Understanding DAW Control With Komplete Kontrol 2

Running Komplete Kontrol in standalone and plugin modes involves different approaches and outcomes. Here's when to use each one, and how they can help you.  

Native Instruments' Komplete Kontrol MKII hardware and software really take hands-on performance and DAW control to a whole new level. In this short video from the course Komplete Kontrol MkII 101: Absolute Beginner's Guide, Matt Vanacoro explains how you are now able to access standalone plugins and libraries directly from the keyboard, without having to go back to your computer first!

Matt explains the difference between running Komplete Kontrol in standalone mode and in plugin mode. Each mode provides differet ways of working with your instruments and DAW and it's important to understand which is which. You will see examples of working inside a DAW and the control that you get using that technique, and also of running in standalone mode, which opens up a different world of creative possibilities. Check out the rest of the course for a complete tour of this powerful system.  

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Komplete Kontrol MkII 101: Absolute Beginner's Guide

Komplete Kontrol MK2 lets you quickly find and preview sounds across your virtual instruments directly from the hardware, and offers much tighter integration with third-party software instruments and DAWs. This means less time looking at your screen and more time playing with NI’s hardware!

In this in-depth 28-tutorial course, synth expert Matt Vanacoro takes you through the new Komplete Kontrol MK2, explaining how this amazing hardware-software duo will transform your music-making experience. After giving a tour of the hardware, Matt goes in depth into all the great features… You learn how to browse your instrument library (now including 3rd-party instruments), how to control your DAW directly from Komplete Kontrol, how Maschine integration works, how to use scale modes, the arpeggiator, one-note chords and a lot more!

So dive in this course, and get ready to harness the creative production tools of the Komplete Kontrol keyboard and software!

Watch the course Komplete Kontrol MkII 101: Absolute Beginner's Guide in the Ask.Audio Academy | macProVideo | AskVideo

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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