Native Instruments Native Control Standard (NKS)

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NKS is an integration technology developed by Native Instruments

NKS brings all your software instruments, effects, loops and samples, into one intuitive workflow – creating seamless integration between NI and other leading developers. It gives you streamlined browsing, consistent tagging, instant sound previews, pre-mapped parameters, Smart Play features, and more. NKS also connects all your favorite tools to our KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards and software, MASCHINE, and third-party controllers.So If you see the NKS logo, you know what to expect: An intuitive and comfortable workflow that makes it easy to bring your sound to life.

by Native Instruments

BROWSE BETTER AND FASTER THAN EVER

Hear instant audio previews as you scroll through thousands of patches, from hundreds of instruments, from over 75 developers.

EVERYTHING IS PRE-MAPPED 

Start playing and tweaking instantly – just load an instrument or an effect and go. Each parameter is pre-mapped to the hardware, with the mappings designed by the developers themselves.

PLAY COMPLEX MUSIC EASILY

 The KOMPLETE KONTROL software lets you play intricate chord progressions and arpeggios, even without musical training, with single finger control. NKS helps bring out the music in you.

DEEPER CONTROL 

The Light Guide on the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards lets you see – and control – a range of deeper settings including articulations, keyswitches, and more. 


Apps that support NKS



Information for NKS users

Information for NKS Developers 


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