This month we`ve got an entire bundle of plug-ins for you – and as usual, it`s all available for free.
The Komplete Start bundle is obviously designed to give users a taste of what Native Instruments plug-ins can do, in the hope that they will later upgrade to full versions of instruments such as Kontakt and Massive
However, this is still a very generous selection of instruments and sounds that almost any producer could find a use for – in fact there are almost 7GB of files included!
The bundle comes with 7 synthesisers, including the meaty TRK-01 Bass and the 96 voiced Space Drone, as well as Carbon 2, Mikro Prism, Lazerbass, Newscool and Blocks Base.
There are also 9 sampled instruments included. There is the creepy Kinetic Treats which has been sampled from children`s toys, as well as a range of instruments that sample analogue synths, classic rock instruments and world music staples. There are also a number of interesting hybrid instruments included; Analog Dreams, Ethereal Earth and Hybrid Keys.
There are 2 plug-in effects – the Supercharger compressor, and Guitar Rig 5 Player, which we have discussed in detail in the past. Finally there are 1500 samples included from a range of different genres; lifted from NI`s Expansions sample packs.
The pack comes with the Komplete Kontrol plug-in, which allows you to browse through your instruments, effects, loops, and samples in one interface. All in all, this is an excellent introduction to the world of Native Instruments, and one that will find plenty of applications in the studio.
Komplete Start is available for Mac and Windows. You can download the bundle for free from the NI Website.