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Native Instruments Komplete Audio 2 Two-Channel Audio Interface

(9 customer reviews)

Easily record audio into your computer
Choose from two flavors – same pristine audio quality, different ways to plug in and play back
The full package for creating – All the software you need to record and build tracks, plus synths, effects, and more
Plug in a pair of mics together using the two combi-xlr/jack inputs
Connect to studio monitors, or plug in on stage with dual Jack outputs


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The audio 2 makes capturing stereo sounds a breeze. It’s the same fantastic sound quality as the audio 1, with a bit more flexibility. Plug in a pair of mics together using the two combi-xlr/jack inputs. Connect to studio monitors, or plug in on stage with dual Jack outputs.

Specification: Native Instruments Komplete Audio 2 Two-Channel Audio Interface

Weight 13.2 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 5 × 2 in

9 reviews for Native Instruments Komplete Audio 2 Two-Channel Audio Interface

2.4 out of 5
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  1. aktvst

    Having been a fan in the past of Native Instruments software and hardware products, purchasing this new soundcard was a no-brainer for me. To say that I’m utterly shocked and disgusted at my experience with this product is an understatement. For starters, I’ve owned the product now for 10 days and am STILL unable to access the drivers or included software for this product. You must use the “Native Access” program to download it. I’ve entered my serial number into Native Access as directed, it accepts the serial, and it’s 10 days later, still no driver download appears or any of the software advertised with the Komplete Audio 2 appear for download. I’m not the only one either, a quick search on NI’s support boards shows thousands of people having the same problem across all of their products. It’s pretty much the worst possible nightmare imaginable when being forced to use installer/security software. The software designed to make their software secure, winds up making their PAYING customers unable to use what they’ve paid for… It’s truly unbelievable. Onto the 2nd problem. I eventually was able to find a direct download of the driver only on Native Instrument’s website. The driver software is atrocious, looks like it’s still in beta, with virtually no options available to change. You’re unable to change the sample rate, the bit rate, and many other options you’re used to seeing in your professional soundcard’s driver software. It’s basically, plug it in, and hope that its default hardcoded settings work with your application’s needs. The actual problem in all of this though, is that ASIO is not working for some reason. Any pro-audio or editing software I boot up, it won’t allow me to use the Komplete Audio 2 as a result of ASIO not working. The software interface for the driver software even states plain as day “ASIO not active”. Of course there’s no settings in the driver software to possibly correct this. So, I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver multiple times, ran Windows Update, etc. No way to solve the problem. Lastly, and the biggest problem of all. Having all the issues above, I immediately filed a support ticket form with Native Instruments. I received an email confirmation after submitting it. It’s been 10 days, still no response from Native Instruments. Utterly shocked, I went to the support section of the NI website, and used their online support message board-like ticket system. Filed 1 ticket about not being able to download the software with Native Access, and another about the ASIO driver problem. It’s been 8 days, still no response. And there probably never will be a response. There’s no other way to contact Native Instruments for support for their products. Let that sink in. There’s no phone number, no chat system, no email address. Just the two ways that I tried, and you will not receive a response. There’s people on the support site that are complaining that it’s been a year and their support tickets still have not been answered… So, to summarize, the driver for this soundcard is a broken mess. It will not work for your audio programs. You can’t change necessary settings. There is no way to download the included software for this soundcard. And any problems you encounter, you will never receive a response or support from Native Instruments. I’ll be returning mine. Stay away.Read more

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  2. Spacetime

    Careful. The mkii does not have the ability to switch between monitoring OUTPUTS 1/2 – 3/4 like the original. The 1/2 – 3/4 switch you see on the face is for monitoring inputs only. I feel tricked. Why would a new version see the elimination of features? Even the tech support agents who responded to my issue were surprised and stumped by this and said they would inquire as to why with the engineers. Of course, there is nothing that can be done about it, hence no solution, nor even further discussion provided by the agents after a few months, but plenty of other users have voiced their concerns. I use both 1/2 and 3/4 outputs from my DAW (3/4 includes a click that can’t go out the mains, obviously). You can only monitor what is going out the mains and that’s it. Period. So stupid. Back to using my scarlett 2i4 mki or KA6 mki (focusrite eliminated this feature on their new mkii version also). DJs who use 3/4 for cueing tracks will be equally dismayed… again — careful with buying this new versionRead more

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  3. Boulderito

    Returned the product because only Outputs 1/2 were recognized by Windows 10 or Foobar; outputs 3/4 and 5/6 (s/pdif coaxial output) are not recognized and do not function. Installed and reinstalled the software and the device several times; followed all instructions. Spent 2+ hours on totally useless Amazon support; no help at all. The manufacturer’s support is non-existent. Since all I really wanted the device to do is convert usb output to s/pdif coaxial output, I don’t care about the other functions of the card. I’ve installed a lot of multi-output sound cards and never had any problems. This is just bad software or hardware: probably software. Great product if your hobby is troubleshooting electronics; lousy product if your hobby is music.Read more

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  4. Chad P.

    UPDATE – I liked the KA2 so much when I reviewed it for my YouTube channel, I ended up choosing the KA6 mkII as my go-to interface for recording all of the audio for my videos. So everything that I do on my channel from now on will be through the KA6. It’s perfect for my needs. I can send a line out from my channel strip to record voice, plus a stereo pair of line outputs from whichever interface I’m reviewing. And it runs off of bus power, so no AC wall wart required! So far, so good. This has quickly become my favorite entry-level interface. (Original review below) I’m a home recording enthusiast, and I review audio interfaces on my YouTube channel, so I’ve used quite a few of them at this point in my life. Honestly, I went into the KA2 with a bit of a bias against it, due to the negative reviews that I’ve seen around the web. But this little guy actually surprised me. Preamps are solid. They have ample gain, and enough headroom (something sorely lacking in other entry-level interfaces). I was able to use condenser, dynamic, and ribbon microphones to record vocals, kick and snare drums, and hand percussion without any issues. I was able to record bass guitar direct without any problems, and it sounded pretty darned good. Driver installation was fine, and I was able to configure it without any issues. Drivers are OK. Latency is average. Just under 10ms round-trip at 128 samples. It uses the exact same ASIO control panel as the Behringer U-Phoria UMC HD series. It provided control over ASIO buffer size, but no control over sample rate, so you’ll have to rely on your DAW to override the sample rate setting. The software bundle is a bit of a pain to locate and download. Basically you have to use Native Instruments’ stand-alone installer/license app (Native Access) but there aren’t clear indications on their website that that’s how you’re supposed to license your interface and download/install all of the bundled software. As far as the software bundle itself, there is a lot of content there. But you’ll hit limitations as far as demo versions or not-quite-full versions of Kontakt, Maschine, and Reaktor. You can get by with what’s provided due to the sheer quantity of what’s included, but you’ll soon bump into limitations that will require additional purchases. Still, for the price, it’s a pretty impressive bundle. The shining star of the bundle to me is the Solid Bus Compressor. That thing is…uh…solid. As the name implies. I immediately took a liking to it, and upon further use, it has become one of my favorite compressors ever. And that’s coming from a guy that has a pair of Distressors in his rack 🙂 The main cons: – no 5-pin MIDI. That is surprising, considering that it’s geared towards the electronic musician – headphone output is pretty weak, but not awful – the overall feel is very plastic – if I ever had a technical issue, I have no confidence that NI tech support would ever help me The main pros: – best knobs in the business. Seriously, the main output knob on the top is a buttery-smooth tactile joy to turn. Front panel knobs are the sturdiest feeling knobs on the market. – 5-segment LED signal indicators on the top. Why don’t all manufacturers provide this? It’s great. – solid preamps with an impressive gain range – best-in-class software bundle Overall, I’d recommend this interface if you’re shopping in the entry-level 2×2 market. As far as sound quality and functionality, it holds its own against similar offerings from Focusrite, Steinberg, Behringer, and Roland. Toss in the software bundle and the lower-than-the-other-guys price point and I think that this is a very attractive option if you’re looking to dabble in home recording.Read more

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  5. Amazon Customer

    This product is a prime case of all fur coat and no knickers. It looks great and sounds clean (albeit with quite low output overall). The main oversight with this unit is the lack of direct monitoring options without the use of a DAW. Direct monitoring is only possible through the headphone outputs unless you have a DAW running in the background to route the input signals to the main output. If you had a guitar going through an axe fx or helix unit and wanted to just plug in and hear the direct signal through the main out, this is impossible without a DAW running. If you were a DJ and wanted to run traktor Pro along with some external cd or vinyl decks then you would have to run traktor software AND an DAW to set the direct monitoring routing. This causes undue system strain and the possibility of dropouts and clicks and pops due to sharing the card between two programs. I suspect that this could all be resolved by the release of a small software program that could toggle this option such as the way focusrite have implemented their direct monitoring through focusrite control. This is boxed and ready for return. Very disappointed.Read more

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  6. WC

    The interface does not have direct monitoring through the speaker outputs. This is something I needed so I returned the product. I’d recommend a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 instead.Read more

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  7. Normie

    It’s great. Simple and does the job. Cost effective. Don’t fall for the *free* guitar rig propoganda. The license you are given is a limited one, and the tones you are allowed dont sound very good, of course you can BUY the full license 😉 Downloading was a waste of time really.Read more

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  8. happy husband :)

    Well if we were judging strictly on sound quality well then for the price it’s an easy 4-5 stars but unfortunately we have other factors that took it to 3 stars. here’s why there is only Windows 10 support nothing below that no Windows 7 it would be ideal if the seller added that info on the page where it’s sold as i had to go out and buy anew computer other interfaces in this range do support older Windows and Mac so keep in mind if you don’t have Windows 10 your out of luck. Secondly there is only Stereo RCA output on the back i didn’t realize that and am now stuck with this one for now but the Komplete audio 2 does have balanced audio on the back for studio monitors in my opinion that is a far better option for only 30 dollars more so do yourself a favor and get that one. and 3rd the cheap plastic feel of this interface is not ideal you really don’t want to step on it or drop it, other interfaces are housed in rugged metal or even rubber this one is a hollow type plastic that feels cheaper than dollar store chocolate easter bunny but befroe you think im being too harsh the sound is pretty good and warm with this i paired it with the MXL 770 mic together they work beautifully together i paired them with a Mogami wired XLR cable the difference is a noticeable improvement from cheaper ones well that’s my opinion if your into Music get the Komplete Audio 2 but this one still works if it’s all you can afford i learned a lesson though research your products properly before ordering themRead more

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  9. Darrin Patey

    Zero stress setup on my Mac. I’m not an audio pro so I won’t attempt to give a deep review of the sound quality or anything other than to simply say that as a lifelong guitarist general lover of making music, I’ve never had a simpler or better sounding audio interface. That’s going all the way back to the Fostex 4 I had in the early 90s. 🙂 This is my first Native Instruments product so it’s my first time using the Komplete Kontrol software that comes with it and, let me tell you, it is a joy. Guitar Rig could use an update maybe but overall the plug-in game that I can now bring to Logic is on point. My only regret is not dropping the extra cash for the Audio 2 with the two combo inputs. Live and learn I guess.Read more

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