Native Instruments Release Komplete 12, A-Series Controllers & More!

Industry leaders Native Instruments have just dropped one of the biggest announcements of the year, including an overhaul of their flagship Komplete packages, cutting-edge hardware and a brand new line of affordable keyboard controllers!

Komplete 12

Native Instruments’ Komplete software is widely considered to be an industry-leader in music production. With Komplete 12, they’ve raised the bar yet again, with over heaps of premium instruments and effects, upgrades to some of their biggest products, and up to a whopping 900GB of content on offer.

What’s new?

  • Kontakt 6 – the next generation of the industry-standard sampler includes three brand new instruments (Analog Dreams, Ethereal Earth, Hybrid Keys), brand new effects and Creator Tools, a standalone application for creating Kontakt instruments.
  • Massive X – the evolution of NI’s genre-defining Massive boasts a total re-design, with unparalleled signal processing power, powerful modular interface, new filters, effects and a new performer feature.
  • TRK-01 – an in-depth but intuitive kick and bass instrument for pumping percussive tones.
  • Middle East – the latest member of NI’s discovery series offers a broad range of traditional Arabic, Turkish and Persian instruments with an easy interface.
  • Scarbee Rickenbacker Bass – an expertly played & sampled Rickenbacker 4003 bass.
  • New effects and expansion packs – new modulation & crush effects, as well as a number of genre-specific expansions including synth presets, drum kits, samples and loops for Massive, Battery, Kontakt and more.
  • The Ultimate Collector’s Edition – this new version includes The Full Symphony Series Collection; 6 professional-grade orchestral libraries worth £999 when purchased individually. It also includes additional expansions for Kontakt, Massive, Battery 4 and Monark, as well as a limited edition silver HDD.

This is just a fraction of the features on offer; each version of Komplete (Komplete 12, Komplete 12 Select, Komplete 12 Ultimate) includes a variety of instruments and products at different price points. As always, there are update and upgrade versions available, so you can save money if you already own a Komplete product.

Native Instruments stepped up their game with the Komplete Kontrol keyboards a few years back. Offering unprecedented integration with Komplete software, an intuitive backlit interface and endless performance and production tools, they were an instant hit. 

Now for 2018, they've unveiled a new range of affordable keyboards that promise in-depth integration and ease-of-use for a fraction of the cost. The Komplete Kontrol A-Series keyboards come in three sizes, with slick black exteriors and a typically minimalist interface that conceals a wealth of controls - all for less than £200!

Key Features:

  • Best-in-class, semi-weighted custom NI keybed
  • Informative OLED display for at-a-glance navigation
  • 8 touch-sensitive control knobs
  • Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels
  • 4-directional push encoder for one-handed sound browsing and project navigation
  • Tag-based preset browsing via the Komplete Kontrol Software
  • Smart Play: Stay in key with over 100 scales, modes, chord progressions and arpeggios
  • Pre-mapped control of Komplete Instruments and Effects & full VSTi and VST FX support
  • Deep integration with Maschine software
  • Intuitive control over Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and GarageBand, with more DAWs in the pipeline
  • TRS pedal input, assignable to sustain or expression
  • USB 2.0 bus powered
  • Can be used / assigned as a MIDI controller

The Maschine hardware from Native Instruments has always been a winning formula, allowing DAW users to get hands-on with their music. Now they've unveiled the latest generation - the Maschine Mikro Mk3 - with a beautifully accessible and understated interface. But don't be fooled by its relative simplicity; this thing packs a punch. Take your music production to the next level with the Maschine Mikro.

Key Features:

  • Compact, music production instrument that integrates powerful software with tactile, responsive hardware
  • Four ways to input sound using the 16 pads
  • Use on its own or as a VST, Audio Unit, or AAX plug-in in all major DAWs (including Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, and FL Studio)
  • 1.6 GB Maschine Factory Selection with samples, one-shots, loops, sample instruments, presets, patterns, drum kits, and songs
  • Includes 25 pro-quality studio and creative FX including filter, EQ, delay, reverb, and compressor
  • 16 large, velocity-sensitive pads for easy two-handed drumming
  • Dual-touch Smart Strip lets you slide your fingers to strum instruments, bend sounds, use Perform FX, and more
  • Push encoder and screen for browsing, navigating, adjusting volume levels and panning, and controlling parameters
  • Powered via USB 2.0

The Traktor system is widely regarded as an industry-standard among DJs and EDM artists alike. The Mk3 represents a return to form, with heaps of new features and a revamped interface. Fresh controls, high-resolution colour-coded displays, professional grade audio and of course, Traktor Pro 3 Software – the ultimate DJ controller.

Key Features:

  • New large motorized jog wheels with haptic feedback in three modes (turntable mode, jog mode, beatgrid mode)
  • RGB LED Ring surrounding each jog wheel visualizes deck rotation in jog and turntable modes, track tempo, and deck selection
  • High-resolution colour displays show track ID, key and tempo, transport data, waveform strip with track position, phase meter, loop length and state, as well as Remix and Stem decks control
  • New Mixer FX for instant one-knob effects and filters on each channel – choose from 8 FX and 3 filter types in addition to Traktor deck effects
  • Pro Mixer Layout with longlife Carbon Protect faders, dedicated cue section on top plate, and adjustable crossfader curve
  • Pro-grade 24-bit / 96-kHz audio interface with numerous inputs and outputs including stereo phone, mic inputs, headphones, USB, Kensington security slot and much more
  • Includes full version of Traktor Pro 3 software

When they were first released, the Komplete Kontrol keyboards were an instant hit. They made music-making more intuitive, hands-on and interactive. They were also naturally designed to integrate fully with Komplete software, with pre-mapped parameters and controls allowing expressive, dynamic performance and recording – endless creativity.

For 2018, Native Instruments have re-designed the flagship S88 with additional controls, high-resolution colour screens, ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, expanded smart-play functionality and much more.

Key Features:

  • Smart keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments and effects
  • Fully weighted, hammer-action keys
  • Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, plus touch strip for expression control
  • Pre-mapped control of KOMPLETE instruments and effects plus hundreds of Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) plug-ins from leading manufacturers
  • Full VSTi support
  • Tag-based preset browsing: Find sounds quickly and hear instant previews
  • Two high-res color screens for browsing, tweaking, mixing, and more
  • Light Guide: RGB lights above each key highlight drum cells, key switches, chords, scales, key splits (both for NKS instruments and in MIDI mode), and more
  • Smart Play: Select from 100+ scales and modes to display on the Light Guide, play chord progressions and arpeggios with single keys, or map any scale to white keys only
  • Deep integration with MASCHINE software / hardware
  • Intuitive control over Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, GarageBand, Cubase, and Nuendo
  • 4-directional push encoder for one-handed sound browsing and project navigation
  • Two assignable pedal inputs, MIDI in / out
  • Includes Komplete 12 Select and Maschine Essentials

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