THE LATEST FROM NATIVE INSTRUMENTS
Native Instruments has announced the latest version of its Komplete range of software. It revolves around four versions: Komplete 12 Select, Komplete 12, Komplete 12 Ultimate, and Komplete 12 Ultimate Collector’s Edition. New instruments in the lineup are Massive X, Kontakt 6, and TRK-01. Here’s the breakdown.
Komplete 12 Select
- Komplete 12 Select (NI-K12S) RRP $339 trade less 5%, SSP $299
- Komplete 12 (NI-K12) RRP $999 trade less 5%, SSP $899
- Komplete 12 update (NI-K12UPD) updates to Komplete 12 from previous versions, RRP $339, SSP $299
- Komplete 12 upgrade (NI-K12UPG) upgrades to Komplete 12 from Komplete Select, RRP $699, SSP $599
Komplete 12 Ultimate
- Komplete 12 Ultimate (NI-K12U) RRP $1999, SSP $1799
- Komplete 12 Ultimate update (NI-K12UUPD) update to Komplete 12 Ultimate from previous versions, RRP $699, SSP $599
- Komplete 12 Ultimate upgrade (NI-K12UUPGS) upgrade to Komplete 12 Ultimate from Komplete Select, RRP $1599, SSP $1399
- Komplete 12 Ultimate upgrade (NI-K12UPGK12) upgrade to Komplete 12 Ultimate from Komplete standard (K8-K12), RRP $1049, SSP $899
Komplete 12 Ultimate Collector’s Edition
- Komplete 12 Collector’s Edition (NI-K12UCE) RRP $2599, SSP $2299
- Komplete 12 Collector’s Edition upgrade (NI-K12UCEUPGK12) upgrade to Komplete 12 Ultimate Collector’s Edition from Komplete (K8-K12) RRP $1599, SSP $1399
- Komplete 12 Collector’s edition upgrade (NI-K12UCEUPGU12) upgrade to Komplete 12 Ultimate Collector’s Edition from Komplete Ultimate (KU8-KU12) RRP $1049, SSP $899
S88 Mk 3
The highly anticipated Komplete Kontrol S88 Mk 2 controller is finally out. It’s got a brand new Pro-grade Fatar fully-weight keybed and comes bundles with Komplete Select and Maschine Essentials software. The onboard controls are the same as the previously-released S49 and S61 Mk 2 keyboards and unfortunately we still don’t have any pads. Expect to pay $1399 for an S88 Mk 2.
A Series Keyboards
If the S-Series keyboards are a tad pricey but your’e still invested in the Komplete paradigm, you’ll be glad to know Native Instruments has put out the brand new and very affordable A Series range of keyboard controllers. These USB2 bus-powered keyboards come in 25-, 49-, and 61-key sizes, offer a bundled collection of Komplete instruments and Maschine Essentials software, and start from a street price of just $229.
Maschine Mikro Mk 3
Maschine Mikro Mk 3 is a cut down version of the full-scale Maschine hardware controller sporting 16 RGB-backlit pads, a dual-touch Smart Strip, transport buttons, and various beatmaking controls. It comes with Maschine Essentials Software and will go for a street price of $379.