This article provides an overview of the KOMPLETE KONTROL M32 and A-Series integration features in a DAW.
Advanced Integration of M32 and A-Series
Advanced functionality is available in the following hosts:
- MASCHINE 2
- Logic X 10.3.1 or higher
- GarageBand 10.2.0 or higher
- Ableton Live 10.05 or higher
- Cubase Artist / Pro 8.5 or higher
- Nuendo 7.1.35 or higher
- Studio One 4.5 or higher
Please read the KOMPLETE KONTROL documentation for detailed information about setting up host integration for the above DAWs:
For a quick-reference guide to using the M32 or A-Series keyboards in the above DAWs, please download the DAW shortcut sheet.
Integration with Hosts using MCU Protocol
You can use the M32 and A-Series keyboards' host integration feature in any DAW which supports the MCU (Mackie Control Universal) protocol. In this case, the host integration functionality is limited. Setting up KOMPLETE KONTROL in DAWs supporting MCU differs with each DAW. Generally, it involves the following:
- Open your DAW's device / control surface preferences.
- Select the MCU / Mackie Control Universal as the device.
- Set the ports to Komplete Kontrol DAW.
For more information on setting up controllers with MCU, refer to the documentation of your DAW.
The following table provides an overview of the basic transport controls supported with MCU:
|Action in DAW using MCU||Button|
|Start / pause playback||PLAY (RESTART)|
|Enable / disable recording||REC (COUNT-IN)|
|Punch in while recording||REC (COUNT-IN)|
|Punch out while recording||REC (COUNT-IN)|
|Stop playback / recording||STOP|
|Relocate playhead position to start when stopped||STOP|
|Enable / disable looping||LOOP|
|Scroll playhead position (if supported by host)||Turn 4-D encoder|
|Select previous / next track (if supported by host)||Move 4-D encoder up / down / left / right|
|Select previous / next region (if supported by host)||Move 4-D encoder up / down / left / right|
Full KOMPLETE KONTROL plug-in control (including Browser, Native Map and the perform features) is available in any host software which can load the KOMPLETE KONTROL plug-in (VST, AU, AAX-64).
Note: Automatic track focus is not supported with MCU. However, you can press the INSTANCE button on your KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard to call up a dialog in the displays to switch between all loaded instances of the plug-in.