Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A61 Controller Keyboard, Staff Selected Overview
This sleek and affordable MIDI keyboard is loaded with inspiring features, including a custom-designed keybed, eight touch-sensitive knobs and a crisp OLED screen.
The Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A61 keyboard is part of the immensely popular A-Series line, boasting the same sophisticated design, impressive build-quality and tactile control. As you’d expect from a Native Instruments MIDI keyboard, the A61 boasts total integration with NI’s Komplete Kontrol and Maschine software. The A61 features 61 full-size and Native Instruments’ velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keybed. Out of all the keyboards in the A-Series range, the A61 features the greatest range and is the one we’d recommend to pianists and keyboardists that are looking for a MIDI controller.
The A61 is a fantastic MIDI keyboard for live use, thanks to its lightweight form factor, 5-octave range and hands-on controls that allow you to adjust sounds on the fly. With eight touch-sensitive knobs as well as robust pitch and mod wheels at your disposal, you can dynamically tweak patches during a performance. Composers and soloists will love the extended range of the A61 and the more authentic playing experience that it provides. If you’ve got the space in your studio, tend to track two-handed keyboard parts or like split sounds across the keyboards, the A61 is a great choice.
- • Smart, streamlined keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments and
- • Affordable entry point into the NI world
- • Best-in-class, semi-weighted custom NI keybed
- • Informative OLED display for at-a-glance navigation
- • 8 touch-sensitive control knobs
- • Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels
- • 4-directional push encoder for one-handed sound browsing and project
- • Tag-based preset browsing via the KOMPLETE KONTROL Software: Find
- sounds quickly and hear instant previews
- • Smart Play: Stay in key with over 100 scales and modes, play chord
- progressions and arpeggios with single keys, or map any scale to white keys
- • Pre-mapped control of KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects plus hundreds
- of Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) plug-ins from leading manufacturers via
- the KOMPLETE KONTROL Software
- • Full VSTi and VST FX support
- • Deep integration with MASCHINE software
- • Intuitive control over Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and GarageBand at launch.
- Cubase and Nuendo integration coming soon after initial release
- • TRS pedal input, assignable to sustain or expression
- • USB 2.0 bus powered
- • Can be used / assigned as a MIDI controller
- • Includes a comprehensive collection of KOMPLETE Instruments and
- Effects, KOMPLETE KONTROL Software, and MASCHINE ESSENTIALS