If you power up your KOMPLETE KONTROL S-SERIES without an USB connection, you can use it as a stand-alone MIDI controller by connecting your external MIDI equipment to the 5-pin MIDI ports on KOMPLETE KONTROL S-SERIES’ rear panel. In order to use the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series as stand-alone MIDI controller with no USB connection to a computer, the software and firmware must meet the following requirements:
- Firmware 56 or higher has to be installed on the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboard. To install it, download the latest Device Updater for KOMPLETE KONTROL from this page. Please read this article from our Knowledge Base to learn how to update the firmware of a Native Instruments hardware device.
- Controller Editor 1.8.0 or higher has to be installed on the computer. The latest Controller Editor version is included in the latest KOMPLETE KONTROL software update.
The keybed and the controls on the keyboard send out MIDI notes and MIDI CC messages according to the default Template for stand-alone operation. You can change the default Template for stand-alone operation in the Controller Editor application by right-clicking the Template and selecting Set as Standalone Default from the contextual menu. For more information, please refer to the Controller Editor Manual available as a PDF file in the Documentation subfolder of the Controller Editor installation folder on your hard drive.