Native Instruments´ Komplete bundle has always represented pretty good value for money, but with the launch of the ‘Komplete your DAW´ promotion, it´s become an outright steal.
The facts are these: anyone who owns one of the qualifying DAW packages (Ableton Live, Apple Logic Pro, Cakewalk Sonar Producer Edition, Digidesign Pro Tools LE/HD, Magix Samplitude Pro, MOTU Digital Performer, Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo) can currently buy Komplete 5 at a 30% discount.
The bundle features 11 bits of software: Kontakt 3, Guitar Rig 3 Software Edition, Massive, Reaktor 5, Absynth 4, Battery 3, Akoustik Piano, Elektrik Piano, B4 II, FM8 and Pro-53. With the discount factored in, it costs just $779 /€699/£530, which means that you´re effectively paying around $71/€64/£48 per title.
If that sounds good to you - and it certainly does to us - head on over to the Native Instruments website or your local dealer. You´ll need to provide proof of ownership of one of the qualifying DAWs in order to get the discount - the promotion expires on July 31 2008.
By Ben Rogerson