Native Instruments on Friday announced that, as of April 1, the upgrade and full version pricing of its
NI Komplete 2
audio tools collection will increase. The company cited the inclusion of the drum sampler Battery 2 and the synthesizer collection Absynth 3, which were upgraded in December, as the reason for raising the price. NI Komplete 2 also includes a free upgrade for Kontakt 2, which will be released later this month. Pricing for NI Komplete Care 2005, a €279 (US$279) upgrade license that entitles purchasers to all NI Komplete upgrades released during 2005, remains unchanged.
The new NI Komplete 2 pricing will be €1,299 ($1,499) for the full version while upgrades will now cost €999 ($1,149) for users who have two or three of the tools, €599 ($689) for those with four to six of the tools and €199 ($229) for those with seven or more. NI Komplete 2 features 11 applications — in addition to the aforementioned three tools, it also includes the synthesizers Reaktor 4, B4 Organ, FM7 and Pro-53; the sample libraries Kompakt and Intakt; and the effects collections Vokator and Spectral Delay.
Native Instruments also said that NI Komplete 2’s upgrade path has been expanded to include the owners of Reaktor 2.3, Absynth 1, Konakt 1 and Pro-52. The collection’s system requirements call for Mac OS x v10.2.6, a G4 733MHz processor (G4 1.5GHz recommended) and 256MB RAM (1GB recommended).