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NI Komplete Kontrol S MK3


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Kontrol is an advanced MIDI keyboard controller available in three size options. Stay in the flow with an intuitive connection to instruments, effects, and your DAW, plus immersive navigation on a high-res screen. Choose from 49 or 61 semi-weighted keys, or 88 fully weighted hammer-action keys, all with polyphonic aftertouch as standard.

Virtual instruments meet the real world

Kontrol brings the world’s best virtual instruments to life in a genuinely immersive experience. Whatever you’re playing, get in-depth control thanks to an unparalleled direct connection to Kontakt. Find sounds quickly with intuitive on-screen navigation, then adjust and play them with intelligent auto-mapping that understands the parameters.

The widest choice of quality sounds

Kontrol’s deep instrument integration is powered by a redesigned NKS (Native Kontrol Standard) technology. It’s our plugin standard that’s used across the industry so you can access thousands of premium instruments, effects, loops, and samples, from both NI and our partner developers, all precisely mapped to your keyboard controls.


Introducing polyphonic aftertouch

Take expression one step further with the slightest pressure on individual keys. Bring new layers of nuance to your playing with cutoff, pitch, vibrato, and much more, without reaching for an extra encoder or dial.

All three models come complete with polyphonic aftertouch on an industry-leading keybed developed in collaboration with Fatar. Plus, the S88 is the world’s first widely available controller keyboard to combine polyphonic aftertouch with weighted, hammer-action keys.


Inputs and outputs

  • Bus-powered USB-C
  • USB-C port
  • 4 x assignable TRS pedal inputs including a default sustain and default expression
  • MIDI in and out

DAW integration

Kontrol has advanced integration with the following programs, with further integrations currently in development:

  • Ableton Live (11.3.11 or higher)
  • Bitwig (5.0.10 or higher)
  • Cubase
  • Digital Performer (11.22 or higher)
  • FL Studio – coming soon
  • Logic Pro (10.6 or higher)
  • Pro Tools (2023.12 or higher)
  • Studio One (6.5 or higher)

Compatible plug-in formats

macOS (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST3, AU, AAX
Windows (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST3, AAX

What’s included?

  • USB-C cable
  • Komplete Kontrol and Komplete 14 Select software, plus a load of instruments and effects
  • Setup guide and documentation as downloads

Kontrol comes with a USB-C cable. It is bus-powered meaning the USB cable draws power directly from your computer, so there’s no need for an additional power supply. If your computer does not have a USB-C port, you can use your own USB adapter and power supply.

Use the adapter to connect the provided USB-C cable from the keyboard’s HOST port to your computer’s USB-A port. Then connect a USB-C power supply (5V, 7.5W or higher, 1.5A or higher) to the keyboard’s USB-C power supply port.

Check the manual for more information.

System requirements

  • MIDI 2.0 (requires MacOS 13.5 or higher)
  • MIDI 1.0 (with MacOS 12 or higher)
  • Intel Core i5, Apple M1 (and equivalent or higher)
  • macOS 13 (Ventura) or higher (Sonoma compatibility coming soon)
  • Windows 10 or 11 (latest service pack) or higher
  • 8 GB RAM

An internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher Direct 3D 11.1 (feature level 11_0) or higher are required to download and activate this product and associated content. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline

Hardware specifications

  • A high-resolution 1280 x 480 color screen with glass surface
  • CNC machined, bead blasted and anodized aluminum, 8 x encoder caps, 1 x 4D encoder cap, 2 x wheels (pitch and mod)
  • RGB illuminated pitch and mod wheels
  • New button-islands that form a continuous dustproof control surface and are grouped by function


Kontrol S49
Height: 86 mm
Width: 802.2 mm
Depth: 323 mm
Weight: 5.5kg

Kontrol S61
Height: 86 mm
Width: 967.4 mm
Depth: 323 mm
Weight: 6kg

Kontrol S88
Height: 120 mm
Width: 1353 mm
Depth: 347mm
Weight: 13.5 kg