Studio One 4.5.3 introduced integration with Native Instruments’ Komplete series of keyboards, which is a big deal. Although these keyboards are theoretically dedicated to NKS-compatible plug-ins and mixer/transport hands-on control, with Windows systems (Mac fans, there’s more on this later) you can use the keyboard as a general-purpose, hands-on MIDI controller for non-NKS plug-ins, including all bundled PreSonus effects and instruments (as well as plug-ins from other manufacturers). Also, unlike standard NKS, you’ll be able to control effects, regardless of whether or not they’re inserted in an instrument track.
There’s a lot to cover, and since this is more like a tutorial than a tip, it’s split into three parts: DAW control with Studio One, creating custom templates for plug-ins, and how to apply the templates in your workflow.
- Part I: https://blog.presonus.com/index.php/2020/01/17/komplete-kontrol-integration-studio-one-part-13
- Part II: https://blog.presonus.com/index.php/2020/01/24/komplete-kontrol-integration-studio-one-part-23-general-purpose-midi-control
- Part III: https://blog.presonus.com/index.php/2020/01/31/komplete-kontrol-integration-part-3-controlling-non-nks-plug-ins/