Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S25 25-Key MIDI Controller (Discontinued)
Gearank High Notes
- Keys: 25 semi-weighted keys with monophonic aftertouch.
- Pads: none
- Buttons, Knobs and Other Controls: 3 Perform Buttons, 6 Transport control buttons, 1 Pitch Strip, 1 Modulation Strip, Control Section: 2 Page buttons + 8 Control knobs, Navigate Section: Browse, Instance, Back, Enter and 2 Present buttons
- Octaves: Not Specified
- Bundled Software: Controller Editor, Komplete Kontrol S-Series Software Bundle
- Power: Power Adapter
- Connectivity: MIDI In/Out , 1/4" TS connections for expression and sustain pedal
- Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 or macOS 10.12 + Windows 7, 8, or 10
- Dimensions: 19.9" x 10.8" x 3.3"
- Weight: 7.16 lbs.
The Komplete Kontrol S25 appeared on our recommended list for 25 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards from June 2017 until November 2018 when it was removed due to a lack of availability.
The S25 from Native Instruments' Komplete Kontrol series is designed to integrate with NI Komplete instruments.
Its main feature includes the Light Guide - LEDs above each key that offers visual feedback on performance controls, such as chord / arpeggiator or scale mode. The triggered notes light up once a key is pressed in chord or arpeggiator mode, while the notes in a scale light up on the keyboard in scale mode.
Instead of the traditional pitch and modulation wheels found in many MIDI controllers, this controller has multi-purpose touch strips that offer different pitch and modulation settings.
This controller is a great choice if you are looking to invest in a user-friendly and good quality unit for making music - particularly with Native Instruments' software.