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Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2 USB MIDI Controller

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2 USB MIDI Controller

Express yourself fully with the NI Komplete Kontrol S88, a hammer-action USB MIDI controller with an included collection of pro-grade software instruments.

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Submitted May 30, 2020 by Adam H in Plymouth, MN
"Amazing MIDI Keyboard"
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I have the M32 USB keyboard for travel and wanted a full 88 Key midi keyboard. I already have Native Instruments Komplete so my new S88 works very well with all my NI software apps.The keys have changing lights thbat are compatable with NI music. If you are playing with a variety of strings, each set will have a different color to help guide you.All my NI products have worked well with my Studio One DAW.Loving this!
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Submitted December 18, 2018 by Allen F in Butler, PA, PA
"Both Good and Bad"
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Nice feel to the keybed with the FATAR keys. Lightweight at only 40 lbs. Works great with NI software just does not play well with others. Difficult setup and unclear installation instructions. It is important that you follow the installation exactly as it tells you to save yourself a ton of time. No DVD with the software you must download it from the web and it takes a long time. The included samples and players are fine but lacks most acoustic instruments. NI sounds and sample paks are expensive compared to other 3rd party suppliers just make sure that they are compatible with this system. Many require the use of the KONTAKT full version, unfortunately, NI only ships you Kontakt player 6 which is available as a free download anyway the upgrade will cost you another $400.Customer service is basically non-exsistent from Native Instruments. They are not really interested in interacting live with any of their customers they prefer to handle everything online and then at their leisure and if at all. CUSTOMER SERVICE sucks which is why the low star rating. If you are able to find compatible software to run with all the bells and whistles this keyboard actually has come cool helpful features to help you lay down beats and arrange music. The problem is as a controller it does not play well with all but a handful of DAWS so if you happen to be using a DAW not specifically supported by this instrument don't buy it unless you do not mind buying yet another DAW and forking over even more hard earned cash.You must run Komplete Kontrol on a computer in order to interact with the keyboard which means if you use it to gig you will most definitely need to set up your Laptop which most rigs do anyway.I wish I could say WOW to this unit but I have been having nothing but problems getting it to play nice with all more other PLUG-Ins and my go-to DAW Mixcraft 8 pro. After spending much money and many many hours on projects in MC I am not ready to start in a new DAW just to work with this instrument.Comes with no manual, no pedal, only one USB cable which is rather short and a power cord wall wart. Although it says it will run off of USB power it does not you need to plug it in.
Musical Background:
Professional pianist mostly a Roland artist this is my first try at NI.
Musical Style:
Gospel, Christian worship, contemporary Christian, Jazz and blues, some classical
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