Native Instruments Komplete 12 Software Suite

Native Instruments Komplete 12 Software Suite

Get your creative juices flowing with over 50 of NI's best software instruments and effects -- including Kontakt 6, TRK-01, Massive, Absynth, and tons more.

Native Instruments Battery Sampling Software (Macintosh and Windows)

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Import and Compatibility
Battery 1 & 2, Recycle I/II, AKAI S-1000, Apple Loops, EXS24, Wav/Aiff/Snd, GigaStudio, Kontakt 1.x, HALion 1 & 2, Kompakt/Intakt, LM4 mk1 & mk2, Reaktor MAP,
More compatible formats...

Core Audio, Core MIDI, DirectSound
Stand-alone, Audio Units, VST, RTAS, DXi, ASIO

System Requirements
Mac OSX:
10.4.x or higher, G4 1.4 GHz or Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 512 MB RAM

XP (SP2, 32bit) / Vista (32/64 Bit), Windows 7 (32/64 Bit), Pentium or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM

Requires a DVD drive and 200 MB of free disk space for minimum installation, 14 GB for full installation
Universal Binary for Mac included!
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 866-556-6487 or 323-467-2693
(50 ratings)
Submitted January 29, 2011 by a customer from
"There's a reason why this is in every pro studio..."
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This is a fully customizable VST and standalone. There are some samples that are just so so, but this is the best you are going to find for drums (outside of playing real drums, but even then, you won't have THIS MUCH sound).

Although there are many great features, the greatest one is the way that ALL of them are complimented by being able to add your own samples. This is EXACTLY what you would expect from NI if they were to go out and create a drum sampler... I've downloaded about 50 different VSTi for drums in the past few years, but none have been THIS useful. Great presets, adjust the sounds you don't like, if you can't fix the pre-loaded samples to your liking, replace them with your own, and it can work on 127 keys? THAT'S A BIG EF'in DRUMSET!!!

Ease of Use
It's kind of split here. On one end, you can learn enough to put this to use on a track in about an hour (including the actual writing of the piece). So it can be useful almost immediately. But when dealing with a software that is this powerful, it's bound to have complexities, as this is what makes it powerful. And understanding and mastering these complexities takes time, but is well worth it. But out of the box, this thing is useful, and just gets better and better the longer you own it, as you learn more and make it more powerful thru knowledge... Knowledge IS power...

Of the 50 something I read more have used, and literally hundreds that I've demo'd over the years, this is BY FAR the best... Seriously, don't waste your money elsewhere. If you stick with making music and keep upgrading, eventually you will end up with Battery... So you might as well pay the 200 now, rather than 80 for some crap program, then 100 for a decent one, 140 later on for another, and THEN the 200 for battery. This is professional grade. Native Instruments, as a company, pride themselves on being the best at what they do, and this is no exception. This is honestly a steal for $200. I would have easily paid $400 for this, it's a no brainer.

like i said, easily worth 400, while at 500 it would still be a great purchase. I think I'd have to stop believing it's worth the price at around 650... so like I said, it's a STEAL at 200.

Manufacturer Support
Haven't dealt with them on Battery. But I did have an issue with FM8 a couple months ago, as my serial was not working. The problem was solved in about 2 hours, via email. Also had an issue with the XPress Keys that they included with acid pro 5 years and years ago. After fighting with sony for 3 weeks about it, I finally contacted NI, and the issue was resolved in a day. It's actually this very customer support experience that prompted my to first purchase Reaktor, then Absynth. After falling in love with the integrity this company has and the passion they have for making high quality instruments, I went on to add FM8, Kore 2, and Battery. There is no going wrong with NI, they are the real deal...

Musical Background:
active musician, mixing engineer

Musical Style:
all genres. my clients who need mixes produced span literally every type of music
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