Native Instruments recently announced Komplete 9. It’s a huge suite of tools and synths for producers and electronic musicians. It includes FM8, which I checked out a while back, and really like.
Native Instruments is also known for Traktor, a setup that includes both hardware and software. The company released a version for iPad a few weeks back.
Komplete 9 and Komplete 9 Ultimate are the latest in Native Instruments’ flagship suite. It includes a variety of instruments, effects, processors and samples. Here’s a portion of the description from the official website:
KOMPLETE 9 and KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE are the latest generation of the world’s leading studio production suite. KOMPLETE 9 delivers 33 products and over 120 GB of sound. KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE is our most ‘komplete’ ever with 65 products and a staggering 370 GB of sound. With so much inside at the same great price, the world got more KOMPLETE.
As for more noteworthy new gear, Monark the monophonic synth and Battery 4. May not be a huge upgrade for Komplete 8 owners, but there is plenty in there for someone looking for a full suite of instruments and effects. Pound-for-pound, I’d say it’s a great deal.
Komplete is $559, Ultimate is $1,099 (all the software is included on a hard drive). Upgrades are $149.
[via Native Instruments]