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Native Instruments Announce Komplete 13 with All New Guitar Rig and Cinematic Solo Instruments

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Native Instruments have announced Komplete 13, the latest and most densely packed iteration of their truly comprehensive and steadily growing software suite. As you may have already guessed, Komplete 13 includes everything from Komplete 12 and adds more instruments, more effects and more expansions. Some of these we’ve seen already being available to purchase individuallynow making their way into the Komplete package. Others are brand new being announced today alongside the Komplete 13 package. 

As we’ve come to expect there are 4 versions of Komplete 13 available to purchase:  K13 SelectK13 StandardK13 Ultimate and K13 Ultimate Collector’s Edition. This is in addition to the free Komplete Start available for anyone to download from NI’s website. 

The products headlining this Komplete 13 announcement include the following: 

Guitar Rig Pro 6

The first major update to NI’s comprehensive modular effects suite in many years. This release introduces a new modelling process called ICM ‘Intelligent Circuit Modelling’ along with 3 new amplifiers, 14 new effects and a new interface. NI have enlisted the help of Yvette Young, Tim Lefebvre, Pete Thorn, Zola Jesus, Butch Vig and many more to build presets to get you started. NI are also promoting a strong community focus with the notion of taking suggestions for new gear models to be added in the future. 

Butch Vig Drums

The newest addition to NI’s Play Series of Kontakt instruments, BVD is a hybrid drum sample library full of heavily processed sounds created in collaboration with Producer Butch Vig known for his innovative work with the likes of Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins. 

Cremona Quartet

In June NI released the solo STRADAVARI VIOLIN Kontakt Instrument. Now it’s joined by the GUARNERI VIOLIN, AMATI VIOLA, and STRADIVARI CELLO. All meticulously sampled solo instruments from the Museo del Violino in Cremona, Italy, recorded in the Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi. 

Arkhis 

Introduced earler this year, Arkhis is a modern orchestral scoring instrument with 90 stackable sound sources for quickly creating a wide range of cinematic atmospheres “Be it gritty neo-noire or feel-good fantasy”. 

Noire

Released last year, Noire is a cinematic concert grand piano courtesy of innovative composer Nils Frahm and features a unique particles engine. 

Super 8

Also released last year, Super 8 is a simple yet powerful Reaktor Instrument in the evocative aesthetic of popular vintage analog polysynths. 

Mysteria

Released earlier this year, Mysteria is a cinematic vocal instrument derived from “800 specially-recorded sound sources from 45 hours of choir recording sessions, built into over 600 playable layers.” 

Pharlight

 Introduced in May this year, Pharlight is a unique granular vocal instrument capable of a wide variety of ‘melodic human textures’. 

Here’s the breakdown of each Komplete 13 variety: 

KOMPLETE 13 SELECT 

  • 16 instruments & effects 
  • 4 new products 
  • HYBRID KEYS, RAUM 
  • 5 Expansions 
  • 10,000+ sounds 

KOMPLETE 13 

  • 65+ instruments & effects 
  • 22 new products 
  • GUITAR RIG 6 PRO, NOIRE, 
  • SUPER 8 
  • 21 Expansions 
  • 35,000+ sounds 

KOMPLETE 13 ULTIMATE 

  • 115+ instruments & effects 
  • 29 new products 
  • MYSTERIA, PHARLIGHT, 
  • STRADIVARI VIOLIN 
  • 36 Expansions 
  • 65,000+ sounds 

KOMPLETE 13 ULTIMATE CE 

  • 120+ instruments & effects 
  • 43 new products 
  • CREMONA QUARTET, SYMPHONY 
  • SERIES – COLLECTION 
  • 72 Expansions 
  • 115,000+ sounds 

Komplete 13 will be available to buy from Australian retailers on October 1stClick here to find a store near you. 

Expect to pay:  

K13 Select $299 AUD
K13 Standard $899 AUD
K13 Ultimate: $1
699 AUD
K13 Ultimate Collector’s Edition: $2299 AUD
 

Check out all the audio demos via Native Instruments’ website here.

It’s umm..quite an extensive package.

 

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