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KOMPLETE KONTROL MK2 Power Start

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  • Introduction 1:17

    Introduction

    Adam welcomes you to the course and gives you a quick look at the KOMPLETE KONTROL's main features.

  • Setup Help 2:24

    Setup Help

    Adam explains why the setup procedure is complex and where you can go to the setup info specific for your computer and DAW, as well as some tips and tricks for doing so correctly.

  • Overview & Loading 9:13

    Overview & Loading

    Adam gets you familiar with each major function of the keyboard, including the Light Guide, and how to load your first instrument by using the navigation and browser on the Keyboard.

  • Effects / KOMPLETE KONTROL 2.0 Update 2:09

    Effects / KOMPLETE KONTROL 2.0 Update

    Adam Pollard aka Multiplier adds a new video to this series showing how to add effects both using the keyboard, and using plug-ins, which was introduced in an update to KOMPLETE KONTROL 2.0.

  • Library & Instrument Navigation 4:49

    Library & Instrument Navigation

    Gat an in-depth demonstration of how to organize, audition, and choose an instrument, including cool features such as enabling pre-hear, saving favorites, and saving presets.

  • Working with Multiple Instruments 3:12

    Working with Multiple Instruments

    Adam shows you how to switch between multiple instruments, and balance them using the mixer.

  • Using 3rd-Party Instruments & Plug-Ins 2:48

    Using 3rd-Party Instruments & Plug-Ins

    This video explains NKS, and how to work with instruments and plug-ins not created by Native Instruments.

  • Scale Smart Play 7:23

    Scale Smart Play

    Explore how to play in any scale, without knowing music theory, or how to play conventionally. Also discover chord mode, and most excitingly, chord set mode!

  • Arp Smart Play 7:12

    Arp Smart Play

    Adam reveals how to use Arp Smart Play to turn chords into single note patterns and melodies, going much further than a typical arpeggiator.

  • Recording, MIDI, & Automating in a DAW 3:35

    Recording, MIDI, & Automating in a DAW

    This video shows how to record a typical part/performance, as well as how to record Smart Play MIDI, as this doesn't record by default.

  • Pitch & Mod Controls 7:16

    Pitch & Mod Controls

    Learn how to use and customize the KOMPLETE KONTROL MK2 pitch wheel, mod wheel, and horizontal touch strip.

  • Custom MIDI Mapping & MIDI Mode 2:08

    Custom MIDI Mapping & MIDI Mode

    Unlock the full customization potential of KOMPLETE KONTROL by understanding MIDI Mode and the MIDI Assignment Editor.

  • MIDI Key Splits & More 1:07

    MIDI Key Splits & More

    Adam goes over how to configure the Light Guide to show different colors for different splits and rename them as well, so they appear both in your software and hardware.

  • KOMPLETE KONTROL in Action 10:20

    KOMPLETE KONTROL in Action

    Take the technical knowledge just learned from all the videos and see how it all fits together, as Adam creates an idea from scratch, using the ideas, techniques and concepts, from this course.

Product Overview


Adam Pollard aka Multiplier returns, bringing you the best way to get started with using your Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL MK2 controller. Get up and running fast with this in-depth power start series!

Adam starts by welcoming you and goes over what you’ll be learning in the series. He then begins by explaining how the setup procedure is complex and where to find the info specific to your computer platform and corresponding DAW, so you set it up right the first time, avoiding problems and frustration.

Once you’re set up, Adam goes over all the major functions of the keyboard, including the Light Guide, and how to load your first instrument by using the navigation and browser on the Keyboard.

Library and Instrument Navigation is next, followed by how to work with multiple instruments and plug-ins, and then you’ll see how to use 3rd Party plug-ins with KOMPLETE KONTROL MK2, creating a complete master controller solution.

Adam then shows you Scale Smart Play, which allows you to play in any scale without knowing music theory, and then all of the powerful arpeggiator features in KOMPLETE KONTROL.

Basic recording is then covered, as well as more advanced MIDI recording, including how to automate the KOMPLETE KONTROL knobs in your DAW for fine control and creative use.

Next, you’ll learn all about the Pitch and Modulation wheels and how to customize them, including the horizontal touch strip. Custom MIDI Mapping & MIDI Mode are then revealed, which allows you to unlock the full customization potential of KOMPLETE KONTROL by utilizing MIDI Mode and the MIDI Assignment Editor.

Wrapping it up and tying it all together, Adam gives you an “In-Action” video where he creates a cool musical idea from scratch, using the ideas, techniques and concepts from this course.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you just got your Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL MK2 and want to get up and running fast, while also learning about some of this incredible controller’s finer points, stop right here… Watch “KOMPLETE KONTROL MK2 Power Start” today.


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