TaylorSN wrote:Hey, NI just announced new expansion pack, GLOBAL SHAKE, which wasn’t actually listed in the recent leak. Either this pack won’t be included in the 12th update or... there’s even more room for speculation about it’s contents.
Well there's ~55 Expansions now and only around 20 of them slated for K12U (in the leaked metadata, at least).
I feel the expansions included with Komplete are a taste to get users interested in the new libraries.
Some of NI's customers simply sit on their hands buying new NI products until the next Komplete comes out. I think they've partly addressed that problem (of no income from certain customers between Komplete releases) by making Komplete an every-two-years update instead of an annual release, making it harder to sit on your hands while NI releases cool individual products (I broke down and bought Una Corda and a couple of the Session Guitars packs out-of-cycle because I had immediate needs for them, for example). But Expansions are probably another play, as they come out rather frequently, and until now were mostly only of use to Maschine users.
I'm actually a little surprised they're including so many expansions in these Komplete releases (again, that could change within the next few months), because I bet Expansions will be lucrative. EDIT: I like them quite a bit- they've finally given me a reason to use Battery 4. (Still use Battery 3 when making my own kits though!)