NI’s Kontrol keyboard now includes Komplete Select – a collection of 10 Komplete instruments and effects, giving producers a ‘complete’ toolset
ative Instruments has released Komplete Select, a selection of 10 Komplete Instruments and effects, chosen to give producers working in all genres a wide-ranging toolset for music creation. The release of Komplete Select comes in tandem with the Komplete Kontrol 1.1 software update, which opens the Komplete Kontrol platform to all single Komplete instruments. Komplete Select is free for all registered Kontrol S-Series keyboard owners, as well as all registered owners of the Maschine 2 software.
Included in this suite are NI’s synth Massive, the new sampled piano instrument The Gentleman, the analog synth emulation Monark, and the acoustic/electronic drum hybrid Drumlab. Retro Machines Mk2 comprises over 20 sampled vintage instruments from the 70s and 80s. Vintage Organs provides recordings of classic organs. West Africa provides the sound traditional West African percussion, playable solo or as polyrhythmic ensembles from a pattern sequencer. Komplete Select also features Reaktor Prism, Scarbee Mark I and Solid Bus Comp. Together with a Kontrol S-Series keyboard, this bundle provides a production-ready system out of the box.
Furthermore, the Komplete Kontrol software is also part of Select, meaning that all single Komplete instruments can now be controlled from an S-Series keyboard. S-Series keyboard owners also now qualify for special crossgrade pricing to NI’s Komplete 10 and Komplete 10 Ultimate instrument and effect suites.
The recently-released Komplete Kontrol 1.1 update expands the software to include the ability to route and record MIDI sequences created with Komplete Kontrol’s Smart Play functions freely within a DAW environment, as well as sending MIDI to outboard gear. An enhanced preset management system allows saving and recall of user presets from within the Kontrol software, and a new Touch Kontrol functionality allows users to control more of the software directly from the keyboard.
Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards are available now at a retail price starting at £429 for the 25-key model. Komplete Select is free to all registered Kontrol and Maschine 2 software users. The Komplete Kontrol 1.1 software update is available as a free download from NI’s Service Centre. For more info on Komplete Kontrol, visit www.native-instruments.com/kompletekontrol