Native Instruments are streamlining their product line to make associations between their hardware and software lines as clear as they can; they recently appended the word Traktor onto their new range of DJ focused audio interfaces, and have followed up by doing the same with their production focused interface, now the Komplete Audio 6.
NI promise even clearer sound and lower latency
As the successor to the Audio Kontrol 1, the Komplete Audio 6 features a similarly production focused set of attributes. Certain less popular features – such as 192kHz sample rate and the MIDI control on the unit – have been removed in the transition, whilst others have been added. Whilst the sample rate is now a maximum of 96Khz, NI promise even clearer sound and lower latency, and the front knob is now a simple, smooth analogue volume control. There are now two XLR/TRS combi inputs (with 48v phantom power) and a S/PDIF pair in addition to a TRS input pair, two sets of TRS outputs, headphone out and MIDI I/O, and having had a brief fondle of the unit it definitely has that NI stamp of quality all over it.
It’s due out on the 2nd of May, and will retail at €299. Keep an eye out for the full review on Oh Drat very soon – until then you can take a look at the specs of the Komplete Audio 6 at Native Instruments’ site.