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I wonder how much it'll be next month.

FYI Kontakt 7 doesn't replace Kontakt 6 so you can't automatically continue working on old projects using Kontakt 7. It's a new VST.

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1 hour ago, Fleer said:

Might just update to a lower K14 tier.

It’s an idea to compare the difference in price.

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2 hours ago, Sander Verstraten said:

Might be tempted if I can update for $50 this Cybersale

That's exactly what I was thinking...

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For now I don't see any reason to upgrade! I am satisfied with Kontakt 6!

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3 hours ago, marled said:

For now I don't see any reason to upgrade! I am satisfied with Kontakt 6!

Soon new libraries will require v7. Once you find one that you want, you'll get caught into the marketing spin.

Hope it's later than sooner ;) 

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16 hours ago, chris.r said:

Soon new libraries will require v7. Once you find one that you want, you'll get caught into the marketing spin.

Hope it's later than sooner ;) 

Well .. there is  the free KONTAKT 7 PLAYER at least. I realise some instruments require full 

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So to upgrade from  KOMPLETE 13 to 14 is €199 which includes Kontakt 7 .. While to upgrade to just Kontakt 7 is €99 .... mmmmmm

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6 minutes ago, aidan o driscoll said:

So to upgrade from  KOMPLETE 13 to 14 is €199 which includes Kontakt 7 .. While to upgrade to just Kontakt 7 is €99 .... mmmmmm

All depends on what you are interested in.  Take look at the new content.

I got a deal on Komplete 13 last year and have left half of it uninstalled. Just wanted a few of the instruments. Don't see anything except for K7 that I care for in Komplete 14.

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Do folks really use everything in the KCE? If so, what's the main attraction over and above the Standard edition?

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15 minutes ago, abacab said:

Do folks really use everything in the KCE? If so, what's the main attraction over and above the Standard edition?

I suppose it's just because you get much more content and the price difference isn't always that much.

Last time I went from K12 ultimate to K13 CE.   That gave me quite a few extra bits that I wouldn't have got from K13 ultimate.   The Cremona strings for example, which are excellent.  You can do a compare on the various versions on the NI website.

This time I don't see a huge amount that I want in K14 CE so I'm happy to wait for the upgrade price to be much more attractive.

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Yep. Cremona Strings made KU13CE worthwhile. Omnia Choir and Ashlight don’t do as much for KU14CE. 

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9 hours ago, Fleer said:

Yep. Cremona Strings made KU13CE worthwhile. Omnia Choir and Ashlight don’t do as much for KU14CE. 

Same for me. Cremona Strings are top-notch, and going from 11U to 13CE was a pretty nice upgrade.

14CE doesn't thrill me. I am indifferent to Ashlight, and while Choir Omnia looks pretty nice, I've already got a half-dozen choir libraries I don't use (and a few that I do), including most of George Strezov's. So I don't see a real advantage to having this one -- at least, not $700 worth of advantage, anyway. 

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7 hours ago, daveiv said:

How is the new factory library?

It's good, for what it is. Any purpose-built library will outperform a factory patch in a hundred different ways, but for a general purpose tool, the new Factory 2 patches are well-made and sound pretty good. And they are 100% a long-overdue upgrade to the original Factory library.  The difference is pretty big, to my ears.

They have the kind of strengths and limitations you'd expect: not a huge amount of detail or flexibility, but quality samples and easy-to-run scripting. I'd use the Factory 2 library for doing fast sketches on my laptop any day, and I probably will. They're perfect for that role. 

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