Komplete Start

Audio plug-in creator Native Instruments has just announced the release of Komplete Start in February. It’s an introductory suite of audio apps / plug-ins and will cost nothing, yes… completely free. Well, free except for your email details, as you will need an NI account to qualify for registration and download.

I’m unsure as to whether Komplete Start will replace the current set of free ‘players’ and free content but this has to be the must-have DAW add-on for 2019. I shall certainly be  registering.


Completely unrelated, I have to mention that it’s taken me three whole days to seal the cistern leaks from a relatively simple siphon change. And there’s a possible big music event (as far as I’m concerned) in September but more about that some time in the future (hopefully).



There are some truly groundbreaking and bizarre contact instrument makers / programmers out there. Embertone is the newest one that I’ve found. They have a small selection of sets available and many are free. I downloaded a few of the free sets to try out – Arcane, Harmonette and Intimate strings and was pleased with the results.

I’ll be going back to pay for the Jubal flute set.

Nice work gentlemen!