Native Instruments redefines cutting-edge technology for music production. This year they’re revitalizing some of their best keyboard controllers, groove-production systems and software collections, as well as introducing some new additions to the Native Instruments product family. Producers, composers, sound designers and musicians of all genres rely on the innovative minds at Native Instruments to support their visions. These latest updates will help them achieve their sound with faster workflows, enhanced content and features like the upgraded performance pads in the all-new MACHINE MIKRO MK3, the dual color displays on the flagship KONTROL S88 MK2, new instrument and effects in the KOMPLETE 12 updates and the new streamlined A Series keyboard controllers, making the world of KOMPLETE accessible to everyone.
KOMPLETE is one of the world’s leading production suites and includes some of the most widely used instruments and effects for music production, performance and sound design. Every genre and compositional style is covered in this collection, from immersive synths and samplers to full orchestral palettes and trailer-sized sound effects. Everything you need to create virtually anything is in here. The KOMPLETE 12 collection comes in Select, Standard and Ultimate editions, but this year’s update adds the Collector’s Edition with even more content. Also new this year is the addition of Native Instruments Expansion Packs. These genre-specific sound sets are loaded with synth presets, custom drum kits, one shots, samples and loops. And with the upcoming release of KONTAKT 6 and MASSIVE X, as well as a host of new instruments and effects, KOMPLETE 12 is a very worthy upgrade for existing users.
KOMPLETE 12 SELECT: 14 products, more than 7,000 sounds, over 33 GB of content and 3 Native Instruments Expansions
KOMPLETE 12: 50+ products, more than 25,000 sounds, over 170 GB of content and 10 Native Instruments Expansions (includes KONTAKT 6 and MASSIVE X)
KOMPLETE 12 ULTIMATE: 100+ products, more than 25,000 sounds, over 460 GB of content and 20 Native Instruments Expansions (includes KONTAKT 6 and MASSIVE X)
KOMPLETE 12 ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION: 150+ products, more than 90,000 sounds, over 650 GB of content and 45+ Native Instruments Expansions (includes KONTAKT 6 and MASSIVE X)
MASCHINE MIKRO MK3
This compact production controller may be mini, but it packs just about as much production power as its bigger brother, in a size that can go just about anywhere. MASCHINE MIKRO MK3 gets a welcomed update similar to the recent MASCHINE MK3 overhaul featuring larger performance pads with increased sensitivity, the new dual-touch Smart Strip, a new push encoder and an OLED display for easier navigation and browsing. MIKRO MK3 still seamlessly integrates with the latest MASCHINE software for tactile, responsive hardware control. This mighty production combo gets you hands-on with the creative process. Get instant access to the latest MASCHINE features, including Keyboard and Chord Mode where you can play melodies and chord progressions in key.
KONTROL S88 MK2
Native instruments’ flagship keyboard controller gets the same upgraded treatment as seen in the previous release of the S49 MK2 and S61 MK2. The KONTROL S88 MK2 features a premium 88-note Fatar keybed with a graded-hammer action that professional players will love. As in the previous two model updates, the S88 MK2 receives two hi-res color displays that give you a stunning visual reference to browsing, tweaking, mixing and more. Also new for MK2 are ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, effectively replacing the touchstrips from the previous version. But fear not, they’ve still included a dual-touch Smart Strip directly below the pitch and mod wheels for additional expressive control. Other than that, you get all the amazing benefits of the original version, including the 4-directional push encoder, fluid tag-based browsing, two assignable pedal inputs and the intuitive Light Guide above each key. This is NI’s definitive smart keyboard controller.
KONTROL A SERIES
New this year to the Native Instruments family are the KONTROL A Series keyboard controllers. With accessibility in mind, the team created a streamlined and slightly stripped-back version of the KONTROL S Series for anyone looking for an affordable entry into the world of Native Instruments. Don’t get the wrong idea; the A Series has the essential components of an NI smart keyboard controller, with the only sacrifice being cost. You still get an informative OLED display, eight touch-sensitive control knobs, ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, a 4-directional push encoder and a best-in-class semi-weighted keybed. The software integration is the same too, with intuitive tag-based browsing, Smart Play and pre-mapped control of KOMPLETE instruments and effects, plus hundreds of Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) plug-ins from leading manufacturers. The series comes in three models: the 25-key KONTROL A25, the 49-key KONTROL A49 and the 61-key KONTROL A61. If you’re just starting out with Native Instruments controllers, or you just need a solid MIDI keyboard with seamless integration of your KOMPLETE software, the A Series is the best place to start.
From the world of KOMPLETE instruments and effects to MASCHINE’s production and performance, and even their entire line of TRAKTOR digital DJing products, Native Instruments has solidified their place as a leader in music technology. And all of these incredible innovations work together in harmony. With KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards and MASCHINE groove production controllers, music making becomes a more intuitive, hands-on experience. Plus, with the latest updates in KOMPLETE 12, you’ll have all of that power right at your fingertips. Want a quick way to get started? Choose one of our many Native Instruments software and controller packages and start creating today.
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