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Native Instruments releases GUITAR RIG 3, KONTAKT 3 and new KOMPLETE Bundles


Native Instruments has released a new range of products. GUITAR RIG 3, KONTAKT 3, KOMPLETE SYNTHS, KOMPLETE CLASSICS and KOMPLETE 5 are now available in stores worldwide.


GUITAR RIG 3 is the ultimate all-in-one guitar and bass solution. Simply connect your guitar with your computer via the enhanced RIG KONTROL 3 foot pedal and you are ready to go.

Native Instruments GUITAR RIG 3

The on-board studio-quality soundcard routes the signal to your speakers, while the software grants you access to an incredible number of perfectly modeled classic amps, cabinets, mics and effects – all arranged in a super-simple drag-and-drop rack format. Any style, any time – the perfect solution for professional studio and live setups.


  • Four New Amp Models: Special attention has been focused on developing still more authentic and dynamic tube sounds. For each amplifier as well as the Cabinets & Mic modules, a matching guitar box has been created.
  • Matched Cabinets: For each of the twelve tube amps GUITAR RIG 3 has styled a perfectly tuned and enormously simplified cabinet, which reproduces the sound of the original box.
  • Six New Effect Modules (total of 44): TapeEcho, Delay Man, Sledge Hammer, Real Wah, Custom EQ and Ring Modulator
  • Redesigned user interface: Accelerated Workflow, Simplified Controller Assignment
  • New Sounds and Optimized Preset Management: The enormous sound pallete with 300 presets and/or preset setups brings you a gigantic selection of typical guitar sounds – for each amplifier model common and co-ordinated setups are provided for fast selection (e.g.- from clean to crunch or hi-gain) – or search for your sounds using typical music styles from classic rock to pop to metal.
  • Live View: This view contains only the most important information and parameters optimized to make GUITAR RIG 3 the unbeatable tool for the stage – even from several meters distance everything is still in clear view.
  • RIG KONTROL 3: GUITAR RIG 3 Kontrol Edition contains the new RIG KONTROL 3, an extended and improved version of the previous version of the popular foot controller. This comes with two additional switches and level meters for input and output.

GUITAR RIG 3 Software Edition costs 299.00 EUR (99.00 EUR for an update from GUITAR RIG 1 or 2, and 149.00 EUR for GUITAR COMBOS or one single guitar combo users).

The GUITAR RIG 3 Kontrol Edition is available for 499.00 EUR, and a RIG KONTROL 3 Hardware Update will set you back 249.00 EUR (Only for users of GUITAR RIG 3 Software Edition or KOMPLETE 5).


KONTAKT 3 is the third version of Native Instruments’ flagship sampler, with its reputation as the industry standard for professional sampling.

The outstanding audio engine and state-of-the-art modular architecture provide unlimited sonic potential for your music. Universal file import ensures global compatibility.

Native Instruments KONTAKT 3

A huge sound collection connects you to a multitude of instruments, and the reworked interface makes playing and tweaking them effortless. KONTAKT 3 is the premiere sampler for artists and producers from across the musical spectrum.

New in KONTAKT 3

  • New Library with 33 GB and 1000 Instrument Presets: Completely newly designed, top-class Sample Library with more than 33 GB of sample content.
  • Interface Improvements and Simplifications: Optimized user interface with a fresh design and innumerable detail improvements.
  • Expanded Multi-Functions Browser and KONTAKT Navigator: New Quick-Search function, new Monitor View, new Instrument Navigator, Automatic “Database Update”, Universal Import and more.
  • New Effects: Skreamer, Rotator, Twang Amplifier Emulation and Eleven Cabinet Emulations
  • New Wave Editor with Sample Editor and Zone Envelope: Draw in your own modulation with the Zone Envelope, Integrated Sample Editor, Wave Form Grid for Precise Editing, Simplified Loop Slicing including MIDI Loop “Drag and Drop” and more.
  • Expanded Mapping Editor: Auto Mapping
  • Expanded Modulation System: Modulation Shaper, Modulation Quick Jump.
  • Extra Additions: Includes a Video Manual- Containing seven tutorial films, new Keyboard Shortcuts

KONTAKT 3 costs 399.00 EUR, the upgrade from KONTAKT 1 or 2 costs 129.00 EUR, and a crossgrade is 249.00 EUR (for registered users of any version of INTAKT, KOMPAKT, KEYBOARD COLLECTION or KONTAKT PLAYER, including relevant 3rd party libraries).

KONTAKT 3 is also available as part of the KOMPLETE 5.


Native Instruments KOMPLETE SYNTHS

KOMPLETE SYNTHS is a new bundle, offering a price saving of more than 50% – now just 399.00 EUR compared to 796.00 EUR (or $449 instead of $916) – the total cost of buying all four instruments included in KOMPLETE SYNTHS separately.

KOMPLETE SYNTHS includes the following instruments:

  • MASSIVE – the formidable sound monster for fat basses and more
  • ABSYNTH 4 – the legendary synthesizer for vivid soundscapes
  • FM8 – FM synth for crystal-clear, airy, and razor-sharp digital sounds
  • PRO-53 – the faithful reproduction of a synth legend

An upgrade from KOMPLETE SYNTHS to KOMPLETE 5 for just 699.00 EUR / $779 USD is available, adding another seven first class instruments to KOMPLETE SYNTHS.


Native Instruments KOMPLETE CLASSICS

KOMPLETE CLASSICS is another new bundle package, featuring instruments which give you access to the sounds of ten highly sought after classic and vintage instruments.

KOMPLETE CLASSICS includes the following instruments:

  • AKOUSTIK PIANO – three famous grands and one upright
  • ELEKTRIK PIANO – the sounds of four renowned electric pianos
  • B4 II – perfectly recreates the sound of the legendary B3 organ
  • PRO-53 – the faithful reproduction of a synth legend

The KOMPLETE CLASSICS costs the same as the KOMPLETE SYNTHS package (399.00 EUR / $449 USD) and also has the possibility to upgrade to KOMPLETE 5.


KOMPLETE 5 is the high-end collection of 11 ground-breaking synthesizers, samplers, emulations, and a virtual guitar studio. Perfect for both studio and stage – this is the industry-standard bundle for serious musicians, producers and sound designers.

Native Instruments KOMPLETE 5

KOMPLETE 5 Includes the Following Instruments:

  • new: KONTAKT 3 – the industry-standard sampler with a 33 GB library
  • new: GUITAR RIG 3 Software Edition – the ultimate guitar and bass studio
  • new: MASSIVE – the formidable sound monster for fat basses and more
  • REAKTOR 5 – the extremely versatile, modular instrument studio
  • ABSYNTH 4 – the legendary synthesizer for vivid soundscapes
  • BATTERY 3 – the dedicated drum sampler providing premium drum kits
  • AKOUSTIK PIANO – three famous grands and one upright
  • ELEKTRIK PIANO – the sounds of four renowned electric pianos
  • B4 II – perfectly recreates the sound of the legendary B3 organ
  • FM8 – FM synth for crystal-clear, airy, and razor-sharp digital sounds
  • PRO-53 – the faithful reproduction of a synth legend

KOMPLETE 5 costs 999 EUR / $1,149 USD, a savings of 62% on the price for individually bought products (2.689 EUR / $3,069 USD). The upgrade from KOMPLETE 4 is 199.00 EUR and you can still upgrade from KOMPLETE 3 for 399.00 EUR.

Visit Native Instruments for more information on all these new instruments and bundles.

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