Will there be an open beta for Komplete Kontrol soon?

nightjar
nightjar Member Posts: 1,284 Guru
edited May 2022 in Komplete Kontrol

It's already been shared information that KK is next in line for Apple Silicon native support.

With this being the case, I would hope that NI would share an open beta for it very soon.

This would not only provide useful feedback for NI before release, but it would also be a good faith gesture to concerned users that the development is on an active track.

Can the someone from NI provide an answer on this?

Thanks.

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  • Matt_NI
    Matt_NI Administrator Posts: 1,109 admin

    This is hard to answer right now without knowing the exact timeline for the Silicon update. We'll likely have a beta few weeks before release which means we could still be weeks away until that happens. We'll get more clarity on that as we get closer to an actual release.

  • nightjar
    nightjar Member Posts: 1,284 Guru

    A beta a "few weeks" before release is not useful to anyone. That is far too short to have any meaningful purpose regarding the two things I stated in original post.

    This would not only provide useful feedback for NI before release, but it would also be a good faith gesture to concerned users that the development is on an active track.

  • Matt_NI
    Matt_NI Administrator Posts: 1,109 admin
    edited May 2022

    Sorry, I think I got this wrong. I thought you were asking about a beta for Apple Silicon but you're talking about new features I suppose?

  • nightjar
    nightjar Member Posts: 1,284 Guru

    I'm just asking about an open beta for KK in general, whether or not it is AS native.

  • Matt_NI
    Matt_NI Administrator Posts: 1,109 admin

    What range would you want the beta to be in ahead of a release?

  • nightjar
    nightjar Member Posts: 1,284 Guru

    As much as is possible..it would be an ongoing process that could be several months.

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 2,788 Expert

    What you ask for is more alfatesting than betatesting......

  • nightjar
    nightjar Member Posts: 1,284 Guru

    No. Beta stage can often last a few months... typical is 4-6 weeks.

    A couple of cycles.. each 4 weeks? so 2 months out from expected release?

    So let's get it cooking!

  • nightjar
    nightjar Member Posts: 1,284 Guru
    edited May 2022

    Word is out there that the browser in updated Massive X is a starting point for browsers in other NI products.

    If this is true, and the beta for KK will be transitioning over to this layout, I am a bit optimistic.

    Hope a beta is offered soon. I'd love to see this browser transition in progress.

    I really was heartened by the browser in Native Access 2 as it changed.

    I want that same feeling for KK's near term future.

  • nightjar
    nightjar Member Posts: 1,284 Guru

    Ok.. so today NI announces a new beta for Traktor.. and LOTS of good information with a roadmap of things to come for Traktor.

    Great for Traktor users.

    But what a shame that Komplete Kontrol uses are not offered this same treatment as valued customers.

  • Reefius
    Reefius Member Posts: 248 Pro

    Open betas for Maschine and Komplete Kontrol would be great, because every time I check Centercode (which hosts the closed betas) it looks deserted with only a handful of users still active.

    Beta testing with so few users is just pointless because there are so many different system configurations and user workflows.

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  • djapnrcpro
    djapnrcpro Member Posts: 5 Member

    I am always down to beta test. We really need Native M1 Support.

  • nightjar
    nightjar Member Posts: 1,284 Guru

    Yep.. Let's get an open Beta for KK happening ASAP!

  • D-One
    D-One Moderator Posts: 2,868 mod

    When there's nothing meaningful to interact with it's hard to be active and engage.

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