Old 11-01-2018, 04:06 AM   #1
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This question was asked back in 2014 but I guess things have changes since then and so I ask: Does the Komplete Kontrol A49 midi controller keyboard work well with Reaper?

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Old 11-01-2018, 11:10 AM   #2
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I believe the 'A' series wasn't around in 2014, it's relatively recent.
Did you mean the 'S' series (first generation)?
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:01 PM   #3
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I'm really only interested in knowing whether the latest version of the A49 will work well with the latest Reaper....

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Old 11-22-2018, 12:02 AM   #4
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The transport of the old S-Series Mk1 keyboards works like a charm by configuring a Mackie MCU device for transport (Kontrol-S DAW driver).

On the new S-Series Mk2 keyboards this is no longer supported, because transport uses OSC now. Regarding NI forum, they will start working on a solution in first quarter of 2019, because in many other DAWs like e.g. Studio One the transport also doesn‘t work.

So far I didn‘t get an answer in NI forum, if the new A-Series also use OSC or still support the Mackie approach.

Maybe ask NI support, if the A-Series behaves like the Mk1 or Mk2 of the S-Series.

PS: For Reaper a workaround is available:

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?p=1988209
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Old 11-23-2018, 07:31 PM   #5
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Paragraph from a Sound on Sound review of the A49, which I have been looking into myself.

Live arguably gets the best integration, supporting the S–Series directly via a remote script. In Logic, Cubase and Nuendo you get all the advanced features via Mackie Control support. This works great, but will likely be problematic if you have another MCU–based controller attached. Most other DAWs will get transport control only, again via the MCU protocol. This rather leaves Pro Tools out of the party, as it only supports HUI and Hypercontrol.
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In Logic, Cubase and Nuendo you get all the advanced features via Mackie Control support. This works great, but will likely be problematic if you have another MCU–based controller attached.
So it seems, the A-Series behaves like the S-Series Mk1. I see no problem though in using MCU, because I didn‘t have no problem combining my old Mk1 with Binder/Lemur in Reaper ... both transport controls worked.

The incompatibility issues of using OSC on the Mk2 are obviously worse.
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