Ask me anything: Kontrol S-Series MK3



  • Braz
    Braz Member Posts: 19 Helper

    Why having suppressed the integration with Maschine ?

    The big pro with NI ecosystem was the thight integration.

    Not a buy for me.

  • mraak47
    mraak47 Member Posts: 22 Newcomer
    edited September 12

    Hi, will it be possible with the new KK SMK3 keyboards to configure two assignable pedal inputs for pedals to trigger/play sounds? For example I would like to play kick drum sounds with 2 pedals connected to the pedal inputs (when Kontakt drum instrument library, for example Studio Drummer, is loaded into DAW as a VST plugin). Thanks!

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 1,951 Expert
    edited September 12

    Maschine may just need updates to the software itself (let's face it it must do if it is going to allow aftertouch to work - Maschine has never really had 'tight' integration with NI keyboards because of this anyway). Just because someone with a pre release model couldn't make it work with Maschine doesn't necessarily mean all support has been removed (although yes, the dedicated buttons are missing)

  • G.B.
    G.B. Member Posts: 72 Member

    2023 and no touchscreen...? Seriously...? Built-in audio interface...? Entire thing made of aluminum (like Arturia)...? Sliders (it's not like there isn't any room)...?

  • Kev68
    Kev68 Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Looks fantastic - any chance of a keyboard-less module?

  • Owlbear
    Owlbear Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    It would be really nice to have software/firmware improvements for MK2 keyboards as well.

    This direct integration with Kontakt without Komplete Kontrol doesn't look impossible to add with new firmware and will make a lot of people very happy.

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 2,448 Expert

    I would like hammer keyboard smaller than 88 keys? It is hard to impossible to carry S88 and it is not pleasant to play on smaller semiweighted....

    Any chance?

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 2,448 Expert

    Hope never dies.... ;-)

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 1,951 Expert

    I would have loved one previously as I have several keyboards but none with Poly AT except for a Seaboard block so I need the new keyboard now

  • iNate
    iNate Member Posts: 99 Helper

    Maschine MK3 already supports Poly AT. The only thing that was lacking was support for it in the Maschine Software itself. It works in other DAWs that support it :-P

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 1,951 Expert

    Yes I know the hardware uses aftertouch from the pads and I guess that’s why the software filters it out from keyboards so the 2 sources of AT don’t clash, but I hope now NI will be more motivated to address that incompatibility. At least make the filtering of keyboard AT an option - like having a pad mode and keyboard mode

    ALDREAD Member Posts: 30 Member

    I would like to see the smart play features work in standalone midi mode , as it has a computer on board, hopefully you can make this possible .

  • afrogrit
    afrogrit Member Posts: 50 Helper

    . . . Just work on Maschine please

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