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#658494 - 06/02/21 10:21 AM [Off-Topic] Native Instruments is running a sale in June of updates and upgrades, but ...
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https://www.native-instruments.com/en/catalog/summer-of-sound-2021/instruments-effects-upd-upg/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=SoS%20announcement%20all%20%7C%20KIE%20Owners%20%7C%2001/06/21&utm_id=3a414eb2-c941-4315-bdda-c5dee7a62922

What I would like to know, since I've just begun exploring these sounds, is: does Kontakt 6 ever go on sale? It's $399. If you already have this, or other expansions, then the sale above offers 50% off the updates. But if you don't have it, it seems there is only the fixed retail price. True?

Also, it appears that for another $200, you can get (at retail) Komplete 13 regular, which includes Kontakt 6 and a bunch of sounds. Does THAT ever go on sale?

Thanks for any tips.
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#658498 - 06/02/21 10:46 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Native Instruments is running a sale in June of updates and upgrades, but ... [Re: Matt Finley]
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Thanksgiving to Christmas is a big time for sales but they can literally pop up anytime. The makers of Ozone and Kontakt are now +++ "sister companies" +++ in a resource and financial sharing agreement so the whole flow of sales is likely to be disrupted.
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#658501 - 06/02/21 10:54 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Native Instruments is running a sale in June of updates and upgrades, but ... [Re: Matt Finley]
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I have a good bit of Native Instruments stuff and I think they make really good products. I don't remember buying anything on sale. They send me notifications of sales at times but I just never have payed any attention to the ads.

But..Berlin's beloved audio brand Native Instruments is joining in on Black Friday festivities with its Cyber Season sale. The offer sees a 50 per cent discount across more than 190 products in its catalogue, from flagship software to useful Expansions

This is a quoit from https://www.musictech.net/news/native-instruments-half-price-black-friday/

written in 2020.

Just reading what others have said on other forums...
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Don't expect the brand new Komplete 13 to go on sale this holiday/Black Friday shopping season. It's just too soon. I remember waiting for Komplete 12 to go on sale shortly after release during it's first Black Friday period and it never happened. I did online research and asked around, people said it never happens and wont get a discount until the following years Summer sale (mid June). Which ended up being exactly true, and that's when i got into the whole NI Komplete ecosystem.

So now I'm looking at the Komplete 13 Ultimate upgrade cost as $399 and the Ultimate Collector's Edition at $599. Next Summer those upgrades will probably be $199 and $299. I'm waiting

Perhaps someone will answer Matt who knows more than me as to the value of Komplete at any price.

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#658502 - 06/02/21 10:55 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Native Instruments is running a sale in June of updates and upgrades, but ... [Re: Matt Finley]
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Yes in the past both have gone on sale for half price. That's how I always purchase Kontakt updates.
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#658503 - 06/02/21 11:02 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Native Instruments is running a sale in June of updates and upgrades, but ... [Re: Matt Finley]
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Matt, Native Instruments has a forum. Most likely a good place to look around. https://www.native-instruments.com/forum/threads/so-how-often-to-things-go-on-sale.428539/

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#658506 - 06/02/21 11:27 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Native Instruments is running a sale in June of updates and upgrades, but ... [Re: Matt Finley]
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Matt,
I seen earlier discussion....
Kontakt is a great tool, but go with Komplete, if funds allow.



Three paths that were not mentioned.

1) You can buy a Komplete Select (that does not include Kontakt) for about 200 and upgrade to standard, at 1/2 price, which would have Kontakt.

2) most of their midi controllers keyboards, even used(!!) come with fully transferable Komplete Select (You own controller = you own Select) Also, I was told by NI tech that... if you sell, break or whatever do with controller, you get to keep software, IF you upgraded select to standard!

3) You can buy Komplete pre-owned at places like KVR (got to do research on seller, if they are established and have record of selling items) Transfer process is nearly instant.

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#658524 - 06/02/21 01:49 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Native Instruments is running a sale in June of updates and upgrades, but ... [Re: Matt Finley]
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Great help, all of you. Many thanks.
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#718797 - 06/02/22 05:25 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Native Instruments is running a sale in June of updates and upgrades, but ... [Re: Matt Finley]
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Native instruments Summer Of Sound Sale is on again for 2022 throught the month of June. This is where you can upgrade a license of Komplete or Kontakt to the newest version or high tier for 50% off.
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#718857 - 06/02/22 03:54 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Native Instruments is running a sale in June of updates and upgrades, but ... [Re: Matt Finley]
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Originally Posted By: Matt Finley
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/catalog/summer-of-sound-2021/instruments-effects-upd-upg/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=SoS%20announcement%20all%20%7C%20KIE%20Owners%20%7C%2001/06/21&utm_id=3a414eb2-c941-4315-bdda-c5dee7a62922

What I would like to know, since I've just begun exploring these sounds, is: does Kontakt 6 ever go on sale? It's $399. If you already have this, or other expansions, then the sale above offers 50% off the updates. But if you don't have it, it seems there is only the fixed retail price. True?


No. As I recall, it's been on sale for half-price two or three times in the past twelve months. Also, you can get it as an upgrade ~$140 if you own a qualifying Kontakt Player library, some of which are inexpensive and a few are free, like Embertone's Arcane, Evolution Series' World Colors Clar-Duduk, ProjectSAM's The Free Orchestra, and a few more from Soniccouture:

https://www.embertone.com/instruments/arcane.php

https://www.evolutionseries.com/product/world-colors-clar-duduk/

https://projectsam.com/libraries/the-free-orchestra/

https://www.soniccouture.com/en/free-stuff/

I'm not sure how the Kontakt Player instruments in the free Komplete Start package apply (Play Series Selection, Kinetic Treats, etc.) but one would think . . .

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#718883 - 06/02/22 05:47 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Native Instruments is running a sale in June of updates and upgrades, but ... [Re: Matt Finley]
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Originally Posted By: Matt Finley
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/catalog/summer-of-sound-2021/instruments-effects-upd-upg/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=SoS%20announcement%20all%20%7C%20KIE%20Owners%20%7C%2001/06/21&utm_id=3a414eb2-c941-4315-bdda-c5dee7a62922

What I would like to know, since I've just begun exploring these sounds, is: does Kontakt 6 ever go on sale? It's $399. If you already have this, or other expansions, then the sale above offers 50% off the updates. But if you don't have it, it seems there is only the fixed retail price. True?

Also, it appears that for another $200, you can get (at retail) Komplete 13 regular, which includes Kontakt 6 and a bunch of sounds. Does THAT ever go on sale?

Thanks for any tips.


Right now, Kontakt is half price at $199.00. This is without my logging in to see any discounts or upgrades to which I am otherwise entitled.

Komplete Catalog page

That said, Komplete @ $599 is a very good deal but you can get it for less. Although Komplete Select does not include Kontakt, it is $199 — Upgrade to Komplete 13 for another $199 and get Kontakt that way.

Komplete Upgrade from Select at Sweetwater.

I'm posting Sweetwater links because once I log into my account, I can't see any other upgrades besides my own.

NI runs these 50% twice per year with an exception: When there's a major upgrade (12 to 13 etc.) They often skip a year or two so you can't count on them occurring regularly.

I eventually wound up with KOMPLETE 13 ULTIMATE COLLECTOR'S EDITION for the expanded orchestra libraries. It took a few years when I missed the 50% sale from Komplete 12 for the next one to come along so I didn't get it till last fall.
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#720237 - 06/11/22 08:39 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Native Instruments is running a sale in June of updates and upgrades, but ... [Re: Matt Finley]
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Sale ends on June 14!
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#723625 - 07/10/22 07:50 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Native Instruments is running a sale in June of updates and upgrades, but ... [Re: Matt Finley]
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Since I'm cheap, I just bought SampleTank 4 for $99 this afternoon. Even though I have ST3 already, that isn't an upgrade price, that's the regular sale price for everybody as of now. That's a no brainer to me. Here is a very well done comparison (all playing, no talking) between the two and each patch is done as a blind test, he doesn't say which is which until the second one is almost over. I was shocked at how close they are considering how many people really like Kontakt and how much it costs. Tons of instruments with 6,000 patches with ST4.

Komplete v SampleTank 4 Blind Test

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#723645 - 07/11/22 04:44 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Native Instruments is running a sale in June of updates and upgrades, but ... [Re: jazzmammal]
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Have to agree Bob, very interesting comparison. I have both packages but have to admit I use ST4 more. It just seems a bit more intuitive and easier to set up to me.

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#723766 - 07/12/22 07:20 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Native Instruments is running a sale in June of updates and upgrades, but ... [Re: Matt Finley]
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Yes they do sell it at discounted prices but you have to be watching and waiting for it. I managed to snag my copy way back in the day on sale at 50% off if I remember correctly. It's expensive stuff but it's professional quality and does a superb job.
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