Virtual Instrument maker Native Instruments has announced updates to Kontakt 3, its software sampler and two new Komplete bundle packages.
includes over 1,000 instruments in “every imaginable musical role,” according to NI. The library in Kontakt 3 consists of six themes titled “Band,” ;#8220;Orchestral,” “Synth,” “Urban Beats,” “Vintage” and “World,” all based on over 33 GB of source material.
Every instrument in Kontakt 3 includes a Performance View panel that allows for easy control over all the sound parameters. The new version also includes a feature called Zone Envelopes. These free form envelopes are added directly to the waveform, adding a new aspect to the modulation features.
A new Instrument Navigator, Monitor Tab, a Modulation Quick-Jump feature, and an enhanced mapping editor have been added to the application.
Kontakt 3 will be available in October for $449. An upgrade for owners of Kontakt 2 will be offered at $149.
NI has also updated its
bundles. The bundles offer many of the company’s software instruments and effects in one package.
Komplete 5 adds the Massive synthesizer as well as the latest versions of Kontakt 3 and Guitar Rig 3. Other products included in Komplete 5 are Absynth 4, Akoustik Piano, Battery 3, B4 II, Elektrik Piano, FM8, PRO-53 and Reaktor 5.
Komplete 5 will cost $1149.
Two new bundles, Komplete Synths and Komplete Classics have also been released and will cost $449 each.
All three Komplete bundles will be available in October.