Native Instruments announce Komplete 9

Native Instruments have announced the arrival of the robust new Komplete 9 software package.

Native Instruments’ divulgence comes 18 months after the Komplete 8 roll out, which included new instruments and effects now topped by Komplete 9. Like Komplete 8, it comes in two versions; a standard version with 33 products and 120GB of sound, and the Ultimate edition, which comes with 370 GB of sound and all the Komplete instruments and effects – 65 in total.

However, the big draw with this new version are the new additions. Komplete 9 debuts two new synths; the analogue modelling Monark and part-sampler part-synthesiser Skanner XT, while Native Instruments also bulks up its offering of cinematic instruments by adding Action Strings, Damage, Evolve and Session Horns to its previously modest orchestral pit. Six new dynamics and effects processors have been added to the already extensive range, while Komplete’s acoustic arsenal receives more rumbling power with the inclusion of the powerful Scarbree Rickernbacker (modelled on the Rickernbacker 4003 guitar) plug in and The Giant plug in – described as “the sound of the world’s biggest upright piano”. Others will be happy to hear that Komplete’s in built drum station Battery, now at version four, comes stocked with even more library sounds and a facelift suggestive to workflow enhancements.

Although Komplete 9 comes with a whopping 12 DVDs, the Komplete 9 Ultimate package comes loaded on a USB 2.0 drive; those wishing to preview its additions can do so via the video below.

Native Instruments will release Komplete 9 on March 27; more details can be found at the Native Instruments website.