Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2... keybed problems...?

G.B. Member Posts: 46 Sine
edited April 1 in Komplete Kontrol

I have been looking at a lot of NI YouTube videos over the past few days...

There seems to be quite a few videos of people showing how to "fix" the S88 MK2 keybeds because of noise...

Is this a prevalent problem...?



  • pranaearth
    pranaearth NYCMember Posts: 34 Tri
    edited April 1

    Keep in mind that people only post when there are issues or problems. So it seems like there are more problems then there really are. I've had an S88MKI and now an S88MKII and I've had no issues with either.

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Custom NKS Libraries: freelancesoundlabs.com/nksMember Posts: 386 Saw

    There is also quite a few videos on YT saying the earth is flat, pretty sure it's still the same sphere it was 4.5 billion years ago tho.

    Everything that is built by man will have some kind of problem. The more of something you make the more likely an issue will exist and someone will find it.

    I have seen users report problems here, but if I were top put a percentage on the number of posts I have seen with a hardware problem Vs without, would struggle to register an actual percentage.

    So take it with a grain of salt, has there been any users with an issue, sure, is it a common thing that affects a significant number of users, unlikely so, but i'd always advise of deeper investigation and comparisons if you want to be sure, why take my word for it?

  • Simchris
    Simchris Temecula, CAMember Posts: 70 Tri

    .I have three s series. Mark i and ii 49 key, and mk ii 88 key. Absolutely zero issues.

  • rdalcroft
    rdalcroft Member Posts: 16 Sine

    I would say over time, things wear out, grease needs replaced, things need serviced.. Its not an issue really, but Native instruments need to acknowledge this, and offer options for the user when their warranty runs out, A simple how to guide on what grease to buy, a guide how to open your unit, remove and grease the 2 locations for each Key. All in all I did all of my Keys in 2 hours. My S88 Mk2 started to become Noisy after 8-9 months. Basically a few keys at a time. And gets progressively worse over time.

    With basic technical knowledge, a bit of research, I now have a quiet keybed, better than new, I would advise NI to maybe pack more grease/Lub than they currently use. Because there was nothing stopping the keys from hitting the guide posts on a lateral motion, this is what gives the high pitch click.

  • rdalcroft
    rdalcroft Member Posts: 16 Sine

    See my guide here: Its a bit rough, but you get the gist, If i have to do this once every 1-2 years, then I dont mind.

    S88 Mk2 - Noisy Keys - Fixed - Instructions — Native Instruments Community (native-instruments.com)

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