The Komplete Instrument
Bold design, superior build quality, and premium Fatar keybeds in four sizes
Intuitive Smart Play features inspire musical creativity
Total connectivity – NKS for superior plug-in integration, plus full VST, DAW and hardware control
Welcome to Komplete Kontrol
The KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series combines smart, elegantly-designed keyboards with advanced control software to form a fully integrated centerpiece for studio and stage – matchless control over all your software instruments from one award-winning keyboard.
Includes Komplete 11 Select
KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards include KOMPLETE 11 SELECT – a premium instrument and effect package worth $1,000.00 when purchased separately. Includes MASSIVE, REAKTOR PRISM, MONARK, RETRO MACHINES, THE GENTLEMAN, VINTAGE ORGANS, SCARBEE MARK I, WEST AFRICA, DRUMLAB, SOLID BUS COMP, REPLIKA. KOMPLETE SELECT is provided as a download after hardware registration. If you already own an S-Series keyboard, you’ll receive a KOMPLETE SELECT download for free.*
Dig deep into thousands of sounds with ease, thanks to the unified browsing workflow of KOMPLETE KONTROL – limitless inspiration in a single plug-in. Search for sounds across all KOMPLETE Instruments using musical tags and keywords. Just press the Browse button, turn the push encoder to select your instrument, choose a sound, and go. The keyboard and all its features remain fully functional even when in Browse mode – never stop performing.
Automatic Parameter Mapping
Native Map® technology guarantees you don’t need to worry about mapping KOMPLETE Instrument parameters ever again. Each KOMPLETE Instrument was mapped in-house by Native Instruments’ sound designers. All essential parameter names and values load instantly on the Clear View display, and are intuitively grouped into pages. The result: You see exactly what you’re editing directly on the hardware, whether it’s EQ in kHz or the exact frequency of a filter cutoff – without any setup time.
Use the Light Guide to identify drum cells, key switches, phrases, and more at a glance – play every KOMPLETE Instrument in full color. In scale mode, notes in the scale light up on the keyboard, with the root lit even brighter – perfect if you aren’t a trained keyboard player. In chord or arpeggiator mode, all triggered notes light up when you press a key, so you always know exactly what’s happening.
Multi-Purpose Touch Strips
Deliver dynamic performances with two ultra-sensitive touch strips. They can mimic the behavior of pitch and mod wheels, and physical objects like springs and bouncing balls for interesting modulation curves. Or create instant shifts with different stepped settings.
KOMPLETE KONTROL’s arpeggiator turns one note into a full musical performance. The eight controller knobs manage parameters such as direction, rate, rhythm, patterns, and variations. Best of all, the output of the arpeggiator can be recorded as individual MIDI notes for post-performance editing.
The integrated scale mapping features give you instant access to a world of melody. See notes of the currently selected scale lit on the Light Guide, and set virtually any musical scale to the white keys. It will even re-map ‘wrong’ notes so you’re always in tune.
Activate chord mode and create a rich harmonic performance by playing single keys. Map chords simply by selecting mode and inversion, or by loading up a chord set – ready-to-play progressions to inspire and augment your own compositions.
Advanced MIDI Capabilities
Record the output of KOMPLETE KONTROL’s Smart Play features directly into a DAW for further tweaking. Send MIDI to hardware synths and access software instruments and external gear from one controller – a great way to use the arpeggiator. Use the Controller Editor to adjust touch strip behavior, configure keyboard splits with Light Guide visual feedback, and create custom templates. You can even use the keyboard in standalone mode to control your favorite hardware – in the studio or on stage.
Native Instruments carefully chose industry-leading Fatar keybeds for use in all KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards.
Komplete Kontrol S88 – True Piano Feel
The KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 is equipped with the most advanced fully-weighted hammer action keybed with monophonic aftertouch Fatar has ever produced. Fatar’s Smart-Spring simulates the damper effect of real pianos and allows for a faster key return. New Memory Foam drastically reduces the hammer bounce effect, allowing fast virtuosic runs and accurate velocity tracking.
Fatar are renowned throughout the music technology industry for the quality of their keybeds. Founded in 1956, the Italian manufacturer holds numerous patents in keybed design, and has earned a reputation for maintaining the highest standards in playability and durability. Thanks to their success, Fatar are able to continually develop new equipment and production procedures. This ensures their products always deliver unbeatable ‘true piano’ performance and feel.