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The Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 is the flagship model in Native Instruments’ S-Series range of MIDI controllers. Designed for use with Native Instruments KOMPLETE software, this is the ultimate in MIDI control.
The Flagship Model in The Komplete Kontrol S-Series
The Komplete Kontrol S88 is the most advanced keyboard in the S-Series from Native Instruments, featuring a great durable build and high quality features it is an integral bit of kit for use with KOMPLETE instruments and an awesome MIDI controller.
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 USB MIDI Keyboard Features:
- Professional grade, fully-weighted Fatar keybeds with superior aftertouch
- Expressive, ultra-sensitive dual strip controls
- Multi-colour Light Guide to reveal advanced features of KOMPLETE and NKS Instruments as well as on board features
- Clear View display shows all the most important details at a glance
- Create arpeggiated melodies at the touch of a button, play chords with single keys or map the whole key range to scales
- Full access to the host transport control without stepping out of your creative workflow
- Unified browsing across all KOMPLETE Instruments, tag-based, and directly from the hardware
- Main parameters of every KOMPLETE Instrument pre-map to touch-sensitive controller knobs via Native Map
No More Manual Mapping
Thanks to Native Instruments’ Native Map technology, you needn’t worry about mapping KOMPLETE Instrument parameters ever again. Each KOMPLETE Instrument has been mapped personally by Native Instruments sound designers. All essential parameters have been intuitively grouped into pages appearing right there on your S88’s Clear View display. Whether it’s EQ in kHz, or the exact frequency of a filter cut off - you can see exactly what you’re editing without having to spend any time setting it up yourself.
Two extremely sensitive touch strips on the S88 allow you to have full dynamic control over a number of settings and parameters so you can tailor your sound. The KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 has an arpeggiator which turns a single note into a full performance. Eight controller knobs manage parameters such as the direction, rate, rhythm, patterns and variations. An integrated scale mapping feature gives you instant access to perfect melody. See the notes of virtually any scale you can think of light up on the Light Guide across the white keys. It’ll even re-map any “wrong” notes you hit to make sure your playing is always in tune. By activating the chord mode on your S88 MIDI controller you’ll be able to create rich harmonic sounds by simple playing single keys. Chords can be mapped by selecting mode and inversion or by lading up chord sets – ready-to-play progressions that will inspire you and augment your own compositions.
Advanced MIDI Functions
Using the Komplete Kontrol S-Series S88 keyboard you can send MIDI to hardware synths, access software instruments and external gear all from one controller which can make great use of the arpeggiator. You can even use the Komplete Kontrol S88 in standalone mode to control your favourite hardware – perfect for on stage or in the studio.
True Piano Feel
The Komplete Kontrol S88 is equipped with the most advanced keybeds of the Komplete Kontrol S-Series. Carefully selected by Native Instruments, Fatar keybeds provide fully weighted hammer action with monophonic aftertouch. The Smart-Spring from Fatar simulatres the damper effect found in real pianos and allows for a faster, more natural key return. Memory foam is used to drastically reduce the hammer bounce effect, allowing for fast virtuosic runs and accurate tracking of velocity.
The S88 comes with a collection of carefully chosen KOMPLETE Instruments and effects and the KOMPLETE KONTROL software. This gives you a full suite of professional sounding instruments straight out of the box and you can control it all right there on your S-Series S88 MIDI keyboard. The Komplete Kontrol S88 MIDI controller has been designed for use and features full compatibility with Native Instruments Komplete software packages giving you unprecedented control over your virtual instruments. With your Native Instruments S88 keyboard you will find advanced functionality support in Logic, GarageBand, Ableton Live, Cubase Pro and Nuendo.
Komplete Kontrol 1.8.0 Now Released
Komplete Kontrol 1.8 includes significant enhancements to Smart Play’s Scale & Chord engine, and a stand-alone Transport for integration with clock-based instruments. All current owners of the Komplete Kontrol keyboards or software can download the new update through the NI Service Centre Update feature.
Get the full update notes and features on our Blog.
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September 12, 2016Read Article
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