Recognised in the industry as a professional standard production suite, Komplete has carved a unique place for itself in modern recording practice. Komplete caters for musicians, producers, sound designers and experimental artists by presenting a comprehensive collection of tools and instruments that can potentially provide an answer to any musical question. Komplete is available in four different packages to ensure users have access to a collection that suits their particular needs; Komplete Select, Komplete Standard, Komplete Ultimate and Komplete Ultimate Collector’s Edition. Purchasing the collection of instruments, effects and tools in a Komplete package promises substantial savings on the purchase of those same items acquired individually from Native Instruments.
Each edition of Komplete now includes a selection of the new Expansions – sound collections of pre-sets, drum kits, samples, loops and one-shots focussed toward specific genres. These Expansions have been created by Native alongside musicians and sound designers whom are specialists in their fields, and are usable within any DAW.
Installation of Komplete is also easy for all – purchase a physical copy to receive a key or HDD drive which contains the complete software, or alternatively a download version will provide the software immediately, made accessible via Native Access online (where registry of Native products is also facilitated).
Needless to say Native Instruments produce a number of software controllers, both in the more traditional keyboard format (Komplete Kontrol keyboards) or more intuitive and innovative hardware (the Maschine range). All of these controllers come pre-mapped to perfectly respond to the contents of the Komplete tool-kit.
The current versions of Komplete contain the following:
KOMPLETE 12 SELECT
Komplete Select is perfect for those wishing to dip their toe into the pool of professional production and sound design. Select contains 14x Instruments & Effects (Ethereal Earth, Massive, Monark, Reaktor Prism, Retro Machines Mk2, The Gentleman, Drumlab, Discovery Series: West Africa, Vintage Organs, Scarbee Mark 1, Scarbee Rickenbacker Bass, Solid Bus Comp, Mod Pack – Phasis, Replika), 3x Expansions (True School, Velvet Lounge, Deep Matter), over 7,000 Sounds and a 45GB Sample Library. For a full summary see Native Instrument’s website.
Komplete Standard edition is the perfect choice for the more serious musician or producer that needs a wide range of high-quality instruments and studio effects. Standard contains 52x Instruments & Effects (Reaktor Blocks, Massive X, TRK-01, Form, Rounds, Kontour, Massive, Monark, Absynth 5, FM8, Reaktor Prism, Reaktor Spark, Retro Machines Mk2, Polyplex, Battery 4, Una Corda, The Grandeur, The Maverick, The Gentleman, The Giant, Drumlab, Abbey Road 60s Drummer, Studio Drummer, Discovery Series: Middle East, Discovery Series: India, Discovery Series: West Africa, Vintage Organs, Scarbee A200, Scarbee Mark 1,Scarbee Clavinet/Pianet, Session Guitarist – Strummed Acoustic, Scarbee Rickenbacker Bass, Scarbee MM Bass, Session Strings 2, Session Horns, Kinetic Metal, Supercharger, Transient Master, Solid EQ, Solid Bus Comp, Solid Dynamics, Mod Pack – Phasis, Mod Pack – Choral, Mod Pack – Flair, Replika, Guitar Rig 5 Pro, Rammfire, Driver, The Finger, Reflektor, Traktors 12), 10x Expansions (True School, Velvet Lounge, Deep Matter, Halcyon Sky, Lucid Mission, Neon Drive, Queensbridge Story, Molten Veil, Elastic Thump, London Grit), over 25,000 Sounds and 220GB Sample Library. For a full summary see Native Instrument’s website.
KOMPLETE 12 ULTIMATE
Komplete Ultimate provides enough processing power to singlehandedly run small studios on its own. Every major effect and instrument type is represented, and truly massive sound and sample libraries are included. Ultimate contains all 101x Instruments & Effects, 20x Expansions (True School, Velvet Lounge, Deep Matter, Halcyon Sky, Lucid Mission, Neon Drive, Queensbridge Story, Molten Veil, Elastic Thump, London Grit, Drop Squad, Platinum Bounce, Lazer Dice, Marble Rims, Caribbean Current, Astral Flutter, Cavern Floor, Golden Kingdom, Byte Riot, Decoded Forms), over 45,000 Sounds and 600GB Sample Library. For a full summary see Native Instrument’s website.
KOMPLETE 12ULTIMATE COLLECTORS EDT
What do you give the music creator who has everything? The Collector’s Edition of Komplete 12 Ultimate is the most comprehensive ever assembled by Native, and provides software not present in the other package formats. Ultimate 12 Collector’s Edition contains all 101x Instruments & Effects, 50x Expansions, over 90,000 Sounds and 900GB Sample Library, alongside Session Guitarist – Electric Sunburst, Thrill, Kontakt 6 and the complete Symphony Series – Collection. For a full summary see Native Instrument’s website.
Note: Massive X (long awaited follow-up to Massive) will be released in February of 2019. Owners of Komplete 12 Standard, Ultimate & Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be able to download this software for free upon release.
*Comparision Chart from Native Instrument Website*