Today Native Instruments announced that Komplete 11 is now available. First announced last month, the newest generation of the Komplete production suite now includes 45 products and more than 13,000 sounds, with seven new instruments: Form, Reaktor 6, Una Corda, Discovery Series: India, Replika, Session Guitarist – Strummed Acoustic, and Kinetic Metal.
Komplete 11 Ultimate, NI’s flagship bundle for professional producers, composers, and sound designers, now has 87 products and over 18,000 sounds. It adds 13 new instruments to the previous generation, including the five professional scoring instruments in the Symphony Essentials line, Flesh, Emotive Strings, plus all the new products in KOMPLETE 11.
Form. Komplete 11 and Komplete 11 Ultimate now include Form, a new synthesizer with a different approach to sound creation. Using a sample as the primary oscillator, Form offers a “powerful new paradigm.” Producers choose the direction and behavior of sample playback, and set playback rates according to sample length, frequency, or BPM. For in-depth manipulation, the amplitude curve is modified using presets or the built-in Curve Editor. The signal is split into two frequency bands, able to be treated independently. Each band features its own controls for digital or analog saturation, dynamics control, and delay, reverb, and modulation effects.
Komplete 11 Ultimate also includes Symphony Essentials – five detailed orchestral instruments. Based on the Symphony Series instruments, Symphony Essentials features the same recordings and signature interface with a streamlined set of articulations.
Komplete 11 Select is a new version of the suite that, NI says, “offers a gateway to the professional music production world” of Komplete, with eleven full instruments covering a wide instrument range: synths, pianos, drums, percussion, and effects. Among the instruments included are Massive and Monark, two of Native Instruments’ most widely used synths. Two essential effects, the Replika delay and Solid Bus Compressor, round off the collection. In all, Komplete 11 Select includes over 2,500 sounds with more than 25 GB of instruments and effects.
Native Access is a newly-launched application that simplifies downloading, installing, activating, and updating Native Instruments software. It includes Komplete Kontrol software, offering the user unified browsing and Smart Play features, as well as integrating Komplete instruments with Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards or Maschine hardware.
All of the newly-available Komplete 11 suites are available as downloads or as boxed versions. For ease of installation, both Komplete 11 and Komplete 11 Ultimate are now delivered on a hard drive; Komplete 11 Select is provided on a USB flash drive in their boxed versions.
Pricing and Availability. Komplete 11, Komplete 11 Ultimate, and Komplete 11 Select are available now via the NI Online Shop and at retailers. Komplete 11 costs $599 / 599 € / ¥ 69,800 / £439 / $AU 929. Komplete 11 Ultimate costs $1199 / 1199 € / ¥ 139,800 / £869 / $AU 1699. Komplete 11 Select costs $199 / 199 € / ¥ 24,800 / £149 / $AU 299.
For owners of a previous version of Komplete, Komplete Ultimate, or Komplete Select, upgrade and update offers are available. Additional information on Komplete 11 is available on the Native Instruments website.