Conclusion Compared to the S-Series, there are bits missing on the A-Series that I adored — the touch strips and the lights. The main difference here is that some of the controls and metering tools have been moved to the top of the unit, usually a wasted space. All of these instruments have been and will continue to be mainstays in our sound libraries. This ships on a harddrive so there's no constant disc swapping to install, though the drive is only used for installation, so you'll still need disk space elsewhere to install the data to. I run into this workflow challenge frequently when using third-party instruments, most of which have custom interfaces that provide varying numbers and kinds of effects. And since each instrument preset comes with an audible preview, you can audition all your sounds without waiting for extra plug-ins to load.
But these are minor, aesthetic gripes at best. It contains over 100 different instruments and another 50 expansion libraries, on top of all the engines they run on. Choose between classic or pop instrument placements. Fully compatible with Kontrol Series keyboards, Komplete Kontrol software, and Maschine products. You can play chords and monophonic lines at the same time, and all 29 articulations are available in a single interface. The latest version bundles an astounding number of products from massive orchestral sound libraries to world-class software synthesizers and some of the most interesting sampler instruments out there. Not ready to dive in at the deep end? Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as you Pay® plans.
Our technicians use the latest authorized manufacturer tools to help you troubleshoot issues. Choose a download version, and your software becomes available right away via Native Access — your one-stop hub for easy product installation, registration, and updates. Moreover, Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine products ship with Komplete Select. I had a small issue initially when installing N. But it will not appear in our main Komplete 12 review until it releases in February 2019. I tested the A49 with Logic as a controller first. Decided to go for it anyway with the 599.
When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay® checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use. Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. After extensive testing and having a chance to implement the new gear in our ongoing productions, we are now ready to bring you our Komplete 12 review. Everything loaded and I have had no crashes after several days of use. This was a revolutionary series of controllers that really did start to blur the lines between hardware and software. Some focus on just effects or just instruments, while others mix both.
The Una Corda is another beautiful Kontakt instrument that leverages some precious and subtle piano tones for a unique take on your average piano sampler instrument. Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers Shipping Weight: 0. Registration is simple and doesn't require horrible iLok software protection. And Native Instruments does a great job here. Komplete 12 is an automatic purchase for us.
So many software companies these days would have been tempted to just release the unfinished software and patch it later, with no hint of an apology of any sort, let alone a gift to make up for it. And for those of us who prefer rolling our own, Komplete 11 Ultimate offers a wealth of incomparable synthesis horsepower. The sheer depth of sonic possibilities that all of this inspires becomes clearer when browsing through the onboard Ensembles, which include a mix of classic analogue-style synths, along with some other truly mind-bending instruments and effects, capable of producing utterly unique and inspiring sounds. But these samples and the possibilities the instruments provide are well worth the price tag. Other instruments Many of the instruments bundled in Komplete 12 are built as Kontakt or Reaktor patches, and so need to be loaded into one of these plug-ins in order to be used Komplete 12 Select contains Player versions of these two plug-ins.
Now onto its 12th iteration, Komplete comes in four different versions to suit different budgets and requirements. Let us know what you think of the new gear in the comments below. Musician's Friend is a registered trademark of Musician's Friend, Inc. We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity. All ensembles are provided as two different preset types: performance, for playing with two hands on the keyboard, and production, for assigning key switches.
New in Komplete 11 is Form, a synth that runs inside Reaktor 6, as Kontour and Rounds do see Figure 3. Kontakt 6 has a number of new features that makes it even more powerful and flexible than before. Using the preloaded samples creates impressive results, especially after a few randomisation passes, but loading your own samples into the instrument opens the door to creating some truly unique sounds. Performance At this point, you may be wondering what makes this particular interface so special when some of its features are often found in much cheaper models? But unlike a granular synth, Form has no parameter for grain control. The other main difference between the S- and A-Series is weight. Experiment with close and wide microphone positions, or combine two ensembles for a full, widescreen sound. Depending on the number of products in each category, there are logical subcategories such as Drum and Percussion, World Instruments and Cinematic within Sampled Instruments, for example.
Nothing too exciting there, but enough to get most jobs done. We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear! But with its inclusion in the bundle and just how mind-blowing it is, we just had to mention it in our Komplete 12 review. The defining quality of this instrument is musical flow. Let us know what you think of the new gear in the comments below. Our expert team will guide you with gear reviews, lessons and advice to help make your guitar life a little easier and more enjoyable. This is a huge collection of just about every instrument and sound you could ask for, so the chances are you will want to cherry-pick certain titles and collections to tailor to your own sonic needs.
But best of all, you get great value for your money, most of the best sounds you can spend it on and an absolutely massive injection of near-endless inspiration. The might leave a little too much to be desired for all but the most casual of users. A new Bundled Wires feature allow the connections between components to be grouped into multicore-like cables, making patching tidier and easier to follow. In addition, you can create multiple curves and apply them to different segments of the sample, loop the curves, and flip their direction, among other things, to produce complex results: Once I started digging into the Curve Editor I was hooked. For more info about the Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6,.