Native Instruments KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE - Virtual Instruments and Effects Collection (Update from KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE)

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Product Highlights

  • 65 Virtual Instruments and Effects
  • 370GB of Samples
  • 16,000 Sounds
  • Audio Units, AAX Native and RTAS, VST
  • Ships on USB 2.0 Drive
  • Standalone
  • ASIO, Core Audio, WASAPI
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 7/8
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KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE from Native Instruments is a huge collection of virtual instruments and effect plug-ins that together provide all the high-quality tools necessary for musicians, producers and sound designers. This latest version features 370GB of data that spans 65 instruments and effects, and contains more than 16,000 production-ready sounds, suitable for all styles and genres.

New to version 9 are the monophonic synthesizer MONARK, and a studio effects suite featuring EQ and dynamics with side-chaining and parallel compression. BATTERY has been updated to version 4. Also added are GIANT, a virtual instrument featuring the sound of the world's biggest upright piano, and SESSION STRINGS PRO, a production-ready string ensemble.

An additional six instruments provide the essentials for creating blockbuster sounds for movie, game, and commercial scoring. Studio quality effects include recreations of two legendary hardware reverbs, along with emulations of various hardware staples that are usually found in top-flight studios. And a large complement of virtual keyboards, guitars and basses and drums leave very little in the way of excuses for not being able to find the right sound for any kind of production.

Due to the large size of the package, KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE comes on its own USB 2.0 drive. Without the lengthy DVD installation process, installation and setup on a chosen internal or external drive is fast and simple.

The package includes a $25 e-voucher for making additional purchases in the NI Online Shop, and is valid for 3 months from time of registration.

Note: This update is for registered user of KOMPLETE ULTIMATE 8. A purchaser will not be able to install and activate this version unless they own ULTIMATE 8.


  • Software sampler with a 43 GB library
  • Over 1,000 instruments
  • Instrument collections include Choir, Orchestral, World, Vintage, Band, Synth, Urban Beats and the RETRO MACHINES MKII
  • Flexible sound architecture
  • SOLID BUS COMP and SOLID G-EQ effects
  • TRANSIENT MASTER for re-shaping any kind of percussive sound
  • TAPE SATURATOR adds warmth to sound by simulating the harmonic compression of analog tape - pushed a little harder it delivers a smooth, organic overdrive
  • Thirty-seven filters covering the whole spectrum, from classic state variable low-pass filters, to avant-garde formant filters, with nine employing adaptive resonance technology
  • Vintage sample modes re-create the sound and feel of the MPC60 and the SP1200
  • Time Machine Pro algorithm provides high-quality time-stretching, particularly suited to melodic and tonal material
  • 16- bus system for comprehensive routing options with integrated insert and send effects
  • MIDI file player

  • Modular sound studio with over 70 synthesizers, sound generators, grooveboxes, sequencers and effects, as well as 3,000+ instruments freely available in the Online User Library
  • Two new synthesis techniques, modal and additive
  • Easily modify or construct instruments with a GUI that displays the exact structure of an instrument or effect
  • Full OSC support in plug-in and stand-alone modes
  • Updated OSC settings window for comprehensive setup of OSC based controllers
  • OSC learn and improved OSC and MIDI controller handling for fast, easy mapping
  • New OSC Array modules are designed to send and receive OSC messages in array format using indices
  • Improved sample management: Manage samples when in Play Mode, and more
  • Mouse control fine tuning
  • Bookmark behavior for Screensets

  • Monophonic analog synthesizer for bass, leads, percussion and more
  • Three oscillators, a filter and amp section, and fine tuning, modulation, and glide controls

  • Virtual-analog architecture
  • Comprehensive library with 1,300 presets
  • Ideal for live performances with the integrated step sequencers and effects section as well as a highly flexible modulation concept

  • Additive synthesis instrument suited to tense basses, leads and shifting, sci-fi soundscapes
  • Audio engine consists of up to 320 partials (single sine waves)
  • Filters, stereo imaging, reverbs and delays are all created by manipulating the individual sine waves
  • Reverb per-partial where the reverb tail follows pitch
  • Partial-panning allows for panning parts of the frequency spectrum separately
  • 34-band vocoder
  • 352 presets

  • Semi-modular synthesizer offering a vast range of sonic possibilities, perfect for pads, endlessly evolving soundscapes and synthesizer sounds
  • 2,100 presets
  • Hybrid synthesis architecture with a modulation and effect system
  • Flexible envelope control with 68-stage envelopes
  • One-click sound design

  • Features crystalline, razor-sharp digital sounds embodying the bright, lively sound of FM synthesis
  • 1,200 presets
  • Edit page brings simplicity to the FM synthesis process

  • Polyphonic instrument and effects processor
  • Uses modal synthesis to produce a unique and responsive polyphonic instrument
  • Five audio effects included an amp simulation, 8-pole filter, a flanger, a stereo delay and a reverb
  • 370 ready-to-play sounds
  • REAKTOR PRISM FX is an additional ensemble that works as an effects processor for incoming audio
  • Works as a polyphonic resonator, a complex filter and a self-oscillating sound generator with integrated Gate and Envelope Follower

  • Subtractive synthesizer
  • 200 sounds

  • Part sampler, part synthesizer
  • Two views - "A" view features the preset morpher and four macro controls, "B" view provides access to more detailed parameters
  • Morph control allows for morphing between eight different snapshots for evolving sounds
  • 296 sounds

  • Over twenty instruments based entirely on samples from legendary vintage analog synthesizers and keyboards from the '70s and '80s, each with an effects section
  • Versatile and easy to use arpeggiator
  • Chord Player creates chords from single notes, especially useful in combination with the arpeggiator
Strings and Cinematic

  • Epic, orchestral sound of blockbuster movies
  • Over 14 GB of live-recorded string phrases
  • Phrases performed by the FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague
  • 60 musicians - 36 in the high ensemble (22 violins, 8 violas and 6 cellos), and 24 in the low ensemble (10 violas, 8 cellos and 6 basses)
  • Phrases range from basic rhythm patterns to complex melodies, each recorded live in every key, and in two dynamic levels

  • Four-piece horn section
  • Perfect for funk, pop, reggae, indie and neo-soul productions
  • Voice Split creates authentic arrangements automatically
  • Play free or jam with over 170 flexible phrases

  • Fuses industrial sounds and orchestral drums
  • 58 multi-sampled drum kits
  • 200 sampled percussion sources
  • 500 single-shot elements, recorded in up to seven velocity layers and with up to nine round-robins per drum
  • Over 700 beat-sliced loops come as menu-style loop suites or as single loops for detailed tweaking
  • "Damage Hits" consist of layered impacts and tails that can be controlled independently via the mod wheel
  • Master effects, trigger effects, EQs and filters

  • Selection of sounds ranging from rhythmic loop suites, percussive kits, and tonal instruments to stings, transitions and musical FX
  • 6 GB of sample content
  • More than 1,100 instruments with more than 3,900 individual sounds

  • Eleven-piece ensemble, recorded in four different setting
  • Each of the four ensembles consists of five instrument groups - full ensemble, four violins, three violas, two cellos and two basses
  • Multiple velocity layers and twenty-nine articulations provide a wide expressive range
  • Up to four round robin samples per note
  • Animator transforms chords into rhythmical phrases
  • Detailed control, right down to the amount of bow noise

  • Ready-to-use instrument for film scores, game audio, electronic and pop music productions
  • 2 GB of sounds
  • Tonality and FX, Stings and Transitions, Percussive Kits and Rhythmic Suites

  • Ready-to-use instrument for film scores, game audio, electronic and pop music productions
  • 2 GB of sounds
  • Tonality and FX, Stings and Transitions, Percussive Kits and Rhythmic Suites
  • TRIGGER FX effects bank activated within the presets of the Rhythmic Suites, Percussive Kits, and Stings and Transitions
  • With a single hit of the trigger keys, transformations of the original material is instantly achieved, including filter sweeps, delays, compression, panning and saturation
Creative and Studio Effects

  • Six-band equalizer
  • Two fully-parametric mid-range bands and two semi-parametric high and low bands switchable to shelf or bell curves, along with high and low cut bands
  • A/B comparison feature
  • Runs as a stand-alone plug-in in any DAW

  • Features a transparent and neutral sound
  • "Glues" mixes together
  • A/B comparison feature
  • Runs as a stand-alone plug-in in any DAW

  • All-in-one tool for total control over dynamics
  • Stereo compressor with a gate/expander module
  • Ratio, Threshold and Release controls
  • Knee characteristic switchable from soft to hard
  • Runs as a stand-alone plug-in in any DAW

RC 48
  • Inspired by the studio classic hardware reverb
  • Two algorithms provide pristine, musical halls
  • Six sliders control the same parameters in both algorithms
  • Diffusion and spread controls precisely shape the reverb tail
  • Random Hall algorithm features spin and wander controls for creating random movement with lively and natural tails
  • Visual display allows easy adjustments

RC 24
  • Based on the hardware classic of the '80s and '90s
  • Three algorithms deliver rich, harmonic texture
  • Six sliders control the same parameters in all three algorithms
  • Pre-delay and depth determine the size and feel of the tail
  • Modulation and Intensity add spin and motion, while bass, mid, and hi-cut sliders provide deep tone control
  • Visual display allows easy adjustments

  • All-purpose, easy-to-use, two-channel compressor with
  • Delivers the sound of tube-powered hardware
  • Software emulation adds high-pass side-chaining and parallel compression

  • Three-band EQ modeled from a boutique studio standard
  • Low can be both cut and boosted simultaneously
  • High-cut provides a smooth roll-off

  • All-purpose EQ for a wide range of production duties
  • Captures the natural sound and presence of high-end, tube-powered studio gear
  • Fully-parametric two-channel, four-band equalizer with additional high and low pass filters
  • Separate stereo linking for each EQ band and filter
  • Mid/side processing
  • A/B mode for comparing two settings or presets
  • Envelope shaper tool for dynamically placing instruments in the mix
  • Bring percussive sounds from the back of the mix to the front
  • Enhance attack on drums and percussion
  • Fix muddy recordings, or reduce reverb

  • Distortion and filter effect
  • Create textures from subtle to devastating
  • Add dynamic motion to static sounds
  • Buildup and breakdown effect
  • Resonant filter offers both low pass and notch settings
  • Envelope follower

VC 76
  • FET compressor/limiter known for its super-fast attack
  • "All Button" mode
  • No-button mode adds tone without compression
  • Side-chain input
  • Dry control allows for parallel compression

  • Electro-optical compressor/limiter emulation with a smooth response
  • Medium to slow release setting for a natural sound
  • Two main controls, gain and peak reduction control threshold and compression amount
  • Side-chain input
  • Dry control allows for parallel compression
  • Low-Cut dial for not compressing anything below the set frequency

VC 160
  • Based on a classic voltage-controlled design that adds attack and grit to tracks that need to be hit hard
  • Flexible 1:1 to infinity compression ratio
  • Auto attack and release for intuitive setup
  • Side-chain input
  • Dry control allows for parallel compression

  • Live performance and remix effect which can be "played" like a musical instrument
  • More than 40 effects, including real-time samplers/transformers (e.g. loop, re-arrange, reverse, scratch, heavy granular effects etc.), as well as filters, gaters, delays, reverbs, distortion, wave shapers, ring modulation, and many others
  • Each effect has two parameters controlled by velocity or mod wheel, and is tempo-synced to a master clock or the tempo of an audio host
  • Trigger effects via a MIDI keyboard

  • Generates melodies and harmonies out of whatever audio material is fed into it
  • Four generators craft the desired sound - Input, Synth, Bass, Vocoder
  • Simple mixer section with five faders and master FX section for coloring the final mix
  • Eight performance control knobs alter both sound and amplitude envelopes at once, for easily shaping the character of the sound and adding additional harmonies
  • Beats Mode processes incoming drum patterns into arpeggiated melodies

  • Convolution reverb based on Zero Latency Convolution technology
  • Over 300 Impulse Responses, providing a range of reverbs from realistic rooms to virtual acoustics
Drums and Percussion

  • Drum sampler with comprehensive mapping and sound tweaking capabilities
  • Extensive drum kit library featuring electronic and urban styles
  • 129 kits
  • Effects, intuitive routing and side-chaining with drag-and-drop simplicity
  • Tag-based browser for quickly finding sounds
  • Accepts all current sample formats including MPC kit

  • Two rare kits dating from the 1920s to 1940s, each with a choice of three snares, deliver the sound of pre-1950s Jazz and big band recordings
  • Recorded at Abbey Road Studios
  • Ebony Kit features original James Blades 12" and 13 " toms and a 26" Leedy bass drum, all tuned with original calfskin drum heads
  • Ivory Kit is a classic Slingerland Radio King kit from the early 1940s with 13" and 16" toms and a 24" bass drum, also equipped with original calfskin heads
  • Brush articulations add unique expressiveness
  • Mix state-of-the-art modern and period channels
  • Mixer Section with a range of studio effects, including tape saturation and convolution reverb
  • Groove Library includes beats and fills perfect for everything from jazz and swing, to modern pop productions

  • Two legendary 1960s drum kits, recorded at Abbey Road with vintage equipment, deliver authentic and nuanced drum sounds
  • Gretsch Round Badge White Marine Pearl kit (Jasper Shell) from the early '60s
  • Ludwig Hollywood kit from 1967
  • Each kit has a choice of two '60s snares
  • Drums were recorded in up to thirty different velocity layers, with up to six alternative hits (round robins) for each drum
  • Dedicated mixer section and a range of high-quality studio effects
  • Groove Library includes MIDI patterns played live by professional drummers

  • Three premium acoustic kits - Pearl Masters Premium Maple kit, a Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute kit and a Sonor SQ2 Drum System
  • Tambourine, sticks, cowbell and handclaps also included
  • Fully-featured mixer and effects section
  • Over 3,500 beats and fills

  • Two vintage kits, each with a choice of two snares recorded using period equipment at Abbey Road Studios
  • Ludwig Vistalite Tequila Sunrise from 1972 with the big, roomy sound of classic rock
  • Vintage 1970s Premier model with the tight, dry, punchy sound that was popular throughout the '70s
  • Recorded in up to thirty different velocity layers, with up to six alternative hits (round robins) for each drum
  • Mixer Section with a range of studio effects, including tape saturation and convolution reverb
  • Groove Library includes MIDI patterns played live by professional drummers
  • Two premium '80s kits recorded at Abbey Road Studios deliver definitive 80's sounds
  • Vintage Yamaha 9000 kit from the mid 80s
  • Slingerland Magnum fitted with single-headed concert toms
  • Snares include Ludwig, Gretsch, Slingerland and Pearl models
  • Full set of Octobans, melodically-tuned tubular toms that were popular among many of the decade's top drummers
  • Mixer Section with a range of studio effects, including tape saturation and convolution reverb
  • Groove Library includes MIDI patterns played live by professional drummers

  • Two premium drum kits, recorded at Abbey Road Studios
  • Pearl Reference kit with a tight sound for modern pop, ballads and all-purpose use
  • Drum Workshop Collector's Series maple kit from the mid '90s, tuned low for drive and edge
  • Mixer Section with a range of studio effects, including tape saturation and convolution reverb
  • Groove Library includes MIDI patterns played live by professional drummers

  • Percussion and melodic instruments, playable solo or as polyrhythmic ensembles
  • Intuitive pattern sequencer
  • Seventy-four, pre-programmed ensemble patterns included for instant access to rhythms and melodies, easily triggered with one key, while another key triggers additional solos, fills, and single hits

  • 2 GB of samples from several of the essential instruments that make up a Gamelan
  • Sampled from the London Symphonic Orchestra's Semara Dana Gamelan Ensemble
  • Core instruments are made up of the Gongs, the Jegog, the Calung, and the Penyacah
  • Gangsa includes paired metallophones, including the Ugal, Pemadé, and Kantilan
  • Kettle Gongs include the Trompong and the Reyong
  • Switch between two different pitch versions - classic Balinese gamelan tuning, or a more western-friendly tuning
  • Easily adjust the volume and panning of the detuned pairs

  • Twenty full drum kits adapted from the MASCHINE library
  • Hard hitting urban kits, sounds recorded from specially produced vinyl dubplates, heavily processed acoustic drums and vintage analog samples
  • Each kit consists of sixteen sounds to which tuning, filter, saturation and other effects can be applied individually
  • Step sequencer with every step offering volume and tuning settings
Guitar and Bass

  • Sound of a Rickenbacker 4003 bass with stainless steel Rotosound strings
  • Picked articulations
  • Palm-muted articulations
  • Effects include an amplifier, tape saturator, EQ and compression

  • Software for guitar and bass with 17 amps, 27 cabinets and 54 effects to create every imaginable guitar and bass tone
  • Control Room Pro delivers in-depth tone shaping using multiple, movable microphone positions
  • Also suitable for studio and creative effects

  • Create driving rhythm guitar lines in minutes, essential for anything from funk and soul, to hip hop and R'n'B, but also for adding an organic element to house or pop
  • Playable using two fingers and a MIDI keyboard
  • Chord finder is a compendium of funk guitar chords and voicings
  • Groove editor allows for manipulating the individual elements of a groove
  • Algorithms handle the transitions between up and down strokes, mutes, hammer-ons and slides, to ensure that every groove sounds realistic

  • Virtual instrument that delivers the warm and creamy bass sounds of '70s disco and funk
  • Features an extensive set of playing techniques including sustains, mutes, harmonics, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides and more
  • Dynamic fretboard display, chord recognition, random alternation between varying release samples, random insertion of pickup hits and realistic vibrato
  • AMPED version features the same bass but with a choice of four different amplifier setups (fat, heavy, crunchy, pop)

  • Amplifier emulation ideal for "heavy riffs," super-fast attack and bone-crunching overdrive, directly modeled on the Pre-500 Dual Rectifier Amp and recording setup of Richard Z. Kruspe (Rammstein)
  • Control Room module offers the original channel strips to tweak the blend of different microphones, cabinets and preamp settings

  • Faithfully sampled Fender Precision bass
  • Recorded with round-wound strings
  • Fully playable in real time, with almost all articulations (including mutes, harmonics, hammer-ons, pull-offs, grace notes and more) available without key switches
  • Over 4,000 samples covering all four strings, with nine velocity layers and advanced scripting
  • AMPED version features the same bass but with a choice of four different amplifier setups (fat, heavy, crunchy, pop)

  • Sampled late '70s Jazz bass
  • Reproduces the timbre changes that occur when moving between low and high frets on the string of a real bass
  • Three pick-up positions
  • Sophisticated scripting that automatically takes care of string selection, finger alteration, chord recognition, vibrato, release and much more
  • Configure all settings including EQ, load and store FX presets and access documentation covering every aspect of the instrument directly through the instrument performance view
Pianos and Keys

  • Very large, custom-built upright piano exhibiting a strong low end, crystalline highs, rich overtones, and plenty of punch
  • Suitable for urban pop, film score pathos, soft piano ballads, driving rock riffs or jazzy timbres
  • Two versions
  • 40 presets

  • Five legendary organs meticulously sampled and perfectly preserving their authentic character
  • Hammond B-3 - classic, distinctive drawbar organ sound
  • Hammond C-3 - variation on the B-3
  • Hammond M-3 - "Baby B-3," a living room model with smaller tonal range and no fold-back, slightly lighter in sound with less body
  • Vox Continental II - classic transistor/combo organ
  • Farfisa Compact - originally a stripped down answer to the Vox Continental

  • Instrument samples come from Alicia Keys' Yamaha C3 Neo grand piano
  • Sampled from her own playing and recorded in her own studio
  • Subtle details include mechanical release noises, a specially developed sympathetic resonance and release system, and even the sound of fingers hitting keys (optional)

  • Over 500 keyboard loops recorded by soul and jazz legend George Duke
  • Instrument contains acoustic, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Clavinet pianos
  • All loops are perfectly sliced and tempo-synced
  • Easily edit and re-arrange all slices to create countless phrase variations
  • Sound parameters like tune, volume, attack and stretch can be adjusted on the fly with every step visible via the Waveform Display
  • Eight different filter types and studio-quality convolution reverb
  • Drag and drop a MIDI file into a host sequencer

  • Classic and highly versatile electric piano with all its characteristic dynamic range captured intact
  • 2,000 samples in 24-bit resolution with each of the 64 keys sampled at 16 different velocities
  • "Horizontal Release Technology" chooses release samples from a wave pool depending on how long a key has been held, allowing a staccato note to have a release tone different from a note which is sustained for a longer period

  • Iconic electric piano from the '70s, rich in detail and perfectly preserved in all its analog brilliance
  • Warm and mellow to bright and "barking"
  • Also produces chiming bell-like tones
  • All 73 keys sampled at 12 different velocities
  • Release tones recorded for each of the 12 velocities

  • The sounds of two legends, expertly sampled and brimming with the character of the originals
  • Hohner Clavinet, the highly distinctive electrophonic keyboard
  • Hohner Model N Pianet, a classic electro-mechanical piano

  • Reproduction of an international standard piano
  • Offers enormously expressive power right to the top of the highest treble

  • Detailed reproduction of the contemporary grand piano with a stunning range, consisting of premium samples of a perfectly maintained instrument
  • Use the dry signal or blend in the characteristics of one of four convolution-based locations

  • Traditional, quality piano with a warm and compact sound, offering a distinctly charismatic signature sound, ideal for productions that require something other than a "perfect" piano sound
  • Perfect for use in a broad range of styles including blues, jazz, country, pop and rock
  • Use the dry signal or blend in the characteristics of one of four convolution-based locations

  • Classic concert piano reproducing the "singing" sound of a Viennese legend, beautifully capturing the resonance of a classic continental grand
  • Ten velocity layers per key
  • Use the dry signal or blend in the characteristics of one of four convolution-based locations
System Requirements
Mac Intel Core 2 Duo
OS X 10.7 or 10.8
2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
10 GB free disc space - 250 GB for complete installation
DVD drive
For plug-in use, host software that supports Audio Units, AAX Native, RTAS*, or VST formats

*BATTERY 4 and the SOLID MIX SERIES do not support the RTAS format
PC Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
Windows 7 or Windows 8 (latest SP, 32-/64-bit)
2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
10 GB free disc space - 250 GB for complete installation
DVD drive
For plug-in use, host software that supports RTAS*, or VST formats

*BATTERY 4 and the SOLID MIX SERIES do not support the RTAS format
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 10.0 x 3.8"
Native Instruments KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE - Virtual Instruments and Effects Collection (Update from KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE)
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