Native Instruments Announce New Komplete Kontrol S88 MIDI Keyboard.
Native Instruments has announced the release, due October 27th, of both the Komplete Kontrol S88 Keyboard, and the updated Komplete Kontrol 1.5 Software for all S-Series Keyboards. The new KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 adds an 88-key professional-grade, fully-weighted, hammer action keyboard to the S-SERIES family.
Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) is Native Instruments’ extended plug-in format that opens up KOMPLETE KONTROL to VST and KONTAKT developers. It allows for full integration with the Browser, intelligent parameter mapping via Native Map, and access to exclusive features including the Light Guide and Smart Play.
NKS Plug-ins are built, tagged and integrated by the manufacturer. Arturia, u-he, Softube, and Output Audio are currently updating their products to be fully NKS-ready at launch, with many more to follow.
- Pro-grade Fatar keybed with supreme aftertouch - chose between 25/49/61 key synth action and the new S88 with fully weighted hammer-action
- Tag-based browsing across KOMPLETE and NKS Instruments directly from the hardware
- Main KOMPLETE and NKS Instrument parameters pre-map to touch-sensitive controller knobs via Native Map
- Multi-color Light Guide reveals advanced features of KOMPLETE and NKS Instruments and provides performance feedback
- Expressive, highly flexible touch strip controls with advanced physics
- Clear View display shows all the most important details at a glance
- Create arpeggiated melodies at the touch of a button, play chords with single keys or map the whole key range to scales
- Full support for VST instrument loading within the KOMPLETE KONTROL environment, including preset attribute tagging and custom parameter mappings
- Full access to the host transport control without stepping out of your creative workflow
- Includes KOMPLETE SELECT – a premium selection of 10 instruments and effects
For more details, please check our Komplete Kontrol S88 product page.
This new Native Instruments MIDI Keyboard, the Komplete Kontrol S88, is NI's top-of-the-range MIDI controller, giving you a wide range of professional features including fully-weighted hammer action keyboard, and lots of FREE software, plus Native Standard Kontrol! Supreme-quality Fatar keybed gives superior feel over competing keyboards and high quality encoders offer total control of all key software…