Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 MK2

Keyboard Controller

  • For all virtual instruments
  • Fatar keyboard with aftertouch and 61 semi-weighted keys
  • Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels plus touch strip
  • Pre-configured mapping for all KOMPLETE instruments as well as hundreds of NKS-compatible (Native Kontrol Standard) instruments from leading third-party providers
  • Full VSTi support
  • Tag-based preset browsing: Find sounds quickly and preview them immediately
  • Two high-resolution colour displays for browsing, sound tweaking and more
  • Light Guide: RGB lights above each key signal drum cells, key switches, chords, keys and more
  • Smart Play: Recognise keys and inversions with the Light Guide; play chord progressions and arpeggios using individual keys, or play any scale with white keys alone
  • Seamless integration with MASCHINE Hardware/Software
  • Intuitively control Logic Pro X, Ableton Live and GarageBand
  • Two freely assignable inputs for foot pedals
  • MIDI In/Out
  • Power supply via USB 2.0
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 1006 x 84 x 297 mm
  • Weight: 6.55 kg
  • Register your hardware to download the KOMPLETE KONTROL software and KOMPLETE SELECT free of charge (11 high-quality software instruments and effects: Massive, Monark, The Gentleman, Drumlab, Reaktor Prism, Scarbee Mark I, Retro Machines, Vintage Organs, West Africa, Solid Bus Comp, and Replica)

System requirements:

  • MacOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 (latest update), Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM
  • Windows 10 (current service pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 4 GB RAM
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection for product activation and download
  • Graphics card supporting OpenGL 2.1 or higher

Further Information

Aftertouch Yes
Split Zones 16
Layer function No
Pitch Bend / Modulation Yes
Rotary Encoder 9
Fader (Amount) 0
Pads 0
Display Yes
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out
Pedal input Yes
USB-port Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation No
Bus-Powered Yes

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Shinyuu, 21.06.2018
I'm using this keyboard with Ableton Live and NI's Komplete Ultimate and the experience is very different between those two.

I'd start with stating that this keyboard has an amazing look & feel. The keys are exceptional and very pleasant to touch, the aftertouch feels just right. modwheel is solid and the touch stripe is unobtrusive and handy for a bunch of orchestral use cases. The screens allow you to do a good chunk of work without reaching for the mouse. The only hardware issue is that encoders are very close to each other so if you have big fingers you'll have to be careful.

Now, all the magic is contained within NI's own instruments. If you're a heavy used of Reaktor and Kontakt you'd feel at home. The keyboard has a few extra buttons for Maschine too but it doesn't come with a software so those would sit unused (which is sad given I'd love a few more buttons for ableton integration).

As soon as you leave the NI world ? e.g. to use your DAWs built-in instruments (NI is massive et al but I like my Ableton's synths) the keyboard changes. It still retains the basic DAW navigation features but now it's a VERY DUMB midi controller. No chords magic, no arp, everything is contained within the NI toolset (which is sad given how good the built-in arp is). You're left with eight encoders and the piano strip.

To sum it up: it's 10/10 for NIs toolset (unsurprisingly). The LED guide, the instrument picker ? everything is smooth and polished to let you focus on the music.

As soon as you're back to your DAW it's 6/10. It's not too bad ? e.g. you can do arp with ableton and you can load your other VSTs within the KK's tool so that they would avail of the extended feature set. It's just that the keyboard doesn't feel as capable anymore. Low-level Novation instruments would easily beat it in terms of raw midi capabilities.

Bottom line: worth the money if you are heavily investing into NI instruments too.
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lovely
R_S_A, 01.08.2019
Hey. I bought it half a year ago. S61 MK2 I use it just for training on the piano using Cubase. My first MIDI keyboard=)

Looks very decent. high-quality plastic coated with matte black paint, the buttons on the control panel are very pleasant to the touch, and have a backlight that does not hit the eye. Work responsive.
Knobs nice and very accurately work when setting any parameters or recording automation, as well as when you touch them from above(have sensors) - show other parameters.
2 display on which all clearly visible, you can configure the brightness, when setting to 100% they are very bright=)
Komplete Kontrol the provides a huge amount of content to create music - personally, I really like "a Gentleman" and "Massive".
Keys with aftertouch - the possibility gives to creativity of ideas=) the keys of very nice material very quiet and have a pleasant sound when you press or just touch.
LED GUIDE is a cool feature.
For six months I have 2 times updated the firmware MIDI keyboard. and also very often go out on bug fixes any products from Native Instuments.
Recommend!

My first MIDI keyboard - which I really like.
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Awesome Keyboard and Software Bundle
leadsheetplease, 10.04.2020
I bought the S61 for my home studio (guest room!) and I am very happy with it. It took a bit of time to become accustomed to the keybed (I have mainly a piano background) but a few days of playing and I feel right at home. I have it hooked up via USB to a Yamaha AG06 audio interface and to a Yamaha reFace YC organ and it's perfect for playing the organ as well. The keybed is very, very high quality and build of the whole unit is excellent. Not too heavy, not too light, just right. Very little key noise or wobbling. The Komplete Select bundle that comes with it includes 'The Gentleman', a very nice piano. The synths are fun, too, but it's the piano sounds that I am after. I next bought 'Noire' from NI and I am blown away! What a piano. Love the whole Komplete system and the S61 is a very good interface to it. Further, I was amazed that the shipping from Germany to my little town in Mexico took only four days! UPS kept me posted during the entire shipment and allowed me to pay duty ahead of time online.
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NI quality built in
Vic Rose, 25.01.2021
NI have always had a solid and slick construction, this board is no different. The LEDs can be changed from blue befor you ask and yes you heard correctly this will plug and play with nigh on any DAW and become its mild feature controller, Handy huh.
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