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    The studio-standard bundle for musicians and producers.

    Never before has KOMPLETE offered such a comprehensive and inspiring collection of highest-quality tools for musicians, producers and sound designers. With outstanding range and quality, the name KOMPLETE speaks for itself—the studio-standard bundle for musicians and producers, for studio and stage.

    27 products in one comprehensive bundle

    KOMPLETE 8 will supercharge your musical creativity with 27 fully-fledged products, 11,000 presets and over 100 GB of samples.

    KOMPLETE 8 includes the brand-new KONTAKT 5 and GUITAR RIG 5 PRO, both updated and enhanced to the very pinnacle of state-of-the-art software technology. REAKTOR 5.6 racks up alongside MASSIVE, ABSYNTH, and FM8 for the ultimate synthesizer array. And the very latest and greatest NI instruments and effects, including TRANSIENT MASTER and the groove powerhouse STUDIO DRUMMER, are also on board.

    KOMPLETE 8 includes 27 high-quality products with 11,000 sounds and 110 GB* of samples, covering nearly every instruments category. Below is an overview of each product - follow the links to the individual product pages for full details!

    KONTAKT 5 and REAKTOR 5.6
    The flagship engines are included in their new versions. REAKTOR 5.6, the ever-expanding modular sound studio, is joined by KONTAKT 5, an updated version of the most powerful engine for sample-based instrument design - packed with 43GB of premium sounds, all-new studio effects, ground breaking filters and an arsenal of in-depth features.

    KONTACT 5 is the industry-standard soft-sampler, renowned for its audio engine, flexible architecture and 43 GB of sounds. With new effects like SOLID BUS COMP and SOLID EQ, plus new Adaptive Resonance filters, and Time Machine Pro - it’s more powerful than ever.

    REAKTOR 5.6 is a powerful modular studio with over 70 synthesizers, sound generators, grooveboxes, sequencers and effects at your fingertips, as well as 3,000+ instruments freely available in the Online User Library. REAKTOR 5.6 is a vast playground for creative minds.

    GUITAR RIG 5 PRO GUITAR RIG 5 PRO, the professional guitar studio is here in its latest update, featuring two new earth shattering heavyweight amps, 6 new effects and the new Control Room Pro. All this alongside a signature metal amp and a legendary 70s bass.

    Six stunning software synthesizers
    Three modern legends are joined by two much-lauded instruments by the father of REAKTOR, and a brand-new collection containing 20 vintage analog synths and keyboards.

    ABSYNTH 5 is a modern legend – a semi-modular synthesizer for pads, grooves and abstract soundscapes. Take your tracks out of the ordinary with the 400 additional presets.

    FM8 features crystalline, razor-sharp digital sounds, embodying the bright, lively sound of FM synthesis and delivering unsurpassed depth, brilliance, and dynamism. Now with over 200 new presets added to the already extensive collection.

    MASSIVE is the heavyweight synthesizer built on an analog concept and perfect for heavy basses and piercing leads. Now with 750 additional sounds.

    REAKTOR PRISM uses modal synthesis to produce a unique and responsive polyphonic instrument with fascinating sound shaping capabilities.

    REAKTOR SPARK is a truly aggressive, dynamic synth based on a unique REAKTOR ensemble developed by Native Instruments’ founder Stephan Schmitt.

    RETRO MACHINES MK2 is entirely based on samples from legendary vintage analog synths and keyboards from the 70s and 80s. You get over 20 outstanding instruments, each with an amazing effects section, and a versatile and easy to use arpeggiator.

    Creative and studio effects
    NI's expanding world of amazing effects now incorporates a versatile 'magic wand' for placing your instruments in the mix, one of Tim Exile's crazy creations, DJ effects for the studio and monster IR reverb.

    REFLEKTOR is a versatile convolution reverb with over 300 Impulse Responses, supreme audio quality and zero latency, providing a range of reverbs from realistic rooms to virtual acoustics.

    THE FINGER is derived from Tim Exile’s live setup and is a new type of live performance and real-time remix tool featuring 40 playable effects – the potential for audio mayhem is unparalleled.

    TRAKTOR'S 12 brings the world of DJ effects to the studio. A dozen of TRAKTOR's tried and tested effects have been adapted for easy use within your DAW. Controlled by only four intuitive knobs and buttons, the effects retain a serious amount of sound mangling potential.


    TRANSIENT MASTER is an intuitive envelope shaper and a great tool for dynamically placing instruments in the mix. Based on a studio favorite, it’s a go-to tool for finding the sweet spot in the mix – the secret spice for drums and percussion.

    Drums and percussion
    An inspiring selection of drums are available - from STUDIO DRUMMER - the technology leader based on KONTAKT 5 and delivering ultra-detailed mixing features and the pinnacle of studio effects - to one of the Abbey Road kits, the industry-standard drum sampler as well as percussion and grooves from West Africa.

    ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMS offers the pure sound of two famous 1960s drum kits, recorded with vintage equipment at Abbey Road.

    BATTERY 3 is the professional yet easy-to-use drum sampler with vast mapping and tweaking potential and a 12 GB library.

    STUDIO DRUMMER is the perfect realization of a drummer in software – three premium acoustic kits, a fully-featured mixer and effects section plus over 3,300 beats and fills.

    WEST AFRICA delivers vibrant percussion and enchanting melodic instruments, playable solo or as polyrhythmic ensembles, plus an intuitive pattern sequencer.

    The world of guitar and bass
    GUITAR RIG 5 PRO, the professional guitar studio is here in its latest update, featuring two new earth shattering heavyweight amps, 6 new effects and the new Control Room Pro. All this alongside a signature metal amp and a legendary 70s bass.

    GUITAR RIG 5 PRO 17 amps and cabinets and 54 effects deliver perfect guitar or bass tone. Not only for guitars, it’s also the ultimate rack for studio and creative effects.

    RAMMFIRE Richard Z. Kruspe (Rammstein) collaborated with NI on this ground-breaking amp emulation based on his personal setup.

    SCARBEE MM-BASS puts the creamy bass sound of 70s disco and funk at your fingertips.

    First-class pianos and keys
    A nice assortment of key and pianos are included in KOMPLETE 8 - classic organs, a wide range of perfectly sampled e-keys and legendary grand pianos.

    BERLIN CONCERT GRAND offers enormously expressive power right to the top of the highest treble – a charming, poetic instrument, vibrant and full of life.

    NEW YORK CONCERT GRAND is a high-definition reproduction of a popular grand piano, and consists of premium samples of a perfectly maintained instr

    SCARBEE CLAVINET/PIANET provides the sounds of two legendary keyboards, expertly sampled and brimming with unique character.

    SCARBEE MARK I is the sound of an iconic electric piano, beautifully sampled and perfectly preserved in all its brilliance.

    SCARBEE A-200 is a classic and versatile electric piano, sampled to perfection with all its characteristic dynamic range intact.

    UPRIGHT PIANO is a traditional piano with a warm and distinctive sound, ideal for productions that require something other than a ‘perfect’ piano sound.

    VIENNA CONCERT GRAND truly reproduces the power and ‘singing’ sound of this Viennese legend, beautifully capturing the resonance of a classic continental grand.

    VINTAGE ORGANS gives you access to the classic sounds of the golden age. Based on high-quality recordings of the Farfisa Compact, Vox Continental II and Hammond B-3, C-3, and M-3 organs, VINTAGE ORGANS is full of charm and character.

    Features

    • 27 included products:
    • 11GB sample library
    • E-Voucher for more
    • KOMPLETE Instruments & Effects

    Flagship products:

    • KONTAKT 5
    • REAKTOR 5.6
    • GUITAR RIG 5 PRO

    Synthesizers:

    • ABSYNTH 5
    • FM8
    • MASSIVE
    • REAKTOR PRISM
    • REAKTOR SPARK
    • RETRO MACHINES MK2

    Creative & studio effects:

    • REFLEKTOR
    • THE FINGER
    • TRAKTOR'S 12
    • TRANSIENT MASTER

    Drums & percussion:

    • ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMS
    • BATTERY 3
    • STUDIO DRUMMER
    • WEST AFRICA

    Guitar & bass:

    • RAMMFIRE
    • SCARBEE MM-BASS

    Piano & Keys:

    • BERLIN CONCERT GRAND
    • NEW YORK CONCERT GRAND
    • SCARBEE CLAVINET/PIANET
    • SCARBEE MARK I
    • SCARBEE A-200
    • UPRIGHT PIANO
    • VIENNA CONCERT GRAND
    • VINTAGE ORGANS

    Supercharge your musical creativity!

     

    KOMPLETE 8 Specifications:

    • System Requirements:
    • Windows
    • Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 2 GB RAM
    • Mac
    • Mac OS X 10.6 (latest update) or 10.7, Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM
    • Supported interfaces:
    • Stand-alone
    • VST
    • Audio Units
    • ASIO
    • Core Audio
    • WASAPI
    • RTAS (Pro Tools 8 and higher)
    • 5 GB free disc space / 85 GB* for complete installation, DVD drive. Specific requirements vary depending on the individual program.
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    5.0

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Impressed

        By Seth Easton

        from Martinsburg, WV

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Realistic Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Native Instruments KOMPLETE 8:

        For the price, you can't beat all that you get here. In fact, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer volume and variety of products included in this package. I mostly write and produce music with realistic sounds, so the synth products like FM8, Reaktor, Absynth etc., are not much use to me, but they're really cool to play with. What I appreciated most was the orchestral sounds contained in Kontact 5. They are extremely realistic and each one has programmable articulations you can activate on the keyboard, which is very impressive. I could go on and on about the other features, but before I run out of adulation and praise I wanted to mention the drum applications. First of all, the Abbey Road 60s Drummer is simply breathtaking. I don't think "hyperrealism" is too strong a word. It sound like I am literally playing Ringo's Ludwig kit with every imaginable nuance and articulation available. Battery is also extremely impressive and more versatile, and if you ever want to create your own sampled it, this is where it's at. Finally, Studio Drummer is so-so, but useful nonetheless. I prefer using real analog pedals and amps, but Guitar Rig 5 is only VST guitar effect suite I really like, and the only one you'll ever need -- the quality and variety of amps, fx, cabs, mics, etc. is simply amazing. The only criticism I have here is that there are several different host programs and standalone applications for the various instruments (Kontact, Kore, FM8, Absynth, Reaktor, Guitar Rig), and it can be confusing as to which "host" application contains which sound.NI needs a master host application. Other than that, it will take you years to explore all of the products included in this package, and it's such a good deal that I feel like I stole it from NI. This is the best money I've ever spent on any music product, period.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Multi-Instrumentalist loves Komplete

        By Willy P

        from Huntsville, AL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Native Instruments KOMPLETE 8:

          Although I'm not currently a musician relying on gigs for income, I have played many instruments and styles of music and gigged relentlessly for years. I have always been disappointed by digital representation of analog sounds. This version of Komplete, however, is amazingly close. The vintage keys/organs modules are particularly impressive. The B3 organ is truly top notch, as well as the wurlitzer. They have that "fat" or "thick" sound to them that I had not yet heard in any previous program. I might have trouble distinguishing them from the real thing. Also, the Scarbee bass is tons of fun to play on a keyboard, and sounds fantastic as well. A good player might be able to rival parts of a Victor Wooten solo. Studio Drummer sounds good as well. You can actually play drums on it with the keyboard, instead of tedious midi automations, and it doesn't sound fake or too robotic. I have never had a problem with the synthesizers, as in Reaktor or Massive. They are always pretty good. This version of Guitar Rig has some really nice treats as well. I have already used it to record some cello, acoustic, and electric guitar parts, and they sound nice. It also has great effects that sound awesome on any instrument. I have a real rhodes, clavinet, and a great digital piano that I cannot stop running through Guitar Rig, just to see what happens. It's usually good. The Kontakt library itself is as good as ever, and the navigation through instrument banks is staightforward. I might add that I really like using these programs in tandem with Ableton Live. They mesh seemlessly together, for easy and intuitive use. That is, I didn't have to spend hours reading manuals to figure out how to use them. It was pretty much plug and play. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who has a talent for musical composition. It will broaden your horizons surely. If you just play guitar or piano, or any single instrument really, I might say to look at individual components of this software, as it would be overkill to acquire all of this stuff just to find out that you don't know how to use it. For the true composer of music large or small, however, this is a great way to bundle everything up into a nice concise package that is easy to understand. It also will help the gigging keyboard player to free up some space on stage, as you can definitely get by using a nice (digital) stage piano and a good midi keyboard with Komplete. Make sure to find a way to have a low latency system though, or you could drive yourself crazy.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic and versatile!

          By Dan

          from Austin, TX

          Comments about Native Instruments KOMPLETE 8:

          Honestly I can't say enough about how much I am impressed with the sound of this product. There are minor interface bits that could be tweaked, but everything Komplete does, it does well.
          I do everything from soundtrack work to experimental noise, and Komplete has something to offer no matter what I'm working on at the moment.
          Both the interface and the sounds are excellent! I'd like to have a more substantial hard copy manual, but other than that it's great.
          Honestly, my biggest regret with Komplete is that I spent money on other software packages that do the same stuff, but not as well. Waste of money, as now I will almost always use Komplete first.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Soft Instruments and Samples

          Comments about Native Instruments KOMPLETE 8:

          Amazing overall value.
          Has everything you could ask for.
          It came with nice packaging.
          Best value on the market.

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