The 2nd generation of the 88-Note Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol is here, finally! In the form of S88 MK2, the largest MIDI keyboard controller in the S-Series, it offers an ultra-expressive hammer action Fatar Keybed with the convenience of Komplete Kontrol software integration.
The Ultimate Keyboard Controller
The Komplete Kontrol concept completely changes the way you approach the music making process. By streamlining the browsing and audition process, and by way of deep integration with all major DAW Software, you can instantly find the exact sound you need for the moment, without spending hours staring at the screen. Each preset is tagged by its instrument type, timbre and type.
S88 MK2 also features ergonomic pitch and mod wheels for stage and studio performance, plus a patented Touch Strip for expression control. With MIDI In/Out, USB and two assignable pedal inputs, you've got everything to get connected, without hassle.
Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2 Key Features:
- Smart keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments and effects
- Pro-grade Fatar keybed with aftertouch
- Fully weighted, hammer-action keys (S88)
- 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 color 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
- PSU Included (required for S88 MK2 Operation)
- Includes KOMPLETE 12 SELECT and MASCHINE Essentials
Fully-Weighted 88-Note FATAR Keys
The FATAR keybed on the KKS 88 MK2 is one of the most responsive available in a MIDI Keyboard of this size. It delivers real-feel Grand Piano response when a traditional synth-action just isn't enough.
RGB Light Guide
Courtesy of the revolutionary RGB Light Guide above each of the 88 keys, you can now work out scales, chord progressions and melodies in the right key, without a deep knowledge of music theory. By dialing in one of many included Chromatic, Western, Eastern and World scales, you've instantly got all the right notes at your fingertips. A revolutionary way to learn, write and produce music for any level of player.
S88 MK2 features two high-res colour screens for browsing, tweaking, mixing and more. Everything including presets, genres, categories and instruments are all displayed for easy browsing and selection. Spend less time on the mouse and monitor. Spend more time fully engrossed in finding the right sounds and playing!
Auto-Mapping via Komplete Kontrol
No longer spend hours manually mapping controls to your favourite VSTs - S88 MK2 offers full VSTi support and pre-mapped control of KOMPLETE instruments and effects. Not only that, but hundreds of Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) plug-ins from leading manufacturers like Rob Papen, Spectrasonics and Arturia.
Komplete Software Included
Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2 comes bundled with Komplete 12 Select and Maschine Essentials for music making straight out the box. Komplete 12 Select is the latest incarnation of the industry standard, entry-level Plug-In library, featuring some of Native Instrument's most coveted plug-ins and effects. Dive straight into NI Massive, Monark, Drumlab and Reaktor Prism, with more popular titles included. All of these are pre-mapped, ready to tweak and use straight away.
Komplete 12 Select Includes:
- Massive - Virtual Analog Synthesizer
- Monark - 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
- Retro Machines - 20+ Legendary Vintage Synths
- Vintage Organs - Sampled Classic Organs
- West Africa - Percussion Library
- Solid Bus Comp - Powerful Compressor
- Replika - Pro-quality Delay
- 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)
- Dimensions: 1390 x 346 x 115 mm / 54.7" x 13.6" x 4.5"
- Weight: 13.2 kg / 29.1 lbs
|Power Supply||psu included|
|Number of Keys||88 keys|
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