Cutting-edge MIDI keyboard controller featuring a 49-note semi-weighted Fatar keybed, intuitive layout with RGB illuminated wheels and button islands, and advanced Polyphonic Aftertouch for expressive modulation. With a high-resolution glass display, it offers seamless software integration and compatibility with all major DAWs. Its sleek design combines metal and glass elements, and it includes a comprehensive software bundle. The Kontrol S49 MK3 provides both beginners and seasoned musicians with an immersive and expressive tool for music production, offering unparalleled control and integration with virtual instruments and DAWs in a visually appealing package.
At a glance
- 49-note semi-weighted Fatar keybed provides fluid playability and optimised articulation
- Experience unmatched software connectivity with cutting-edge NKS technology that offers a seamless interaction with Kontakt and associated instruments, effects and sounds
- All three models feature polyphonic aftertouch as standard, and notably, the Kontrol S88 is the first hammer-action keyboard controller with polyphonic aftertouch readily available.
- High-definition full-colour display for effortless browsing, fine-tuning, and mixing
- Elegant design incorporating metal and glass elements, crafted to the highest quality standards
- Stay harmonious with a revamped Light Guide that also identifies sounds, key zones, switches, scales, and more.
- Anodized aluminium knobs and pitch and modulation wheels for enhanced control
- USB MIDI, USB-C bus-powered, along with sustain, expression, and two assignable pedal inputs for improved versatility
- Superior integration with all major DAWs that extends beyond conventional transport controls
The Native Instruments Kontrol S49 MK3 is the latest iteration of NI's acclaimed Kontrol S-Series. It features a 49-note semi-weighted Fatar keybed that beautifully emulates the feel and articulation of a grand acoustic piano. With a brand-new design, this version of the Kontrol S49 MK3 maintains an intuitive yet familiar layout, enhanced by the inclusion of RGB illuminated pitch and mod wheels, along with innovative button islands for continuous parameter control.
Its use of Polyphonic Aftertouch sets the Kontrol S49 MK3 apart, which delivers unparalleled expression, enabling you to modulate pitch, vibrato, and cutoff effortlessly. Not only that, but it offers precise control over parameters and automation through its eight encoders and provides a seamless way to navigate between sounds and settings with the help of a high-resolution glass display. Moreover, it includes a comprehensive music software bundle, granting access to cutting-edge virtual instruments and Native Instruments' expansive Komplete Select library.
For users searching for inspiration or beginners looking for a seamless start, NI has integrated the innovative 'Light Guide' feature, allowing you to stay in key, switch scales, and more efficiently. Thanks to cutting-edge NKS technology, you can rapidly discover your desired sound and effortlessly adjust your virtual instruments through intelligent auto-mapping functionality. This ranges from tweaking the wet/dry mix of a virtual piano's reverb to dialling in studio-grade effects, all directly from the onboard display.
Furthermore, the Kontrol S49 MK3 offers an advanced and seamless software integration experience. Its next-generation NKS technology establishes a direct and immersive connection to Kontakt and partner instruments, effects, and sounds, making it a breeze to navigate, tweak, and mix your virtual instruments. The included Komplete Kontrol software ensures effortless control and integration, simplifying the process of finding sounds and customizing them to your liking.
The Kontrol S49 MK3's exceptional feature is its Polyphonic Aftertouch, allowing you to take your expression to the next level and effortlessly control parameters with the slightest pressure on each key. Modulate cutoff, pitch, vibrato, and much more without additional controls. Developed in collaboration with Fatar, the Kontrol S49 MK3's semi-action keybed offers the best possible polyphonic aftertouch experience, providing unparalleled control over your performances.
Navigating your sounds and making adjustments is intuitive with the high-resolution full-colour screen of the Kontrol S49 MK3. This vibrant display allows easy browsing, tweaking, and mixing, making it a breeze to find the perfect sound or make precise adjustments to your virtual instruments. The screen provides a clear and detailed visual representation of your parameters, giving you a truly immersive experience.
With its revamped design, featuring encoders, button islands, and more, the Native Instruments Kontrol S49 MK3 is built to last. Its CNC-machined, bead-blasted, and anodized aluminium construction combines durability with a sleek and modern look. The metal and glass elements give it a beautiful aesthetic, while the button islands form a continuous dustproof control surface, ensuring reliability even in demanding studio environments. It even features RGB-illuminated pitch and modulation wheels for added style and operation in low-light studio sessions.
Moreover, the Kontrol S49 MK3 offers seamless integration with all major DAWs beyond standard transport controls. It directly connects to your preferred music production software, allowing for efficient workflow and enhanced creativity. The keyboard controller is also USB MIDI and USB-C bus-powered, making it easy to connect and power up. It also features sustain, expression, and two assignable pedal inputs, giving you even more control over your performances.
Complete with a music software bundle, including Komplete Select, VSTs, and more; the Kontrol S49 MK3 opens up a world of possibilities for music production. This comprehensive collection of software gives you thousands of instruments and sounds to explore, making it the perfect choice for producers and musicians alike.
The Native Instruments Kontrol S49 MK3 is a versatile and expressive MIDI keyboard controller designed to provide unparalleled control and integration with virtual instruments and DAWs, all wrapped in a sleek, modern package. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting, the Kontrol S49 MK3 is an exceptional tool for unleashing your creativity and taking your music production to the next level.