THIS IS NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD®

Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) is Native Instruments’ extended plug-in format for all virtual instrument developers. NKS allows for intuitive and seamless interaction between plug-in instruments and KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE hardware – definitive integration designed by developers themselves.

TOP INDUSTRY PARTNERS

The list of NKS-ready instruments is growing constantly as more partners update their products for tailored integration with KOMPLETE S-Series keyboards and MASCHINE.

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INTEGRATION DESIGNED FOR UNITY

No one knows a software instrument’s most important parameters better than the people who built it. Manufacturers using the NKS standard carefully design the mappings, tags, and performance of their instruments for KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards and MASCHINE hardware to react with the feel of a custom instrument – bringing you closer than ever to your favorite software instruments.

SPEED OF SOUND

Accelerate your creativity. NKS-ready instruments appear with their presets in the powerful tag-based browsers in the MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL software. Instantly shape the sound of these industry-leading plug-ins with the same deep control you find in all KOMPLETE Instruments.

DEEP FEATURE INTEGRATION

NKS delivers deep hardware and software integration between third-party plug-ins and KOMPLETE S-Series keyboards and MASCHINE hardware like never before.

NATIVE BROWSER

Third-party instruments are tagged by the manufacturers themselves, ensuring these tags are relevant and useful. NKS instruments show up alongside your KOMPLETE Instruments in the Native Browser – total browsing unification on all KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards and MASCHINE hardware.

NATIVE MAP®

Native Map is also extended to third-party instruments. Plug-in manufacturers design mappings that suit the instrument specifically. This means useful, musically-relevant parameters automatically mapped to the eight control knobs on KOMPLETE S-Series keyboards and MASCHINE hardware.

LIGHT GUIDE

Light Guide revolutionized playability when it appeared on the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards. Now, third-party instruments can use this industry-first technology to easily display key switches, sample mappings, and keyboard splits.

SMART PLAY

Every NKS plug-in is set up to make use of the creatively-empowering Smart Play features in the KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE software – including the touch strips, scale mapping, Chord Sets, and the powerful arpeggiator. Perform with your KOMPLETE and MASCHINE hardware like never before.

TAKE KONTROL

Are you a professional software instrument developer? If you want to update your plug-ins to the NKS format, get in touch to find out about the NKS Developer Kit.

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