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closed Will there be Integration for Komplete Kontrol Mk2?

+921 votes
asked Sep 21, 2017 in Completed Feature Requests by brandonlihou (1,420 points)
closed Mar 3, 2023 by arndkaiser
Is there going to be integration for NI Komplete Kontrol Mk2 Keyboards? I am starting to think after 2 years of request for the MK1 keyboards Presonus did not do anything of NI Users. Starting to question my DAW at this point.......
closed with the note: Implemented in Studio One 4.5.3

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+27 votes
answered Feb 3, 2019 by philheisenberg (2,350 points)

The ball is in Presonus' court now. This is the latest from Native Instruments:

Chris @ NIMonday at 18:37
Hello David,

Our Development Team is in talks with Presonus about this already. An SDK has been provided to Presonus for adding Host Integration Support to Studio One, so it is up Presonus to decide if and when they would like to implement this into Studio One. Beyond this, we have no further information available.

MCU support is still something that is planned, but I don't have any information on when that will get added to the Komplete Kontrol MK2 keyboards.

+11 votes
answered Feb 21, 2019 by nesbetthaynie (4,120 points)
Presonus come on .Your customers shouldn’t suffer because you are in a ******* contest with Native Instruments. This is not the way you get people to by the atom .Atom is good but I don’t want to buy another pad controller,I want to use my Maschine mk3.Really ,is this too much to ask for.At least respond to your customers, we deserve it.
+11 votes
answered Mar 6, 2019 by tw22 (360 points)
Just downloaded the Demo today and tought yeah i want to buy Studio One 4

And then phuuu thats a shame for Presonus and Native Instruments . My New Komplete Kontrol S49 Mk2 dosent works comon guys we have the Year 2019 and went to the Moon - ist that so hard - sorry my englisch is bad but i hope the message is clear!
+7 votes
answered Mar 10, 2019 by mOvy (720 points)
Please fire your product owner. What in the f is wrong with you guys? You as console shaping and other redundant ***** instead of addressing an actual user pain point?

At least give a response here! Customer centricity or death, guys. This is how software business works. Can't be so hard to implement an API like this. Or at least shoot an answer here.

I'm really angry to have spent money on v4.
I will not upgrade again if you continue to ignore user requests like this.
+9 votes
answered Mar 18, 2019 by cristianudrea1 (1,060 points)
I upgraded from Studio One 3 Artist to Studio One 4 Pro (also bought the PSO and a few other extras) about half a year ago hoping that NI's new Komplete Kontrol keyboards would be supported in the future.
In the meantime the S2 series came and went, then A series, and now as the M32 just released we still have no word on whether Studio One support for these keyboards is planned or not.
The DAW itself is very good but having to keep two separate midi controllers for the transport is very annoying.

While I understand the appeal of the ATOM, I already own a Maschine Mikro, a Komplete Kontrol and am not planning on buying another DAW controller anytime soon.
+9 votes
answered Mar 20, 2019 by nesbetthaynie (4,120 points)
Wow this goes all the way back to 2017 ,really presonus.
At least give us an answer
+10 votes
answered Mar 21, 2019 by dereknuse (410 points)
Unbelievable. I was a user of v3 for a while but just to track occasional vocals but did most of my other work in Maschine. Decided it was time to completely switch to a real DAW and bought v4.. and this bulls**t is what Ive come to find out? Just when I was about to get a faderport and the atom... Gonna give this a month then im selling my license and every piece of Presonus gear i have if its not figured out. Such a terrible way to treat customers who simply want to use the best available gear and softwares, and pay a lot to do so.. and it doesnt even make sense? Not like you guys have a competing product line? Paid a lot of money for my KK board and a lot of time getting familiar with it. AND NO RESPONSE IS THE WORST PART. So disrespectful. Ableton here i come.
+6 votes
answered Mar 27, 2019 by maxkleinschmidt (390 points)
I'm Very disappointed presonus. You guys are awesome but this is not intelligent...
+9 votes
answered Apr 3, 2019 by benjaminpeter (350 points)
I am also extremeley disappointed. I love the workflow of studio one but the lack of hardware support for other companies is appaling. I will be moving over to Live next chance I get.
+7 votes
answered Apr 8, 2019 by alekseymartynenko (1,660 points)
Please do the support for the Komplete Kontrol A61!
+12 votes
answered Apr 15, 2019 by melkerpetterson (900 points)
Wow, get this working already! Some people have made scripts for it to work in bitwig and reaper single-handedly so how hard can it be for a whole team of developers to make it happen?  Dealbreaker for me and apparently a lot of other people. It's not like you'll be loosing customers. Just stupid.
+8 votes
answered Apr 24, 2019 by superdan54 (880 points)
I hear Cubase is finally getting ARA implementation. That was the one thing keeping me on Studio One. Lack of NKS/3rd party hardware support, lack of support for external sound editors like RX is a deal breaker for me. You can't do it all PreSonus, so please do us a favor and focus on what you are good at while allowing us to easily interface with the other tools in our box.
+7 votes
answered Apr 27, 2019 by robertgray3 (42,610 points)
edited Apr 28, 2019 by robertgray3
Here’s another up vote!

Have you guys seen the M32? I’m a big ambassador for Studio One in the entry level world but this is a powerful entry level offering and people aren’t gonna be happy trying out a DAW that doesn’t allow the dope features for newbie producers that Logic, Cubase, GarageBand, and Ableton now offer that we don’t. Hard to recommend the workflow of S1 for this customer group when it comes with the asterisk of “oh but you have to buy an Atom / Faderport too, that slick Native Instruments system doesn’t work here, trust me SO can do other stuff that isnt as quickly apparent once you spend more money”. I mean SO IS better but its a hard sell, just not an economical choice if you can't utilize some of NI's budget offerings :) If they don't try out the DAW because it's neglecting this market segment, how are they gonna pay for upgrades/addons later?
+8 votes
answered Apr 28, 2019 by wuenci (310 points)
now its 2019 april

how is things going

will this happen or not

Presonus PLS
+9 votes
answered May 1, 2019 by antonsamots (330 points)
Was thinking about moving to Studio One from Ableton being also a happy owner of NI Komplete Kontrol s61 MK2. Was lucky enough to come across this post before buying. What a shame.. They seem not even give a f*** to answer anything to their customers. Is that really a thing in 2019? A company which is making business in a relatively small niche and doesn't bother to reply to their users? Good luck with your business. Ableton, i'm coming back.
+11 votes
answered May 7, 2019 by nightjar (1,150 points)

Good News on this issue. Native Instruments made this announcement on their Community Forum today:

Hi all,

MCU Support for Komplete Kontrol S-Series MK2 and A-Series (including M32) keyboards is currently in development and is nearing completion. It will be available for beta testing on Centercode shortly, and will be available as part of the next Komplete Kontrol software release.

Thank you for your patience in the meantime!



+5 votes
answered May 13, 2019 by nightjar (1,150 points)

One more reason why integration gets delayed is efforts to push us away from old protocols (MCU) and adopt newer, better ways to do things. Evidence of this is what's coming to Studio One and Nektar controllers on May 21st:

+3 votes
answered May 15, 2019 by brucelindner (2,770 points)

Any update from Presonus on this question asked September 21, 2017!!!!!!!!!   >>> Is there going to be integration for NI Komplete Kontrol Mk2 Keyboards? I am starting to think after 2 years of request for the MK1 keyboards Presonus did not do anything of NI Users. Starting to question my DAW at this point.......<<<    Your users desperately want this; its #2 in Hot! questions.  Please, please, please!

+6 votes
answered May 17, 2019 by karstenvogt (3,450 points)
Cubase is 50% off at the moment. I'm about to leave Studio One. It's been way too long since MK2 was asked for.
You guys should have a serious talk with your product owner.
+5 votes
answered May 17, 2019 by nightjar (1,150 points)
Yes.. if next week's update makes Nektar the preferred MIDI controller for Studio One... this is a bit of a slap in the face to all the KK Mk2 owners.

Hoping this isn't the case and next week's update is good news for both Nektar owners AND KK Mk2!

(and when I say both Nektar owners, I do mean those two guys...(Ha.. couldn't resist my own setup.. actually Nektar is pretty cool too)
+7 votes
answered May 19, 2019 by paokzxdo (3,230 points)

I just dont understand. What's wrong with presonus guys? KK just has no alternative in presonus world, so what should we use?

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+10 votes
answered May 21, 2019 by neiljordan1 (18,340 points)
edited May 21, 2019 by neiljordan1
Sad that v4.5 targeted many top-voted requests, but this wasn't part of it, despite arguably having the most votes (if all of the similar requests for this are considered in total).
+7 votes
answered May 23, 2019 by raymondmcgee (440 points)
I am about to jump ship. Presonus obviously has zero interest in integrating Komplete Kontrol keyboards in their DAW.  They boast over 70 new features in the new update, but not one of them is “when you push play on your NI controller, Studio One plays”.  I’ve sacrificed my workflow long enough.  This is really disappointing.

  Goodbye, Studio one, Hello, Logic Pro.
+7 votes
answered May 24, 2019 by yassine (1,520 points)
I’m using Ableton Live, It have great Integration with NI KK MK2. I’m mainly using the NI keyboards because it support NKS, all my VST’s are premapped, and you can see each parameter in the high definition screen, the sounds are taggued so you can search and pre listen all your NKS presets (and there is hundreds of VSTs) ....  it’s really a great workflow. tbh I don’t see any alternative as convenient as this, this why I chooses this.

Sadly, after two years, and a paid 4.0 update, and with 4.5 my hopes vanished, I lost the faith on Presonus interest to support the Hyped hardware in their DAW (no Push Support, Maschine,...etc).

And when you see that’s #2 request, if not the #1 if you cumulate all NKS, NI KK MK2 integration different requests/questions here.... I’m really really disappointed

At least Presonus give us a clear statement that you are not planning to support NI keyboard officially, It will be more honest toward your legit customers.

I’m using daily Ableton now to compose record music, and just SO to record and comp voices (as it’s not yet implemented in Live). With the 50% Cubase CrossGrade (166 $ ), I’ll certainly jumping on the train before the promotion ends just to simplify my workflow :(
+4 votes
answered May 28, 2019 by stephenpaterson1 (250 points)
Ok I'M OUT  i just downloaded 4.5 thinking it will support KK as its one of the mosted voted for ??? WTF

IF THIS IS A ******* COMP BETWEEN PreSonus and NI you both lose as i've just ordered Novation sl mkiii

back to Ableton [my old friend]
+2 votes
answered May 31, 2019 by superdan54 (880 points)
Thanks for the updates in 4.5, but it's pretty clear that Presonus's direction is to shun 3rd party support in favor of producing it's own hardware. Understandable to a certain degree, but for S1 to ever become a true fully featured standalone DAW, it must do better in this area. So I just purchased Cubase Pro and I'm completely in love with it so far. So long could have been a beautiful thing between us.
+2 votes
answered Jun 8, 2019 by dekohi (1,570 points)
what about rewiring?
+4 votes
answered Jun 10, 2019 by michaelpardus1 (2,700 points)
So we have June 2019, new update to 4.5 version ans STILL no integration with most used hardware controllers in the world. Guys. I am not buying until you integrate this properly. Shame
+6 votes
answered Jun 20, 2019 by philheisenberg (2,350 points)
Native Instruments has just added MCU support in their latest Komplete Kontrol update.
+3 votes
answered Jul 1, 2019 by chriscrilly (360 points)
I've gone ahead and moved to Cubase Pro X until this feature is implemented or I just end up liking Cubase more in the long run. Three months in and really liking it so far.
+2 votes
answered Jul 3, 2019 by michaelpardus1 (2,700 points)
Same here. I will purchase Studio One instantly once it starts to integrate with my NI gear. Komplete Kontrol, Maschine Jam, or NKS, whatever it is I just want my M32 keyboard and My Maschine Jam to start to work! Please guys, once this is added you will get a ton of new users. I think it's one of the most requested items to add. NI gear support.
+3 votes
answered Jul 7, 2019 by bradleyszyperski (1,140 points)
I could be just imagining this but???
my Kontrol A49 is completely integrated with Studio one.
Transport, Scrub Knob, Faders, etc etc What more are you guys waiting for?

Beyond that ive templated all my favorite Waves, Fab filters, Even Slate Digital stuff to the keyboards faders.
We are missing the ability to Route the Quantize to Quantize  or use the Arp out side of Kontrol software.. Much like any other daw.

Completely satisfied with PRESONUS and NI partnership atm.
+2 votes
answered Aug 5, 2019 by akheecubano (620 points)
The mixer is not implemented yet, and maschine is still out of buisness in this matter, its funny that this and the retroperspective recording witch is popular feature requests, still are being held in the dark, and presonus claims that they "listen to their customers", gtfoh
+1 vote
answered Aug 20, 2019 by brandonguergo (1,140 points)
Why is this still an issue? I've been with Studio One since the first version but come on. Everything I want to use just doesn't get touched by PreSonus, from the Komplete Kontrol MK2 to MPE with the LinnStrument/Roli.

I think it's time to switch even though I've spent a decent chunk over the years with PreSonus, both software and hardware.
+1 vote
answered Aug 29, 2019 by Timo Hohnholz (360 points)
The Komplete Kontrol MK2 total integration is on it's way! Just saw it on a Facebook video!


I think we have to wait a few days or maybe weeks. But it seems that this will be incl. in the coming update!
+1 vote
answered Sep 3, 2019 by nesbetthaynie (4,120 points)
+1 vote
answered Sep 3, 2019 by philheisenberg (2,350 points)
Only took two years, more or less.
+1 vote
answered Sep 17, 2019 by gqlewis (380 points)
Finally, Presonus and Native Instruments has brought some integration between some of the NI keyboard controllers and the latest version of Studio One 4.5.3. Komplete Kontrol for Maschine MK3 will probably find its way into the Studio One sometime within the next 6 months or next major release. I can finally buy that new S61 MK3 now - whenever NI releases it.
0 votes
answered Jun 9, 2020 by bradleyjohnson11 (180 points)

So if I understood correctly the latest version of Studio One supports NI Komplete Kontrol A25 but not Maschine Mk3? Am I right?