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Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 Keyboard Controller  

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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 ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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. 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.

Introducing Native Kontrol Standard®
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. And what’s more, the NKS version of an instrument will be a free update for existing owners.

Unified Browsing with KOMPLETE KONTROL
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.

Performance Features

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.

Save On KOMPLETE Software!
If you are purchasing, or already own an S-Series keyboard, you qualify for special pricing on KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE. Unlock the full potential of your S-Series keyboard by combining it with the worldwide industry-standard instrument and effect suites for production, performance, and sound design. These two collections of advanced software instruments and effects not only give you a wealth of sound to choose from – they also fire up your imagination. And KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards open up their full potential.

Click here for the KOMPLETE 10 Crossgrade, or the KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE Crossgrade and start saving on the world of KOMPLETE today!

Features Keyboard
  • Number of keys: 88
  • Action: 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: 54.7" 
  • Height: 4.9" 
  • Depth: 13.7" 
  • Weight: 31.7 lb.
  • USB power: Yes
  • Power adapter: Included
Specifications
  • SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS WIN/MAC
    Windows 7 or Windows 8
    Mac OS X 10.8 or 10.9
    USB 2.0 or higher (cable included)
    Optimized for use with KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE.
    Requires KOMPLETE 9 or higher for full feature set.
    Doubles as advanced MIDI controller.
    Requires power connection (adapter included)
    Connectivity: MIDI In/Out
    1/4" TS connections for expression and sustain pedals

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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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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.

     
    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

        Best. Controller. Period!

        By Sig

        from Fort Worth, Texas

        About Me Experienced

        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.

           
          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

              (2 of 2 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.

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