In this review, we are going to be going over Native Instruments new synth ensemble for Reaktor 6 called Form which is included in the new Komplete 11 package. All three emulations offer the full feature set of their analog hardware counterparts, with their sonic characteristics and intricacies authentically replicated through advanced analog component modeling. The sound quality of the Woodwind Ensembles is really great you can definitely hear that you are playing either a great soloist on their own instrument or a whole section of woodwind players. The Brass instruments of an orchestra for me bring allot of character to certain pieces of music from the hard blasts to the sweet mellow solos of a trumpet in most of the great moments there is almost always a brass instrument involved in some way and Sound iron and Native Instruments have done a great job of bringing those instruments to life in a easy to use great sounding and really fun to play with library for Kontakt. First up… Woodwind Solo Woodwind Solo is comprised of six solo instruments in the woodwind type of instruments a Bassoon, Clarinet, Contrabassoon, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone and the Woodwind Quintet which allows you to play five woodwind soloists in one instrument. All effects run as native plug-ins in your host. Click image to view the Komplete product version comparison worksheet.
The only niggle I encountered concerns the resolution of the output gain control. The former employs a very 'soft-knee' compression characteristic, with a ratio that is said to range from 1. The four sections of brass ensemble Horns, Trombones, trumpets and Tubas are recorded using 8 players per section allowing you to create up to a 32 piece ensemble that can blast out some really powerful brass sounds in your piece of music these are already set up together for you in the Brass Ensemble Essential nki to just get playing straight away. However, with Vintage Compressors, the first release in a new range of pro studio effects, it's taking a leap into vintage outboard hardware modelling territory. They are only provided to facilitate installation. The worksheet and its tabs represent the raw data, and what follows is some various trivia and analysis of Komplete over time.
That extra cash is minimal really, compared to what you get. A solid offering Native Instruments has done a good job with these plug-ins, which live up to their 'Solid' tag by delivering the tonal power and musicality ofthe original hardware. Soft-less I almost feel relieved when I discover that, yes, there is less software bundled with M32. Of course anything in between is a mixture of the compressed and uncompressed sound. To the left, you will see the aforementioned input trim, a detector High-Pass to prevent the bass falsely triggering the compressor, sidechain controls, and a saturation adding section. Trill will create a custom trill between two adjacent notes Key which lets you input your own chords to cycle through on your keyboard and Repeat which repeats a note by the amount specified in the count control.
All-in-all the presets are good, but so is controlling it yourself, whether you know your way around a compressor or not you will find no hurdles in improving your mix. Damage is kind of like a soundtrack in a box, with heavy, up to the minute pulsating beats, rhythms and textures easily editable to create dynamic and exciting movie scores. The Amp control controls the volume of your sample and is always connected to Env1. Each is a simple three-knob design with threshold, release and ratio compressor or range gate. Good for drums, vocals or stereo limiting. You also now get Abbey Road Vintage Drums, the Scarbee Rickenbacker Bass and the excellent Giant upright piano, which can be used as an authentic sounding real instrument or morphed to make strange sound effects.
This replicates the arrangement on the original, which has a tube input stage: by driving this harder and backing off the threshold control, you can keep the same amount of compression but add more tube saturation. Many years later and too much money spent, I decided to use this fascination to help others. You can hear him on the Spy Kids 2 soundtrack and Eric Jo. Now that these are stand-alone plug-ins, I am much more likely to use them on drums and vocals. Switching the Vari Comp plug-in to Limit mode gave me exactly what I'd been after: obvious, yet very 'glossy' compression, which retained enough punch in the kick and snare to keep them cutting through when the guitars crashed in.
Typically this means that you have to have use two tracks to achieve this - one with a compressor, one without. This control is perfect in conjunction with the saturation and is even worth using by itself if you need to add in a bit of character without compressing the signal. Design Design-wise, the Komplete Audio 6 combines aspects of the standard desktop interface format we are used to seeing, along with several original ideas. Form is a complex yet very easy to use synthesizer which allows you use bespoke motion curves and a bit of additive synthesis to twist and mangle any sample you choose to use into something new and exciting. Basically a parallel compression technique.
It lists every major version of every individual product that was ever included in a Komplete bundle, and when each product was introduced or discontinued. At around half the price, the regular bundle gives you the flagship products and some of the sample-based instruments and studo effects, and can of course be upgraded later. However, if you are more familiar with digital compressors than hardware compressors, the controls are a little different. There definitely weren't any in Komplete 6. For example I love how it can bring a bass sound to life without making it sound overly obvious that some distortion was added; it just seems to colour the original sound naturally. In this review, we will be going over the new Kontakt sound library created by Native Instruments called Symphony Essentials which is a five part library with everything you need to create a beautiful symphony right in the comfort of your own studio. However, the real gem is the parallel processing - it provides the means to go for the fast attack to really squash the transient and then blend the dry signal back in for a fatter snare sound.
Great presence, punchy, clear high end. Great on vocals, bass, pads and guitar. That said, the M32 is ridiculous in terms of bang for buck. The samples used in these instruments come from the discontinued Akoustik Piano product, although any references to the original manufacturers and piano models were removed from the Piano Collection versions. Stereo can make your sound nice and wide or keep it tight in the center of your mix. Vari Comp works well on individual sources, too. Simple: ask yourself whether you are starting out in music production and if you have a minimal studio.