This thread provides information about updates for KOMPLETE KONTROL and the NATIVE BROWSER PREVIEW LIBRARY. It will be updated whenever new information becomes available. --------- IMPORTANT: After updating KOMPLETE KONTROL or installing a new KOMPLETE or NKS instrument, run KOMPLETE KONTROL as a stand-alone application before using it as a plug-in When running the stand-alone version of KOMPLETE KONTROL for the first time, open Preferences > MIDI and enable all MIDI input ports for the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboard For host integration setup, refer to the online KOMPLETE KONTROL documentation. KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK1 and MK2 users upgrading from a previous version of KOMPLETE KONTROL MUST replace their Ableton Live scripts for Ableton Live integration to function correctly. Please refer to the KnowledgeBase article Setting Up Ableton Live for KOMPLETE KONTROL ----- 2.6.2 - 2021-07-02 FIXED an issue where browser items marked as favourite disappeared after the latest update 2.6.1 - 2021-07-01 Notes After installing from Native Access, please ensure that any external storage devices containing content are connected when launching KOMPLETE KONTROL for the first time Some customers are still experiencing ongoing integration issues with Logic Pro. We are aware of these, and are investigating solutions Changelog ADDED Host Kontakt VST3 (please note: it is not currently possible to host VST3 versions of the recently released FX plug-ins) ADDED Apple Silicon support: - KOMPLETE KONTROL (standalone application) can be used on Apple Silicon machines when Rosetta 2 is installed (available from App Store) - KOMPLETE KONTROL plug-in can be used in DAWs that have been launched using Rosetta (right-click on DAW application in Finder > Get Info > Open using Rosetta) CHANGED File paths in preferences are now shown in the standard POSIX format instead of the old Mac HFS format (i.e. slashes instead of colons) on macOS FIXED Clunky scrolling when using a MacBook trackpad FIXED Super 8 missing background image on controllers --------- Spoiler: Previous Updates KOMPLETE KONTROL 2.6 - 2021-03-09 Notes Ableton Live 11 integration from KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK1 keyboards is not officially supported yet. Official integration scripts will be released in a future update This release improves the reliability of integration with Logic Pro, but may not resolve the ongoing integration issues for all users. We are investigating user reports and will release additional fixes once they are ready Changelog ADDED Big Sur compatibility on Intel-based Macs. Please note the following: KOMPLETE KONTROL is not yet supported on Apple Silicon based Macs. Even though it can be installed from Native Access on these computers, there is a small possibility of data loss within KOMPLETE KONTROL between sessions, meaning that loaded Instruments & Parameters may intermittently be lost when re-opening a saved project in Logic. We are working with Apple to resolve the issue. [Please see this article for updates] ADDED Initial feature set of MASCHINE software Accessibility for Visually Impaired users from KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 keyboards Please see the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 MASCHINE Accessibility Manual for more information IMPROVED Background Content Scan performance IMPROVED Reliability of Logic Pro integration FIXED Super 8 R2 UI appears blank when loaded inside of KOMPLETE KONTROL FIXED User edited tags were not saved FIXED Dragging an item from the browser shows one more item than what is dragged FIXED Saved items are not shown in Browser if a scan is running in the background FIXED Samples with special unicode characters not recognised on Windows FIXED Browsing tags slow on Hardware when a Character tag is selected 2.4.0 - 2020-08-20 Introducing background scanning for content Products Scanning of content products (Kontakt and Reaktor libraries, Expansions, Presets and Samples) now occurs in the background, allowing both applications to be used immediately when launched. A running scan is indicated by a spinning / loading icon on the library tabs as well as in the preference page. Manual re-scanning is also not possible while an automatic scan is in progress. Notes VST and AU scanning still requires a restart and present a scan dialogue Some interactions such as editing tags or using the search bar may not be possible while a scan is running Changelog FIXED intermittent integration issues with Logic Pro 10.5 (note: requires macOS 10.15.6) FIXED Using KOMPLETE KONTROL as a plug-in with missing content creates a grey rectangle when loading a project in a host application FIXED S-Series MK2 & A-Series MIDI Templates intermittently lost on macOS Important: please backup your templates before updating, or refer to the Knowledge Base article (https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012243398) Firmware Updates IMPROVED MIKRO MK3, A-Series & M32 connectivity and detection on AMD-Ryzen based systems Requires MASCHINE MIKRO MK3 Installer 1.2.0 (Firmware 0.5.2), A-Series Installer 1.3.0 (Firmware 0.4.0) and M32 Update Installer 1.4.0 (Firmware 0.4.5), now available for download via https://www.native-instruments.com/en/support/downloads/drivers-other-files/. 2.3.0 - 2020-01-23 ADDED MIDI mode assignments for KOMPLETE KONTROL A-Series & M32 keyboards Configure knobs, keybed and pedals via the MIDI Assignment editor in KOMPLETE KONTROL Standalone software Requires A-Series Firmware 0.3.9 & M32 Firmware 0.4.4 FIXED ‘Komplete Kontrol DAW’ MIDI port intermittently unavailable on Windows FIXED Intermittent crash during scanning of PACE signed plug-ins 2.2.1 - 2019-12-10 FIXED Some NKS plug-ins not showing in the Browser 2.2.0 - 2019-11-20 ADDED Support for macOS Catalina IMPROVED Transport button LED states correct when closing KOMPLETE KONTROL or MASCHINE software FIXED Instance selection unavailable from 4-D Encoder on KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 2.1.6 - 2019-08-19 Notes: - It has not been possible to record automation from NI hardware controllers in Logic Pro X since version 10.4.5. Apple have confirmed that the issue will be fixed in a future update to Logic Pro X. - v2.1.5 skipped. ADDED Cubase / Nuendo integration for KOMPLETE KONTROL A-Series (including M32) keyboards ADDED Studio One integration (added by Presonus in version 4.5.3) for KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2, A-Series and M32 keyboards. This update supports improved track navigation from S-Series MK2 (coming in a future update to Studio One) ADDED 'Learn' mode for Scale engine FIXED content missing with error "Another scan is currently in progress" error message FIXED Preferences > Hardware incorrect for KOMPLETE KONTROL A-Series (including M32) keyboards in MASCHINE FIXED previous Plug-In name persists when changing to third-party products FIXED MIDI automation not working after adding new Parameter page 2.1.4 - 2019-07-18 FIXED Preferences > "Ignore All" now works as expected 2.1.3 - 2019-06-20 ADDED Audio Plug-In - play back loops in time with the internal tempo of KOMPLETE KONTROL and your DAW when hosted ADDED MCU Support for KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 and A-Series (including M32) hardware ADDED Sounds.com integration - "Releases" can now be synced and downloaded content will display the original artwork ADDED Value Pickup mode for 3rd party MIDI controllers mapped to KOMPLETE KONTROL IMPROVED Product Scanning & Remapping -First-time users can now scan their plug-ins and library when Komplete Kontrol is hosted in a DAW -Hang on startup fixed -Scanning & remapping speed increased -Stability improvements -There is an "Update" button to migrate former "Sub-Sub-Type" tags to "Character" tags in the user library FIXED NKS Kontakt and Reaktor Libraries were being displayed as NI products under Vendor in the browser FIXED MIDI Learn was not working properly in Sampler depending on Pitch/Envelope type controls FIXED MIDI parameter changes could not be used to drive host automation FIXED Adding a new map via learn mode or modify an already existed was broken in version 2.1.0 FIXED The On-Screen Overlay for KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK1 was not displaying any artwork for Sounds.com content FIXED Intermittent controller crash when switching control surfaces in Ableton Live 2.1.2 - 2019-03-28 IMPROVED Official Komplete Kontrol S-Series MK2 integration with Ableton Live (requires Live 10.1) -Scripts automatically deployed and auto-selected -Instrument Rack no longer required -Workflow and stability improvements FIXED Komplete Kontrol AU.adg crashes Ableton Live FIXED Parameter learning from hosted plug-in to Native Map 2.1.1 — 2019-03-06 Maintenance release. ADDED Support for KOMPLETE KONTROL M32 Hardware FIXED Hardware Integration Agent losing contact to controllers when hosted in 3rd party DAWs FIXED An issue where a popup would report "invalid Plugin ID" when a Plugin was not found IMPROVED Stability improvements for using NKS sync via Sounds.com 2.1.0 - 2019-02-21 ADDED MIDI mapping support for third party controllers It is now possible to control some of KOMPLETE KONTROL's parameters via a third party MIDI controller. These include the 8 knobs of the NATIVE MAP, parameter page switching, plugin switching if more than one plugin is instantiated in the plugin chain, and preset switching. ADDED Sounds.com Integration Browse on Sounds.com, create your own collections of loops and one-shots, and sync the collections with KOMPLETE KONTROL. To make use of this feature, you must enable the "Download to All NI Apps" feature on the Sounds.com website. This can be found in your account settings, which can be accessed at this URL: https://sounds.com/account/overview ADDED Sampler plug-in When loading a sample from the new Samples tab in the Browser, that sample will automatically be loaded into the Sampler plug-in so it can be played immediately. The GUI for the Sampler provides access to some important parameters, but all parameters for the Sampler can be accessed via the Plug-in Panel or a connected KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard. This version of the Sampler supports loading of only a single sample at any given time. CHANGED There is now a single button for toggling the Browser between the Factory and User Libraries CHANGED Samples are now available in the Browser cataloged in separate Loops and One-shots tabs These new samples tabs will only appear when focused on the first slot in KOMPLETE KONTROL; the FX tab will be shown when any other slot is selected. Furthermore, for this version, all User Samples will be located in the One-shots tab of the Browser, regardless of whether they're tagged as Loops or One Shots. IMPROVED Instruments, Loops, and One-Shots in the Factory Library will have their tags updated to the new NKS 1.5 format ADDED Previews of loops selected in the Browser will be played in sync with the current project When a loop is selected in the Samples tab with Prehear turned on, it will begin playing immediately in-sync with the host if transport is running. If a loop preview starts part-way through the loop, the loop will play once more for its full length to ensure you get to hear the entire loop once in context with your project. IMPROVED Filters and product selections will be remembered when switching between content types and Factory/User Libraries in the Browser ADDED Browser content synchronization between multiple running instances When running multiple instances of KOMPLETE KONTROL, either as Standalone and/or as a plug-in, updates to the Library will be synced across the instances. For example, if you delete a sample from your User Library in one instance, the sample will no longer be present in the other instances. Similarly, if you save a preset in one instance, that preset will then be available in the other instances, too. ADDED Accessibility for A-Series keyboards via announcements in BROWSER, PLUG-IN (parameters, plug-in chain) SCALE, and ARP -Enable / disable Accessibility Mode using SHIFT + IDEAS (top left button on keyboard + third button to the right in second row) -Enter Training Mode by double tapping SHIFT when Accessibility is on -Announcements for INSTANCE coming in a future update ADDED When browsing with A-Series, jump quickly to the results list by holding SHIFT and pushing right on the 4D Encoder ADDED Fast scroll through results list with A-Series by holding SHIFT and twisting the 4D Encoder ADDED Automatic Plug-in Focus (a.k.a. ‘Focus Follow’) and device auto-connect for A-Series when used with Ableton Live FIXED It is now possible to enter PLUG-IN from MIDI on A-Series keyboards REMOVED The dialog window prompting to download the Previews for the Factory Library The Previews are still available for download in Native Access if needed. Komplete Kontrol 2.0.5 - 2018-10-26 FIXED Intermittent Transport LED flicker on S-Series keyboards when used with Logic Pro X Komplete Kontrol 2.0.4 - 2018-10-22 ADDED Support for KOMPLETE KONTROL A-Series Hardware ADDED Drag and drop Instrument & FX Presets from Komplete Kontrol’s browser to the desktop to create a local copy Komplete Kontrol 2.0.3 –– 2018-09-20 ADDED Support for KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 MK2 Hardware ADDED Remove FX plug-in from focused slot using KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK1 using [SHIFT] + [BACK] IMPROVED Accessibility Announcements Tempo is spoken when adjusted in KOMPLETE KONTROL Standalone software from KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK1 keyboards Fast Browser scrolling is announced in Training Mode Preset name always spoken when selecting a Preset without Preview IMPROVED Preview can be heard for single Browser Result by twisting 4-D encoder FIXED ‘Set Favorite’ is correctly announced when Accessibility is enabled FIXED Instrument Parameters with high Automation ID can be automated in Ableton Live FIXED Intermittent error message when switching Presets with Automation set to Touch in Logic Pro X FIXED Intermittent loading issue when opening Arturia Spark on Windows FIXED Intermittent connection issues between Cubase 8.5 / 9.0 / 9.5 and KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards FIXED Plug-in chain navigation works as expected after loading preset from File menu FIXED Browser sync issues when switching between Instrument and Effect slots FIXED Extra screen space beneath Browser tags FIXED Issue with AMD processors & preview playback Komplete Kontrol 2.0.2 — 2018-05-16 FIXED Intermittent log shown when quitting KOMPLETE KONTROL Komplete Kontrol 2.0.1 — 2018-05-15 ADDED MIDI Mode Keybed Assignment for KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 keyboards 1. Create key splits, assign MIDI channel, transpose, and set the Light Guide color for KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 keyboards in MIDI mode 2. Configure via the MIDI Assignment editor in KOMPLETE KONTROL Standalone software ADDED Rename MIDI Templates for KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 keyboards ADDED KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 Accessibility for Windows Windows support for KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 keyboard accessibility features for visually-impaired users (previously macOS only) IMPROVED KOMPLETE KONTROL shows hosted plug-ins that are missing on the system with an “!” icon IMPROVED KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 always switches to the PLUG-IN page after loading a Preset in the BROWSER FIXED Crash when dragging MIDI patterns from KONTAKT Instruments to the host FIXED Crash when closing KOMPLETE KONTROL plug-in window with Softube Heartbeat FIXED Intermittent crash when disabling / enabling / freezing tracks in Cubase FIXED KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 velocity curves are correctly recalled after restart FIXED The Plug-in Bar and KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 HW use the Product short name for NKS KONTAKT, NKS REAKTOR and NKS VST Content Instruments FIXED KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK1 Instance On-Screen Overlay correctly shows loaded Instruments when re-opening a saved host project FIXED Guitar Rig can be scrolled to show all modules regardless of the window height FIXED MIDI Templates are correctly recalled after restart on Windows FIXED KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 SHIFT LED shows the correct state in MIDI Assignment Editor FIXED FIXED VEL is respected when switching MIDI Templates --------- 2.0.0 (2018-04-09) includes the following improvements: ADDED Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) FX Plug-in Support NKS FX brings the familiarity and immediacy of the NKS experience to FX plug-ins Full integration with the Native Browser and intelligent parameter mapping via Native Map ADDED VST FX Plug-in Support Load any VST FX plug-in via the Plug-in Bar, customise mappings, and save user presets in the Native Browser ADDED KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 Mixer Page Indicators Channel Mute and Solo state indicators on the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 Mixer page in Logic Pro X, GarageBand, Ableton Live, Cubase and Nuendo Channel Record Arm state indicators on the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 Mixer page in Ableton Live IMPROVED Behaviour of KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK1 and MK2 PRESET UP / PRESET DOWN buttons is now consistent in all modes FIXED Intermittent crash when navigating tracks in Logic Pro X FIXED Intermittent crashes when quitting KOMPLETE KONTROL FIXED Master and Output channels are no longer greyed-out on the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 Mixer page in Logic Pro X FIXED Level meters match the software on the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 Mixer page in Ableton Live FIXED KOMPLETE KONTROL remembers hosted plug-ins that are missing on the system --------- 1.9.3 includes the following improvements: Fixed: Issues with KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK1 On-Screen Overlay PREVIEWS 1.1.0 includes the following improvements: Fixed: Added missing previews in various products Addressed minor audio glitches in several Native Instruments and Native Kontrol Standard Products 1.9.2 includes the following improvements: New features: KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 and S61 MK2 deep integration with on-screen feedback in Cubase 8.5 / 9 / 9.5 & Nuendo 7 / 8. Configure the MIDI Touch Strip assignment using KOMPLETE KONTROL standalone's MIDI Assignment Editor. Select Global Velocity Curve via SETUP page on KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 hardware. KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 Hardware Accessibility for macOS. Hardware accessibility features for visually-impaired users enabled by holding the top left button [SHIFT] and pressing the top right button [MIXER]. Fixed: Increased character limit for MIDI Knob and Button labels. Fixed intermittent issue when navigating to KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 PLUG-IN page from BROWSER. Fixed intermittent KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 PLUG-IN button flashes Tempo displayed on KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK2 is now consistent with value changes. --------- 1.9.1 includes the following improvements: New features: Support for KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 and S61 MK2 including deep integration with on-screen feedback in Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and GarageBand Preview Native Instruments and Native Kontrol Standard Instrument Presets. This requires the Native Browser Preview Library, available as a separate download in Native Access. If you do not see "Previews" in Native Access, please check your email for a serial number. Fixed: Dominant 9 and Quartal Chord Types no longer cause intermittent freezes -------- 1.8.3 includes the following improvements: Fixed: The KOMPLETE KONTROL VST and AAX plug-ins now load correctly on Mac OS X 10.10.5. 1.8.2 includes the following improvements: New features: File > Manage Products Open Native Access via KOMPLETE KONTROL standalone to manage the Products that are shown in the Browser Fixed: Switching presets via Preset Up / Down on the hardware no longer results in longer load times than when using the software. -------- 1.8.1 includes the following improvements: Fixed: Fixed issue with scanning of AAX Plug-in in Pro Tools. -------- 1.8 includes the following improvements: New features: New Smart Play scales The Smart Play scale engine now includes more than 100 new scales and modes, making it easier than ever to take melodies and harmonies in new directions. Enhanced Smart Play chord features Users now have full control over the position of individual notes within automatically generated chords. Set to Auto, KOMPLETE KONTROL will select voicings that result in the most natural transitions between chords. Stand-alone transport control When running in stand-alone mode, KOMPLETE KONTROL’s transport controls can now be used to start, stop, restart, or adjust the tempo of clock-based instruments such as REAKTOR Blocks. KKS and MASCHINE Record Functionality Additionally, the update provides enhanced integration with the MASCHINE plug-in: Pressing REC on the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboard now arms MASCHINE itself, enabling users to record directly into the sequencer. Fixed: Fixed issue where Chord Type > Octave played an incorrect interval with certain scales Fixed Windows issue where KOMPLETE KONTROL’s hardware service would not restart after installation under certain circumstances Fixed issue where automation strings would be displayed as 0-1 in hosts under certain circumstances Fixed macOS issue where KOMPLETE KONTROL could be started in 32-bit mode Fixed issue where the Arpeggiator could trigger Control Keys when loading a module via the Plug-in menu ---- Information on upcoming updates will be shared when available.