All user reviews for the Native Instruments Komplete 8
Native Instruments Komplete 8 & Komplete 8 Ultimate review - Kompletely Native
Native 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).
mrjason's review"You may need a better computer"
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.
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sw80's review"A Huge Sound Library"
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.
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kaparka's review"High-quality, comprehensive library"
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.
G.jourdain's review"Setup problems"
I updated to komplete 8.
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!!