A61 KB Controller Keys Do not Play a Sound

webs Member Posts: 1 Newcomer
edited September 29 in Komplete Kontrol


I just purchased a Native Instruments A61 Key Keyboard Controller and have been unable to get the keys to play a sound., despite the manual, YouTube tutorials, and many other internet sources.

I think there is something simple that i am overlooking, but ????

I can use the Keyboard Browser and Encoder (Selection Knob) to select and audition sounds in the Komplete Kontrol Computer App on my iMac Pro BUT ... the KB keys don't trigger sounds.

Do I need to open a DAW (Cubase) or something else to play this in Standalone Mode ??? 

Thanks For Any Advice



  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,274 Expert

    Always use the standalone Komplete Kontrol app to do initial tests as it is easier to figure out.

    First, open Preferences, MIDI anc check the keyboard MIDI input is selected.

    Next, click the Audio tab and make sure you have the correct audio output for your system selected.

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 7,679 mod

    @webs What Jester said + make sure to give full disk access to Komplete Kontrol as well as your DAW: How to Enable Full Disk Access on macOS

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