“The Komplete Audio 6 is perfectly capable of delivering clean audio from a variety of sources, including guitars being fed into Amplitube”: Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 review

The most fully-featured sub-$200 interface around? You bet

Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 review
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Guitar World Verdict

It’s hard to believe Native Instruments has packed this much functionality into such an unassuming device. For the money, you’d be hard-pressed to find something that offers as much, and does it as efficiently.


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    Plenty of on-device control

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    Lots of inputs and outputs

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    Two headphone outs


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    Glossy black housing will attract fingerprints

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    No USB-C connectivity

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Features & design

If you’re shopping for a guitar-orientated audio interface in the $100-$200 bracket, you are not going to find yourself short of choice. The low-mid end of the audio interface market is crowded, that’s for sure, but if a product earns the right to a second iteration then you know it’s coming from a good place. Before we get too ahead of ourselves though, let’s look at the Komplete Audio 6 mkII in more detail. This second coming of the 6 comes in a shiny piano black (or, fingerprint magnet, if you prefer) housing, with a few touches of matte metal for contrast. It also has a decent weight to it which, working with the rubberized feet, means it won’t be sliding around your desk easily.

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Chris Corfield

Chris Corfield is a journalist with over 12 years of experience writing for some of the music world's biggest brands including Orange Amplification, MusicRadar, Guitar World, Total Guitar and Dawsons Music. Chris loves getting nerdy about everything from guitar gear and synths, to microphones and music production hardware.