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Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.8 Free Update The DJ Shop Blog

Monday, 13 March 2017 14:56:32 Europe/London

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol 1.8 update now available


Native Instruments have added new features and improved numerous aspects of their Komplete Kontrol software, in the form of version 1.8  Here is a quick overview of the features present within this update:

Standalone Transport control - When the keyboard is in ‘standalone’ mode, the transport controls can be used to stop, start, restart or adjust the tempo of clock-based instruments e.g. REAKTOR Blocks.

New Scales - the new update now includes over 100 scales which can be used to produce even more creative possibilities to harmonies and melodies.  Also included are new Smart play arpeggiator features in the form of repeat, retrigger, inversion, offset and range.

New Scales

New chord Smart Play parameter position - this allows you to have full control over the specific points of individual notes within a chord.  When Auto is selected, natural transitions between chords are automatically selected right there and then.


Integration with Logic Pro X, Cubase, Garageband and Nuendo - the DAW can be effortlessly used with all these, together with an easy setup, fast response, dependability and precise control.


Accessibility - The update includes new features which enable visually impaired users to use Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards as fully as possible.  The features consist of text-to-speech support for tags, instance selection, browsing parameters and performance features.  There is also a training mode available for locating controls.  These entire features are compatible with both PC and Mac.

Ability to now browse from the hardware - you can browse directly from your hardware as opposed to the computer screen.

To take advantage of these new features, they are now available to download within the Native Access area of the Native Instruments website.

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Laura Apicella