Native Instruments’ Komplete 9 Announced – Battery 4 and Monark Unveiled

Native Instruments have today officially announced the release of Komplete 9, set to be commercially available from March 27th. The latest collection of Native Instruments Komplete pack features 33 instruments and effects with six new additions, including the brand-new Monark monosynth, plus the completely redesigned Battery 4 drum sampler. Komplete 9 Ultimate includes all 65 current Komplete instruments and effects at the time of release and over 370 GB of content. Each bundle now also features essential studio effects, delivering complete production solutions from initial idea to finished composition. Notably, Komplete 9 and Komplete 9 Ultimate are available for the same prices as their predecessors.



Battery 4 has been completely re-designed from the previous iteration and delivers powerful contemporary drum programming options in a sleek, easy-to-use interface. It provides over 70 new and exclusive contemporary kits tailored to electronic and urban styles. All kits load with an adaptable color-coding system, providing instant visual recognition of their layout. Custom kits are quickly created with intuitive drag-and-drop actions. Battery 4 also features a number of new effects and effect enhancements: Solid G EQ and Solid BUS Comp from the Solid Mix Series, Transient Master, plus tape saturation, LoFi, and a powerful convolution reverb. Users can create chains, re-order effects, and set up sidechaining with simple drag-and-drop actions. These features combine to deliver an advanced drum sampler with an instinctive workflow that aims to accelerate the creative process. We’re looking forward to getting hands-on with this exciting new version of Battery!

Also announced as part of Komplete 9 is Monark, this tantalising plug-in delivers the warm, organic sound of a classic analog monophonic synthesizer that has shaped four decades of popular music. Its smooth and natural sound is complimented by an intuitive, streamlined control panel that allows users to quickly dial in sounds and start creating music. Based on years of research, Monark uses Reaktors powerful modular DSP framework to faithfully recreate the interaction of complex analog circuits, including the behavior of the filter when overloaded, filter and oscillator drift, and snappy envelopes that make stabbing melodic lines and even punchy electronic drum sounds easy to create.








Komplete 9 looks set to be a very worthwhile purchase, featuring  a wealth of exciting programs and plug-ins, we’re looking forward to reviewing it soon and will bring you more information nearer release.

Komplete 9 is available for pre-order at retail price of $559 499€/£375  Komplete 9 Ultimate is available for $1099 /999€./£736

Updates for owners of KOMPLETE 2 through 8 are available from $149 /149€./£100

Expected in-store date is March 27, 2013.

More info can be found at Native Instruments’ website


Here’s Native’s official trailer for Komplete 9: