At the moment, my money is mostly going to hand-built acoustic instruments that retain or increase value, vs. For the work flow getting used to needy. All the tag support is present and correct, even if the text display is somewhat smaller. Is the collectors edition worth it? Also, where did you get the information that the Symphony series won't be bundled with Komplete? Create earth-shaking bass with no less than five different synth engines — so you can craft exactly the sound you need. The new effects pack includes a distortion, bit crusher, and ring modulator -- the latter being quite rare in the plug-in world I am only aware of the oine from Melda Productions, which is multi-band, and the one from Plug'n'Play. Overall Versatility: When it comes to a massive bundle of instruments like this, versatility is an important metric to consider. .
There are standalone versions of the major apps, too. There definitely weren't any in Komplete 6. Those new products generally will be included in the next major Komplete Ultimate bundle, however. The install took about four hours on our test computer but Komplete is authorised from a single code rather than individual ones for each library title, so, once installed, you're soon up and running. Granted I'll have to go Kontakt 6 at some point.
But which is the keyboard for you? Massive X Still Inbound: One thing that should be mentioned here is Massive X. Both K9 and K10 were released after ~18 months, compared to previous releases which were mostly released annually. The last time we did it was when we managed to get the world exclusive review of the much-hyped. Unfortunately for me, I purchased the wrong thing Upgrade instead of Crossgrade. The Native Instruments Komplete 12 bundle is available in various tiers. This system is called Light Guide, which Native Instruments claims is the first of its kind. Native Instruments Komplete 12 Ultimate Collectors Edition list Value For a new user the Komplete bundle offers absolutely extraordinary value for money.
While I don't discount at all the possibility that you have the most libraries, it might be tough to beat the rest of the forum put together! Maybe one of the older toolkits is in play, but I think most of those sprinkle some hints in the packaged distribution of the app. But this is kind of unusual this close in. It offers an easy-to-use user interface and a good looking one at that that makes working with the various tools and presents much easier and fun than it ever was. Details on Massive X and Kontakt 6 are scarce at the moment but more information will no doubt be along shortly. The latest additions to the ecosystem help you go from your first ideas, to iterations, to playing out finished tracks in one seamless flow. They work, and the Clear View screens do them justice easily and quickly.
They are only provided to facilitate installation. Needless to say these go further than your typical pitch and mod wheels although you can do those and can be assigned to loads of other functions for live hands-on performance duties. Almost tempted to one day move up to Ultimate, but damn. Cons: No real killer feature - but then these kinds of interfaces are all pretty straightforward. It would be much clearer. Komplete 12 Ultimate The Komplete concept has a bittersweet edge to it.
A curated selection of studio-quality instruments, effects, utilities, loops, and samples for the low price of nothing at all. Unclear whether Komplete 5 included any DirectX plugins. Komplete 12 offers incredible quality at a considerably amazing price no matter which tier you jump in at. Users had to import a key file into the Service Center application to activate those products. These are the two that really elevate this upgrade above what the last few have been. Kontakt 6 looks to address the competition from Falcon, by adding more effects and a granular synthesis block, amongst other enhancements, but overall is less of a bump from v5 than I expected. One stunning amp with 17 cabinet emulations, plus 13 effects and modifiers to shape and enhance any sound.
But there's some goodies in there. What's not in doubt is that Komplete Ultimate remains a class leader. You can change scales, play chords with one finger… do pretty much anything you like, but the overall attraction for me is that you can play it and never go wrong. Its almost entirely foreign and one-of-a-kind interface is disorienting in the best possible way for a seasoned patch designer. The latter is on test here. How wrong I was, as we will see a lot more on this later.
Did we leave anything out? Well, in terms of their functionality, all three models - 24, 49 and 61-keys - are identical, save for the number of keys. There are two versions : Komplete 9 and Komplete 9 Ultimate. At this point I'm probably better off targeting individual 3rd party products that I need. Create out-of-this world sounds with 70 built in presets, built-in cab sims, effects, and more — no synth knowledge required. Native Instruments Komplete 12 Ultimate list Collectors Edition If Ultimate is not enough for you then Native Instruments can sort you out with the Collectors Edition. So that sounds expensive, right? Finally, phew, just a quick note on the non-conformist pitch and mod strips, which naturally have their own name: Touch Kontrol Strips! The Audio 1 is great for mono sources and hooking directly to a hi-fi or speakers.
But these are minor, aesthetic gripes at best. We'd exhaust our entire word allocation simply listing what's included, so for a full list, check out the. Of course, there are some differences from the costlier S series. Komplete 10 is not a real instrument, but a virtual one. The user interface will seem hard.
Five instruments and a selection of ready-for-action drum loop production kits, consisting of drum loops, single loop tracks, and individual slices. This is not a typical product. I have to admit, when I first saw this at a demo in London I thought it was simply a cosmetic addition — Native Instruments trying to add a little colour to our keyboards. Three of the latter come in the form of new Reaktor Player synths, Round, Kontour and Polyplex. As is traditional, Komplete Ultimate 10 collects up and includes some titles which have been released as separate entities in the past few months, as well as offering some brand new ones. Check out the and stay tuned for a new installment each week. The Audio 2 can also work in stereo, and here you get dual combo jacks for more flexibility.