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Get The Real Piano Feel With The Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 88-Key Keyboard
KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 combines the best-feeling hammer-action keybed around with vivid visual feedback and tight integration for your entire workflow: Browse and preview all your presets from KOMPLETE and hundreds of NKS plug-ins, sculpt your sound, and control your favorite DAW from the ultimate studio centerpiece.
A keyboard that feels better plays better. Express yourself on 88 fully weighted Fatar keys, each with an advanced hammer-action mechanism, Smart Spring technology, and memory-foam damping for a realistic piano feel.
The S88 puts everything you need to know right in your line of sight: Get essential information on sounds and projects from two high-res color screens; see exactly whatâ€™s going on with backlit buttons that vary in color and intensity; and pinpoint the location of sounds, key zones, switches, scales, and more with Light Guide.
Finding the right sound amongst a sprawling sound library can be difficult, not to mention time consuming. Now you can find exactly what youâ€™re looking for across all KOMPLETE and Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) instruments using a simple, intuitive tagging system â€“ directly from the hardware. Whatâ€™s more, you can hear a preview of each sound as you browse, without loading the instrument.
Your soundtrack needs epic strings? Select Bowed Strings > String Ensemble > Sample-based, scroll through the presets and pick the best fit. And if you really like what you hear, just tag it as a favorite for instant access next time.
All of your KOMPLETE and NKS instruments and effects are pre-mapped to the KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware by the people who know them best â€“ the instrument designers themselves. Essential parameters like envelope controls and filter cutoffs load instantly and are displayed across the two color displays, intuitively divided into pages. That means you can see exactly what youâ€™re adjusting in real time â€“ whether itâ€™s in kHz, dB, or BPM.
Stay in key, with notes of the currently selected scale or mode lit on the Light Guide. Activate chord mode to create a progression by playing single keys, then switch on the arpeggiator and turn it into an expressive musical performance. And for keyboard novices, Easy Mode maps the white keys to whichever scale you like, so youâ€™ll never hit a wrong note.
Get precise control of pitch and mod functions via two ergonomic, rubberized wheels. And the ultra-sensitive touch strip provides a fun, responsive alternative to plugging in a dedicated expression pedal.
Capture all your ideas, directly from the keyboard itself: KOMPLETE KONTROL gives you immediate access to transport, mixing, and editing controls in Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Cubase, Nuendo, and GarageBand, complete with visual feedback and volume metering on the keyboardâ€™s built-in displays. And with MIDI in / out, incorporating outboard gear into your setup is just as simple.
- Two high-res color screens make it easy to browse and preview sounds, tweak controls, and mix and edit your projects â€“ right from the hardware.
- Get hands-on with your production process, thanks to an improved layout with more dedicated function buttons and a new four-directional push encoder.
- KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 now sports ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, plus a touch strip for expanded creative possibilities.
- Mix, edit, and more in MASCHINE, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Cubase, Nuendo, and GarageBand.
- MacOS 10.12 or 10.13, Intel Core i5
- Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 2 GB RAM
- An Internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate this product. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.
- 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments)
- USB 2.0 or higher (cable included)
AVAILABLE PLUG-IN FORMATS
- MacOS (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
- Windows (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AAX
- The included KOMPLETE KONTROL software provides unparalleled integration with KOMPLETE and NKS Instruments and effects.
- KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards also function as MIDI controllers with assignable controls and Light Guide features.*
- MIDI in / out
- 1/4" TRS connections for expression and sustain pedals
- ADVANCED FUNCTIONALITY IN THE FOLLOWING HOSTS
- Logic X 10.3.1 or higher
- GarageBand 10.2.0 or higher
- Ableton Live 9.2.3 or higher
- Cubase Artist / Pro 8.5 or higher
- Nuendo 7.1.35 or higher
- Please read the KOMPLETE KONTROL documentation for detailed information about host compatibility. For a quick-reference guide to using KOMPLETE KONTROL Mk2 keyboards in the above DAWs, please download the DAW shortcut sheet.
- USB cable
- Power supply.
- KOMPLETE KONTROL software, MASCHINE Essentials, and KOMPLETE 12 SELECT Instruments and Effects collection - provided as downloads after hardware registration.
- Driver (only required on Windows), Setup Guide and documentation supplied as downloads.
- Dimensions: 1390 x 346 x 115 mm / 54.7" x 13.6" x 4.5"
- Weight: 13.2 kg / 29.1 lbs
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
- Smart keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments
- Fully weighted, pro-grade Fatar keybed with hammer action and aftertouch, 88 keys
- Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, plus touch strip for expression control
- Pre-mapped control of KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, as well as 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, 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 included MASCHINE Essentials and full MASCHINE software
- 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
- Includes KOMPLETE 12 SELECT - 14 premium instruments and effects, including MASSIVE, MONARK, and THE GENTLEMAN.
Manufacturer: Native Instruments
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
Listing ID: NA91318
- Choosing a selection results in a full page refresh.
- Press the space key then arrow keys to make a selection.
- Use left/right arrows to navigate the slideshow or swipe left/right if using a mobile device