Native Instruments launched Komplete Now ($9.99 per month), a subscription-based music production software collection for producers and beatmakers.
Komplete Now is a collection of virtual instruments and audio effects developed by Native Instruments, available as a monthly subscription. The subscription costs $9.99 per month (or $99 per year), and new users can get a three-month free trial by signing up before January 10th, 2022.
The collection includes some of Native Instruments’ most popular production software titles. It comes with Massive X and Battery 4 virtual instruments, Raum and Replika effects, as well as sample-based instruments like Retro Machines MK2 and Play Series.
This is just the beginning, as the Komplete Now collection will continue to grow. Native Instruments plans to expand the subscription service with more virtual instruments, effects, and sound kits.
Check out the demo video below to hear some of the included software in action:
So, is Komplete Now worth your money?
I’ve never been a fan of subscriptions (I’m on the verge of canceling Netflix, to be honest), but a collection like Komplete Now can be a good starting point for beginners. If you only want to check out Native Instruments plugins without paying full price, a low-cost subscription like this one is a good solution.
Here’s how Native Instruments describe Komplete Now:
“A curated bundle of essential, on-trend instruments and effects for chart-topping productions. Whether it’s pop, hip hop, or drill, KOMPLETE NOW gives you the mainline to radio-ready sound. We’ll keep adding to KOMPLETE NOW, with new preset drops, sound packs, and effects, so your toolbox keeps growing.”
And that 3-month free trial is definitely worth considering. If you happen to like the included NI software, you can extend the subscription or purchase some of it separately.
It will be interesting to see if NI will follow up with a pricier subscription that would include more (if not all) of their software. For starters, Komplete Now seems like a good deal for beatmakers who want a taste of Native Instruments plugins.
More info: Komplete Now (starting at $9.99 per month, get a FREE three-month trial by signing up before January 10th, 2022)