At the center of your studio, Kontrol integrates with a wide range of setups, whatever your creative style.

Inputs and outputs

  • Bus-powered USB-C
  • USB-C port
  • 4 x assignable TRS pedal inputs including a default sustain and default expression
  • MIDI in and out

DAW integration

Kontrol has advanced integration with the following programs, with further integrations currently in development:

  • Ableton Live

  • Bitwig

  • Cubase

  • Digital Performer

  • FL Studio – coming soon

  • Logic Pro

  • Pro Tools – support coming in late 2023

  • Studio One

Compatible plug-in formats

macOS (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST3, AU, AAX
Windows (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST3, AAX

What’s included?

  • USB-C cable

  • Komplete Kontrol and Komplete 14 Select software, plus a load of instruments and effects

  • Setup guide and documentation as downloads

Kontrol comes with a USB-C cable. It is bus-powered meaning the USB cable draws power directly from your computer, so there’s no need for an additional power supply. If your computer does not have a USB-C port, you can use your own USB adapter and power supply.

Use the adapter to connect the provided USB-C cable from the keyboard’s HOST port to your computer’s USB-A port. Then connect a USB-C power supply (5V, 7.5W or higher, 1.5A or higher) to the keyboard’s USB-C power supply port.

Check the manual for more information.

System requirements

  • MIDI 2.0 (requires MacOS 13.5 or higher)
  • MIDI 1.0 (with MacOS 12 or higher)
  • Intel Core i5, Apple M1 (and equivalent or higher)
  • macOS 13 (Ventura) or higher
  • Windows 10 or 11 (latest service pack) or higher
  • 8 GB RAM

An internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher Direct 3D 11.1 (feature level 11_0) or higher are required to download and activate this product and associated content. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline

Hardware specifications

  • A high-resolution 1280 x 480 color screen with glass surface
  • CNC machined, bead blasted and anodized aluminum, 8 x encoder caps, 1 x 4D encoder cap, 2 x wheels (pitch and mod)
  • RGB illuminated pitch and mod wheels
  • New button-islands that form a continuous dustproof control surface and are grouped by function

Kontrol S49

Height: 86 mm
Width: 802.2 mm
Depth: 323 mm
Weight: 5.5kg

Kontrol S61

Height: 86 mm
Width: 967.4 mm
Depth: 323 mm
Weight: 6kg

Kontrol S88

Height: 120 mm
Width: 1353 mm
Depth: 347mm
Weight: 13.5 kg


  • Unparalleled software integration with next-generation NKS technology for a direct and immersive connection to NI and partner instruments, effects, and sounds
  • Choose between 49 or 61 semi-weighted keys, or 88 fully weighted hammer-action keys, all in an industry-leading Fatar keybed
  • All three models come with polyphonic aftertouch as standard, plus Kontrol S88 is the first widely available hammer-action polyphonic aftertouch keyboard controller
  • High-resolution full-color display screen for intuitive browsing, tweaking, and mixing
  • Light Guide: RGB lights above each key highlight drum cells, key switches, chords, scales, and more
  • Smart Play: See scales and modes on the Light Guide, play chord progressions and arpeggios with single keys, or map any scale to white keys only
  • Anodized aluminum knobs and pitch and modulation wheels

Safety instructions

Due to legislation in the State of California, the following message must be displayed to Californian residents:
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including styrene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to
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