Native Instruments Komplete Audio 2 questions

Don1990
Don1990 Member Posts: 66 Member

Hello,

Does the Native Instruments Komplete Audio 2 interface have a MUTE button?

Also, does it allow use of the volume buttons on the mac keyboard? I don’t understand why some interfaces do and some don’t allow this. Why would anyone not integrate this option?

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  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 9,547 mod
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    There's no MUTE button on the soundcard and it doesn't allow volume being controlled by the mac's volume icon/slider.

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  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 9,547 mod
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    There's no MUTE button on the soundcard and it doesn't allow volume being controlled by the mac's volume icon/slider.

  • Don1990
    Don1990 Member Posts: 66 Member

    Can you tell me why the Mac volume buttons aren't integrated? It's such a missed opportunity if you ask me.

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 1,080 Guru
    edited February 26

    IMO the volume controls on your computer are for adjusting the level of the internal audio interface.

    I've been using computers since the 80s and I've never known an external interface to have its level controlled by the computer keys.

  • Don1990
    Don1990 Member Posts: 66 Member
    edited February 26

    I mean, you don't but that's probably because you've always had an interface without the option.

    I like to tuck my interface away, I don't need to have it sitting on my desk. I'd rather just set the volume to max on my interface and control it from my macbook keys. Don't you think that's way easier? Unless you really like to "touch knobs" #pauze.


    I have a Mackie Big Knob and a Behringer Studio L interface that both allow control of the volume with the Macbook keys. If certain people enjoy this function, why not integrate it? Why would you want to lose customers over a simple feature like this is what I am trying to figure out?

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 1,080 Guru

    I've now done a little Google research, and apparently it can be a thing - at least on Macs, and only with certain interfaces that support it. It's definitely not a widely supported thing on all platforms by all manufacturers.

    I've had a whole bunch of audio interfaces over the years and I've never come across it before (or even thought it needed to exist).

  • Don1990
    Don1990 Member Posts: 66 Member

    We both have different experiences then. But I guess you are just used to not having the option and I am. I refuse to get a interface that doesn't offer this, because the functionality was made for a reason by Apple. And for manufacturers to pretty much disable this feature, just doesn't click with me.

    Imagine connecting EarPods to your iPhone and the side volume buttons and internal volume control on your iPhone get disabled...makes zero sense IMO.

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