Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller


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Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

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The Komplete Kontrol A49 appeared on our recommended list for 49 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards from May 2021 until September 2022 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other keyboards.


This is Native Instruments' affordable entry into their music production ecosystem.

The A49 features semi-weighted keys, chord and scale mode, and full integration with Native Instruments Maschine.

The Kontrol A49 is the best way to get into the Native Instruments ecosystem. Full integration means that all the functions have been mapped out already and quite a lot like this about the Kontrol A49.


  • Keys: 49 velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys
  • Pads: No
  • Arpeggiator: No
  • Motorized Controls: No
  • Bundled Software: Komplete Kontrol, Maschine Essentials, Komplete Instruments and Effects
  • Power:USB powered.
  • Connectivity: USB and TRS input for sustain pedal.
  • Control Hardware Directly: No
  • Compatibility: MacOS 10.12 or later + Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later.
  • Dimensions: 32.3"" x 10.1" x 3.5"
  • Weight 7 lb.s
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now options with higher ratings in our guide to The Best 49 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards.