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New user? Find instructions on how to set up your KOMPLETE KONTROL S-SERIES keyboard in our setup instructions...


KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.9 adds support for the next generation of KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 and S61 hardware, plus several new software features.

  • Now you can preview sounds when browsing presets from your KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware. Easily find what you’re looking for across all KOMPLETE and NKS software instruments.
  • Deep integration with on-screen feedback when using Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, GarageBand, Cubase, or Nuendo with a Mk2 S49 or S61.
  • To discover the full range of enhancements in the next generation of KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards, visit the product page.


KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.8 is a free update that brings powerful upgrades to Smart Play chord and scale features, along with improved transport control for clock-based instruments.

  • The Smart Play scale engine now includes more than 100 new scales and modes, making it easier than ever to take your melodies and harmonies in new directions.
  • A new chord position parameter gives full control over the position of individual notes in a chord. Set to Auto, KOMPLETE KONTROL automatically selects voicings for the most natural transitions between chords.
  • When running in standalone mode, the KOMPLETE KONTROL transport controls can now be used to start, stop, restart, or adjust the tempo of clock-based instruments such as REAKTOR Blocks.


This free KOMPLETE KONTROL software update brings new DAW integration, hardware browsing, and more creative performance possibilities to your setup.

  • Native integration with Apple’s Logic Pro X / GarageBand and Steinberg’s Cubase/Nuendo software – open the DAW and enjoy easy configuration, rock-solid reliability, speed, and enhanced control. 
Note: KOMPLETE KONTROL MK1 keyboards currently support Cubase and Nuendo. KOMPLETE KONTROL MK2 support is scheduled for late 2017.
  • New Smart Play arpeggiator parameters – Retrigger, Repeat, Offset, Inversion and Range parameters fuel the creation of more varied sequences in your music.
  • New hardware browsing lets you find your Native Instruments and NKS-ready products without having to look at a computer screen.
  • Refined and expanded assistive features for KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards for visually-impaired users on both macOS and Windows. Includes text-to-speech support for parameters, tags and instance selection, as well as a training mode for locating controls.


KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.5 opens KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware to the wider world of software instruments, introducing Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) and adding VST support.

  • Native Kontrol Standard is a new plug-in format that opens up the KOMPLETE KONTROL system, allowing third-party plugins the same deep level of integration as KOMPLETE Instruments.
  • VST compatibility offers full integration of third-party VST instruments with the KOMPLETE KONTROL software for easy browsing, custom tagging, and creating personalized parameter mappings.
  • A new 'Control Panel' provides a dedicated interface for customizing instrument parameter mappings to the eight control knobs. Customizing assignments is simple and intuitive – even across multiple pages – and any double assignments are recognized automatically.


KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.2 delivers the brand-new browser favorites feature, new Native Instruments plug-in loading behavior, and numerous bug fixes.

  • Mark any instrument preset as a favorite in the KOMPLETE KONTROL software or directly on a KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboard.
  • Filter instrument presets to show only favorites in the KOMPLETE KONTROL software or directly on a KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboard.
  • Added 'Always use latest version of NI plug-ins' option to Preferences. This determines whether Library content is loaded with the latest version of the associated plug-in or with the minimum supported version.


KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.1 delivers more control and a more immersive hardware workflow.

  • KOMPLETE 1.1 allows you to route and record the MIDI output from KOMPLETE KONTROL’s Smart Play functions into your DAW or send MIDI to outboard gear.
  • A new scale mode shows the notes of a scale on Light Guide without remapping the wrong notes, allowing you to add additional flavor to your melodies and chords.
  • A new Touch Kontrol mode syncs to the host tempo for rhythmic delay and modulation effects.
  • Arpeggiator Latch mode holds the arpeggio sequence even when you take your hands off the keyboard to tweak parameters, grab the next chord, and more.
  • An improved preset management system makes saving and recalling presets faster and easier.
  • Adjust touch strip parameters and mod wheel functions directly from the hardware.
  • See KONTAKT Instrument key switch names directly on the Clear View display.
  • A convenient shortcut now lets you control the master volume of the KOMPLETE KONTROL software from your S-Series keyboard.
  • A new standalone MIDI output mode turns every KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboard into a luxurious, fully-functional master keyboard.