Komplete 8 Announced
Native Instruments Announces Komplete 8 and Komplete 8 Ultimate
Native Instruments announced new versions of its studio-standard software bundle. While Komplete 8 has been further expanded to include 27 individual products at an unchanged price, the new Komplete 8 Ultimate combines Native Instruments' Komplete Instruments and Effects range, with 50 individual products on a dedicated external hard drive.
The new Komplete 8 includes the latest Kontakt 5 and Guitar Rig 5 versions, and adds the West Africa percussion instrument. It also incorporates the new Studio Drummer drum production instrument and the upcoming Transient Master dynamic processing effect. Furthermore, Komplete 8 includes over 1,300 additional presets for ABSYNTH, FM8 and MASSIVE, derived from several soundpacks previously available as individual products.
The new KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE includes the full content of the regular KOMPLETE 8 bundle, combining the full range of all currently available KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects on a dedicated USB 2.0 hard drive. The resulting collection comprises 50 individual products with over 13,000 sounds and 240 GB of sample content.
According to the company, both new KOMPLETE versions are optimized for Native Instruments' groove production system MASCHINE, offering browser integration with attribute-based preset search as well as automatic parameter mapping for the rotary knobs on the hardware controller.
KOMPLETE 8 will be available in September 2011 for a suggested retail price of $559 / 499 EUR, with an update for owners of previous KOMPLETE versions available for $229 / 199 EUR.
KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE will be available at the same date for $1099 / 999 EUR, with an upgrade for owners of any version of the regular KOMPLETE bundle available for $559 / 499 EUR.
Additional information on KOMPLETE 8 is available at
Additional information on KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE is available at
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