Cutting-edge MIDI keyboard controller, featuring a 61-note semi-weighted Fatar keybed that emulates the feel of an acoustic piano, along with RGB illuminated pitch and mod wheels. It offers Polyphonic Aftertouch for unparalleled expressiveness, high-resolution display for easy navigation, and a sleek, durable design. With deep software integration and a comprehensive music software bundle, including Komplete Select, it facilitates seamless music production. The Kontrol S61 MK3 is known for its intelligent auto-mapping, which ensures effortless connection with virtual instruments, making it a versatile and inspiring tool for musicians of all levels.
At a glance
- 61-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, 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 S61 MK3 is the most recent evolution of the highly-praised Kontrol S-Series by NI. Its 61-note semi-weighted Fatar keybed replicates a grand acoustic piano's rich feel and expressiveness, making it an exceptional choice for musicians. The Kontrol S61 MK3 boasts a revamped design with a fresh aesthetic, showcasing an intuitive and familiar layout. It comes equipped with RGB-illuminated pitch and modulation wheels and introduces new button islands for seamless, continuous control.
The inclusion of Polyphonic Aftertouch elevates your musical expression to unprecedented levels, enabling you to modulate pitch, vibrato, and cutoff effortlessly. Moreover, the eight encoders facilitate parameter control and automation adjustments, while the high-resolution glass display empowers you to navigate through sounds and settings with precision. The Kontrol S61 MK3 includes a comprehensive music software bundle featuring cutting-edge virtual instruments and access to Komplete Select, offering a vast sonic palette from Native Instruments.
For users seeking inspiration or beginners looking for an out-of-the-box creative experience, Native Instruments has integrated the innovative 'Light Guide' feature. It assists you in staying in key, switching scales, and more with ease. Using cutting-edge NKS technology allows you to swiftly discover the desired sound and adjust your virtual instrument through intelligent auto-mapping functionality, whether fine-tuning a virtual piano's reverb mix or dialling in studio-grade effects directly from the onboard display.
Advanced and seamless software integration is at the heart of the Kontrol S61 MK3. It offers an unparalleled connection to Kontakt and partner instruments, effects, and sounds, thanks to the next-generation NKS technology. This seamless integration ensures that you can easily navigate, tweak, and mix your virtual instruments. The Komplete Kontrol software streamlines control and integration, making sound discovery and customization a breeze.
Polyphonic Aftertouch further enhances your expressive capabilities, allowing you to control parameters with the slightest pressure on each key effortlessly. This is made possible by the semi-action keybed developed in collaboration with Fatar, delivering the ultimate polyphonic aftertouch experience and granting you unrivalled control over your performances.
Navigating through your sounds and making precise adjustments is intuitive with the high-resolution full-color screen of the Kontrol S61 MK3. This display provides a clear and detailed visual representation of your parameters, offering an immersive experience. The device's revamped design, including encoders, button islands, and sleek aluminium construction, ensures reliability in demanding studio environments and adds a touch of style to your setup, with RGB illuminated pitch and modulation wheels enhancing operation in low-light studio sessions.
The Kontrol S61 MK3 offers seamless integration with major DAWs, going beyond standard transport controls and directly connecting to your preferred music production software for enhanced workflow and creativity. The keyboard controller is also USB MIDI and USB-C bus-powered, simplifying connectivity and powering. It also accommodates sustain, expression, and two assignable pedal inputs, affording you even more control over your performances.
The package includes a comprehensive music software bundle comprising Komplete Select, Komplete Kontrol Software, Stradivari Cello, Guitar Rig LE, Elements Suite, and Hypha. These software components grant access to thousands of instruments and sounds, unlocking endless possibilities for music production.
The Kontrol S61 MK3 transforms virtual instruments into an immersive and lifelike experience. Advanced NKS technology ensures in-depth control and integration with Kontakt instruments and various partner sounds, instruments, and effects. The intelligent auto-mapping feature seamlessly connects and readies each instrument, allowing you to focus on your music without interrupting your workflow.
Included in the package are:
- Komplete S61 MK3 MIDI keyboard controller
- Komplete Select
- Komplete Kontrol software
- Stradivari Cello
- Guitar Rig LE
- Elements Suite