_leras wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:53 pm
clipnotic wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:00 am
chk071 wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:56 am
For me, the cheapest way to get into Komplete was getting a NI keyboard (I wanted to get the Komplete Kontrol M32 anyway), and then upgrade to full Komplete, when it was 50% off (I think it cost 199 €). Considering all the stuff which is in there, I consider that a pretty good deal. But, I can understand if you say that there is a lot of stuff in there which you don't need. Same for me, but, the stuff I use actually already makes it more than worth.
That wouldn't help me, because I would have to upgrade to the Komplete Ultimate Collector's Edition, because only that bundle has the instruments I'm interested in.
If you look at the packages, it does seem like quite a bit more for the top package to get the full orchestral offering, if you didn't want all the extra sound packs. I could see an orchestral package making sense actually.
but if they split it up too much, they may also lose some sales for people who would have paid for everything.
You got it!
And maybe they would lose some people who would buy their collector's edition, but there are also many composers who don't need synths or effects! I'm working with synths and instruments, but I also still have hundreds of synths and sorry, NI has no synths, I would need. The only synth I bought the last time was Vital, because this synth has a good GUI, some very creative and new features and not just only typical boring industry standard, like NI brings again and again since years.
The last months I also upgraded my orchestral and sample instrument libraries. So, I looked what's available on the market and read many forum threads and reviews in different forums worldwide. The best bundle from NI at the moment for typcial composers who don't need synths and effects is just the Komplete collector's edition for 1.599 Euro, because only this bundle includes almost everything they offer for composers, the new Cremona Quartet for example. I know NI also has 50% summer sales, but many other companies also have sales like this.
For 1.599 Euro you can get at the moment from other companies "the best" orchestra libraries on the world and much more! And if you read composer forums and also professional reviews, the most recommendations in this area are solutions from Spitfire, Embertone, Vienna, East West, Project Sam and also cheap libraries like the Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra for beginners ...but not NI!
This is market analysis for buisness beginners!