Native Instruments have revealed a new keyboard and 2 new audio interfaces that look wicked but are super affordable.
We love Native Instruments here at RouteNote, creators of the incredible MASCHINE production and performance controllers. New NI products always get us excited, but we get even more excited when their quality music tech is affordable for everyone. Looking at providing entry-level producers with top gear, Native Instruments have announced 3 new additions to their Komplete range.
KOMPLETE KONTROL M32
First up is a micro MIDI keyboard controller that packs a full production-worthy package into a mini, 32 key shell. The new KOMPLETE KONTROL M32 is Native Instruments’ smallest keyboard they’ve ever released but it’s capable of a diverse playability and gives you extensive control over your instruments, loops and samples.
It’s small enough to take on the go and with plug-and-play control you’ll never be caught short for laying down your musical ideas. Use the OLED display and touch-sensitive knobs to tweak your sound’s and parameters in real-time with all the KOMPLETE and NKS instruments pre-mapped to work with the keyboard.
The M32 uses Smart Play technology to help you integrate sophisticated techniques like chords, scales and arpeggios that you may not be able to do yourself. Use Smart Play to map the keyboard to your advantage to play scales or chord progressions, making playing easier for beginners and expanding the possibilities for more seasoned producers.
On top of 32 synth action keys the controller has buttons for playback, recording, quantizing, loops and more putting all of the recording and producing power at your fingertips. It works seamlessly with Logic Pro X, GarageBand, and Ableton Live – and it comes with Ableton Live Lite 10.
It only costs £99 which for the quality and versatility is a great price. The M32 keyboard will be launched March 6th with pre-orders beginning in February.
KOMPLETE AUDIO 1 / AUDIO 2
Next up are 2 new compact audio interfaces from Native Instruments to get you plugged in and recording. Both units offer high quality recording solutions for your instruments and microphones and come with a bunch of Native Instruments’ great software to expand and perfect your creations.
The KOMPLETE AUDIO 1 and 2 both offer high quality, 2-channel recording but with the AUDIO 2 you get two combi-XLR/jack inputs. The AUDIO 1 features one combi input and one jack for guitars and other instruments.
The AUDIO 1 features two stereo RCA outputs for plugging your sound out to high fidelity speakers and listening to your mix in high quality. The AUDIO 2 provides dual jack outputs so you can take it live as well as playing out through studio monitors.
NI’s KOMPLETE AUDIO 1 and 2 will be available in March with pre-orders beginning in February. The AUDIO 1 will cost £79 and the AUDIO 2 will cost £109.