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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 10 reviews )
 7 reviews70 %
 3 reviews30 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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rjeunet01/24/2013

rjeunet's review"A vast sonic universe"

Native Instruments Komplete 7
I first fell for Komplete in 2009, when I bought version 5 on sale. I have then followed all updates up to version 7. I was seduced by the sonic quality of the instruments and effects. It's really impeccable. The interface is OK, without being an example of usability. The offer is so vast that can you can lose yourself easily: Almost 8000 instruments and 2000 effects. The versatility of the synthesis (additive, FM, subtractive, granular....) is incredible. The software instruments samples are excellent. Effects cover a wide palette for mixing and mastering, not to forget the extreme effects for artistic experimentation. The percussion lines are countless.
This pack was conceived for studio production with a DAW. It is harder to use live. There are several possible approaches, including Kore 2 Mainstage, Live, etc... But you need a lot of time to program everything.
Despite its superior audio quality, I returned to my all-in-one workstation (Korg Krome). Software instruments require a lot of programming and time to set up. They also lack a more user-friendly interface to allow faster working: Separate applications, too tiny on the screen, no arpeggiator, no dedicated hardware, etc. Machfive or Omnisphere seem to have better, more cohesive, interfaces. Komplete has no iPad-specific interface for all its plug-ins, like Omnisphere, for example.
In short, for creativity, fast working and live: All-in-one workstation. To fine tune an arrangement from the DAW: Komplete.

Sounds, diversity, originality and flexibility: Excellent or almost perfect, 9 to 10
Interface, ease of use, live usage: From fail to good, 4 to 7
stompboxjon07/05/2012

stompboxjon's review"so much good software"

Native Instruments Komplete 7
If you purchase Native Instruments Komplete 7 you will get an amazing collection of VST plug ins that are ready to go right out of the box. The thing that I was upset with is how long it took to load all of these into the computer. When I purchased they sent me a box, and in that box where a few disc that you had to load in and inter the serial number for. But just the loading time for installation seemed to take me forever, I have even recently loaded it onto a laptop and it took over a hour to get all of this stuff loaded. I guess that’s good because you know you are getting a lot of software and patches to work with but man, it was a headache.

Like I said the installation took forever, it wasn’t hard or difficult. But it was a headache. But all of the software plugins are amazing and work perfect. I havent had a single set back or crash since I have been using Komplete 7. Komplete 7 isn’t sold anymore and has been upgraded. So if you really want Komplete 7 you can always buy it used and transfer the license from someone else. Then you could even upgrade it to 8 for a very cheap price, rather than just buy 8 and pay the full price.

Great, you will get massive, fm, reaktor, kontakt and all the good stuff. I had so many sounds to go through it was hard for me to even start making music because I was so happy just having so many new sound fonts to play with I just started experimenting. Using Guitar rig has really opened my eyes up to the possibilities of effects that you can use in your music on synths and drums. The possibilities are endless with Native Instruments Komplete 7
JeffTadashi06/27/2012

JeffTadashi's review"Massive, and everything!"

Native Instruments Komplete 7
Native Instrument's Komplete 7 is their packaged bundle product that contains most of their main synthesizers, programs, drum machines, guitar amps emulators, fx, and more. There may be a misconception that it contains every current Native Instruments product, but in fact it doesn't (unless you get the Ultimate, which I did not purchase). But it does contain all of the main products that you would likely want from Native Instruments. It contains over 10,000 sounds over 90 gb of data, and it includes Massive, Absynth, FM8, Acoustic Refractions, Reflektor, Reaktor Spark, Reaktor Prism, Reaktor 5, Scarbee Mark I, Scarbee A-200, Scarbee Clavinet, Upright Piano, Berlin Concert Grand, Vienna Concert Grand, New York Concert Grand, Kontakt 4, Battery 3, AbbeyRoad 60's Drums, Vintage Organs, Scarbee MM-Bass, The Finger, Rammfire, Guitar Rig 4 Pro, and more!

One of the greatest things about Komplete 7, is how seamless and easy the installation process is, for this massive collection of synths and programs. It is easy to choose what components you want to install and don't want to install, and it's easy to tell which programs and effects may overlap. The installation of all the synths are contained inside the same installation, and it's not like Native Instruments simply gives you an individual box and cd for each synthesizer (that would be a mess!). All of the synths and programs are activated with the same single key as well. If you have problems with one of the synths, it's easy to uninstall, or reinstall a single component as well. Be sure you know the difference between RTAS, VST, and Audio Units, in terms of plugin format, as you'll need to keep track of which of these you need to install for your computer system and DAW.

Overall, Komplete 7 is a great product if you need a little bit of everything, and you generally enjoy using Native Instrument's products. Check it out!
07/14/2011

Anonymous 's review"If being limited by your library of sounds is an issue..."

Native Instruments Komplete 7
If being limited by your sample library and synths have always been an issue for you, then Komplete 7 will probably solve it. The simple truth is that Native Instruments includes an incredibly comprehensive bundle for a ridiculously low price that is an absolutely essential investment when it comes to getting bang for your buck. I admit, the price is a bit high, but if you like just a few of the included programs, you'll be coming close to or perhaps surpassing the price for the entire bundle anyway.

The most important part of Native Instruments Komplete 7 for me is, beyond any shadow of a doubt, Kontakt 4. It's a general program, and includes a bunch of samples of everything, but each of these samples quite simply rivals those that come in those dedicated programs that sell for just as much. So Kontakt 4 essentially replaces your DAW's soundbank. I especially find the strings to be very well implemented. If you're playing a single instrument, it is quite easy to tell that it's not real though, but only if you have a trained ear. Stick a bunch of them is a thick mix or even fully orchestrate something, and you have something that almost nobody will be able to tell came straight from a computer.

The other programs are also fantastic. I have enjoyed my time in Absynth immensely; even if you don't know what you're doing, you will not fail to find yourself lost in the sheer volume of things to do.

Battery was also impressive in the sense that it went beyond the typical "drum set" program, and did manage to include more esoteric sounds, like bombs, for example.

And finally, Guitar Rig did and always will surpass anything in its class, if you could put it in one.

The best advice I could give would be to stop reading reviews and start watching videos, listening to samples, and if you can, using it. I can't heap enough praise onto this bundle.
mrpessoa05/09/2011

mrpessoa's review"It's magic!"

Native Instruments Komplete 7
I've been using it for two months..

I had already used quite a lot B4, Absynth 3, FM7, Battery 2, and Kontakt 4 (awesome by itself).

What do I like best? That's a tricky question with such an amazing product! I love almost everything about it and I am still far from discovering everything it has to offer. I'll give it a try, though: I love Absynth, the electric pianos, the entire Guitar Rig suite, Kontakt, Massive, the acoustic pianos, the synths.... Not to mention the $50 promo code that allowed me to get Funky Guitar.

What I like least: Right now Kore 2 and Reaktor don't work with my 64-bit Cubase (so I can't benefit from the fabulous Reaktor and the Spark and Prism synths). But the update will be free, I just need to be patient.
The Finger doesn't quite fit my needs.

Value for money: If you can afford it (the price is pretty high, I'll admit) you can go for it with eyes closed because it will take you 5 or 10 times as much to get the programs separately! Even if there are only three programs you use from Komplete, it's worth buying it!

Based on my experienced... I've been craving for years to have this pack! And since I have it at home, I have lost count of the sleepless nights, the dreams realized, the moments of bliss, etc.
clarke05/04/2011

clarke's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" ESSENTIAL"

Native Instruments Komplete 7
last month
I used the sounds of Logic and those of my XS6
There is ... incredible
Fantastic value for money
The classic sounds (pianos, choirs, orchestras, organs) are magic
Reflektor is sublime ... etc. .. etc. ..
MANDATORY!
Nnstars02/21/2011

Nnstars's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Versatile. A must"

Native Instruments Komplete 7
For how long have you been using it?
I use it for 4 months and I have yet to go around!

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
I tried Massive, Absynth and FM8 before.

What thing do you like most/least about it?
+ Sounds very diverse. You can really do anything with this product. I took him to the electro, but I realized that we could cover a very wide range of style. The keyboards in kontakt, especially organs, are exceptional! Kore and is very useful. It includes all of the presets plugin. Reaktor is insane, battry offers many choices. In short a must.

- Changing sounds "Limited" in kore. I wish I could access the plugin for tweaking the sound, at least I have not found how to do it;) - I nitpick a little
I will spend more months to go around, but it'll be cool!

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Excellent! If you want to buy that Massive or plugins Komplete proposed, I suggest you purchase KOMPLETE because it costs much less!

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
Eyes closed






la.boulanderie01/04/2011

la.boulanderie's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Live native"

Native Instruments Komplete 7
I already tried some soft Native and I really liked the sound quality and overall ergonomics.

I used the apps that come with Sonar 8.5 + freeware. I wanted to complete my game sounds and then I am fulfilled. This app is so rich that it almost mess compared to what we can actually use but there is no harm in having fun.
What I really like it in Komplete:
- Synth Absynth and FM8 whose broad palette allows many things,
- Battery 3 for banks sound a little weird and especially the ease with which one can create their own personal kit with samples (like a knife and fork on the pan of the grandmother or slap on the buttocks of the youngest)
- Reaktor delusions that allows all conceivable
- Massive, Prism, which can send heavy as well as the complex
- Acoustic reflection, a little unsettling at first but very useful for adding special soundscapes (I feel like I'm going to abuse)
- The finger, great thing of great simplicity (as we understand the principle) and allows, for example, from a simple drum pattern to create variations and breaks very rich (and it does not concern that fans of techno, house, electro ,...),
- Guitar Rig 4, which sounds much better than Amplitube 2 and Fender that sounded a little better than Guitar Rig 3 (especially on clean tones),
- Reflektor (convolution reverb) that I find very good and my taste better than Perfect Space in Sonar (I agree that it is regrettable in Guitar Rig but not insurmountable either).

I have not tried all the effects Tractor therefore no opinion at the moment but I'm not about to be usefulness.

It remains Kontakt and banks of sounds that go with it:
- I shared the piano (but I always had trouble with the piano sample) in some aspect I like the sound quality and playing feel of the games I prefer my Pianoteq
- I love the elec piano,
- I also love traditional banks (well choirs that ring true with many possible variations)
- The organ is almost perfect for me,
- Bank Abbey Road drum, a big slap and a real pleasure to play, finally a snare that speaks to me and cymbals that sound (cons by mapping database is strange but we can solve this little problem).

I have forgotten some good stuff but this app is not clear but given the price / quality ratio is excellent.

I think I'm a fan of Native stayed for a while. I already see a small Mouth that looks very tempting.

At installation, it is long because the number of DVD copy, but I had no particular concern. I am not especially gifted with the strategy of loading data on different computer's SD but what I like is that from Native apps apprenent where to get the info and tell you what to do without taking head.





11/13/2010

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" computer music A treasure!"

Native Instruments Komplete 7
I use Komplete 7 from 3 months but I already had several NI software, so I take this offer NI UPGRADE to 299 usd from Reaktor.

Like: The quality and soft.Reflektor Finger.Les (Superb) Piano Kontakt. Spark & Prism.100GO in total.

I like less: More than 8 hours for the installation (But at the same time given to go with 100 ...) Refletor which opens only with Guitar Rig, the many sleepless nights ahead ...
Price / quality ratio is simply excellent.

I would do this election close your eyes!





maniteen10/01/2010

maniteen's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good working basis"

Native Instruments Komplete 7
For how long have you been using it?

I use this bundle since September 1st and I am very far from having go around.

Have you tried many other models before acqurir? No

What is the specific feature you like best, the least?

+ The diversity and number of existing presets. APRS I will not go into the dtail each pluggin provided, but for me as beginner computer music Abbleton live, he delivered a very solid working basis.
Drums are my pluggins prfr 3/Kore2/Kontact4/FM8/Massive/Reaktor/Guitare Riggs for these amps ill

- Documentation of pluggins is far from being sufficient, not talking about the party Franaise which is limited to the ownership, is also a regret that the only video is provided on battery 3, I loved find tutorials on other pluggin.

How do you report qualitprix?
Good quality price, especially with e-voucher we reois APRS installation and registration support, which allows UNESCORecords his bookcase, I opt for personal Essential BASS .

With exprience, you do again this election? without hesitating