NI Komplete 8

Native Instruments today 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 for the first time combines the full arsenal of Native Instruments’ KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects range at the same substantial discount, with 50 individual products conveniently provided on a dedicated external hard drive.

Further expanding its versatile sonic arsenal, the new KOMPLETE 8 includes the latest KONTAKT 5 and GUITAR RIG 5 versions, and adds the charismatic WEST AFRICA percussion instrument. It also incorporates the versatile 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 acclaimed soundpacks previously available as individual products.

NI Komplete 8 Ultimate

The new KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE includes the full content of the regular KOMPLETE 8 bundle and much more, 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, at an effective discount of over 80% compared to the individual prices. The hard drive enables a fast and convenient installation process, and also constitutes a compact and robust backup medium for the software.

Both new KOMPLETE versions are optimized for Native Instruments’ groove production system MASCHINE, offering direct browser integration with attribute-based preset search as well as convenient automatic parameter mapping for the rotary knobs on the hardware controller.

On the Mac, KOMPLETE 8 requires OS X 10.6 (latest update), an Intel Core Duo processor, 2 GB of RAM and 5 GB free hard disk space. 85 GB of hard disk space is necessary for a complete installation of KOMPLETE 8 with sample libraries. The individual instruments can run stand-alone or as AU, VST or RTAS (Pro Tools 8 and higher) plug-ins.

KOMPLETE 8 will be available in September 2011 for a suggested retail price of $559 / €499, with an update for owners of KOMPLETE versions 2-7 available for $229 / €199.

KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE will be available on the same date for $1099 / €999, with an upgrade for owners of any version of the regular KOMPLETE bundle available for $559 / €499.