THIS IS NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD

Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) makes it easier to browse, play, and control hundreds of instruments and effects, from over 75 different developers. It's basically an extended plug-in format that connects software instruments and effects seamlessly to NI's KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards and MASCHINE hardware.

WHAT IS NKS?

SEE HOW NKS WORKS

WHAT DOES NKS OFFER?

NKS delivers a huge range of benefits to musicians and producers at any level. They can be grouped into four main categories, and are best explained by seeing them in action. Check out these videos to see what NKS can do for you.

BROWSE QUICKER AND BETTER

Hear instant audio previews as you scroll quickly through thousands of patches, from hundreds of instruments, by over 75 developers.

KEY CONTROLS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Enjoy hardware pre-mapping of all key instrument and effect parameters, chosen by the developers themselves.

PLAY COMPLEX MUSIC EASILY

Play intricate chord progressions and arpeggios, even with no musical training, and with just one finger.

SEE DEEPER INSTRUMENT FEATURES AND SETTINGS

Light Guide lets you see – and control – a range of deeper parameters, settings, articulations, mappings, and more.

OWN KOMPLETE 9, 10, 11 OR 12?

You can already take advantage of Smart Play and many of the NKS Browsing features, even without NI hardware. Download the KOMPLETE KONTROL software via Native Access to get started.

ALL NKS PARTNERS AND INSTRUMENTS

Over 75 renowned manufacturers have already enhanced hundreds of the world’s finest plug-ins with NKS. And the list is constantly growing.

SEE THE FULL LIST

BECOME AN NKS PARTNER

Native Instruments works closely with partners to update their products to the growing NKS standard. Are you a professional software instrument or effect 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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