Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 wieghted Keyboard Controller
KOMPLETE KONTROL S88
The new flagship of the S-Series keyboard line, KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 delivers an expansive, professional-grade Fatar keybed for true piano feel across 88 fully-weighted, hammer-action keys.
KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.5
NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD
KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.5 debuts Native Kontrol Standard® (NKS) – a new plug-in format. It opens up the KOMPLETE KONTROL system, allowing third-party plugins the same deep level of integration as Komplete Instruments.
1.5 also introduces VST compatibility, offering full integration of third-party VST instruments with the KOMPLETE KONTROL software for easy browsing, custom tagging, and creating personalized parameter mappings for S-Series keyboards.
A new ‘Control Panel’ provides a dedicated interface for customizing instrument parameter mappings to the eight control knobs. Customizing assignments is simple and intuitive – even across multiple pages – and any double assignments are recognized automatically. You can also add pages as required.
Dig deep into thousands of sounds with ease, thanks to the unified browsing workflow of KOMPLETE KONTROL – limitless inspiration in a single plug-in. Search for sounds across all KOMPLETE Instruments using musical tags and keywords. Just press the Browse button, turn the push encoder to select your instrument, choose a sound, and go. The keyboard and all its features remain fully functional even when in Browse mode – never stop performing.
AUTOMATIC PARAMETER MAPPING
Native Map® technology guarantees you don't need to worry about mapping KOMPLETE Instrument parameters ever again. Each KOMPLETE Instrument was mapped in-house by Native Instruments’ sound designers. All essential parameter names and values load instantly on the Clear View display, and are intuitively grouped into pages. The result: You see exactly what you’re editing directly on the hardware, whether it’s EQ in kHz or the exact frequency of a filter cutoff – without any setup time.
Use the Light Guide to identify drum cells, key switches, phrases, and more at a glance – play every KOMPLETE Instrument in full color. In scale mode, notes in the scale light up on the keyboard, with the root lit even brighter – perfect if you aren't a trained keyboard player. In chord or arpeggiator mode, all triggered notes light up when you press a key, so you always know exactly what’s happening.
ADVANCED MIDI CAPABILITIES
Record the output of KOMPLETE KONTROL’s Smart Play features directly into a DAW for further tweaking. Send MIDI to hardware synths and access software instruments and external gear from one controller – a great way to use the arpeggiator. Use the Controller Editor to adjust touch strip behavior, configure keyboard splits with Light Guide visual feedback, and create custom templates. You can even use the keyboard in standalone mode to control your favorite hardware – in the studio or on stage.
KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 – TRUE PIANO FEEL
The KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 is equipped with the most advanced fully-weighted hammer action keybed with monophonic aftertouch Fatar has ever produced. Fatar’s Smart-Spring simulates the damper effect of real pianos and allows for a faster key return. New Memory Foam drastically reduces the hammer bounce effect, allowing fast virtuosic runs and accurate velocity tracking.