Native Instruments announces Komplete 9

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  • The latest version of the instruments and effects bundle ships on March 27th.
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  • Native Instruments has unveiled Komplete 9, the latest version of its instruments and effects bundle. Komplete features an array of plug-ins, software synthesizers and sampled instruments. As usual, NI's latest update will be available in two versions: the standard build offers 33 effects and instruments and over 120 gigabytes of samples, while Komplete 9 Ultimate includes 65 devices and totals 370 gigabytes shipped on a USB 2.0 external hard drive. Familiar inclusions like NI's Kontakt and Reaktor are still available on both versions, and recent plug-in packages like the Premium Tube Series find their way onto the Ultimate bundle. There are a couple of new additions as well. A new monophonic synthesizer, the Monark, is included in both versions. The synth is notable for its Moog-like simplicity, though NI has emphasized the sophisticated DSP behind its sound. (Those interested in what's happening under the hood can check out creator Vadim Zavalishin's articles on the processing techniques behind its sound engine.) The Battery drum sampler has also gotten a major update for its fourth release, with a number of new drumkits and drag-and-drop routing options now available. Everything found in this latest Komplete bundle fully integrates with Maschine, the company's line of hardware/software groove boxes. You can check out a video teaser for Komplete 9 below.
    Native Instruments will release Komplete 9 and Komplete 9 Ultimate at a suggested retail price of $559/499 Euro and $1,099/999 Euro, respectively.