Is the Native Instruments Komplete 13 upgrade worth it
What I would be getting if I decided to do the Native Instruments Komplete 13 upgrade?

Is the Native Instruments Komplete 13 upgrade worth it?

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I find that every time a new release is out, I ask myself about that current release and the question each time about the current version. So this time, is the Native Instruments Komplete 13 upgrade worth it?

I’m currently on Native Instruments Komplete 12 and so wanted to compare what I would be getting for my money if I decided to upgrade to NI 13.

Native Instruments Komplete 13 upgrade

So how easy is an upgrade?

An upgrade is really simple in the scheme of things. The normal procedure is to log in to the Native Instruments portal using Native Access. This is where updates and upgrades are installed. Before doing that however, you’ll need to buy Komplete 13 from the Native Instruments shop. Log into your account as part of this process and if you are, like me, an existing Komplete 12 user then you will get given an upgrade price depending on which version you want to go for.

So if you decide to proceed with the price shown, then once purchased the new version will be available in Native Access.

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What’s new?

Looking at the below table, it’s possible to see what is going to be new to you if you decide to try upgrading. This all depends on what version you have initially as to how much an upgrade will be and also what new features you get. I’m on Komplete 12 standard and so the right hand column below is relevant to me.

KOMPLETE 11KOMPLETE 12
KONTAKT 6
  
BLOCKS BASE
BLOCKS PRIMES
MASSIVE X
SUPER 8SUPER 8
TRK-01
  
ANALOG DREAMS
BUTCH VIG DRUMSBUTCH VIG DRUMS
CLOUD SUPPLYCLOUD SUPPLY
CUBACUBA
LO-FI GLOWLO-FI GLOW
MIDDLE EAST
MODULAR ICONSMODULAR ICONS
NOIRENOIRE
SCARBEE RICKENBACKER BASS
SESSION GUITARIST: ELECTRIC SUNBURSTSESSION GUITARIST: ELECTRIC SUNBURST
SESSION STRINGS 2
UNA CORDA
  
GUITAR RIG 6 PROGUITAR RIG 6 PRO
CRUSH PACK: BITECRUSH PACK: BITE
CRUSH PACK: DIRTCRUSH PACK: DIRT
CRUSH PACK: FREAKCRUSH PACK: FREAK
MOD PACK: CHORAL
MOD PACK: FLAIR
MOD PACK: PHASIS
RAUMRAUM
  
DECODED FORMSDECODED FORMS
DEEP MATTER
DRIVEDRIVE
ELASTIC THUMP
HALCYON SKY
INDIGO DUSTINDIGO DUST
LILAC GLARELILAC GLARE
LONDON GRIT
LUCID MISSION
MECHANIXMECHANIX
MOEBIUSMOEBIUS
MOLTEN VEIL
NEON DRIVE
NOCTURNAL STATENOCTURNAL STATE
PULSEPULSE
QUEENSBRIDGE STORY
RISING CRESCENTRISING CRESCENT
RUSHRUSH
SCENESCENE
SOLAR BREEZESOLAR BREEZE
SPECTRUM QUAKESPECTRUM QUAKE
STADIUM FLEXSTADIUM FLEX
TRUE SCHOOL
VELVET LOUNGE
Comparison table of what new products you will get with a Komplete 13 upgrade

So from my point of view, moving from Komplete 12 to 13 will only get me one new synth (Super 8). The rest of the list is really additional packs for Kontakt which I’m never going to use all of them. So personally it is not really a viable option to do a Native Instruments Komplete 13 upgrade from version 12.

I think if doing a Native Instruments Komplete 13 upgrade from Komplete 11, then this is certainly a worthwhile upgrade. Therefore for now I am going to stick with using my trusty Bitwig Studio 3 with the Grid and Komplete 12 tools and utilities. Maybe next time around when Komplete 14 comes out it might be a more worthy upgrade.

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Hi, I'm Martin aka Marty G and am the creator of PartTimeProducer.com
I also perform under the alias Part Time Producer. Music production is one of my favourite hobbies and enjoy hunting out and reviewing audio plugin deals and using Bitwig Studio to produce electronic music.

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