Native Instruments Announces Komplete 10, Reveals New Keyboard Controllers
Berlin's Native Instruments has announced the details of the next generation of the company's flagship software suite, Komplete 10, while also revealing its forthcoming line of Kontrol S-Series keyboard controllers.
Like all Komplete packages, the new instrument and effects collection will be available as Komplete 10—featuring 39 products, over 12,000 sounds, and 130 GB of instruments and effects—and as the more comprehensive Komplete 10 Ultimate package, which will feature 75 products, over 17,000 sounds, and 440 GB of instruments and effects. Both versions of Komplete 10 will feature six new instruments including Rounds (which "combines powerful sound design capabilities with advanced sequencing techniques"), Kontour ("an extremely responsive synth"), Polyplex ("an intuitive, fun way to design drum kits), and three "high-definition" sampled pianos: The Gentleman, The Grandeur, and The Maverick. Both Komplete 10 and Komplete 10 Ultimate will be available on October 1, set to retail for $499 and $999, respectively. More information can be found here.
Furthermore, NI has revealed the Kontrol S-Series of keyboard controllers, which have been made to seamlessly integrate with the new version of Komplete. Set to be available in 25, 49, and 61-key versions, the controllers "automatically map all key parameters for each Komplete instrument to the touch-sensitive controller knobs" and boasts a number of other intriguing features such as Light Guide (which "shows key switches, zones, and more on multi-color LEDs positioned just above the keys) and Smart Play (which can allow for one-key chords triggering and even "re-map" wrong notes). The Komplete Kontrol S-Series is set to arrive on October 1, with its 25, 49, and 61-key versions retailing for $499, $599, and $699, respectively. The video below show's NI's new controller in action while more info can be found here.