There’s no denying that we’re big fans of Native Instruments. Their latest update to its flagship production suite Komplete 14 was released recently. Native Instruments have once again bundled an extensive range of sounds and tools for any music or audio creative. Trying to cover every aspect of Komplete 14 would be like trying to cook everything available from your local supermarket! Yes, Native Instruments have updated and added more across the stylistic spectrum from synths, sampled instruments, percussion tools and effects — there’s something like up to 145+ instruments, 135,00 sounds, and 100+ Expansions, and if you ask nicely, they might throw in a microwave oven!! But seriously, there’s soooooo much to explore in K14 regardless of your music type.
Senior Noisegate contributor Leroy, also known in his DJ/producer guise Binofski has been a long-time user of Komplete and Native Instruments products more broadly. So, we thought to ask Leroy to walk us through how he creates his unique take on Deep House, Tech House, Minimal House or whatever-House-you want-to-call-it with Komplete 14. Leroy takes us through the fundamentals of producing a House track by breaking down a track to the essential elements with some of his favourite instruments and expansions from K14.
Here’s what NI are saying:
KOMPLETE 14 is available in four different sizes – SELECT, STANDARD, ULTIMATE, and COLLECTOR’S EDITION, the last being a comprehensive offering of 145+ instruments, 100+ Expansions, and over 135,000 sounds. KOMPLETE 14 remains the go-to choice for music-makers of all types to find their ideal creative flow.
Included in KOMPLETE 14 STANDARD and above, KONTAKT 7 offers a huge library of sounds, alongside iZotope’s all-new mastering tool, Ozone 10 Standard, which assists in putting the finishing touches on any production. More new additions come via an array of synths and effects from Plugin Alliance and Brainworx, as well as the CHOIR: OMNIA sample library, included in the KOMPLETE 14 COLLECTOR’S EDITION.
KONTAKT 7 is the next evolution of the world’s favorite sampler. Included with KOMPLETE 14 STANDARD and above, KONTAKT 7 features a refreshed HiDPI
Factory library, with new instruments ranging from an orchestral section from Orchestral Tools to rare analog synths and everything in-between. An enhanced HiDPI browser offers lightning-fast access to filter and preview the largest selection of sampled instruments around, including global text search and editable filters for searching sounds. KONTAKT 7 also includes under-the-hood audio improvements and the new effects Psyche Delay and Ring Modulator from GUITAR RIG 6 PRO.
Soundwide (the group consisting of Native Instruments, iZotope, Plugin Alliance, and Brainworx) and its comprehensive ecosystem of audio creation products is on display throughout the leading production-suite which is KOMPLETE 14. Powered by machine learning, the Ozone 10 Standard tools from iZotope make mastering easy, with assistive technology driving balance in this latest version of the industry’s most comprehensive pro mastering software. New tools from Plugin Alliance and Brainworx help further develop and drive creativity, with synths and effects, including bx_Oberhausen, Knifonium, LO-FI-AF, Focusrite SC, and more.
CHOIR: OMNIA captures a 40-person vocal ensemble at their passionate peak. Created in collaboration with Strezov Sampling, the production process used a world-class signal chain to record the choir over six weeks of live performances. The library creates a contemporary symphonic experience for dynamic scoring across soprano, tenor, alto, and bass sections. Two browsers and intuitive controls allow for easier use of the expressive, deeply customisable instrument, and the SYLLABUILDER enables the construction of individual syllables and intricate phrases to create entirely unique vocalizations.
Soundwide’s mission is to make music and audio creation a more joyful and inspiring experience for creators everywhere by helping them to find, and stay in, their creative flow. KOMPLETE 14 is just the latest development in NI’s commitment to providing best-in-class tools for bedroom producers and seasoned pros alike. The four tiers of KOMPLETE 14 likewise include a range of advanced instruments, effects, and Expansions, such as SOUL SESSIONS and NEO BOOGIE in the SELECT package,
PLAYBOX in STANDARD, PIANO COLORS and ASHLIGHT in ULTIMATE, and LORES in COLLECTOR’S EDITION.