Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1
Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1

All user reviews for the Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1

Average Score: 4.5 ( 4.5/5 based on 13 reviews )
  9 reviews 69 %
  3 reviews 23 %
  1 user review 8 %
Value For Money: Excellent
DLudo 01/10/2012

DLudo's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " A professional."

5
I had not misused the AudioBox before but it was not for me. I find the sound card in the same price range. By purchasing from OCCAZ WAS good.
I use it alone without any mixing desk or other. It is sufficient to itself and I never felt the need to fill a something else.
I used it on Windows Vista, 7 and now on a macbook.

UTILIZATION

In other words, Windows Vista, do not expect much. The drivers are not very flexible on it and everything but that's not the AK1 is windows.
Of 7 far fewer problems if not some conflicts after the sound card inégré. What is config.
On the macbook, then no problem, you plug it works is disconnected, so what is the other that supports cs, it reconnects: no worries.

I used it on FL Studio, Cubase and Logic Pro.
unnecessary logic with no problem and very little latency. on the other hand of fl must adjust the size of the buffer.

GETTING STARTED

on Windows or Mac, no problem for installation. A manual? Yen one? Save the paper guys!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 2 years without rest. It has not changed and still works perfectly. It's solid (for having transported countless times ...)
Mac is pure happiness.
It is above the AudioBox terms of quality and ergonomic functionality.

+ Quality preamp.
+ MIDI controllers VERY convenient for FL studio.
4 outputs
And durable
+ Look

-The second entry does not xlr and line at a time: (dommage. (the new corrected this problem)
- (The I dig but I think not)
stega 12/31/2010

stega's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " An almost flawless ..."

5
I bought this small (in size) sound card / controller / preamp to complete a semi nomadic DAW: I mean a piece of furniture moved without any worries in the house, according to my recording needs and family obligations. .. Well characteristics of AK1 are perfect for that.
The case is compact, solid and seems very well finished. Nothing wrong with the level of connectivity, all exudes seriousness.

UTILIZATION

Drivers ... Yeah, it's not his forte, but once the proper config found, and we must spend time there, all is stable. I have no unwanted noises, or whatever, and my projects in Reaper, which are never either shielded from dozens of tracks and plugs, all rotate perfectly.


GETTING STARTED

Installation is not too problematic, but I have a real cons incompatibility with my wireless card, which is yet to PCI. So I disable when I work on my pieces, on the other hand to listen to something on the net, we must accept the drop outs. So it's pretty average.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a few weeks and now I feel much better known. The first thing to note is the high quality of the preamp: no wind, good headroom, excellent sound reproduction. Compared to the stuff I've ever had, is above the preamp of the Konnekt 6, very different from the Mindprint Trio (which has more character but is much louder), much better than the preamp basic tube style pre VTB1 and perhaps even (according to my amateur ears) thinner than DMP3 from M Audio.
I am also impressed by the converters, the sound coming out of this box is punchy, very well defined.
So, stock, equipment really excellent, and apart from this incompatibility problem with my wireless card, with a little patience (there is ever a time when I almost sell because I could not find the right configuration) .
Stazma The Junglechrist 11/14/2010

Stazma The Junglechrist's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) "Exellente sound card"

5

So I buy this card to replace an FA-101 for lives. I wanted a portable card with the highest possible setting on the front and a clear and precise.

I use both to produce music on computer • for my concerts. I find the USB ultimately much more stable than with a computer • laptop firewire.

UTILIZATION


The drivers are very stable with a very very low latency. I manage to play the drum part live on my midi controller without any problem, even live (small example here:


GETTING STARTED


A problem with the wireless card for my computer • laptop but just disable it so that everything works very well (and it rarely needs to watch his mail in the middle of a live).

OVERALL OPINION


Superb sound card for the producer and performer of electronic music:
- Small
- Great sound
- Very easy to use

relxchange 06/18/2010

relxchange's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Excellent!"

5
I compared several soundcards on a USB2 RD 700GX with Emulation Galaxy II piano samples and Kawai EX DynAudio on monitoring speakers.

Thank you to Olivier / Home Studio for giving me the opportunity to try and compare multiple sound cards.

Edirol UA 25 X vs. Audio Kontrol 1

Edirol has only two output lines, AK1, 4
No individual adjustment of the headphone output on Edirol, and a very low (!)
A fineness of less well with Edirol (?)
Then stability.
Edirol has "jump" Kontakt Player repeatedly after a few changes in instrumentation (Galaxy).
Less cracking also controlled equal ...
AK then displays 192Kh recording vs 96 for Edirol ...
Many good points as well.

I try to simulate the sound of a piano concert in approaching as close.
I think making the right choice with AK1.

Yet the delicacy of the Galaxy or demos EstWest Quantum Leap (beautiful), but listening sound reproduction of Spotify (see Tubular Bells by Mike Olfield it sound quite remarkable.

More softwares also available.


UTILIZATION

Affirmative
Kontakt Player 4
Spotify
Average latency (otherwise Galaxy Steinway 5.1 Suround does not support!)


GETTING STARTED

Easy ...

OVERALL OPINION

Yes, see above

Not given, but nothing equivalent as good as what I saw!
ultrakorrekt 03/08/2010

ultrakorrekt's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
* What characteristics have motivated your choice?
- Replace an old sound card USB 4 output by a model not too expensive.
- Have a headphone jack on the front with separate front panel potentiometers for each output + headphone (very important if one makes DJing).
For what purpose?
- Music production, DJing
- Used with Reason / Record, Traktor
- On 2.4Ghz iMac with 4GB RAM

UTILIZATION

- Drivers on Mac: Yes, stable. The software bundle is very good and is entitled to considerable discounts on NI apps. A "service center" to manage the updating of drivers and software installed. Otherwise no problems, moreover, never had any problems.
- Be careful though, it is imperative to save the apps on the NI web site, or no access to updates. The most bizarre is that we also save the interface! (A serial number is provided). It's on their forum of guys who lost their number and have all the evil in the world to get a license from NI, so they physically interface with them! I almost have the same problem. Apart from this, the customer service seems very responsive.
- Used in Reason / Record, Traktor: No problem directly recognized, very easy to configure the two stereo outputs on the master / monitor.
- I liked the + knob on top of the interface, but ultimately I do not use them. It should be a soft launch at startup to have access at all times.

GETTING STARTED

- Install: no worries, I did some updates recently was a little long but everything is going very well through their "service center" ... and if it was properly registered on their site!
- No conflict to date.
- The manual is very brief.

OVERALL OPINION

- I use it since it came out. I had a map before M-Audio, a real disaster (latency issues, very poor support on Mac OSX).
- The interface is very well finished, solid, not the entry level. The price is easily justified, moreover, we have a very good value for money with NI overall. Only the knobs on the front are a bit small but it's a detail.
- I would do the same choice with your eyes closed. NI has released more oriented maps DJ (Audio 2,4,6, 8 DJ) that look pretty, but beware the RCA outputs are not practical in the studio. If fate OR AK2 a more direct input I buy to replace the mixing desk and connect directly to analog synths lying around my house.
tarche 12/24/2009

tarche's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
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Which characteristics have motivated your choice?

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USB, my brand new PC with no firewire card with TI chipset or PCI slot to add one (terminal m *** ****). The 4 separate outputs and midi out.

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For what purpose?

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Com and live on Ableton Live 7, recording my U220, and miking the OCCAZ.

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What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk ,...)?

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Acer 3Ghz proc, 4GB of RAM, Windows XP 64bit, and SD it not concern you, what it can to make him sound card?
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With which instruments or systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) and you use the connection with what? ..

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Lots of VSTs, Roland U220 sound module in the South, and outputs to a Mackie DFX12. + Presonus Tube Pre preamp

UTILIZATION

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The drivers are stable?

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Yes sir they look for now.


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They are often updated?

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I know I&#39;m not buying it.

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What software do you use most often?

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I&#39;ve already said. You are the software police?
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What latency you get?

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4-5 ms. Asio with, if not 10 with the NI drivers.

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How many tracks do you manage to record / playback simultaneously? ..

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More than enough!

GETTING STARTED

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The installation is done it without problems?

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Np.

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Have you experienced any incompatibilities?

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Nan

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The general configuration is easy?

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Euuuuuuhhhhh yes thank you.

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The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

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The what?

OVERALL OPINION

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For how long have you been using it?

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1 month

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What thing do you like most/least about it?

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The +: - it works .- little or no latency - it is not too ugly car driven by usbLes -: - I wish I had 2 real line inputs. Indeed, I am forced to unplug my preamp, line switcher in order to save what comes out of my expander .- MIDI out is not quite sync. - Same comment as the opinions above, impossible to walk the 3-button gadgets on Live. I TFW &#39;no brain after all. The big wheel, it works, but its use is not rational, she jumps back in front and it changes me 10,000 parameters simultaneously so I PQC not touch I&#39;m too lazy to look more close anyway and I see what she could not serve me on Live to share anything. It was a long sentence .- in fact I would rather that they are not such big buttons at once PCQ can put anything on it. - It is more switches on / off?? huh? it is self powered? so what?

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Did you try many other models before getting this one?

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I had an Alesis IO2, bof bof, then an M Audio ProFire 610 which was very good and much better value for money qqs tens of euros more.

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What is your opinion about the value for the price?

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Yeah it&#39;s really expensive for what it is. for 300 € it is a Profire 610 which has 2 real line inputs and 8 outputs and a separate switch is off (but the preamp may be of lesser charges, but on the other side is a 2 y &#39;, and the more it not work on my new PC (that&#39;s it&#39;s over Firewire? WTF!) and finally their M-Audio Service is rotten, and they respond to any questions that you ask them nicely, and it is pff not even self powered). BUT it works almost perfectly and that kind of animal is rare nowadays. In fact I think she is perfect for those who make up just software with VSTs. And 4 outputs can at least mix DJ on a table hardware.
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Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...

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With the experience I would not stop in college and I found a real job with real pay and I&#39;ll pay a studio to 14 and a half million dollars.
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damiengarnier 01/15/2009

damiengarnier's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
1 Line / Mic + 1 Line / Instr
Pramp good for this type of hardware and power phantme.
In addition, the chassis is very robust.

UTILIZATION

Mac OSX 10.5 on Intel Macbook: It INSRE the CD has installed and everything works.
However, I can not configure the buttons on the face suprieure Ableton Live 7. Just a little time and patience and I go out.

GETTING STARTED

I use this sound card to my flat and inspirations couraging my "rough sound". When finished, I go home my parents save my home studio over vritable toff (j''habite in a small apartment with my girlfriend while Paris is the mini-site issue, thank you Dad, Mom .. .)
Config of my "studio master":
- Computer: MacBook 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB Ram, 320 GB Hard Disk 7200 rpm,
- Audio Kontrol 1 sound card via USB,
- Connect a condenser mic in Mic and guitar or bass Instr 2,
- Keyboard matre noon
- Speakers monitoring,
- Softs: Ableton Live 7 and Logic 8.
It is a stable configuration, which can take place fairly. No worries on the part of the Audio Kontrol 1 in all a.

OVERALL OPINION

This will be a year since I use it without worry (apart from the problem Live 7). It can be relatively mobile.
I would do this choice. Although it is true that issue up, more j'apprcierais a sound card and keyboard matre in one block. I know it exists but there is no normment of choice and it is still too expensive for the type of hardware connection.
Les Cowboys Etanches 11/13/2008

Les Cowboys Etanches's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
I was looking for a "small" sound card, portable, for use on my home studio mac laptop. I record mostly the bass / guitar / vocals and keyboard parts via the VSTi. Everything alone, so no need for multiple entries. I came across an opportunity not too CHRE (280 hsit I ...) and sailing.

I have a macbook with Leopard rcent.

Level connections, is simple: my guitars live with jacks (oh yeah!), A microphone and a keyboard M-Audio Oxygen 49.

UTILIZATION

No problem installing OSX Leopard. I just test it with Live Guitar and Rig2. Zero-worries. The configuration is very simple, the manual too: schmas + trs clear explanations, the door of beginners, as we want to use it for models, DJing, etc.. Nickel.

GETTING STARTED

I do not know if the drivers are memory updated. It works well with trs those provided on the DVD, and I will be careful to test the latest issue. As software I use most often and Live Guitar Rig2. I get a latency of 7ms (I did not try to push more). No cracking, and a pure hell.
In the number of tracks, well I think it's more than two, but is not my concern. I can not play piano and guitar at the same time.

OVERALL OPINION

I confess that I have to receive it, it's a hot test. J'adoooore design and functional design trs trs this card from an MBox, at random, or a gas plant as the FireWire 1814 from M-Audio. Gnial, the ide of a few buttons that can affect the way you want by noon. Congratulations on a. It is still smaller than what I thought, so much the better.

As said, I possde a Firewire 1814 but nothing bothers me that the plug in the IDE. I use it for rare live recordings. Before, I used my audio interface M-Audio Ozone. Nothing to see but nothing in terms of sound quality. This is the ball.

Sr that is new, it parat me a bit expensive given the number of (2), but on occasion, go ahead. The software bundle is not plthorique but is sufficient for beginners in home studio: Cubase LE, the excellent Guitar Combos (a fender, a marshall, vox and a hop !)...

I still lack of experience, but THE FIRST impression is fantastic. I'm happy and I go exploring bte.
efabric 01/14/2008

efabric's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
- What characteristics have motivated your choice?
Midi + audio converters with good flexible if possible.
Portability
- For what purpose?
Recording of various musical instruments (brass, synths, percussion, guitar, bass)
- What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
P4 3giga4 512de 80giga ram disk
- Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...
a MIDI keyboard, a tube preamp, a multi-effect

UTILIZATION

- The installation is done it without problems?
The installation of a nickel less powerful laptop.
I have various problems with the P4 (a whistling sound when opening an application using the audio clock plays, echo noise of the hard drive and scrolling display windows) In fact, all problems with internal cards that I just wanted to avoid by buying a USB card! I do not care come with a USB 1.1 card
- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
I still have to reformat everything to solve the problem
- The general configuration is easy?
For what I tested the laptop so, the software supplied with are very good but somewhat limited.
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
I have not read, maybe I should?

GETTING STARTED

- The drivers are stable?
I unplugged the USB interface side (not good) and plugging the card was frozen. The computer has not planted on the other hand. The USB plug-in is no longer hot?
- Are they often updated?
I feel, I get a little bit after the battle anyway. As against the software package is expanding ... Surprise!
- What software do you use most often?
Cubase
- What you get lag?
9ms currently at 44.1 and cracking by increasing the sampling rate.
- How many tracks you get to record / play time? ...
2

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
few days.
- What is so special that you like most and least?
The front buttons are functional. A little closer and hard (a little help from pchit dégippant?), But it is very comprehensive.
- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
The public internal cards and a USB 1.1 interface equivalent
- How would you rate the quality / price?
Good
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
I expect it to work successfully on the P4 originally intended only for the music ...

Update: I solved my problem with a passive direct box! http://forums.audiofanzine.com/index, idtopic, 246959, page, 2.html # 4650659 ( http://forums.audiofanzine.com/index,idtopic,246959,page,2.html#4650659 )
botiench 08/02/2007

botiench's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

1
Usb2 only, forget the usb1

UTILIZATION

Ok but could be simpler without the damn software to allow other software supplied, in fact, they enter the computer
by ip, scan all the plugs and allow ventuellemnent not the card but the whole suite comes with what is quite
inquitant for the protection of privacy!

GETTING STARTED

Impossible because:
I can not recommend this sound card, in fact, there are problem:
-Does not work well with mac ppc including dual processor (1.8 Ghzx2)
-Does not work in usb1
Numriques-clicks the indpendemment SETTING THE latency and the type of power
(Either direct USB computer or USB hub for food and even auto-transformers with hub DIFFERENT
Impossibility-then fed by external transformer
-Driver optimized for Intel multi-view
Is bad-driver for mac ppc or make matters worse, the clock problem numrique of clicks or
Ncssite-a computer with USB port of the card-mre dlivre ncssaires the 5 volts to the proper functioning of the card which is not always the case
Voilmalgr this, it seems that the converters are good and there is relief
in sound, pramps seem correct and the instrument is very well between but
clicks and everything else prevents any utilisation.Je am may be a tomb MODEL
dfectueux but I prfre prvenir those who intend to buy it. Good luck

OVERALL OPINION

I may be a tomb MODEL
dfectueux but I prfre prvenir those who intend to buy it. Good luck all
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