Native Instruments Announces New Products and Hardware

Thursday, January 24th, 2019 |

Native Instruments (NI), an official partner of Winter Music Conference (WMC) 2019, today announced four new, easy-to-use products aimed at DJs and producers, including: two new audio interfaces for KOMPLETE; a new KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard, its most portable model to date; a new, free tier of the KOMPLETE production suite; and a new generation of the TRAKTOR DJ app.

Native Instruments has also announced a refresh of, its subscription-based platform for loops and samples, which includes tighter integration of the service with updated MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL software.

See pictures of and learn more about the new Native Instruments products below.


Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32

A new 32-key portable keyboard, KOMPLETE KONTROL M32 is designed to provide the same hands-on workflow and comprehensive Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) integration as the S-Series and A-Series controllers, but with a smaller footprint and a lower price point. Available in March, the M32 comes with everything a new producer needs to sketch out, tweak, and finalize a track. The package includes MASCHINE Essentials, Ableton Live 10 Lite, Native Instruments’ acclaimed MONARK synthesizer, and more.


Native instruments Komplete Audio 1 and 2

KOMPLETE AUDIO 1 and 2 – the first two offerings in a new range of slick, easy-to-use audio interfaces – join the M32. KOMPLETE AUDIO 1 and 2 are available starting March 19 and offer pristine sound quality with different in/out connection options. The interfaces include a generous software package, featuring synths, effects, MASCHINE Essentials, and Ableton Live 10 Lite, providing everything a producer needs to create full tracks from start to finish. KOMPLETE AUDIO 1 and 2 are the perfect tool for the wide community of singer-songwriters, YouTuber creators, podcasters, and gamers looking for great sound.


Native Instruments KOMPLETE START

Now everyone can explore the acclaimed sound of Native Instruments’ KOMPLETE production suites, with the introduction of KOMPLETE START, an entirely free collection featuring 15 studio-quality instruments, two effects, and a best-of selection of nearly 1,500 loops and samples from Expansions sound packs. Included is the floor shaking low end of TRK-01 Bass, the vibrant synth sounds of MIKRO PRISM, and expertly crafted sampled instruments ranging from electric pianos to drum machines. The collection also includes creative sound design tools, essential effects like the SUPERCHARGER tube compressor, and more.


Native Instruments TRAKTOR DJ 2

For DJs, Native Instruments lifts the lid on TRAKTOR DJ 2, a new version of TRAKTOR designed to work with iPad, PC, and Mac, both standalone and with the recently released TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 controller. Geared toward DJs of all levels – whether at home, onstage, or on the move – TRAKTOR DJ 2 features smart track recommendations, an easy-to-learn workflow, and integration with a vast online library of tracks via SoundCloud GO+. The app is built on an entirely new code base and is the first TRAKTOR software designed for both iOS and desktop environments. This brings a new look and feel to TRAKTOR’s professional DJ software and also allows NI’s developers to expand the platform over time. TRAKTOR DJ 2 will be available to purchase in spring 2019 via the NI Online Shop and the Apple App Store. It will also be included with new purchases of TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 and made available as a free download for current users of the Mk3 S2.

SOUNDS.COM, NI’s loops and samples platform launched in 2018, receives further updates with new shareable user Collections,and credits that roll over from month to month. From February, all loops and samples on will be NKS-tagged and easily accessible. Collections will also sync to KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE with a single click for easy tag-based browsing and a drag-and-drop workflow in any DAW.

NI users will soon experience Native ID, a single sign-on mechanism. This will give anyone with a NI account instant access to the free tier without re-registering, plus an option for trial membership, which provides 75 download credits and full access for two weeks. users will also be welcomed into the NI ecosystem via their existing login details. In addition, purchasers of new NI production hardware will be entitled to an extended trial, with two months of the Essential plan to explore the full library.


Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol

The latest KOMPLETE KONTROL software update makes the workflow-enhancing tool free for everyone as part of KOMPLETE START. Coming in February, KOMPLETE KONTROL 2.1 introduces integration and a built-in sample player, allowing producers to easily integrate their Collections into any DAW-based workflow. This update further consolidates KOMPLETE KONTROL as a powerful browsing hub, now integrating hardware, software, instruments, effects, loops, and samples. Previously exclusive to owners of KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware, users of any MIDI controller can now get hands-on with their instruments, effects, and samples via a simple, one-time macro mapping that brings full control of everything in the NKS universe to any setup.



Following suit is MASCHINE software, with a 2.8 update that brings into the heart of the beat-making experience. Once synced online, samples and loops appear in the MASCHINE browser, tagged and ready-to-use, providing MASCHINE producers with an ever-expanding library of sounds that caters to all genres of music.

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Winter Music Conference was the cream of the crop of conferences. Every label owner, label A&R, DJ and artist knew they had to go network at the Fontainebleau where the conference was hosted. The conference was not only one of the most important time of the year as it relates to dance music but it was also a place where records were broken and became summer hits. Some of my best DJ memories are from the events I played during WMC in the last 20 years.

Erick Morillo

DJ / Producer / Label Boss - Subliminal Records

Having only missed the very first year of WMC in 1985, it was 1986-1990 that initially placed me on the map globally due to the international attendance of the entire dance music community. All throughout the 90s I was often getting written about by various high profile mags and websites for having contributed to help break many artists, DJs, producers and remixers. WMC enabled me to bring many top industry people together all under one roof, especially at Groove Jet, where house music officially met Techno in my sets and it’s all been uphill since…TBC

Danny Tenaglia

DJ, Producer

WMC is and has always been the lifeblood of the dance music scene. Never missed a year since ’96, I can’t imagine Amsterdam Dance Event or Ibiza Music Summit existing without the blueprint that WMC originated. Seeing this revived is absolutely essential to reunifying the North American scene surrounding electronic music and its fringes.

Tommie Sunshine

Producer/DJ/Activist/Netflix Host

I feel fortunate to have been part of the first-ever WMC. Over the 35 years, it has grown to give us an international forum where we exchange music and ideas. As an attendee and host of many of the award shows, I am proud each time I see new young talent emerge and then become world-renowned. We all have so many Winter Music Conference moments of hearing a seminal breakthrough record for the first time as well as a new DJ with star quality. Magical moments in my career.

Daniel Glass

Glassnote Records

I first went to WMC ’87, the year I started Big Beat. It was an incredibly inspiring congregation of indie labels, DJs, artists, songwriters, producers and dance music lovers dedicated to breaking and discovering new music. WMC has been instrumental in furthering the dance and electronic cause; keeping the community connected, vital and relevant, and serving as an amazing springboard for talent. It’s a fantastic crucible for the future of dance music. Long may it live.

Craig Kallman

CEO & Co-Chairman Atlantic Records, Founder Big Beat Records