Komplete 12 vs Komplete 13

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KVRAF
22772 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:06 pm

If Kontakt is part of yer equation on whether to wait or not, 6.6 Release candidate number two does VST3.

KVRian
858 posts since 29 May, 2011 from Germany

Post Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:14 pm

jancivil wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:06 pm
If Kontakt is part of yer equation on whether to wait or not, 6.6 Release candidate number two does VST3.
I´ll get K14 as soon as it comes out, therefore I´d skip the East Asia purchase *if* K14 comes out in Oct/Nov this year (as East Asia will be included in the next Komplete for sure...)... if, however, K14 won´t come before next year, I´d bite the bullet and spend the $79 now. Decisions, decisions...

KVRAF
22772 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:24 pm

interesting, I qualify for that discount by having YangQin, which was a freebie

KVRian
858 posts since 29 May, 2011 from Germany

Post Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:50 pm

jancivil wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:24 pm
interesting, I qualify for that discount by having YangQin, which was a freebie
Yeah, and the library sounds great (and much more usable than EW Silk) and would be a steal at $179. That's the conundrum.

KVRAF
22772 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:23 pm

I see.
You know, I had RA and in the cases where I compared to Kontakt Factory Library they sounded totally identical. So much so it seemed fishy.
And the Kontakt World lib had a nice direct & simple interface.
You seem like someone that could take advantage of the kind of library. I'm trying to stay tunnelvision, I spent like mad last and this year.

KVRAF
3236 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Post Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:43 pm

epiphaneia wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:01 am
Now if I had a hunch whether Komplete 14 will be coming out this year, the "East Asia" purchasing decision would be a lot easier...
I'd guess not. Not too much stuff out from NI since the last, I reckon it's another year off yet.
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KVRian
858 posts since 29 May, 2011 from Germany

Post Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:05 am

jancivil wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:23 pm
I see.
You know, I had RA and in the cases where I compared to Kontakt Factory Library they sounded totally identical. So much so it seemed fishy.
And the Kontakt World lib had a nice direct & simple interface.
You seem like someone that could take advantage of the kind of library. I'm trying to stay tunnelvision, I spent like mad last and this year.
EW´s RA is pretty poor by any today´s standards, SILK is, however, still gold standard level (besides Jade and Phoenix) with less and more thoroughly sampled instruments.

I envy you for being able to set your visor on "tunnelvision", when there´s something nice coming out, I´ll usually just grab it because if I don´t, I´ll keep pondering and that distracts me too much (Slate and Ash Landforms being a case in point) :hihi:

KVRian
858 posts since 29 May, 2011 from Germany

Post Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:08 am

noiseboyuk wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:43 pm
epiphaneia wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:01 am
Now if I had a hunch whether Komplete 14 will be coming out this year, the "East Asia" purchasing decision would be a lot easier...
I'd guess not. Not too much stuff out from NI since the last, I reckon it's another year off yet.
Good point - unless they suddenly come up with a surprise pile of new libraries or integrated more 3rd party products in the package, it´s apparently largely a bunch of expansions, Action Strings 2 and East Asia so far. I wish they got a fully scalable (including fonts sizes!), yet 100% backwards compatible Kontakt 7 done for Komplete 14 but I don´t see that yet.

KVRAF
22772 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:03 am

neither of those seem to be a priority

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