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Native Instruments Quietly Announce New Komplete Audio 6 MK2 Interface

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Initially released back in 2011, the Komplete Audio 6 has been a rock-solid companion in many people’s studios. Now 8 years later, it’s the latest piece of kit from the Native Instruments back-catalogue to receive the refresh treatment. The MKII unit features everything that made the original so popular, including a powerful software package along with a few extra goodies.

At a glance, the KA6 shares the same design language featured on the entry-level Audio 1 and Audio 2 interfaces released earlier this year, with its snazzy matte-black enclosure, large monitoring knob and LED VU meter’s.

On the front, there are 2 combo XLR/ jack inputs with phantom power and gain control plus direct monitoring with an input/host mix knob so you can hear playback while recording. On the back, there are 4 DC coupled jack outputs, capable of the control voltage output of -/+ 2V so you can control external synth modules (Eurorack peeps I see you) alongside a stereo SPDIF output and a MIDI input and output. There’s a large monitoring knob on the top with input and output LED VU meters.

192Khz/24bit conversion gives you top-notch audio quality and there’s a healthy amount I/O here to satisfy the needs of many musicians and producers. The inclusion of dual-headphone jack outputs on the front makes it ideal for collaborations on stage or in the studio and NI have doubled the output power, useful for loud scenarios or high-impedance headphones.

Like the Audio 1 & 2 – the Komplete Audio 6 features a huge software bundle that adds more bang for your buck, including Ableton Live Intro and Maschine Essentials. Check out the full bundle below:

Maschine Essentials: Full Maschine software plus 1.6GB Maschine Factory Selection

Replika: NI’s Creative delay plug-in

Solid Buss Compressor: A powerful Compressor for mixing and mastering

Modpack: 3 Modulation effects, including PHASIS, CHORAL and FLAIR

Monark: NI’s warm virtual analogue mono-synth

Komplete Start: A streamlined collection of sounds, samples, effects and instruments from the NI library

Traktor LE: A lightweight edition of NI flagship DJ program

Ableton Live Lite: digital audio workstation program.

Due in Australia early June 2019

 

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