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14 Videos | Length: 1hr 4min 53sec
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    Adam welcomes you to the course and gives you a quick look at the KOMPLETE KONTROL's main features.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Working with Multiple Instruments

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

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    Using 3rd-Party Instruments & Plug-Ins

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

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    Pitch & Mod Controls

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

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    Custom MIDI Mapping & MIDI Mode

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

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    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.

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    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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KOMPLETE KONTROL MK2 Power Start is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 28 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful The videos were good and detail really enjoy to learn more about my kontrol MK2 keyboard good information. The reason I gave the overall rating of 4 is because a lot of the information already knew I thought I was going to learn a little bit more something you more in-depth maybe if that's all it is to it not sure.
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent course! Loads of useful tips Great intro to using all sorts of hardware/software features of KK that would otherwise not be intuitive to learn.
Date published: 2021-06-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Primer This will give you a basic understanding of the functionality of the keyboard, as well as ideas on using it in expressive ways. If you just laid down money for this set of keys and never used all of the functions, this is a five star plus. If you have basic knowledge of its functions it’s still a good watch. However if you have a good grasp on music theory, and this is a new purchase, just skip to the smart scale and arp videos to get an idea of how each tab functions, and watch the midi settings video. For all cases follow the directions on the NI website for proper installation.
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Somewhat helpful I liked the video instructions in terms of the general operation of the Komplete Kontrol MK2 but I wouldn't use all of the features, i.e., sound design, scale creation, chord creature, etc.
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very clear but incomplete overview An excellent presentation but weak on use of Chord tand Scale functions, the power of which is only lightly addressed. Chord set does not appear to be understood well. A pity the video exclusively utilises Ableton now that KKS2 functions with other DAWs. Otherwise excellent. The section on MIDI setup and learning is particularly good.
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Helpful Just got an S series and this was helpful. There definitely was some spots that left me hungry for more information, but based on the intent of the course (a quick start) I think it met it's purpose and saved me a lot of headache digging through the manual and clicking buttons to see what happens or sifting through unorganized videos on the interwebs. =)
Date published: 2021-01-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great! spent an evening with this tutorial and at the end of it I knew what I wanted to know about komplete kontrol (and more!) grateful because I found kk to be pretty confusing at first. multiplier is pleasant and clear. SPECIAL THANKS for spending time talking about serum as that is one of my go-tos
Date published: 2020-12-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great introduction - I learned many things! Very helpful thanks! I'm trying to get Cubase 10 to show the individual notes from the arpeggios but cannot figure it out. Do you have any idea how to do this in Cubase 10?
Date published: 2020-12-18
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Insatisfaction It’s the first time that i’m disapointed with a groove formation. To much time passed on the screen with the mouse to learn how my keyboard works (???) I do all the formation proposed, but it was frustrating. Sorry for my bad english. I’m a french guy. Blaise Gagnon
Date published: 2020-12-04
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good except.... As a power start it is very good. S series is a MIDI Controller Keyboard. Needs more attention to using MIDI to affect parameters and mapping and explaining. Otherwise worth watching.
Date published: 2020-12-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really clear and helpful! Really appreciated the pace of these videos and clear hand movements. I learned so many useful ways of using the Komplete keyboard from watching this! Well chunked information, in good video lengths.
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Close, but no Cuban Overall, the tutorial was good. However, it would have been Great if there was coverage of Komplete Kontrol MK2 control/integration with Maschine. Thanks!
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from No Advanced information. Rather basic. How to use with other DAWs would have been nice
Date published: 2020-08-01
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Essential for Beginners Great course on how to use the Kontroller in the beginning stages, I learned a lot and continue to learn, thank you!
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome material Great job with showing what the MK2 can do.
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Not up to the usual standard Difficult to listen to. the presenter should speak normally.
Date published: 2020-06-22
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from Not for beginners! Was looking for a simple and easy to follow instruction on how to use Komplete Kontrol keyboard. Well, this is not it. The author jumps around from feature to feature without explaining what he is doing. To make things worse, he is using instruments and plug ins not everyone might have. Gave up after episode 3...
Date published: 2020-04-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great power start guide Lets you get started and dive in using your Komplete keyboard. At least now I know what it can do.
Date published: 2020-01-11
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Somewhat helpful Having only Ableton used is not useful for me but I'm sure for some it is.
Date published: 2019-06-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good course The course flow has good flow to drive the understanding of Komplete Kontrol.
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from GOOD ! He explains everything slowly so its easy to undestand.. and the guy is pretty dam funny lol.
Date published: 2018-11-17
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Good intro to MK2 Well presented and interesting.
Date published: 2018-10-22
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very Useful Having just purchased a Komplete Kontrol S49 Mk2 I found these videos very informative and has been referred to on a daily basis. As with all new "toys" one has to find their way around until it becomes second nature. This a good starting point but I do wish I had purchased the original version when the keyboard was first introduced which has more about the set up procedure. Good stuff all the same.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely helpful I have purchased several tutorials on Komplete Kontrol MK2. This is BY FAR the best. The course is taught in an orderly, precise and visual way. Excellent!
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Komplete Kontrol MK2 Power Start Great teacher.Slow thorough
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good course for a quick start on Komplete Kontrol MK2. I thought the presenter did a good job providing a quick/short intro course for Komplete Kontrol MK2.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Straight to the point This was exactly what I was looking for. Not to be confused with the S-Series video. It gets straight to the point with short and sharp videos.

My only criticism… could do better with the camera angles. Some content could do with split screens. However, it doesn't detract from the information.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Decent, Not Particularly In Depth This tutorial is not a particularly deep dive into the KK MK2. Maybe it isn't meant to be. Worth a watch.
Date published: 2018-01-06
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