A-Series lets you perform, produce, and capture ideas from one smart keyboard.
SMART, STREAMLINED KEYBOARD CONTROLLER
GET HANDS-ON WITH YOUR MUSIC
Music-making is at its best when it’s fast, fun, and physical. Find the right sound, make it your own, perform, and capture the results – all from a responsive, semi-weighted keyboard. Complete with four premium instruments plus MASCHINE Essentials, A-Series keyboards come with everything you need to bring your ideas to life.
Sturdy pitch and mod wheels make it easy to add bends and modulation to your parts.
A-Series keyboards feature a best-in-class custom keybed from NI, available with 25, 49 or 61 semi-weighted keys.
CONTROL OVER YOUR FAVORITE DAW
Play/pause, record, set tempo, adjust levels, quantize notes, adjust loop braces, undo/redo, and more – all at the touch of a button.
No matter your setup, A-Series is designed to fit right into your existing workflow, with immediate access to transport, mixing, and editing controls in Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Cubase, Nuendo, and GarageBand. And if you’re just getting started, the included MASCHINE Essentials allows you to capture and arrange your ideas direct from your hardware – no additional software needed.
Play chord progressions and arpeggios with single keys, stay in key with over 100 scales and modes, or map any scale to white keys only.
With Smart Play, you never need to worry about hitting a wrong note – just pick a scale and play. Activate chord mode to create a rich progression by playing single keys, then switch on the arpeggiator and turn it into an expressive musical performance. And for keyboard novices, Easy Mode maps the white keys to whichever scale you like.
Get easy access to your Scenes and Patterns via the Ideas button.
The new OLED display puts everything you need to know, right where you need it. Browse for sounds, see which parameters you’re adjusting in real-time, and more.
All A-Series keyboards are USB-Bus powered. No need to hunt for an outlet, just plug in to your laptop and play.
PRE-MAPPED AND READY TO PLAY
Each of the 8 touch-sensitive knobs is pre-mapped to the most useful controls on all your KOMPLETE and NKS plug-ins.
All of your KOMPLETE and NKS instruments and effects are pre-mapped to the KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware by the people who know them best – the instrument designers themselves. Essential parameters like envelope controls and filter cutoffs are instantly displayed on the OLED display as you touch the corresponding knob. That means you can see exactly what you’re adjusting in real time – whether it’s in kHz, dB, or BPM.
NAVIGATE YOUR PROJECTS
The four-directional push encoder gives you one-handed control over your session.
FIND YOUR SOUNDS FASTER
With hundreds of presets to choose from, finding the right sound can be a chore. With KOMPLETE KONTROL, however, all of your KOMPLETE and NKS presets are intuitively tagged and organised, so finding the right one is fast and easy. What’s more, you can hear a preview of each sound as you browse, without loading individual instruments.
Need some serious low end? Use the encoders and OLED display to select SYNTH > BASS > SUB BASS, then listen through the presets and load up the right one for your track.
With more than 4,500 sounds and 9.7 GB of content included, A-Series keyboards come with everything you need to start making music. Register your hardware and get two powerful synths, two meticulously sampled pianos, and more. Plus with MASCHINE Essentials, you’ll have all the tools you need to go from inspiration to finished track.
A classic upright piano that delivers balanced tone and a wide dynamic range, sampled from a vintage upright.
Unique, responsive polyphonic instrument and effect, based on the innovative modal synthesis technology from REAKTOR.
SCARBEE MARK I
The sound of an iconic 70s electric piano – beautifully sampled and perfectly preserved in all its analog brilliance.
KOMPLETE KONTROL SOFTWARE
Browse and previewing all your instruments and effects directly from your A-Series keyboard. This software also makes KOMPLETE and NKS instruments and effects accessible to visually-impaired users.
INCLUDES MASCHINE ESSENTIALS
Get your ideas down fast with MASCHINE Essentials – a powerful groovebox packed with instruments, effects, and sounds for sketching out ideas, arranging them into tracks, mixing down, and more.
PRODUCE, PERFORM, PLAY OUT
Pair your A-Series keyboard with its compact beat making companion MASCHINE MIKRO for a fun, intuitive production setup: Tap out a groove on the MIKRO’s RGB-backlit pads and layer on chords and melodies to ignite your idea. Once your tracks are wrapped up, it’s time to kick off the party: TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 is a club-standard DJ controller that lets you take your mix anywhere.