Cutting-edge keyboard controller featuring an 88-note hammer-action Fatar keybed that accurately simulates the feel of a grand piano. It boasts Polyphonic Aftertouch for exceptional expressiveness, allowing precise modulation of parameters, and offers easy navigation through a high-resolution glass display. With a sleek, durable design, RGB illuminated pitch and mod wheels, and seamless software integration through NKS technology, the Kontrol S88 MK3 is a versatile tool for music producers. It includes a comprehensive software bundle, including Komplete Select, making it an all-in-one solution for beginners and experienced musicians.
At a glance
- 88-note hammer-action FATAR keybed provides unmatched playability and 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 S88 MK3 represents the latest evolution of NI's highly acclaimed Kontrol S-Series. It's equipped with an 88-note hammer-action Fatar keybed that faithfully replicates the touch and expressiveness of a grand acoustic piano. The Kontrol S88 MK3 has undergone a significant redesign, featuring a fresh yet familiar layout with pitch and modulation wheels illuminated in vibrant RGB colours and newly designed button clusters for continuous control.
One of its standout features is the incorporation of Polyphonic Aftertouch, which delivers unparalleled expressiveness. This allows you to manipulate pitch, vibrato, and cutoff precisely. Additionally, you can fine-tune various parameters and automation using the eight encoders, while navigating through sounds and settings is effortless thanks to the high-resolution glass display. The Kontrol S88 MK3 includes an extensive music software bundle, providing access to cutting-edge virtual instruments and the versatile Komplete Select package, offering a vast sonic palette from Native Instruments.
For those seeking inspiration or beginners looking for immediate creative possibilities, Native Instruments has introduced the 'Light Guide,' a specially designed feature that helps you stay in key, switch between scales, and more efficiently. Leveraging the advanced NKS technology, you can swiftly locate the desired sound and intelligently map your virtual instruments, simplifying tasks such as adjusting the wet/dry mix of a virtual piano's reverb or applying studio-quality effects directly from the onboard display.
The Kontrol S88 MK3 seamlessly integrates with various software, providing an unmatched user experience. Thanks to the next-generation NKS technology, this keyboard controller establishes a direct and immersive connection to Kontakt and partner instruments, effects, and sounds. This streamlined integration allows for effortless navigation, tweaking, and mixing of your virtual instruments. The included Komplete Kontrol software ensures a hassle-free experience, enabling you to find and customize sounds quickly and to your preferences.
Polyphonic Aftertouch is a standout feature, elevating your expressiveness by allowing you to control parameters with subtle pressure on each key. Modulating cutoff, pitch, vibrato, and more becomes intuitive and requires no additional controls. Developed in collaboration with Fatar, the Kontrol S88 MK3's hammer-action keybed ensures a top-tier polyphonic aftertouch experience, granting you precise control over your performances.
Navigating your sounds and making adjustments is intuitive with the high-resolution full-colour screen on the Kontrol S88 MK3. This display provides a clear and detailed visual representation of your parameters, enhancing your overall experience. The keyboard controller has a revamped design featuring CNC machined, bead-blasted, and anodized aluminium construction. The metal and glass elements provide both durability and a modern aesthetic, and the button islands create a continuous dustproof control surface, ensuring reliable operation even in demanding studio environments. RGB illuminated pitch and modulation wheels add style and functionality, especially in low-light studio sessions.
The Kontrol S88 MK3 offers seamless integration with major DAWs, extending beyond standard transport controls. It directly connects to your preferred music production software, facilitating an efficient workflow and enhanced creativity. The keyboard controller is 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 further control over your performances.
The package includes a comprehensive music software bundle featuring Komplete Select, Komplete Kontrol Software, Stradivari Cello, Guitar Rig LE, Elements Suite, and Hypha. This collection of software provides access to a vast array of instruments and sounds, opening up endless possibilities for your music production.
The Kontrol S88 MK3 brings virtual instruments to life in an immersive and realistic manner. With advanced NKS technology, you'll have in-depth control and integration with Kontakt instruments and a wide range of partner sounds, instruments, and effects. Intelligent auto-mapping ensures that each instrument is seamlessly connected and ready to play, allowing you to focus on your music without interrupting your workflow.
Included Components: Physical:
- Komplete S88 MK3 MIDI keyboard controller
- Komplete Select
- Komplete Kontrol software
- Stradivari Cello
- Guitar Rig LE
- Elements Suite