The Audio Kontrol 1 software is configured by the installer to launch whenever you boot your computer. Although this feels a bit intrusive, it's done because the software needs to be running to use some of the advanced controller functionality. A preference in the application allows you to disable this auto-launching behaviour. Live, Reason, and Kore all recognised the AK1 as an audio device straight away, with access to the usual settings, such as sample rate (up to 192kHz), latency and channel selections. The unit also happily co-existed with a Kore controller, and I was even able to use the I/O of both devices simultaneously by creating an Aggregate Device in the Apple Audio MIDI Setup utility. At first, however, a constant crackling appeared in the audio outputs of both devices.