Best-In-Class, Semi-Weighted Keybed
The Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A61 is a versatile controller keyboard designed for music production The Komplete Kontrol A61 allows you to navigate, tweak and capture your sounds. The smart streamlined design is perfect for playing sounds into your DAW. The best-in-class, semi-weighted custom NI keybed features 61-notes. The semi-weighted keybed provides fluid playability, ideal for keyboard and piano players transitioning from each instrument. The ergonomic pitch and modulation wheels allows you to take a hands-on approach to manipulating the pitch and modulation of a selected sound.
8-Touch Sensitive Knobs & Push Encoder
In addition to the mod and pitch wheels, the Komplete Kontrol A61 features 8 touch-sensitive controls knobs. These knobs can be highly useful when used with various VSTs (Virtual Instrument Plugins) and DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation). They can be used to control various parameters including volume, automation and other dedicated controls within your software.
The 4-directional push encoder allows for one-handed sound browsing and project navigation. It allows you to easily find and select sounds, improving your workflow. This allows you to stay creative and capture your creativity within the moment. You can even browse your presets via the tag-based navigation. This allows you to find sound quickly, as well as hearing instant previews.
Integration With Komplete, Maschine and your DAW
The controller keyboard provides deep integration with Komplete, Maschine and your selected DAW. It provides pre-mapped controls of Komplete instruments and effects as well as hundreds of Native Kontrol Standard plugins. Providing full VSTi and VST FX support, you can use the keyboard with virtually any sound or VST. It is also deeply integrated with Maschine software, allowing you to control various parameters with ease.
Smart Play technology allows you to stay in key with over 100 scales and modes. It also allows you to play chord progressions and arpeggios with single keys. Another possibility is mapping any scale to the white keys only. This can make it great as a live performance instrument, allowing you to incorporate more complex riffs from a single note.
Includes Instrument, Effect and Software Bundle
Simply register your hardware and you get a download code for Komplete Kontrol software as well a collection of instrument and effects from the Komplete range. Also included is Maschine Essentials. The software bundle includes a range of virtual instruments and synthesizers. The bundle includes: The Gentleman (classic upright piano), Monark (monophonic synthesizer), Reaktor Prism (polyphonic instrument and synth) and the Scarbee Mark I (70s style electric piano).
The software collection gives you everything you need to get started straight out of the box. It spans everything from pianos to synthesizers and even custom amp and cabinet emulations for guitars.
Compact and Streamlined Design
The compact and sleek design makes the NI Komplete Kontrol A61 highly portable. It can easily fit within a backpack for ease of transportation. The built-in OLED displays provides easy navigation at a glance. It also features a TRS pedal input allows you to incorporate a sustain or expression pedal for added flexibility. The keyboard is powered via USB hub, eliminating the need for an external power supply.
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 and GarageBand are currently supported, with advanced integration for Ableton Live, Cubase, and Nuendo coming soon after launch. 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 4,500 sounds and 9.7 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.
And when it’s time to expand your collection, you’ll be eligible for a discounted upgrade to KOMPLETE 14 SELECT, KOMPLETE 14, or the full MASCHINE library.
For more detailed information, please visit the manufacturer's website.
macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 (latest update), Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM
Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 2GB 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 or expression.
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, and Nuendo
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.
Keyboard, USB cable
KOMPLETE KONTROL Software, a collection of KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects plus MASCHINE ESSENTIALS – provided as downloads after hardware registration.
Setup Guide and documentation supplied as downloads.
KOMPLETE KONTROL A61
Dimensions: 984 x 257 x 89 mm / 38.7'' x 10.1'' x 3.5''
Weight: 4.7 kg / 10.4 lbs
*Requires USB connection
Smart, streamlined keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments and effects
Affordable entry point into the NI world
Best-in-class, semi-weighted custom NI keybed
Informative OLED display for at-a-glance navigation
8 touch-sensitive control knobs
Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels
Quad-directional push encoder for one-handed sound browsing and project navigation
Tag-based preset browsing via the Komplete Kontrol Software lets you find sounds quickly and hear instant previews
Smart Play lets you 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 top manufacturers via Komplete Kontrol Software
Full VST and VSTi FX support
Deep integration with Maschine software
TRS pedal input, assignable to sustain or expression
USB 2.0 bus powered; MIDI over USB
Includes comprehensive collection of Komplete Instruments & Effects, Komplete Kontrol Software, and Maschine Essentials (full Maschine software plus 1.6GB Maschine factory selection)
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