KOMPLETE KONTROL S88
The new flagship of the S-Series keyboard line, KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 delivers an expansive, professional-grade Fatar keybed for true piano feel across 88-key professional-grade, fully-weighted, hammer action keyboard to the S-SERIES family.
Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) is Native Instruments’ extended plug-in format that opens up KOMPLETE KONTROL to VST and KONTAKT developers.
It allows for full integration with the Browser, intelligent parameter mapping via Native Map, and access to exclusive features including the Light Guide and Smart Play.
NKS Plug-ins are built, tagged and integrated by the manufacturer. Arturia, u-he, Softube, and Output Audio are currently updating their products to be fully NKS-ready at launch with many more to follow.
The KOMPLETE KONTROL software is constantly evolving, and the latest software update is the biggest yet. It introduces Native Kontrol Standard™ (NKS™) – a new plug-in format which unlocks KOMPLETE KONTROL so that third-party instruments can access the Light Guide, Smart Play features, and more – with all instrument parameters intelligently mapped. VST support opens the gates to your entire software instrument library. And welcome KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 – a pro keyboard with fully weighted, hammer-action keys.
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.
1/4" TS connections for expression and sustain peda
Keyboard, Power Supply Unit, USB cable
KOMPLETE KONTROL software and KOMPLETE SELECT Instruments and Effects collection – provided as downloads after hardware registration.
Driver (only required on Windows), Controller Editor, Setup Guide and manuals supplied as downloads.
KOMPLETE KONTROL S88
Dimensions: 349 x 126 x 1389 mm
Weight: 14.4 kg
- Additional Information
Colour Black EAN 04042477235888 MPN KKS88 Brand Native Instruments Manufacturer Native Instruments Condition New Category Musical Keyboards Speakers Config. No Type of Key Action Hammer Action Number of Keys 88 MIDI 1 IN / 1 OUT Key Size Full-size Keys Sustain Pedal Connection No Included Accessories No Product Tags Native, Keyboard