Music-making is at its best when it's fast, fun, and physical. Find the right sound, make it your own, perform, and capture the results - all from a responsive, semi-weighted keyboard. Complete with four premium instruments plus MASCHINE Essentials, A-Series keyboards come with everything you need to bring your ideas to life.
- Smart, streamlined keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments and effects
- Best-in-class, custom NI keybed, available with either 25, 49 or 61 semi-weighted keys
- Informative OLED display for at-a-glance navigation
- 8 touch-sensitive control knobs
- Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels
- 4-directional push encoder for one-handed sound browsing and project navigation
- Tag-based preset browsing directly from the keyboard or via the KOMPLETE KONTROL software: Find sounds quickly and hear instant previews
- Smart Play: Stay in key with over 100 scales and modes, play chord progressions and arpeggios with single keys, or map any scale to white keys only
- Pre-mapped control of KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects plus hundreds of Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) plug-ins from leading manufacturers via the KOMPLETE KONTROL software
- Full VSTi and VST FX support
- Deep integration with MASCHINE software
- Intuitive control over Logic Pro X and GarageBand at launch. Ableton Live, Cubase, and Nuendo integration coming soon after initial release.
- TRS pedal input, assignable to sustain
- USB 2.0 bus powered
- Can be used as a MIDI controller
- Includes a collection of KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, KOMPLETE KONTROL Software, and MASCHINE ESSENTIALS (full MASCHINE software plus 1.6 GB MASCHINE Factory Selection)
FIND YOUR SOUNDS FASTER
With hundreds of presets to choose from, finding the right sound can be a chore. With KOMPLETE KONTROL, however, all of your KOMPLETE and NKS presets are intuitively tagged and organised, so finding the right one is fast and easy. What's more, you can hear a preview of each sound as you browse, without loading individual instruments.
Need some serious low end? Use the encoders and OLED display to select SYNTH > BASS > SUB BASS, then listen through the presets and load up the right one for your track.
PRE-MAPPED AND READY TO PLAY
All of your KOMPLETE and NKS instruments and effects are pre-mapped to the KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware by the people who know them best - the instrument designers themselves. Essential parameters like envelope controls and filter cutoffs are instantly displayed on the OLED display as you touch the corresponding knob. That means you can see exactly what you're adjusting in real time - whether it's in kHz, dB, or BPM.
With Smart Play, you never need to worry about hitting a wrong note - just pick a scale and play. Activate chord mode to create a rich progression by playing single keys, then switch on the arpeggiator and turn it into an expressive musical performance. And for keyboard novices, Easy Mode maps the white keys to whichever scale you like.
CAPTURE YOUR IDEAS
No matter your setup, A-Series is designed to fit right into your existing workflow, with immediate access to transport, mixing, and editing controls in your favorite DAW. Logic Pro X, GarageBand, and Ableton Live are currently supported, with advanced integration for Cubase and Nuendo coming in a future update to the KOMPLETE KONTROL software. And if you're just getting started, the included MASCHINE Essentials allows you to capture and arrange your ideas direct from your hardware - no additional software needed.
With more than 4,500 sounds and 9.7 GB of content included, A-Series keyboards come with everything you need to start making music. Register your hardware and get two powerful synths, two meticulously sampled pianos, and more. Plus with MASCHINE Essentials, you'll have all the tools you need to go from inspiration to finished track.
And when it's time to expand your collection, you'll be eligible for a discounted upgrade to KOMPLETE 12 SELECT, KOMPLETE 12, or the full MASCHINE library.
Monophonic synthesizer capturing every sonic nuance of the king of analog monosynths in spectacular detail - the holy grail of analog modeling.
A classic upright piano that delivers balanced tone and a wide dynamic range, sampled from a vintage upright.
Unique, responsive polyphonic instrument and effect, based on the innovative modal synthesis technology from REAKTOR.
SCARBEE MARK I
The sound of an iconic 70s electric piano - beautifully sampled and perfectly preserved in all its analog brilliance.
KOMPLETE KONTROL SOFTWARE
Browse and preview all your instruments and effects directly from your A-Series keyboard. This software also makes KOMPLETE and NKS instruments and effects accessible to visually-impaired users - feature coming shortly after initial release.
- KONTAKT 6 PLAYER and Factory Selection
- REAKTOR 6 PLAYER and Factory Selection
- REAKTOR BLOCKS WIRED
- GUITAR RIG 5 PLAYER and Factory Selection
- $25.00 e-voucher to spend in the NI Online Shop
INCLUDES MASCHINE ESSENTIALS
Get your ideas down fast with MASCHINE Essentials - a powerful groovebox packed with instruments, effects, and sounds for sketching out ideas, arranging them into tracks, mixing down, and more.
GETTING STARTED WITH THE A-SERIES
Don't feel lost staring at a blank screen. Whether you're making your first track, or wanting to step up your game, we're here to help. Take an in-depth look at all the controls and workflows of the A-Series keyboards with this animated Quickstart Guide - a fun and interactive way to get up to speed.
UPGRADE AND SAVE BIG
When you're ready to take your music further, you'll be eligible for big discounts on powerful production tools like KOMPLETE 12 SELECT and the full MASCHINE Factory Library. Or go all-out and save even more with both. And for a daily dose of sonic inspiration, check out Sounds.com - each A-Series keyboard comes with one month's Essential subscription to explore the full library of loops and samples.
PRODUCE, PERFORM, PLAY OUT
Pair your A-Series keyboard with its compact beat making companion MASCHINE MIKRO for a fun, intuitive production setup: Tap out a groove on the MIKRO's RGB-backlit pads and layer on chords and melodies to ignite your idea. Once your tracks are wrapped up, it's time to kick off the party: TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 is a club-standard DJ controller that lets you take your mix anywhere.