Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1

Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1

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Audio Kontrol 1, USB audio interface from Native Instruments.

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Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Native Instruments
  • Model: Audio Kontrol 1
  • Category: USB audio interfaces
  • Added in our database on: 08/22/2006

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Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 11 reviews )
 7 reviews64 %
 2 reviews18 %
 1 user review9 %
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DLudo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A professional."

Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1
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.


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.


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


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)

Nikozzz2000's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?
Usb2, usb power supply with no external power supply ..
- For what purpose?
Record and monitor;)
- What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop and Desktop Athlon XP64 House


- Installation is it without problem?
- Have you experienced any incompatibility?
- The configuration gnrale is easy?
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...


- The drivers are stable?
- Are they often put day?
N / A for now
- What software do you use most often?
Cubase Sx
- What you get lag?
46 milliseconds
- How many tracks you get record / playback simultanment? ...
Not test del 4-track, update in progress


What is the particular feature you like best and least?
+ Powered by the USB
+ Simplicity of use
+ Sound clarity
+ Stabilit of Systm even without external power supply laptop (Inspiron 6400)
The 4 buttons + CONTRL can be an argument that the use
+ Monitoring with guitar amp simulations (USB2)
Trs + pretty (I do not care but told me often)
Software + Guitar Combo Keyboards and express trs cool!
The -:
- Pots a bit small (no need for large fingers)
- 4 buttons CONTRL, but we tend to forget and relguer ..

I feel that there is a bug that blocks the extinction of Windows as we have not pressed a button on the CONTRL bte, but it may be li my version of windows and can not systmatiquement.
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
I tried pludieurs cards in dsordre: Hoontech Dsp 2000, Mbox, Tascam US-428, Us-122, TerraTec DMX 6-fire, Toneport, etc, is by far the best (EDIT) of lot; Son, stability is solid all the appointments.
- How do you report qualitprix?

What I'm bluffing most is the sound achieved by making simple. Example, I record a singer / guitarist in a shot with basic gear, and other sm58 Fishman, in a kind pice salon your exact sounds almost without mixing! I never got a sound so pure and prcis with my other cards "tweak" the mix. T he leaves it alone! Ngatif one point, I realize now that I need monitor speakers!

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...

spacyd01's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1
I chose this sound card for usb2 mainly because I do not have firewire on my motherboard.

I work with a pc 3ghz Dual Core, 2 gigs of DDR2-533 Corsair and two hard drives running at 10,000 rev / min. Frankly level characteristics, I am satisfied for the use I made: techno composition and recording of my voice, I said no singing.


For installation, no problem really.

Configuration level, except for the latency and the sampling rate there is nothing! I expected at least one interface "mixer" for inputs / outputs, it is not.

The manual is clear enough for someone with basic computer concepts.


Simple and effective this card! I use Ableton Live 6 and vst like Battery, FM8 and Korg Legacy Collection, it crashes and the CPU is not overloaded even with cst strangles.

I give the max rating because it does what I ask her out and I sound quite good.


Personally, I find that for 260 euros you will not be stolen nor disappointed. I have not mentioned above but the quality of the case, this feeling of robustness is there. Small but tough lol

The ability to assign a few buttons in midi is a plus, as it is used or not.

My overall score will be 9 / 10 because I would have liked at least a graphical interface for input and output of the card.

yona's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1
Dell Inspiron 94000
2000 bcf, Full Rack of Comp and Fx +
I have a park and a complete micro pramp home.

Sound design, sound, live electro ...


Nickel is childish.


Drivers great!
Live, Samplitude 7 is stable trs.
7ms latency indicated.

Bandwidth and dynamics are met, I found the conversation rather good.

I do not use the control functions, I what to noon.


I use it for 3 months. No spdif, too bad.

Report quality unbeatable prices, although suprieur the race condition I've never had such rsultat with a USB card!

Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 news

Audio Kontrol 1 Now With Software Bundle

Audio Kontrol 1 Now With Software Bundle

Published on 02/17/09
Audio Kontrol 1 is now bundled with an extended software package that includes a pick from the company's range of software synthesizers.

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