Native Instruments on Thursday announced that its
NI Komplete 2
bundle of digital instruments now includes the drum sampler Battery 2 and the synthesizer collection Absynth 3. Battery 2 features a 3.5GB library of drum tracks and offers a user interface that has been upgraded from the one found in the first Battery release. Absynth 3, which was recently released, includes 256 new presets, bringing the total in the collection to over 1,000, as well as an improved user interface, real-time fractalization and more.
Battery 2 and Absynth 3 aren’t included on the discs in the NI Komplete 2 package, but they can be downloaded for free after the purchased bundle has been authorized. PDF manuals for both are included on the installation disc, however, and you can order hard copies for US$19 each, plus shipping. NI Komplete 2 is US$1,149 and also comes with Reaktor 4, B4 Organ, FM7, Pro-53, Kontakt 1.5, Kompakt, Intakt, Vokator, NI-Spektral Delay and various sample libraries.