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Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 Keyboard Controller

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The KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards represent the pinnacle of innovative hardware control and advanced software integration, forming one of the strongest symbiotic relationships in music developme... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards represent the pinnacle of innovative hardware control and advanced software integration, forming one of the strongest symbiotic relationships in music development. These elegantly designed keyboard controllers are the perfect centerpiece for any studio or stage, and combine seamless control of the entire line of KOMPLETE software instruments and effects. And now with the introduction Native Kontrol Standard (NKS), that same level of hardware control is extended to third-party instruments as well.

The KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards augment and advance how you play and compose with a number of unique innovations. The intelligent browsing system and advanced MIDI capabilities give the whole series a competitive edge. Native Instruments carefully chose industry-leading Fatar keybeds for use in all KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards, offering a semi-weighted action in the S24, S49 and S61—or the true piano feel of the fully weighted hammer-action keybed inside the flagship S88. The entire KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series is the gateway to your musical expression. Experience them now for the studio or the stage.

Introducing Native Kontrol Standard (NKS)
KOMPLETE KONTROL continues its evolution with Native Kontrol Standard (NKS). NKS is Native Instruments’ extended plug-in format that opens up the KOMPLETE KONTROL system. It allows VST and KONTAKT instrument developers to integrate their plug-ins with KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE at the same deep level as KOMPLETE Instruments. This means that even instruments not built by NI can be fully integrated in the KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE browsers, with instrument parameters intelligently mapped straight out of the box. NKS instruments can access the Light Guide, Smart Play features, and the full creative potential of KOMPLETE KONTROL.

Unified Browsing
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.

Expert Guidance
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 Touchstrips
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.

Arpeggiator
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.

Scales
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.

Chords
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.

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.

Features

  • Bold design, superior build quality, and premium 88-key Fatar keybed
  • Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) for superior plug-in integration, plus full VST, DAW and hardware control
  • Innovative LED light guide mirror KOMPLETE and NKS instrument key switches and more
  • Play chords with single keys or map the keyboard to musical scales
  • Automatic parameter mapping for direct hardware editing and essential information
Specifications
Keyboard
  • Number of keys: 88
  • Action: Graded-hammer
  • Key size: Full
  • Velocity sensitive: Yes
  • Aftertouch: Yes
  • Key type: Piano-style
Connectivity
  • USB MIDI: Yes
  • 8-Pin MIDI: In/Out
  • Sustain input: Yes
  • Expression input: Yes
  • iOS compatibility: No
  • Audio I/O: No
  • Other: None
Controls
  • Knobs: 8
  • Faders: 0
  • Drum pads: 0
  • Buttons/switches: 0
  • Pitch wheel: Yes
  • Mod wheel: Yes
  • DAW transport: Yes
Onboard Features
  • Edit mode: Yes
  • Auto mapping: Yes 
  • Number of presets: None
  • Display: Backlight LCD
  • Bundled Software: KOMPLETE Elements
  • Arpeggiator: Yes
  • Scales: Yes
  • Chords: Yes
  • Light guide: Yes
Other
  • Width: 39.4" 
  • Height: 3.4" 
  • Depth: 10.8" 
  • Weight: 14 lb.
  • USB power: Yes
  • Power adapter: Included
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Native InstrumentsKOMPLETE KONTROL S88 Keyboard Controller
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

took a chance on this gear and it worked

By fm

from new york

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Design
  • Natural Feel Of Keys
  • Simplicity

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 Keyboard Controller:

      bought this blindly without testing the keys first. i'm particular about the realistic feel of heavy keys and i really liked it. the design is simple, this is a handsome keyboard.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best. Controller. Period!

      By Mark

      from undisclosed

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • Interacts really well with Logic X!

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Composing music in a DAW.... It is a so awesome!

        Comments about Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 Keyboard Controller:

        I use it mainly as a board for composing as the Komplete software package and this board are like peanut butter and bread...made for each other. It is also very good using Logic's virtual instruments.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it. Love it. Love it.

        By Kev

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 Keyboard Controller:

          Great keyboard. Bought it because I use komplete ultimate 10. Great feel and response.

          (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Scratch on the new keyboard?

          By Soomin

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 Keyboard Controller:

          This is really good but it has one problem. I bought a new one but when I got this there's some scratch on the keyboard.

           
          5.0

          Absolutely love my new S88 from Native Instruments!!!

          By DJ Panic

          from Overland park KS

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 Keyboard Controller:

              Home studio, and just personal.use to make music

               
              5.0

              Amazing Action

              By None

              from Louisiana

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 Keyboard Controller:

                  I traded up from the 61-key kontrol keyboard. The keybed feel incredible on the 88. Very realistic feel and action. I highly recommend any product by Native Instruments

                   
                  5.0

                  The keyboard is fabulous. Glad I purchased it.

                  By Count Marv

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 Keyboard Controller:

                  As a mdi controller. Very easy to use with excellent documentation. No negative comments

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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