PreSonus Monitor Station V2: The desktop speaker-management solution. Whereas most midi controller keyboards have a plethora of knobs, sliders and buttons the Native Instruments S series goes for the minimalist approach with just eight main rotaries, one main selector knob and two button clusters. You can do so much more from the device itself, with better visual feedback and much deeper levels of integration front and centre of its workflow. The hardware itself feels like quality the moment you take it out of the box. Also a big shout out to Hattie at Native Instruments who was so incredibly efficient at arranging everything. Without being a bit nit-picky, this keyboard is definitely a monster. Furthermore, the pair of touch strips has been replaced by traditional pitch and mod wheels, with a single touch strip on the bottom.
Scales The integrated scale mapping features give you instant access to a world of melody. The build quality is superb, the keys are a delight and the features are second to none. Instantly switch between Loop Mode, Sample Mode, and Hot Cue Mode. These two collections of advanced software instruments and effects not only give you a wealth of sound to choose from — they also fire up your imagination. The Light Guide shows which keys you would have needed to play to for each chord if you were able to play the full chords yourself. For example drums make use of colour to indicate types of sounds so kick drums are red and hats are blue which means you always know where you are without needing to look at a computer screen.
See for program details Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage. . Immersive Visual Feedback See everything you need, when you need it, where you need it: Two high-res color screens provide essential information on sounds and projects, backlit function buttons vary in color and intensity to indicate their state, and the precision Light Guide pinpoints the location of sounds, key zones, switches, scales, and more. Instant shifts with step settings are possible as well. A large, conveniently located knob controls the main speaker output level but not the main line-level outs , and a Dim switch with attenuation knob lets you reduce the speaker output by a variable amount -30 to -6 dB. The most arresting of these is the addition of a pair of high-res colour screens whose functions switch to reflect your choice of operation. It feels like a pro level instrument and that feeling is enhanced as soon as you put your fingers on the keys.
What is your opinion of this product? What is your opinion of this product? Instantly switch between Loop Mode, Sample Mode, and Hot Cue Mode. Ableton Live 10 Lite is included with the keyboard, so you can start producing right out of the box. The Temblor T10 provides a continuously variable lowpass filter 50 Hz to 130 Hz , allowing you to create a seamless crossover transition between your full-range studio monitors and subwoofer for the most accurate listening environment possible. Switch quickly and easily between up to four audio sources with a selection of input types with the Monitor Station V2. A Mono switch sums the stereo outputs so you can check for phase problems. Turn the unit on and everything comes to life in a wash of animated colour. Everything you need to record and produce.
The key lights have also been crucial. Perform expressively, browse and preview sounds, tweak parameters, sketch your ideas, then navigate and mix your project — all from one fully integrated centerpiece for studio and stage. Around 6:06 into the video, you can see the last set of buttons line up just before the last keyboard octave, which corresponds to the Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61. Need a hip hop kit? Create loops, launch samples, and control hot cues with the 16 backlit rubber drum pads. But in the long run its worth it but very expensive to some people.
New in version 2 are dual high-resolution color screens for browsing, tweaking, mixing and more. I don't like that I need to use a computer editor to change the Midi channel but other than that it is great. However the S series does have individual displays under each rotary encoder which change depending what mode your in so actually there is a lot of information here and combined with the light guide it sort of replaces a standard lcd panel. It's cool how you can twist the knob for big level changes and shift twist them for fine-tuning level changes. Just press the Browse button, turn the push encoder to select your instrument, choose a sound, and go. If you really like what you hear, just tag it as a Favorite for instant access next time.
It can't work unless it is connected. Sounds can also be searched using musical tags and keywords. Or create instant shifts with different stepped settings. The screens allow you to do a good chunk of work without reaching for the mouse. Map chords simply by selecting mode and inversion, or by loading up a chord set — ready-to-play progressions to inspire and augment your own compositions. This is great for live performances and it reduces the stress of having to memorize a lot of automation.
Finding the right sound amongst a sprawling sound library can be difficult, not to mention time consuming. New in version 2 are dual high-resolution color screens for browsing, tweaking, mixing and more. Ableton Live 10 Lite is included with the keyboard, so you can start producing right out of the box. Very few companies oversee a software product collection as diverse and comprehensive as Native Instruments. Pro Performance Stay-on key, with notes of the currently selected scale or mode lit on the Light Guide. The knobs are a decent material with much use of cheap plastic as is all of N. Combine them and experience true creative unity — get unified browsing, automatic parameter mapping, and intelligent keys and pads with plug-and-play simplicity.
I love using this to quickly get my ideas out from my head to the daw. Hint: Make sure the Kontrol-S is configured correctly. Another pretty useful tech included with the Kontrol S61 keyboard is the automatic parameter mapping with Komplete or Komplete Ultimate. And, although good value, they are still a tad on the expensive premium side. You can set up as many pages of 8 knobs as you want. Play instruments solo or as polyrhythmic ensembles. Perform expressively, browse and preview sounds, tweak parameters, sketch your ideas, then navigate and mix your project, all from one fully integrated system for studio and stage.