New Integration for NI Controllers

We’ve recently added support for Native Instruments’ Maschine MK3, Maschine Plus, and for all Komplete Kontrol keyboards. In two short walk-through videos with Thavius Beck, you’ll learn the capabilities of these controller extensions.


Bitwig Studio Support for NI Maschine Plus/MK3 – presented by Thavius Beck

Bitwig certified trainer Thavius Beck walks you through the new Bitwig Studio support for Native Instruments’ Maschine MK3 and Maschine Plus. Through hands-on musical examples, you'll learn how the integration frees you from the mouse and keyboard and allows for navigation, browsing, playing melodies in scales, step sequencing, clip launching, note repeat and arpeggio, and controlling Bitwig’s device chain via Maschine’s displays. Just connect your Maschine MK3 or Maschine Plus and get back in the groove.


  • 0:00 - Creating a melody
  • 2:12 - Browsing
  • 2:38 - Creating a beat
  • 4:20 - Plug-in parameter tweaking
  • 5:10 - Adding a new track
  • 6:20 - Changing the instrument

[Read the full documentation for the integration here.]


Bitwig Studio and NI Komplete Kontrol S MK2 – presented by Thavius Beck

In this tutorial video, Thavius Beck shows the new intuitive Bitwig Studio support for Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol S MK2 series and demonstrates its capabilities with a couple of quick hands-on musical examples. The new scripts enable you to quickly capture your ideas with its easy recording, mixing, navigation, access to plug-in remote controls and automation. Your Komplete Kontrol S MK2 keyboard will be automatically detected by Bitwig Studio and the script loaded when you’re connecting the controller.


  • 0:30 - Navigation
  • 1:05 - Creating a rhythm
  • 1:20 - Adding a melody
  • 1:50 - Tweaking plug-in parameters and recording automation
  • 2:30 - Adding the 3rd element
  • 3:42 - More cowbell
  • 4:17 - Adding a beat
  • 4:45 - Adding a variation to the beat
  • [Read the full documentation for the integration here.]

    Added Support for NI - Komplete Kontrol A and M series

    With Bitwig Studio 4.0 we also added support for Native Instruments - Komplete Kontrol A and M. Now all Komplete Kontrol keyboards are deeply integrated in Bitwig Studio.

    This allows you access to almost all the same features as are available on Native Instruments' bigger models, like the Komplete Kontrol S MK2. Choose whether you want to work in the Arranger or the Launcher view. Record, mix and navigate through tracks. Control the transport, tweak plug-ins, record automation, undo, redo, quantize and go back and forth between Bitwig Studio and the Komplete Kontrol plug-in — all without ever touching the mouse.

    December 28, 2020

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