMAN, REAKTOR PRISM, and SCARBEE MARK I, you’re opening up a whole world of possibilities.
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- Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A25
- Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49
- Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A61
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2
The brand-new Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2 builds on the foundation of its predecessor and adds a more immersive visual feedback as well as deeper control to offer users far more creative possibilities.
The fully-weighted, hammer-action Fatar keybed provides players with the authentic feel of a piano, providing realistic playing dynamics. Touring and live musicians will also enjoy the new hi-res colour screens and Light Guide which offer at-a-glance visual reference. Best of all, there’s pre-mapped control of all KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects and hundreds of NKS plug-ins, intuitive DAW integration, and full VST compatibility so you’re good to go straight out of the box and start using on stage or in the studio.
All S-Series keyboards now come bundled with KOMPLETE 12 SELECT and MASCHINE Essentials software, so you can start creating music straight away.
Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK3
The new Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK3 boasts all-new larger pads, based on those of the popular MASCHINE Mk3. These larger and more satisfying pads make tapping out beats, playing melodies, and building up tracks a more fun and hands-on experience. New updates also include the likes of a Smart Strip which provides new ways of playing with MIKRO – by sliding your fingers across the strip you can strum and bend sounds, and get creative with effects in real-time. This makes it an extremely versatile piece of kit for live musicians and producers.
In addition, the Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK3 comes bundled with MASCHINE Factory Selection. This means you get 1.6GB of sounds kits, samples, effects, and instruments so you can start creating music straight away. But wait... there’s more! You also get a range of NI synths including MASSIVE, MONARK, and REAKTOR PRISM and the Maschine software fits seamlessly into any existing DAW so you can add it into your workflow easily!
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3/S4 MK3
Native Instruments have completely updated Traktor Kontrol and produced the 2 and 4-channel DJ systems complete with major hardware updates, including innovative Haptic Drive™ motorized jog wheels for the KONTROL S4, plus a new version of the flagship TRAKTOR PRO software.
Traktor Kontrol S2 distils the club standard software and hardware system into an even more portable form. It’s powered via USB and comes equipped with larger jog wheels complete with higher-touch-sensitivity for a more control when scratching and nudging.
Traktor Kontrol S4 introduces a world-first with Haptic Drive™. This features high-torque, motorized jog wheels that provide performers with haptic feedback in three modes: Jog Mode, Turntable Mode, and Beatgrid Adjust Mode. This means you can now actually feel cue points and loops when you’re scrolling through tracks, and you can enable Turntable Mode for natural-feeling beatmatching while nudging and stalling the jog wheels. This new feature will also grow over the course of updates too!
Hi-res displays on each deck show you information such as waveform strip, track title, loop length and activation, key, and BPM, as well as Stem and Remix Deck components. The integrated audio interface with inputs on each channel; allow support for DJs using timecode vinyl and room to expand your sound with drum machines and synths.
All new Carbon Protect faders – inverted carbon strips that better protect against dust and other substances have been included, as have multiple mic inputs and a stereo booth output. The list goes on!
Both systems have been constructed with 16 RGB-backlit pads for triggering samples and loops, as well as for setting and triggering cue points. Both systems also provide full integration with Mixer FX in TRAKTOR PRO 3, with a dedicated control section on each channel.
In addition, both units include a full version of Traktor Pro 3. Traktor Pro 3 also includes a range of brand new features such as Mixer FX – one-knob effect and filter controls that can be assigned to each channel independently and used for big build-ups and transitions. More additions to be announced on September 25.
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Shop all Native Instruments products over at PMT Online today or call in to your local PMT store to try out a full range for yourself.