Kompletely NativeNative Instruments has been offering a selection of its software products grouped under the brand "Komplete" for several years now. The selection is updated every year with the latest versions of several products plus some additional tools. And it offers a rather unbeatable value for money ($499). Read more…
Native Instruments Komplete 8 tech. sheet
Category:Computer Music software bundles
Added in our database on: 09/01/2011
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This version of Komplete 8 is the standard version, and is basically the more affordable version from Native instruments. They have the full version that is called Komplete 8 Ultimate which cost twice as much has Komplete 8 (standard). I do recommend if you have the money to just go ahead and get the Komplete 8 Ultimate because you will get so much more.
Using the Komplete 8 standard version is still good though. It comes with Guitar Rig Pro, Reaktor 5.6, and Kontakt 5. As far as the synths you will get Absynth 5, FM8, Massive, Reaktor Spark, Reaktor Prism, and MK2. You will have all of the VST’s that you need to start making music right away. I have been using the Native Instruments Komplete bundles since 3 came out years ago. There are over 110 gigs of sound with this bundle and that is including all of the drum programs and kits you get as well like Studio Drummer and Battery 3.
You will need to take some time to learn to use these entire plug ins and effects. It will take some time if you have not worked with them before but there is no doubt you will have enough sounds and effects to play with to keep you busy for a long time. The great thing is that Native Instruments keeps most of their plug ins similar every time they update so you will not have to re-learn anything.
In order to load all of these effects and VST programs and kits into your computer you will have to have a fast processor and 2 GB of RAM. Using any of these plug ins and effects especially Guitar Rig will eat your CPU right up so I do not recommend getting this bundle unless you have a fast computer with a lot of RAM.
The Native Instruments Komplete 8 is a huge collection of samples and sounds. It comes with over 25 virtual instrumentals and the total collection is about 110 GB. The cost of the Native Instruments Komplete 8 bundle is 500 dollars but that is a very good price considering everything that you are getting in this bundle. One of my favorite plug-ins in this bundle is Guitar Rig 5, I have been using Guitar Rig for a long time so I knew what I was going to get when I purchase Native Instruments Komplete 8. Guitar Rig just loads into your mixer tracks or channels and allows you to add a bunch of effects or effect presets to any incoming sound that you want including synths, instruments or even voices. You can use it on individual tracks or on the main master track.
Setting up Native Instruments Komplete 8 was easy, it was not quick though because of the collection of sounds. It takes a while to load up 110 GB into any system. But once you have it loaded up you will have no problem using Native Instruments Komplete 8 or any of the plug-ins that it comes with. I have used the plug –ins with FL Studio, Cubase, Reason and a few other DAW programs.
The synths that come with Native Instruments Komplete 8 are FM8, Massive, Reaktor Prism, Retro Machines MK2, Reaktor Spark and Absynth 5. Depending on what your style of music is will determine how much you use each of these synths because each of them as a unit sound.
One of the best investments you can make if you are looking for new sounds and instruments is to get this bundle. The Native Instruments Komplete 8 will grow your sound library to new heights and everything will work great with almost any system you use it with. It has been a pleasure to have this bundle installed on my computer.
I'll give you my opinion because it's interesting to have one after spending $650 on a software. The quality of the sounds is indeed excellent. I think that the number and choice of instruments on maschine was very poor. But when it comes to komplete, you have an incredible number of synths available, the additional drums (I'm a drummer), are superb (garage, stadium, etc.), the scarbee c is awesome to make electronic music with a very solid foundation. The pianos are great.... True, it costs $650 but it's a pack that is perfect, pro and easy to use, which you can use with Cubase. The choices available are plentiful. I have enough sounds for the next 10 years. West Africa has an exceptional quality...you'll be looking for the African guy playing djembe in your house. So, yes, I'm pretty happy with it, even though at first I feared I had wasted my money. If you are into sound, I recommend it.
The setup was quite laborious "2 days and 2 nights."
It takes a lot of time!!!
But the worst is that the Kontakt 4 library doesn't work anymore...!!!
I wrote to NI...and obviously got no response!!!
If you could see Kontakt 4 after installation...it's a mess!!
You'd better wait until they clear things up at NI.
And then we'll see if it's usable!
So stay with Komplete 7 until... What???
I don't know...
Because they don't reply...And I'm talking about NI in Deutschland.
My rating? I don't know...I just hope it works some day!!