The Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 MK2 builds upon the success of the original with an updated user interface featuring two high-resolution displays and more buttons for faster direct control over parameters. Other notable upgrades include a four-directional push encoder, eight touch-sensitive knobs, ergonomic pitch and mod controls, an assignable touch-sensitive smart strip, and dedicated Maschine controls with access to Scenes, Patterns and Tracks. The keybed of the keyboard is made by Fatar and offers semi-weighted keys with aftertouch. Additionally, there are DAW transport controls for direct access to DAW transport functions for Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, GarageBand, Cubase, and Nuendo.
The S49 is designed to be used with all software- and hardware-based MIDI instruments, and features expanded integration with KOMPLETE 9, KOMPLETE 10, and KOMPLETE 11, such as automatic parameter mapping. When used with KOMPLETE, the KOMPLETE KONTROL software allows for unified browsing from a single plug-in. It allows you to search sounds across all KOMPLETE and NKS instruments by simply pressing the controller’s Browse button, and turning the push encoder to select your instrument and sound. Sounds can also be searched using musical tags and keywords. What’s more, a “preview-sound” function now lets you hear sounds when browsing presets to help with a fast and efficient workflow.
The KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 also features a plethora of other useful features such as the Light Guide, which allows you to identify drum cells, key switches, phrases, scales and chords by way of multicolored lights that shine on the keys. It also features an arpeggiator, integrated scale mapping, single key chords, and more.
The KOMPLETE 11 SELECT software comes included, with eleven premium instruments and effects such as MASSIVE, MONARK, THE GENTLEMAN, and more.
Advanced MIDI Capabilities
The KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 features extensive MIDI control for third-party instruments with the included Controller Editor software. Adjust touch-strip behavior, configure keyboard splits with Light Guide visual feedback, and create custom templates. When you use KOMPLETE Instruments and third-party instruments together in a session, KOMPLETE KONTROL automatically switches between MIDI mode and KOMPLETE KONTROL software when you select a track for uninterrupted workflow
Auto-Mapping with KOMPLETE 9/10/11
Control Any MIDI Software or Hardware
Pitch and Mod Wheels + Touch Strip
Two High-Resolution Color Screens
Eight Touch-Sensitive Knobs
Scales Light Up on Keys via Light Guide
Arpeggiator + Integrated Scale Mapping
Single-Key Chord Mode
Includes KOMPLETE 11 SELECT Software
Mac and Windows