After the first Komplete Kontrol keyboards were launched by Native Instruments, the world was introduced to a whole new way of music production. Apart from the elegant controllers, the coloured LED lights above the keys made these devices incredibly popular in no time. The lights correspond to the colour codes in the Kontakt software, which enables you to see exactly where your key switches are at any given time. This is the 2nd generation Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2 USB/MIDI keyboard by Native Instruments.
Put simply, the MK2 is just better. It comes standard with inputs for sustain and expression pedals, as well as USB MIDI and DIN MIDI. The S49 MK2 also has a pair of colour displays for your plugins. Using NKS protocol, you can be sure of a seamless integration of software and hardware. The keyboard has also been enhanced with a Fatar key bed!
The previous Komplete Kontrol features touch strips for pitch and modulation, but this MK2 has tried-and-trusted wheels and an extra touch strip! Additional controls give you access to transport buttons of the selected DAW software as well as scenes and patterns in MASCHINE. Another new feature the unique rotary knob on the right-hand side, which acts as a sort of stick and combines a push encoder with a cursor mechanism. The Komplete Kontrol MK2 has never been more complete!