Los Angeles, CA (August 21, 2006)–Native Instruments’ Audio Kontrol 1 is a compact USB 2.0 audio interface designed to meet a “sweet spot” in terms of performance, functionality and price for musicians, producers and DJs.
Audio Kontrol 1 is equipped with 24-bit/192 kHz Cirrus Logic converters and Native Instruments’ third-generation USB 2.0 audio driver technology, which ensures low-latency operation down to 4 milliseconds both on Windows and Macintosh systems. With its 2-in/4-out configuration, and equipped with microphone preamp, “Hi-Z” instrument input and headphone amp, Audio Kontrol 1 is suitable for studio, live and DJ applications. Four freely assignable control elements on the top side of the unit also make it possible to adjust any software parameter directly from the interface, enabling Audio Kontrol 1 to double as a basic controller device.
With its small footprint and solid aluminum enclosure, the completely bus-powered audio interface provides a robust and highly portable solution for many typical recording and performance situations. Audio Kontrol 1 also comes with a powerful additional creativity booster in the form of a comprehensive software bundle. Included are Xpress Keyboards, three soft synths based on the acclaimed PRO-53, B4 and FM7, as well as Guitar Combos, three professional amp emulations taken from Native Instruments’ Guitar Rig.
Audio Kontrol 1 also comes with Traktor 3 LE, a new DJ software based on
Native Instruments’ Traktor DJ Studio. Offering two decks with high-quality time-stretching, an integrated mixer, performance effects, loop and cueing functions, a powerful track database and seamless Beatport shop integration, Traktor 3 LE is a serious creative tool, and an ideal way to enter the world of digital DJing.
Audio Kontrol 1 will be available in October 2006 for a suggested retail price of $299 from authorized dealers and in the NI Online Shop.
For more information on Audio Kontrol 1, please see www.native-instruments.com/audiokontrol1.info.