Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

NI's 2nd-gen MIDI controller comes pre-mapped to your KOMPLETE software instruments, with a semi-weighted 49-key Fatar keyboard and 2 high-res color screens.
With Komplete Kontrol, music-making becomes a more intuitive, hands-on experience. Perform expressively, browse and preview sounds, tweak parameters, sketch your ideas, then navigate and mix your project -- all from one fully integrated centerpiece for studio and stage.

Includes Komplete 12 Select Software Instruments

Register your KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware to download KOMPLETE 12 SELECT for free -- the essential collection of instruments and effects, including MASSIVE, MONARK, and THE GENTLEMAN. The package features more than 7,000 sounds and over 33 GB of instruments and effects, giving you the perfect palette of sounds for any genre. And when you’re ready to expand your collection, you’ll be eligible for a discounted upgrade to KOMPLETE 12 or KOMPLETE 12 ULTIMATE.

Features:

- Smart keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments
- Pro-grade Fatar keybeds with aftertouch - 49 or 61 semi-weighted keys
- Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, plus touch strip for expression control
- Pre-mapped control of KOMPLETE instruments and hundreds of
Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) instruments 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, and more
- Smart Play: See scales and modes on the Light Guide, read more 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, and GarageBand. Cubase and Nuendo integration coming soon after initial release
- 4-directional push encoder for one-handed sound browsing and project navigation
- Two assignable pedal inputs
- MIDI in/out
- USB 2.0 bus powered
- Includes Komplete 12 Select
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- Dimensions: 840 x 297 x 84 mm / 33.1" x 11.7" x 3.3"
- Weight: 5.55 kg / 12.25 lbs

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

- Mac OS X 10.11 or macOS 10.12, Intel Core 2 Duo
- Windows 7 or later, Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
- Internet connection and a graphics card with support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher (for software download and activation only)
- 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments) - USB 2.0 or higher (cable included)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 15.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 35 x 14 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NAT 24783
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 866-556-6487 or 323-467-2693
(4 ratings)
Submitted January 4, 2018 by kyle v in charleston, SC
"Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2"
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It is a great controller, especially combined with Komplete 11 Ultimate. Keys feel fantastic. Buttons are firm and "clicky". The knobs are a bit close together, and I tend to move an adjacent knob when turning another. I would definitely opt for the 61 key version. Many of the NKS instruments do not allow for remapping the key switches, so beware of that. Sound How would you characterize the sound quality of this product? How does the sound respond to your playing? Is it compatible with your musical style? How does this product sound in different settings? Do you have any tips to make it sound better? The sounds that come in Komplete Select are very good. I went ahead and upgraded to Ultimate because of the sale, but the free version is very adequate, especially when you consider you are getting Alchemy, Monark, etc. Fantastic synths. Features What are the most/least useful features? For guitars, what materials and parts were used, and how do you feel about this selection of components? The knobs could definitely use some more space between them. The Native Access software can be a bit flakey, for example it will not recognize my Output Exhale VSTi. Also note that none of the keyboard features work outside of a Komplete Kontrol software instance, either standalone or plugin. The arpeggiator, note repeat, auto chord stuff, etc. are ALL DEPENDENT on the software running on your computer. Just FYI. If you have Maschine, then some of this functionality is available in that software. read more Actually, the keyboard has A LOT of functions that ONLY work with Maschine software, which you can not buy without the Maschine hardware! :( Ease of Use How easy is it to get great sounds from this product? How easy is it to use this product with your other products? Is there a learning curve? For instruments, how playable is it? It changes the way you go about finding sounds. The preview function, which is a 7GB download, is nice. I still haven't completely given in to finding sounds from all my VSTi's in the Komplete way, but it is still quick and easy to specify which synth/library you want and then audition from there. Quality Is the product made well? How reliable is the product? How long does it seem like it would last (mechanical parts, cosmetic aspects)? The quality of the Kontrol-ler is impeccable! It is really a beautiful machine. Solid. Heavy. Sleek. My favorite keyboard in quite awhile. Hold down Mute and Solo to put it into Vegas mode for a nice light show. Manufacturer Support Have you dealt with the company that made the product? Were they easy to reach? Were they friendly? Did they solve your problem? The contact tech support button on NI's website has not worked since I bought this. Haven't had time to call. I assume it is because of the holidays, and will try again when I get time. Value In short, is this product worth its typical selling price compared to other items? Worth it if you like NI's instruments. There are also a bunch of 3rd party companies with NKS integration (Output!). It is even a nice looking/feeling controller without the Komplete interfacing. The Wow Factor How would you rate the appeal of this product? Is there something about this gear that makes you want it even if you could make good music without it? The light guide system is a game changer, and will only get better. I can already imagine games, piano lessons, etc. utilizing this keyboard for a fantastic user experience

Musical Background:
I have been making instrumentals on computers since Cakewalk on my Compaq 286!

Musical Style:
All forms of electronic (hip-hop, edm, industrial), but getting more into the standards and scoring as well
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