Native Instruments has updated the KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard portfolio, including the inclusion of the new KOMPLETE SELECT instruments and effects suite. Also unveiled was Native Kontrol Standard (NKS), a new format allowing integration of third-party plug-ins.
Building on the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards, the company is now expanding on this exclusive technology with the addition of VST support (Summer 2015). At the same time, Native Instruments will introduce the brand-new Native Kontrol Standard (NKS). Going beyond the limitations of current formats, NKS allows plug-in developers to integrate their products at the same deep level as KOMPLETE Instruments. This will include full parameter mapping, Komplete Browser support, access to exclusive KOMPLETE KONTROL technology such as the Light Guide, and more. A comprehensive development kit, provided by NI, will open up the NKS framework to third- party developers. NI is already working with major software instrument manufacturers, as well as the wider development community, to ensure that the leading software instruments use NKS to provide the deepest integration possible with the KOMPLETE KONTROL system.
With the release of KOMPLETE SELECT in May, all KOMPLETE KONTROL S- Series keyboards will include a premium selection of KOMPLETE 10 Instruments and Effects. All registered owners of KOMPLETE KONTROL S- Series keyboards will also receive the KOMPLETE SELECT package. Among the included instruments are NI’s MASSIVE synth, the new sampled piano instrument THE GENTLEMAN, the analog emulation MONARK synth, and the acoustic/electric drum laboratory DRUMLAB, providing a production-ready system out of the box. With the inclusion of the KOMPLETE KONTROL software in KOMPLETE SELECT, all single KOMPLETE Instruments can now be controlled from an S- Series keyboard. Owners now also qualify for special upgrade pricing to NI’s award-winning KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE instrument and effect suites.
The KOMPLETE KONTROL software also delivers its first update. KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.1 will expand the software with a host of powerful features upon its release in May. Numerous improvements include the ability to route and record MIDI sequences created with KOMPLETE KONTROL’s Smart Play functions freely within a DAW environment, as well as sending MIDI to outboard gear. An improved preset management system allows quick saving and recall of user presets from within the KOMPLETE KONTROL software. New Touch Kontrol functionality allows users to control more of the software directly from the keyboard, providing a more immersive hardware experience without having to look at a computer screen. Furthermore, 2015 will also see an addition to the S-Series keyboard portfolio, proving Native Instruments’ ongoing commitment to developing the system. KOMPLETE SELECT includes MASSIVE, PRISM, SCARBEE MARK I, SOLID BUS COMP, DRUMLAB, THE GENTLEMAN, VINTAGE ORGANS, MONARK, RETRO MACHINES, WEST AFRICA.
KOMPLETE SELECT is included in all KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards, and is also available free to all registered KOMPLETE KONTROL owners. Owners will receive a download link and serial number via e-mail upon software registration. Similarly, registered MASCHINE users will also receive KOMPLETE SELECT as a free download, opening their MASCHINE- based productions to a vast range of new sound.
The KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.1 software update is available as a free download from Service Center.