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It’s that time of year again – time for a new update to Komplete, the suite of software from Native Instruments. But Komplete 11 is a bit special, in that powerful Reaktor-powered additions meet some especially nice tools for producers.

The biggest addition is a new instrument called Form, an all-new synthesizer based on granular synthesis. That’s catnip for the CDM crowd, so we’ll look at it in detail separately.

Something wicked this way comes: the new Form synthesizer.

Something wicked this way comes: the new Form synthesizer.

Everything else you’ve seen before if you’ve been watching NI software, but this year’s graduating Komplete class is an especially nice one, once you put it together. What’s new:

komplete11selectpack

KOMPLETE 11 SELECT
All the basics, delivered on a USB drive
25 GB of sounds
Replika delay, a lovely-sounding delay with lots of options (though see Ultimate for the XT version)
Solid Bus Compressor, a nice essential, transparent compressor
Monark, the exceptional Minimoog-inspired synth with a truly terrific filter model
US$199/199€

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KOMPLETE 11
7 new products, delivered on a hard drive
All of the above, plus –
Form, the new granular instrument
Una Corda, the unique model of the delicate piano built for Nils Frahm
Reaktor 6 with Reaktor Blocks, which give you Eurorack-style modular instruments pretty much anyone can use, even without much past synth experience (or let you customize your own stuff if you want to go deeper)
Plus DISCOVERY SERIES: INDIA, REPLIKA, SESSION GUITARIST – STRUMMED ACOUSTIC, and KINETIC METAL
US$599/599€
Upgrade for $399 from Maschine 2, Kontakt, Komplete Series, Komplete Kontrol S-Series
Upgrade for $199 from Komplete 2-10

komplete11ultimatepack

KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE
13 new products, delivered on a hard drive
All of the above, plus –
Symphony Essentials, a set of brass, wind, and string instruments that make this a must-have for anyone doing scoring
Flesh, Tim Exile’s amazing (and under-hyped, I think) looping instrument
Replika XT which lately has been my favorite go-to delay (like, I need to force myself to stop using it everywhere – that kind of problem)
plus EMOTIVE STRINGS
US$1199/1199€
Upgrade for $999 from Maschine 2, Kontakt, Komplete Series, Komplete Kontrol S-Series
Upgrade for $599 from Komplete 8-10 (or from the standard edition of Komplete 11 to Ultimate)

More:

www.native-instruments.com/komplete11

Stay tuned for our world-exclusive hands-on with Form.