Native Instruments has announced Komplete 8 and Komplete 8 Ultimate, the latest versions of its monster-sized software bundle.
While Komplete 8 has been expanded to include 27 individual products at an unchanged price, the new Komplete 8 Ultimate combines the full arsenal of Native Instruments’ Komplete Instruments and Effects at the same substantial discount, with 50 individual products provided on a dedicated external hard drive.
Komplete 8 includes the latest Kontakt 5 and Guitar Rig 5 versions, and adds the West Africa percussion instrument. It also incorporates the versatile new Studio Drummer drum production instrument and the upcoming Transient Master dynamic processing effect.
Komplete 8 also includes over 1,300 additional presets for Abysnth, 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 and 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 a 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.
Komplete 8 will be available in September 2011 for a suggested retail price of US $559 / 499 EUR, with an update for owners of previous Komplete versions available for $229 USD / 199 EUR.
Komplete 8 Ultimate will be available at the same date for US $1,099 / 999 EUR, with an upgrade for owners of any version of the regular Komplete bundle available for $559 USD / 499 EUR.