First Look: Komplete Kontrol MK2 Announced

Next Gen controller keyboard out today      07/09/17
    MP4 16:45 mins    

Buying Choices

Also announced today is the new Komplete Kontrol MK2. With new screens, controls and features, it offers the same integration with Native Instruments Komplete plug-ins as well as third party NKS compatible plug-ins too (these are just the same, but with added Meta data for controller mapping and patch description)

NKS Product Owner Tim Adnitt took us through the new features.

Main 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, 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 11 SELECT


KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 EUR 599, USD 599, JPY 69800, GBP 479, AUD 899
KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 EUR 699, USD 699, JPY 79800, GBP 559, AUD 1049


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