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Introducing Kontrol S-Series MK3 | Native Instruments

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What's new in Kontrol S-Series MK3 | Native Instruments

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The NI Kontrol S49 MK3 is an intelligent keyboard controller designed to be at the core of any studio. Virtual instruments meet the real world with seamless Kontakt integration and a high-resolution screen. Plus, polyphonic aftertouch delivers intuitive parameter control in combination with semi-weighted, hammer-action keys. This is all contained in an overhauled industrial design that looks incredible and is built to last.

Polyphonic Aftertouch

Take expression one-step further and instinctively control parameters with the slightest pressure on each individual key. Modulate cutoff, pitch, vibrato and much more without reaching for an extra control. This keyboard was developed in collaboration with Fatar to deliver the best possible polyphonic aftertouch experience.

Thousands of Instruments

Virtual instruments are brought to life in a genuinely immersive experience. Whatever you’re playing, get in-depth control and integration through advanced NKS technology. Find sounds quickly with intuitive on-screen navigation. Then fluidly adjust and play them thanks to intelligent auto-mapping. This unparalleled direct connection means you can play completely real-feeling Kontakt instruments, plus thousands of partner sounds, instruments and effects, with no interruptions to your workflow.
Native Instruments Kontrol S49 MK3 49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller
Native Instruments Kontrol S49 MK3 49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller
Native Instruments Kontrol S49 MK3 49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

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  • Unparalleled software integration with next-gen NKS technology ensures a direct, immersive connection to Kontakt and partner instruments, effects and sounds
  • 49 semi-weighted keys, all set in a Fatar keybed
  • The first widely available hammer-action polyphonic aftertouch keyboard controller
  • High-resolution full-color screen for intuitive browsing, tweaking and mixing
  • Beautiful, industrial design with metal and glass elements, manufactured to the highest quality
  • Stay in key with a redesigned Light Guide, that also pinpoint sounds, key zones, switches, scales and more
  • Anodized aluminum knobs and pitch and modulation wheels
  • USB MIDI, USB-C bus powered, plus sustain, expression, and two assignable pedal inputs
  • Integration with all major DAWs that goes far beyond standard transport controls

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Styrene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to

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Included Software:
  • Komplete Select
  • Komplete Kontrol Software
System Requirements:
  • MIDI 2.0 compatible
  • Intel Core i5, Apple M1 (and equivalent or higher) macOS 13 (Ventura) or higher (compatible with macOS 12 in MIDI 1.0 mode)
  • Windows 10 (latest service pack) or higher
  • 8 GB RAM
  • An internet connection and a graphics card that supports Direct 3D 11.1 (feature level 11_0) or higher are required to download and activate this product. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.

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