Native Instruments Kontrol S49 MK3

Native Instruments Kontrol S49 MK3



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Native Instruments Kontrol S49 MK3

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The ideal choice for the artist or producer looking to enhance their projects with a plethora of immersive performance features at their fingertips, the Native Instruments Kontrol S-Series S49 MK3 is a 49-key MIDI Keyboard controller that's jam-packed with stellar functionality and features that can adapt to any scenario

Crafted to deliver the finest performance in both playability and sound, the S49 provides state-of-the-art intelligent keybed design, an array of controls and heightened software integration to meet the diverse needs of every music producer. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just embarking on your musical journey, this controller is your ticket to unparalleled creativity and efficiency.

Native Instruments Kontrol S49 MK3 Key Features:

  • Seamless Kontakt Integration - Say goodbye to the gap between virtual instruments and the real world. The Intelligent Keyboard Controller boasts effortless Kontakt integration, ensuring that any user's creative workflow remains smooth and uninterrupted. Dive into a world of virtual instruments and experience them like never before, with a high-resolution screen that brings your sounds to life in vivid detail.
  • Expressive Parameter Control - Let your musical instincts shine with our innovative polyphonic aftertouch technology. Each key responds to the slightest pressure, allowing you to intuitively control parameters like cutoff, pitch, vibrato, and more without ever reaching for an extra control. It's a level of expression that will revolutionise your music production.
  • Exceptional Keybeds - Collaborating with Fatar, a name synonymous with quality, to develop industry-leading keybeds for all three models. Users can choose from the compact S49, the versatile S61, or the flagship S88 with its weighted, hammer-action keys, you're in for a tactile experience like no other. Feel the music come to life beneath your fingertips.
  • Intuitive NKS Technology - The ability to navigate your virtual instrument library has never been easier. Advanced NKS technology empowers you to find and control sounds effortlessly, thanks to intelligent auto-mapping. Access Kontakt instruments and thousands of partner sounds, instruments, and effects seamlessly, meaning your creativity flows without interruption.
  • Sleek, Durable Design - Not only does the Intelligent Keyboard Controller perform like a dream, but it's also bound to look the part in any studio courtesy of its stunning aesthetic. With an overhauled design that's as sleek as it is rugged, this controller is built to last and become the perfect centrepiece for any studio setup.
  • Now Includes Kontakt 7 - The NI Kontrol now comes complete with Kontakt 7 - the industry's leading instrument-building tool. Kontakt 7 gives you access to hundreds of officially license instruments from NI as well as other leading manufacturers, alongside thousands more from boutiqut developers, sound designers, and composers. In addition to this, the revamped Factory Library helps to set the bar for sonic quality, with access to more than 900 instruments ranging from bagpipes to drum machines and beyond. For more details on Kontakt 7 be sure to check out this page over at the official Native Instruments website.


  • Unparalleled software integration with next-generation NKS technology ensures a direct and immersive connection to Kontakt and partner instruments, effects, and sounds
  • Choose between 49 or 61 semi-weighted keys, or 88 hammer-action keys, all set in a Fatar keybed
  • All three models come with polyphonic aftertouch as standard, plus the Kontrol S88 is the first widely available hammer-action polyphonic aftertouch keyboard controller
  • High-resolution full-colour screen for intuitive browsing, tweaking, and mixing
  • Beautiful, design with metal and glass elements, manufactured to the highest quality
  • Stay in key with a redesigned Light Guide, that also pinpoints sounds, key zones, switches, scales, and more
  • Anodized aluminium knobs and pitch and modulation wheels
  • USB MIDI, USB-C bus-powered, plus sustain, expression, and two assignable pedal inputs
  • Integration with all major DAWs that goes far beyond standard transport controls

Native Instruments Kontrol S49 MK3 Specifications:

Hardware Specifications:

  • 1 high-resolution color screen with glass surface (1280 × 480)
  • CNC machined, bead blasted and anodized aluminium, 8 × encoder caps, 1 × 4D encoder cap, 2 × wheels (pitch and mod)
  • RGB illuminated pitch and mod wheels
  • New button islands that form a continuous dustproof control surface and are grouped by function

Included Software:

  • Kontakt 7
  • A free Kontakt instrument of your choice (upon registration)
  • Komplete 14 Select
  • Komplete Kontrol Software
  • Stradivari Cello
  • Guitar Rig LE
  • Elements Suite
  • Hypha
  • Ableton Live Lite

System Requirements:

  • MIDI 2.0 compatible
  • Intel Core i5, Apple M1 (and equivalent or higher)
  • macOS 13 (Ventura) or higher (compatible with macOS 12 in MIDI 1.0 mode)
  • Windows 10 (latest service pack) or higher
  • 8 GB RAM
  • An internet connection and a graphics card that supports Direct 3D 11.1 (feature level 11_0) or higher are required to download and activate this product. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline
More Information
Manufacturer Native Instruments
SKU 333633
Shipping Weight (kg) 3.000000
MPN 29849
Warranty 2 Years
Number of Keys 49 keys


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