Native Instruments Updates Komplete Kontrol

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Native Instruments has released a free update to its Komplete Kontrol software.

Version 1.8.0, available now via Native Access, includes three key 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.

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.

Here’s a video overview of the new features:

To receive the update, Komplete Kontrol users should log into Native Access and install version 1.8 from the Available Updates tab.

4 thoughts on “Native Instruments Updates Komplete Kontrol

  1. I wish they had a path for existing owners of Komplete to be able to buy one of these at a discount – ie keyboard only.

    1. That wouldn’t really make sense. Pretty much all the cost is that of the hardware. They’re just bundling the software for free to pull you into the ecosystem.

  2. How about allowing us more than one preset when disconnected from the computer to unleash its massive potential as a live MIDI controller?

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