The Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 is a versatile keyboard controller with VST integration. It is a premium-grade, innovative MIDI keyboard controller that builds on the success of the original Komplete Kontrol series. The S49 MK2 sees an improved design and an upgraded layout, including dual high-resolution colour screens for quick and easy navigation.
Semi-weighted Fatar keybed with aftertouch
At the heart of the S49 MK2 is the semi-weighted, touch-sensitive Fatar keybed with Aftertouch. This premium-grade keybed reacts like a traditional piano, with its semi-weighted keys providing a natural touch and feel. The Aftertouch feature provides added realism when playing, delivering a nuanced sound for added performance value. The S49 MK2 also boasts ergonomic pitch and modulation wheels for changing the way your sounds react while being played.
Intuitive layout with dual, high-resolution screens
The layout of the S49 MK2 has been vastly improved to provide a more ergonomic design that will improve your overall workflow. The intuitive layout provides you with everything you need right at your fingertips. The two high-resolution colour screens allow you to easily navigate and browse through your sounds, projects and more. The eight touch-sensitive encoders directly below the screen provide you with the means to assign and control parameters as you see fit. It also features a four-directional push encoder for easy sound browsing and navigating through projects.
Seamless Maschine and DAW integration
One of the most convenient features of the S49 MK2 is the ability to seamlessly integrate with your selected digital audio workstation, and Maschine software/hardware. Tag-based preset browsing has now been implemented, allowing you to browse sounds quickly and even hear instant previews. The Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 also boasts pre-mapped control of Komplete instruments, as well as hundreds of Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) instruments. Its deep integration with Maschine software and hardware, as well as intuitive control over your favourite DAWs, makes the S49 MK2 one of the most versatile smart keyboard controllers on the market.
Light guide and smart play
The innovative light guide adds RGB lights above each key to highlight drum cells, key switches, chords, scales and more. These lights are ideal for organising and differentiating between sounds, presets and play settings. The lights will change colour accordingly, showing you which key corresponds to which parameter/playing style. The Smart Play feature allows you to see scales and modes on the Light Guide. This allows you to play chord progression and arpeggios with single keys or even map scales to white keys only. It also provides full VSTi support, allowing you to use and play your favourite virtual instruments directly from the keyboard itself.
The S49 MK2 features a range of dedicated transport buttons as well as pre-mapped control of Komplete instruments and NKS instruments. Additionally, the S49 MK2 MIDI Controller comes with Komplete 13 Select – a collection of some of the most popular virtual instruments and FX from Native Instruments. It has two assignable pedal inputs and is USB 2.0 bus-powered. It is compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 or macOS 10.12, Intel Core 2 Duo / Windows 7 or later, Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2. An internet connection and a graphics card with support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher (for software download and activation only) is also required.
Overall, the Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 is a top-of-the-line keyboard controller that provides exceptional realism and fluidity. Its intuitive layout, seamless integration with Maschine and DAWs, and Smart Play features make it an ideal choice for producers, composers, and