Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 49-Key Controller

 
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(32 reviews)

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Native Instruments' KOMPLETE KONTROL S-SERIES Controllers give you the power and ability to take full advantage of the world's most advanced software instruments. Made exclusively for use with KOMPLETE, it serves a world all its own...KOMPLETE-ly.

Utilizing well-designed software as powerful, intuitive and exciting as KOMPLETE for your musical creation, production, mixing, mastering and performance can become even easier when you use hardware that comes pre-configured to the software.

Integration between hardware and KOMPLETE has always been friendly and simpler than most, but there's nothing like having a dedicated controller made exclusively for KOMPLETE, a controller that "knows" where your software can take you and gives you specific tools to get there...right out of the box.

Access the dozens of KOMPLETE products and the thousands of sounds, instruments, effects, transport functions...in ways a universal controller could never do so easily and quickly, certainly not without hours of custom configuration or compatibility issues.

If you are or are becoming one of the growing thousands who have and love using KOMPLETE to make your music happen, then you definitely want to have KOMPLETE CONTROL.

Features:
  • Touch-sensitive, 49-Key controller
  • Superior Fatar keybed for advanced feel &  playability
  • Create arpeggiated melodies at the touch of a button
  • Play single-key chords or map whole keyrange to scales
  • Uninterrupted, full access to the host transport control
  • Unified browsing across all KOMPLETE Instruments
  • Tag-based browsing, directly from the hardware
  • Pre-mapped Main functions of KOMPLETE Instruments   
  • Multi-color Light Guide Display shows all Instrument features
  • Guide also shows performance feedback
  • Flexible & expressive touch strip with advanced physics
  • Clear View display shows important details at a glance
  • Includes $25 e-voucher (registration required)
  • Requires KOMPLETE 9 or higher

Get your Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy, plus fast, free shipping!

Things You Will Get:

    Komplete Kontrol
    Power Supply
    USB Cable
    Registration Card

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Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 49-Key Controller
 
4.7

(based on 32 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Responsive / good action (26)
  • Portable (20)
  • Touch sensitive keys (18)
  • Good audio (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Electronic music (26)
  • MIDI (22)
  • Learning (12)
  • Accompaniment (9)
  • Concerts (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (17), Experienced (11)

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5.0

My favorite!

By 

from Cincinnati

About Me Experienced

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Responsive / Good Action

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Electronic Music
    • MIDI

    Comments about Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 49-Key Controller:

    Ever since these hit the market, they've stolen my attention! This line of controllers is seamless when used with Komplete software. Add Maschine if you want a killer setup that blows away all competition!

    This is a real hands-on review from Kris @ Sam Ash Cincinnati

     
    5.0

    Everything you need!

    By 

    from Cincinnati

    About Me Experienced

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Electronic Music
      • MIDI

      Comments about Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 49-Key Controller:

      Amazing with Komplete software! Add Maschine into the mix and you've got a killer controller. Everything from the onboard controls to the seamless software integration is perfect on this device! Amazing fit for any studio!

      This is a real hands-on review from Kris @ Sam Ash Cincinnati

       
      5.0

      Perfect Controller for Home Recording

      By 

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Professional Musician

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Pre-programmed music
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Chamber Music
        • Concerts
        • Electronic Music
        • Learning
        • MIDI
        • School Bands
        • Travel

        Comments about Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 49-Key Controller:

        Super easy to use and no latency, ideal for home recording with digital and midi capabilities. I am an official Sam Ash reviewer.

         
        5.0

        GREAT BUY

        By 

        from Lombard Il

        Comments about Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 49-Key Controller:

        Perfect fit for any studio. Small and compact, but with 49 keys, its enough to get the job done. Works perfect with Komplete software. Use in conjunction with Maschine and you really get amazing fast results. This is a real hands on product review from Hodari@ Sam Ash Lombard

         
        4.0

        NI's new 49 key MIDI Controller

        By 

        from ossining, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Electronic Music
          • MIDI
          • Travel

          Comments about Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 49-Key Controller:

          NI's new midi controllers bring a new level of integration to their Komplete software system. The browsing features alone are well worth it; add in the Fatar keybed, the intelligent mapping, and visual feedback of all of the Komplete 10 instruments and you really have a nice system.

          This is a real hands-on product review from Jonathan @ Sam Ash Manhattan

           
          5.0

          Great feel and features

          By 

          from Cleveland, OH

          About Me Professional Musician

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Responsive / Good Action
          • Touch Sensitive Keys

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Chamber Music
            • Electronic Music
            • Learning
            • MIDI
            • Travel

            Comments about Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 49-Key Controller:

            This takes all of the features and benefits of the S25 and adds even more. Besides having a four octave range of notes, the 49 keys give you even more options to customize your layout to maximize your Komplete software. This is a great keyboard not just for the studio, but also the stage. You can use it for live chord accompaniment while playing a melody, or be able to switch between sounds at the push of a button, while having full control of the patch you are using at all times. The touch strips feel very smooth and make controlling parameters very easy too. It may take a little getting used to, but once you do you may not ever want a keyboard with a mod wheel again.

            This is a real hands on product review from Steve at Sam Ash in Lyndhurst, OH.

             
            5.0

            Love this piece

            By 

            from Edison, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Responsive / Good Action

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Electronic Music
              • MIDI

              Comments about Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 49-Key Controller:

              A great compact version of the 61 key keyboard. Mapped out perfectly, making it easy to use with Komplete.

              This is a real hands- on product review from Tamir @ Sam Ash Edison

               
              5.0

              Game changer for Komplete Users

              By 

              from anaheim, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Features
              • Plug In Control
              • Portable
              • Responsive / Good Action

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Electronic Music
                • MIDI
                • Music Production

                Comments about Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 49-Key Controller:

                With the success of Maschine I am surprised that Native Instruments didn't come out with a keyboard controller like this earlier. This will help make music production with Komplete 10 faster and easier then ever before. Great features, I can wait to get one my self as soon as they are available! This a real hands on product review from John @samash.com

                 
                4.0

                Easy tech

                By 

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Professional Musician

                Staff Reviewer

                Comments about Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 49-Key Controller:

                Easy to use, compatible with current software and kompletely kustomizable! Definitely made for pros and delivers high quality features to any programmer.

                This is a real hands on review from Chris at Sam Ash Charlotte.

                 
                4.0

                The Solution

                By 

                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Pre-programmed music
                • Responsive / Good Action
                • Touch Sensitive Keys

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 49-Key Controller:

                    The Problem: Your controller isn't pre-mapped to the very dynamic, very complex, but ultimately incredible sounding KOMPLETE sounds.

                    The Solution: The NI KOMPLETE KONTROL.

                    These are hyper lightweight, solidly built, and are already MIDI mapped to every possible sound in KOMPLETE.

                    This is a real hands on review from Ryan @ Sam Ash Phoenix.

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                    Number of Keys 49
                    Type of Action Hammer-Action Fatar Bed
                    Controller Types 8 Knobs, pre-mapped for parameters like direction, rate, rhythm, patterns, and variations
                    Page up/down buttons
                    2 Multi-Purpose Touch Strips
                    Number of Presets As per KOMPLETE software
                    Arpeggiator Yes
                    MIDI I/O Extensive MIDI control for 3rd-party instruments with the included Controller Editor software
                    Automatically switches between MIDI mode and KOMPLETE KONTROL software for uninterrupted workflow
                    USB Yes
                    DAW Control Yes
                    Other Features 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.
                    Map chords simply by selecting mode and inversion, or by loading up a chord set
                    Weight 15.43 lbs.
                    Dimensions 35.03 x 6.1 x 14.37 inches (WxHxD)
                    Series KOMPLETE S-Series
                    Model KONTROL S49
                    Warranty Info:

                    One year parts and labor for companies, two year parts and labor for consumer