Native Instruments have released the Kontrol S-Series MK3 intuitive USB MIDI keyboard controllers in three size options: S49, S61 & S88
Virtual instruments meet the real world with seamless Kontakt integration and a high-resolution screen. Plus, polyphonic aftertouch delivers intuitive parameter control across all three models, in combination with weighted, hammer-action keys in the S88. All contained in an overhauled design that looks incredible and is built to last.
The very core of your studio.
An advanced MIDI keyboard controller, Kontrol, offers three size options for your convenience. With an intuitive connection to instruments, effects, and your DAW, along with immersive navigation on a high-res screen, you can stay in the flow. You have the choice of 49 or 61 semi-weighted keys, or 88 fully weighted hammer-action keys, all equipped with polyphonic aftertouch as standard.
Connect direct to Kontakt
Kontrol offers a genuinely immersive experience, bringing virtual instruments to life. With deep Kontakt integration and next-generation NKS technology, you can achieve in-depth control, no matter what you're playing. Thanks to intelligent auto-mapping that understands the parameters, you can quickly find and adjust sounds with intuitive on-screen navigation. This unparalleled direct connection ensures no interruptions to your workflow, not only with NI instruments but also with thousands of partner sounds, instruments, and effects.
Now with Polyphonic Aftertouch
Bring new layers of nuance to your playing with the slightest pressure on individual keys, taking expression one step further. Without the need for an extra encoder or dial, you can control cutoff, pitch, vibrato, and more.
All three models feature polyphonic aftertouch on an industry-leading keybed developed in collaboration with Fatar. Additionally, the S88 stands out as the world's first widely available controller keyboard to combine polyphonic aftertouch with weighted, hammer-action keys.
Other key features of the Kontrol S-Series MK3:
Smooth integration with all major DAWs means you can keep your eyes on your keyboard and away from your computer screen. Hit record, stop, and rewind on the keys, mix and edit, and see all your project’s channels on the display.
Plug in & start playing.
What software do they come with?
With Komplete 14 Select and Komplete Kontrol software included, you’ll be ready to go from day one.
Komplete 14 Select is the essential production suite, including powerful synths, drums, percussion, studio-grade effects, and a load of customizable sounds. Komplete Kontrol unites and organizes all your instruments, effects, loops, and samples, mapping everything to the keyboard controller.
Hit the ground running with polyphonic aftertouch presets in Hypha, a Kontakt instrument with an array of sounds inspired by nature. Plus get iZotope Elements Suite, Ableton Live Lite, Guitar Rig 7 LE, and more.