Hardware Manuals

Native Instruments - Kontrol X1 MK3  


Firmware & Drivers

Firmware: Update the firmware of the unit to the latest version from Native Instruments website.

Drivers: No driver software is required for the Kontrol X1 MK3 to be installed.
The device is USB class compliant and your Operating System will auto-install the necessary driver when connected via USB cable.

VirtualDJ Setup

Download and install VirtualDJ from our Downloads Page
(in case you have not done already)

Once VirtualDJ is launched, a Login Window will appear. Please login with your preferred method from the ones provided.

A Pro Infinity or a Pro Subscription License is required to fully use the Native Instruments Kontrol X1 MK3.
Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
Buy a license

A detection window will appear next verifying proper connection with the Kontrol X1 MK3.

Click to OK.

The unit is now ready to operate.

MIDI Operation

The unit should be visible in the CONTROLLERS tab of Config. The factory default Mapping offers the functions described in this Manual, however those can be adjusted to your needs via VDJ Script actions.

Find more details at VDJ Pedia


The Kontrol X1 MK3 is not offering any pre-defined audio configuration, as no built-in audio interface is available.

For further software settings please refer to the Manuals of VirtualDJ. Controls