Komplete 12, Maschine Mikro Mk3, Komplete Kontrol A-Series and S-88, Massive X, Kontakt 6, Traktor Kontrol S2 and S4 Mk3…Native Instruments got our heads spinning with their release frenzy today. It will take us weeks to work through all the details and review the new hard-and software, but for now here is a first overview:
Komplete 12, Ultimate & Ultimate Collector’s Edition
Version 12 of the Komplete bundle now contains 50 instruments and effects including Kontakt 6, Trk-01, Discovery Series: Middle East and 10 Expansions. Komplete 12 Ultimate sports 100+ instruments and effects including Session Guitarist – Electric Sunburst, Thrill and 20 Expansions. The newly introduced Komplete 12 Ultimate Collector’s Edition contains all 100+ instruments plus the full Symphony Series and more than 45 expansions. And finally, the entry level edition Komplete Kontrol 12 Select comes with 14 instruments including Massive, Monark, Drumlab and 3 expansions.
Pricing: From 199$ (Komplete 12 Select) to 1599$ (Komplete 12 Ultimate CE)
Release: October 1, Release
Maschine Mikro Mk3:
The smallest member of the Maschine family finally receives a major update: Maschine Mikro Mk3 is a compact and budget friendly controller with 16 full-sized velocity sensitive pads. The larger screen of the Mk2 has been switched for a tiny OLED to make room for a smart strip and additional transport- and function buttons. Maschine Mikro Mk3 comes with a full version of the deeply integrated Maschine 2 software, the Maschine Essentials pack with 1.6 GB of factory content and full versions of Massive, Monark and Reaktor Prism. Owners of the Mikro are also eligible for upgrades to the full 8 GB Maschine Factory library and Komplete Select, which contains another 25 GB of instruments and effects.
Pricing: 249 $
Release: September 18, 2018
Komplete Kontrol A-Series
This new range of budget friendly keyboard controllers comes in 3 sizes with 25, 49 or 61 semi-weighted keys. All three versions feature 8 touch-sensitive knobs, mod- and pitch wheels, a 4-directional push encoder and a small display for navigation. The A-Series keyboards software bundle includes Komplete Kontrol, Maschine 2, 9 additional Komplete instruments and effects and the Maschine Essentials content pack.
Pricing: 149$ (A25), 199$ (A49), 249$ (A61)
Release: October 23, 2018
Komplete Kontrol S-88 Mk2
The updated 88-key version of the Komplete Kontrol S-keyboard comes with a premium hammer-action Fatar keybed, two bright screen, 8 sensitive rotary encoders, a 4-dimensional push-encoder and a comprehensive control section for the included Komplete Kontrol software, Maschine 2 and a range of DAWs.
Release: September 27, 2018
Traktor Kontrol S2 & S4 Mk3, Traktor 3
Good news for DJs as well: Both the Traktor Kontrol S2 and S4 controllers and the software itself receive major updates in Octover. The S4 features new motorized jog wheels and high-res color displays, the S2 comes with a new large jog wheel, 16 RGB pads, 3-band EQs, and new mixer FX.
Pricing: 299$ (S2), 899$ (S4)
Release: October 18, 2018
The update of the industry-leading sample player Kontakt adds a granular synthesis engine and several improvements for developers – more infos soon.
Release: October 1, 2018
The highly anticipated new softsynth Massive X has not been released today, but according to our sources it will hit the stores in February 2019 and be part of Komplete 12.