Used Native Instruments S49 Mk1 without KK -- worth it with K'd KK?

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  1. tharkimaa

    tharkimaa Newbie

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    Hi,

    I am just starting out with digital music production. I'm on MacOS mojave, with K'd logic pro. I just bought a used s49 mk1, to start getting into music theory with the guide lights on the S49 and introduction to production. The seller did not have access to the KK Select license that should come with the controller. I already emailed NI about this, I'm assuming this will be a dead end.

    I downloaded dada's Komplete 12 package that comes with KK 2.1.2. Will it run with my K'd Logic, and will this support this used S49 Mk1, that is already registered to someone else? Lastly, will this be a good long term solution? I paid around EUR150 for this, just that I don't want to have a keyboard that I can't use 10 months / 2 years down the line.

    Thank you for your help!
     
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  3. muciones

    muciones Kapellmeister

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    It works. Software will recognize the hardware and you will be able to use it without problems
     
  4. dkny

    dkny Kapellmeister

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    I never use mine with KK, as for me KK is a train wreck. Doesn't mean the keyboard isn't useful at all...
     
  5. johnw

    johnw Member

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    Long term , yes ... You have all the sounds in one vst ... and Maschine .... Bonus ...
     
  6. vaiman

    vaiman Platinum Record

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    The seller should transfer the serial codes for the Hardware and any Software to you. It's done via the NI website. So contact the seller, as they have these and not up to NI.
    NI also offer free products that will work with the keyboard:
    https://www.native-instruments.com/en/catalog/free/

    Also, your cracked software will work as it's just a midi keyboard. But I'd still get what you rightly own, from the seller.
     
  7. Polomo

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    Should work.

    Used Maschine Mk1 with a cracked Maschine Software no Problems. (Little Snitch or some kind of firewall should be in the background for safety. and no unwanted communication)

    The MK1s are great, Fatar Keys.
    €150 is a good price for it

    49 Keys are still a good size. (I need an 88 Keys with hammerkeys mostly because I like the feeling of a real -semi real Piano most. )

    If you can live with a non-full Key, yes this can be a good longtime solution.
    (With a bit of cleaning from time to time Keyboards can work up to 30 - 40 Years .(maybe more with low humidity )
    only the rubber ages and the contacts go away )
     
  8. Polomo

    Polomo Platinum Record

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    Inside a Keyboard 4:06
    If you don't understand German it's ok
    Alone the Pictures can tell how a keyboard works and what I'm meant with the contacts (black spots on the circuit-board.)
    and the rubber
     
  9. tharkimaa

    tharkimaa Newbie

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    The seller is an auction house, they don't have the owner's details unfortunately. Genuinely curious, If this is the case, why doesn't NI transfer the license themselves if I send them a proof of purchase?
     
  10. tharkimaa

    tharkimaa Newbie

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    Danke dir, sehr hilfreich! Ich meinte mit diese ganz geschlossene software, es könnte sein das mit eine software update alles kaputt geht. Glaubst du, dass ich in die Zukunft kein Probleme haben würde?
     
  11. tharkimaa

    tharkimaa Newbie

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    How do you usually use it? Also, have you found the light guides useful without KK?
     
  12. willynucka

    willynucka Member

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    NI will not help you at all if buying used without transferring the Komplete Select serial. You can get legit Komplete Kontrol for free now, though. K's work fine.
     
  13. Polomo

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    First thing there is a German sub forum for taking in German. (Manch einer hier mag es net so wenn die Leute auf deutsch quatschen und nicht verstehen was abgeht .:winker: ) ( https://audiosex.pro/forums/de.28/ )

    It's very unlikely that NI will change anything which can effect a keyboard compability (For them it's not a big deal I believe.)(There are two big groups one who believes that K´ed Software will help to increase sales and one who believe it's bad forsales)
    (Native is first one) (they got one of the weaker protections. And they got the money and right Programmers to do some crazy hardcore protection if they want to) So I think no problems for the next years.
     
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