Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 MK2 review: specs & price

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The Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 MK2 is a Keyboard Controller with a For all your virtual instruments, Fatar keyboard with aftertouch and 61...

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PRODUCT COMPARISON

Name Korg microKEY 61 MkIIMiditech i2-61 Black EditionMidiplus X6 miniGSi DMC-122Acorn Masterkey 61Novation Launchkey 61 MK2Nektar Panorama T6Icon iKeyboard 6XRoland A-800 Pro Bag BundleAlesis VI61
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Description 61-Key MIDI KeyboardUSB master keyboardOrgan MIDI ControllerUSB MIDI Keyboard with 61 KeysUSB MIDI Keyboard with 61 Keys61 Key Master Keyboard with AftertouchUSB-MIDI controller keyboardRoland A-800 ProUSB MIDI Controller Keyboard
Dimensions (W x D x H)850 x 139 x 54 mm92 x 7.5 x 21.5 cm--96.5 x 19 x 7.6 cm-980 x 277 x 80 mm1025 x 189 x 74 mm1002 x 251 x 91 mm-
Weight1.71 kg3 kg-18 kg2.3 kg3.5 kg7.6 kg4.8 kg4.5 kg-
Aftertouch
Split Zones0000000020
Layer function
Pitch Bend / Modulation
Rotary Encoder00464881916
Fader (Amount)01020199090
Pads000001680816
Display
MIDI interface-2x OutMIDI Out1x In, 4x Out--1x Out1x Out1x In, 1x Out1x Out
Pedal input
USB-port
Mains Operation
Battery Operation
Bus-Powered
Dimensions---96 x 15.5 x 49 cm-940 x 90 x 270 mm----
Connections-----USB-MIDI Out, USB, Expression and Sustain Pedal--
System requirements------Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher) and PC (Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 or higher)Class-Compliant with Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64 bit), Mac OS X (IntelMac) and iOS--

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Description

The Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 MK2 is a Keyboard Controller with a For all your virtual instruments, Fatar keyboard with aftertouch and 61 semi-weighted keys, Ergonomic Pitch and Mod wheels plus Touch Strip, Pre-configured Mapping for all KOMPLETE instruments as well as hundreds of NCP-compliant (Native Kontrol Standard) instruments from leading third-party vendors, Full VSTi support, Two high-resolution colour displays for browsing, sound tweaking and more, Seamless integration with the MASCHINE Hardware/Software, Intuitive control of Logic Pro X, Ableton Live and GarageBand (Cubase and Nuendo integration will follow soon after the release), Two freely assignable inputs for foot pedals, MIDI In/Out & Power supply via USB 2.0. The retail price is 522.08 £.

Specifications

Tag-based Preset browsingFind sounds quickly and hear instant previews
Light GuideRGB lights above each button signalise drum cells, key switches, chords, keys, and more
Smart PlayRecognises scales and modes with the Light Guide, play chord progressions and arpeggios with single keys, or map any scale to white keys only
Register your hardware to download the KOMPLETE KONTROL software, as well as KOMPLETE 11 SELECT free of charge (11 premium instruments and effectsMassive, Monark, The Gentleman, Drumlab, Reaktor Prism, Scarbee Mark I, Retro Machines, Vintage Organs, West Africa, Solid Bus Comp, and Replica)
Weight6.55 kg
Dimensions (WxHxD)1006 x 84 x 297 mm
System requirementsMac OS X 10.11 or Mac OS 10.12 (Intel Core 2 Duo), Windows 7 or higher (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2), Internet connection and a graphics card with support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher (for software download and activation only), 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments), USB 2.0 or higher (cable included)
AftertouchYes
Split Zones16
Layer functionNo
Pitch Bend / ModulationYes
Rotary Encoder9
Fader (Amount)0
Pads0
DisplayYes
MIDI interface1x In, 1x Out
Pedal inputYes
USB-portYes
Mains OperationYes
Battery OperationNo
Bus-PoweredYes

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