Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol Updates

Native Instruments have released an update to Komplete Kontrol, version 1.8.0

This is a free update to registered Komplete Kontrol users. You can download your update either through the Native Instruments Service Center or by using the new Native Access application.


Smart Play Scale & Chord:

  • The Smart Play Scale engine now includes over one-hundred Scales to quickly and easily take melodies and harmonies in new directions, and an improved arpegiattor.
  • The Smart Play Chord Position parameter extends creative possibilities with full control over the position of individual notes in a chord. When set to Auto, KOMPLETE KONTROL automatically calculates the most natural transitions between chords, all in realtime.

Standalone Transport:

  • KOMPLETE KONTROL stand-alone’s Transport provides support for clock-based instruments such as REAKTOR Blocks.

DAW Integration:

  • Logic ProX, GarageBand, Cubase and Nuendo integration now include easy configuration, rock-solid reliability, speed and enhanced control.

Browse from the Hardware:

  • Hardware Browsing lets you find your Native Instruments and NKS-ready products without having to look at a computer screen.


  • KOMPLETE KONTROL includes text-to-speech support for Perform features, browsing parameters, tags and instance selection as well as a training mode for locating controls directly on KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards for visually-impaired users on both macOS and Windows.

KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.5.1 requires the latest KOMPLETE KONTROL firmware to be installed on your device. Download the Device Updater from:

Komplete Kontrol - 1.5.1

Updates and fixes in Komplete Kontrol 1.5.1
•Support for Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) and VST Plug-ins
•Parameter panel for custom instrument preset mapping and Touch Strip, Scale and Arp settings
•Native Browser and Browser on-screen overlay improvements
•New Touch Strip mode
•Minor bug fixes and scanning improvements
•Please refer to the Readme for a full list of new features and bug fixes.
This is accessed by clicking on the Help > Komplete Kontrol Documentation > Open Komplete Kontrol Documentation folder menu item