Introducing the brand-new Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6
Building on the success of its predecessor, the new Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 introduces a variety of new features.
The new Komplete Audio 6 takes the place of Native Instruments’ new flagship audio interface for music producers and DJs. It’s designed to be the heart of home studios, connecting everything from microphones, instruments and synthesizers to your DAW. Its slick and ruggedly built, making it a great option for live performers too. One of the biggest new additions to the revised Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 is the introduction of DC-coupled audio outputs. This means you’re able to send CV/Gate control messages from your DAW directly to a modular synth – this is exciting considering the new additions to their Reaktor modular synth software engine.
Komplete Audio 6 features two combo XLR/TRS inputs at the front for microphones, instruments or line level signals, and a further two-line level inputs at the back. It’s got two independent headphone outputs each with their own volume control, MIDI DIN I/O and SPDIF I/O. The four main outputs function as both audio and CV/Gate, depending on how you route them.
The tech specs…
The two inputs on the front are capable of supplying 48V phantom power for condenser microphones, the unit has full LED VU meters for inputs and main output, it’s powered by USB and is capable of operating at 192 kHz / 24-bit.
One thing to consider before grabbing this as a control source for your modular synth, the CV/Gate output max out at +/-2V due to the unit being USB powered – however that is enough to track 4 octaves and get full-functionality from gates/triggers.
The new Komplete Audio 6 is set to retail at USD $229 (Around R3300 excl. duties) and comes bundled with a host of software from Komplete Start to Ableton Live 10 Lite.
For more information check out the Native Instruments website here.