SMART, STREAMLINED KEYBOARD CONTROLLER
Intuitive pre-mapped control for hundreds of KOMPLETE and NKS plug-ins, plus full VST support
Perform on a custom NI keybed with 25, 49, or 61 semi-weighted keys
Includes MASCHINE ESSENTIALS, MONARK, THE GENTLEMAN, REAKTOR PRISM, SCARBEE MARK I, and more
Full integration with MASCHINE, Logic Pro X, GarageBand, and Ableton Live, Cubase, and Nuendo.
GET HANDS-ON WITH YOUR MUSIC
Music-making is at its best when it’s fast, fun, and physical. Find the right sound, make it your own, perform, and capture the results – all from a responsive, semi-weighted keyboard. Complete with four premium instruments plus MASCHINE Essentials, A-Series keyboards come with everything you need to bring your ideas to life.
FIND YOUR SOUNDS FASTER
With hundreds of presets to choose from, finding the right sound can be a chore. With KOMPLETE KONTROL, however, all of your KOMPLETE and NKS presets are intuitively tagged and organised, so finding the right one is fast and easy. What’s more, you can hear a preview of each sound as you browse, without loading individual instruments.
Need some serious low end? Use the encoders and OLED display to select SYNTH > BASS > SUB BASS, then listen through the presets and load up the right one for your track.
PRE-MAPPED AND READY TO PLAY
All of your KOMPLETE and NKS instruments and effects are pre-mapped to the KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware by the people who know them best – the instrument designers themselves. Essential parameters like envelope controls and filter cutoffs are instantly displayed on the OLED display as you touch the corresponding knob. That means you can see exactly what you’re adjusting in real time – whether it’s in kHz, dB, or BPM.
With Smart Play, you never need to worry about hitting a wrong note – just pick a scale and play. Activate chord mode to create a rich progression by playing single keys, then switch on the arpeggiator and turn it into an expressive musical performance. And for keyboard novices, Easy Mode maps the white keys to whichever scale you like.
CAPTURE YOUR IDEAS
No matter your setup, A-Series is designed to fit right into your existing workflow, with immediate access to transport, mixing, and editing controls in your favorite DAW. Logic Pro X, GarageBand, and Ableton Live are currently supported, with advanced integration for Cubase and Nuendo coming in a future update to the KOMPLETE KONTROL software. And if you’re just getting started, the included MASCHINE Essentials allows you to capture and arrange your ideas direct from your hardware – no additional software needed.
With more than 6,700 sounds and 13 GB of content included, A-Series keyboards come with everything you need to start making music. Register your hardware and get two powerful synths, two meticulously sampled pianos, and more. Plus with MASCHINE Essentials, you’ll have all the tools you need to go from inspiration to finished track.
Monophonic synthesizer capturing every sonic nuance of the king of analog monosynths in spectacular detail – the holy grail of analog modeling.
A classic upright piano that delivers balanced tone and a wide dynamic range, sampled from a vintage upright.
Unique, responsive polyphonic instrument and effect, based on the innovative modal synthesis technology from REAKTOR.
SCARBEE MARK I
The sound of an iconic 70s electric piano – beautifully sampled and perfectly preserved in all its analog brilliance.
KOMPLETE KONTROL SOFTWARE
Browse and preview all your instruments and effects directly from your A-Series keyboard. This software also makes KOMPLETE and NKS instruments and effects accessible to visually-impaired users – feature coming shortly after initial release.
KOMPLETE START lets you produce and perform with over 2,000 studio-quality sounds – all for free. Explore drums and percussion, bass, acoustic instruments, synths, pads and atmospheres, effects, and more. Everything is hand-picked from the go-to production suite for artists and musicians: KOMPLETE.
Enjoy two months of free access to over a million samples and loops from top artists and leading sound creators with Sounds.com. Add your sounds to a collection, sync with one click, and everything is tagged and ready-to-play in KOMPLETE KONTROL.
ABLETON LIVE 10 LITE
A lightweight version of Ableton Live 10. It comes with all of Live’s essential workflows, instruments, and effects – everything you need to record songs.
INCLUDES MASCHINE ESSENTIALS
Get your ideas down fast with MASCHINE Essentials – a powerful groovebox packed with instruments, effects, and sounds for sketching out ideas, arranging them into tracks, mixing down, and more.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Smart, streamlined keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments and effects
Best-in-class, custom NI keybed, available with either 25, 49 or 61 semi-weighted keys
Informative OLED display for at-a-glance navigation
8 touch-sensitive control knobs
Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels
4-directional push encoder for one-handed sound browsing and project navigation
Tag-based preset browsing directly from the keyboard or via the KOMPLETE KONTROL software: Find sounds quickly and hear instant previews
Smart Play: Stay in key with over 100 scales and modes, play chord progressions and arpeggios with single keys, or map any scale to white keys only
Pre-mapped control of KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects plus hundreds of Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) plug-ins from leading manufacturers via the KOMPLETE KONTROL software
Full VSTi and VST FX support
Deep integration with MASCHINE software
Intuitive control over Logic Pro X, GarageBand, and Ableton Live. Cubase and Nuendo integration coming in a future update to the KOMPLETE KONTROL software.
TRS pedal input, assignable to sustain
USB 2.0 bus powered
Can be used as a MIDI controller
Includes a collection of KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, KOMPLETE KONTROL Software, and MASCHINE ESSENTIALS (full MASCHINE software plus 1.6 GB MASCHINE Factory Selection), and Ableton Live 10 Lite
Keyboard, USB cable.
The KOMPLETE KONTROL software, a collection of KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects plus MASCHINE ESSENTIALS, and Ableton Live 10 Lite provided as downloads after hardware registration.
Setup Guide and documentation supplied as downloads.
macOS 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 (latest update), Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM
Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 4 GB RAM
An Internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate this product. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.
4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments)
USB 2.0 or higher (cable included)
AVAILABLE PLUG-IN FORMATS
Mac OS X (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
Windows (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AAX
The included KOMPLETE KONTROL software provides unparalleled integration with KOMPLETE and NKS instruments and effects.
All KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards also function as MIDI controllers.
Can be used as a USB MIDI controller
TRS pedal input, assignable to sustain
ADVANCED FUNCTIONALITY IN THE FOLLOWING HOSTS
Logic X 10.3.1 or higher
GarageBand 10.2.0 or higher
Ableton Live 10.05 or higher
Cubase Artist / Pro 8.5 or higher
Nuendo 7.1.35 or higher
Studio One 4.5 or higher
Please read the KOMPLETE KONTROL documentation for detailed information about host compatibility. For a quick-reference guide to using KOMPLETE KONTROL Mk2 keyboards in the above DAWs, please download the DAW shortcut sheet.