Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S25 25-Key MIDI Controller (Discontinued)

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 Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S25 25-Key MIDI Controller

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Specifications

  • 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.

Gearank Recommendation

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.

Overview

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.

Unfortunately Native Instruments have discontinued this keyboard. To see the alternatives that we currently recommend please go to our guide for The Best 25 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards.