Native Instrument Announces Komplete Kontrol 1.5, NKS Plugin Format & S88 Keyboard


Native Instruments today announced several updates to its Komplete Kontrol line:

  • Native Kontrol Standard, a new plug-in format allowing third-party instruments to achieve the same deep integration previously only reserved for Komplete Instruments;
  • VST support lets Komplete Kontrol owners load and play their entire software instrument collection; and
  • Komplete Kontrol S88 is a new keyboard controller with 88 fully weighted, hammer-action keys.

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ControlAble Ableton Live Touch Controller (Sneak Preview)

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This is a sneak preview of Graham Comerford’s ControlAble – a multitouch controller for Ableton Live.

ControlAble’s display includes track names, clip names, clip colors, clip playing status, mixer controls, device rack controls, tempo, and transport controls. All controls are mapped automatically.

Details on ControlAble are to be announced. See the MultitouchMusic site for details.

More information & free download of ControlAble will be available Wednesday 28th March on

KORG nanoSERIES 2 USB-MIDI Controllers (Video Overview)

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Korg introduced their nanoSERIES 2 Slim-line USB-MIDI Controllers early in the year, at the 2011 NAMM Show. They’ve just released this video, though, which gives an overview of each of the controllers in the series.

  • The nanoKEY2 is equipped with 25 velocity-sensing keys.
  • For entering drum parts, the nanoPAD2 offers 16 responsive pads and an X-Y touchpad.
  • The nanoKONTROL2 offers knobs, switches, and faders – for controlling any DAW computer based DAW or numerous types of other music production software.
The nanoSeries 2 controllers are available now for around $50.


TouchLive Lets You Control Ableton Live On A Giant Multitouch Display

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This is a sneak preview of TouchLive 0.1 – a program underdevelopment that is designed to let you use a multi-touch display as a controller for audio or video software.

TouchLive 0.1 includes a monome emulator, midi drumpads, mixer, transport, sliders and buttons.

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Korg Offers New Creative Kontrol Bundle

Korg Creative KontrolKorg’s microKONTROL and KONTROL49 USB-MIDI controllers are now being bundled with a variety of popular software products suited for dance music creation and performance — Ableton Live Lite 4 Korg Edition; SampleTank 2 Korg Edition; Korg MDE-X effects; Reason Adapted for KORG and UVI Korg Edition — collectively known as the Creative Kontrol Pack, Volume 2.

Ableton’s Live Lite 4 Korg Edition is a “Lite” edition of the latest version of the audio/MIDI loop based sequencer. Featuring two plug-in instruments (a sampler and drum machine), five plug-in effects and hosting for VST/AU plug-ins, it enables MIDI and audio loops and phrases to be recorded and played back for intuitive, real-time song creation. Continue reading