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Native Instruments Releases Komplete 14, Kontakt 7 Sampler, and Choir: Omnia



Major update to their outstanding collection of software instruments includes 60 new instruments, Brainworx and Plugin Alliance FX plug-ins, iZoptope Ozone 10 mastering tool

The secrecy was palpable when Native Instruments announced this major update earlier in the month. Big men in dark suits with sunglasses and absolutely no sense of humor flanked the product managers describing these new products during the press-only livestream.

And that’s totally untrue. But despite the embargo, there have been leaks – some not entirely accurate, so we’re happy we can finally let the cat out of the bag with the correct information.

Also true: we’re enthusiastic about the release, and Synth and Software contributor John Krogh is hard at work reviewing the package.

So please stay tuned, but in the meantime here’s NI’s release:

KOMPLETE’s biggest update yet features 60 newly included instruments, effects, and Expansions, plus iZotope’s mastering tool Ozone 10 Standard and additions from Plugin Alliance and Brainworx

Berlin, September 27th, 2022 – Native Instruments today released a massive update to its flagship production suite, KOMPLETE 14. Now available in NI’s online shop, it features KOMPLETE’s most extensive range of sounds so far and seamless tools for putting the ideas they inspire into motion, creating an all-in-one package for creativity. KOMPLETE 14’s expansive libraries help find, design, and transform instruments in previously unimagined ways, with premium search tools to focus on sounds fast. 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. With synths, sampled instruments, percussion tools, immersive effects, and more across the stylistic spectrum, 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 that 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. 

To find out more about the KOMPLETE 14 suite, check out the full product descriptions on the Native Instruments site and shop, or follow along with Red Means Recording in this video as he explores all of the latest additions in depth.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITYKOMPLETE 14 is available from September 27th, 2022, while KONTAKT 7 and CHOIR: OMNIA will be purchasable as separate products from October 4th, 2022, all at the Native Instruments online shop.KOMPLETE 14 SELECTEUR 199 / USD 199 / YEN 26800 / GBP 179 / AUD 299 / CAD 259 / CHF 209 / CNY 1399KOMPLETE 14 STANDARDEUR 599 / USD 599 / YEN 80600 / GBP 539 / AUD 899 / CAD 779 / CHF 629 / CNY 4199KOMPLETE 14 ULTIMATEEUR 1199 / USD 1199 / YEN 161300 / GBP 1079 / AUD 1799 / CAD 1559 / CHF 1259 / CNY 8399KOMPLETE 14 COLLECTOR’S EDITIONEUR 1799 / USD 1799 / YEN 242000 / GBP 1619 / AUD 2699 / CAD 2339 / CHF 1889 / CNY 12599KONTAKT 7EUR 299 / USD 299 / YEN 40300 / GBP 269 / AUD 449 / CAD 389 / CHF 314 / CNY 2399 
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