Native Instruments - Kontrol S61 MK3

Steve's Code: 41088


Kontrol is an advanced MIDI keyboard controller featuring 61 semi-weighted keys with polyphonic aftertouch as standard. Stay in the flow with an intuitive connection to instruments, effects, and your DAW, plus immersive navigation on a high-res screen.

Highly Visual:

- See switches, key zones, scales, and more light up in front of you with the intelligent Light Guide. Chord Mode lets you create a progression by playing single keys, while Easy Mode maps the white keys to whichever scale you need.


Inputs and Outputs

- Bus-Powered USB-C


- USB-C Port

- 4 x Assignable TRS Pedal Inputs Including a Default Sustain and Default Expression

- MIDI In and Out

DAW Integration (Kontrol has advanced integration with the following programs, with further integrations currently in development)

- Ableton Live

- Bitwig

- Cubase

- Digital Performer

- FL Studio (Coming soon)

- Logic Pro

- Pro Tools (Support coming in late 2023)

- Studio One

Compatible Plug-In Formats

- macOS (64-Bit Only): Stand-alone, VST3, AU, AAX

- Windows (64-Bit Only): Stand-alone, VST3, AAX

What’s Included?

- USB-C Cable

- Komplete Kontrol and Komplete 14 Select Software, Plus a Load of Instruments and Effects

- Setup Guide and Documentation as Downloads

* Kontrol comes with a USB-C cable. It is bus-powered meaning the USB cable draws power directly from your computer, so there’s no need for an additional power supply. If your computer does not have a USB-C port, you can use your own USB adapter and power supply.

* Use the adapter to connect the provided USB-C cable from the keyboard’s Host port to your computer’s USB-A port. Then connect a USB-C power supply (5 V, 7.5 W or higher, 1.5 A or higher) to the keyboard’s USB-C power supply port.

System Requirements

- MIDI 2.0 (Requires MacOS 13.5 or higher)

- MIDI 1.0 (With MacOS 12 or higher)

- Intel Core i5, Apple M1 (And equivalent or higher)

- macOS 13 (Ventura) or Higher

- Windows 10 or 11 (Latest service pack) or Higher

- 8-GB RAM

** An internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Direct 3D 11.1 (Feature level 11_0) or higher are required to download and activate this product and associated content. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.

Hardware Specifications

- A High-Resolution 1280 x 480 Color Screen with Glass Surface

- CNC-Machined, Bead-Blasted and Anodized Aluminum, 8 x Encoder Caps, 1 x 4D Encoder Cap, 2 x Wheels (Pitch and Mod)

- RGB Illuminated Pitch and Mod Wheels

- New Button-Islands That Form a Continuous Dustproof Control Surface and Are Grouped by Function

- Dimensions (H x W x D): 86 mm x 967.4 mm x 323 mm

- Weight: 6 kg


- Unparalleled Software Integration with Next-Generation NKS Technology for a Direct and Immersive Connection to NI and Partner Instruments, Effects, and Sounds

- 61 Semi-Weighted Keys All in an Industry-Leading Fatar Keybed

- Comes with Polyphonic Aftertouch as Standard

- High-Resolution Full-Color Display Screen for Intuitive Browsing, Tweaking, and Mixing

- Light Guide: RGB Lights Above Each Key Highlight Drum Cells, Key Switches, Chords, Scales, and More

- Smart Play: See Scales and Modes on the Light Guide, Play Chord Progressions and Arpeggios with Single Keys, or Map Any Scale to White Keys Only

- Anodized Aluminum Knobs and Pitch and Modulation Wheels