Trevor Horn chooses Native Instruments Komplete 5
Music producer, songwriter, and musician needs no introduction. Here he talks about his software of choice, Komplete 5.
And here's what the legendary producer had to say:
"I always knew that they made good software instruments but it wasn't until replacing our Gigastudio Rig became a priority that we really looked closely at the company and in particular the software sampler Kontakt. We actually met the guys from NI when they came to Sarm on a Duran Duran session which was being produced by Justin Timberlake.
"We struck up a good working relationship and after some excellent hands on tutorials and product demos we realised that having Komplete 5 on every rig at Sarm was a must. Once we had Komplete installed transferring our Gigastudio samples into Kontakt meant that I can have my favourite samples available to me in any room, at any time, at the touch of a button – the assistants are also pleased as they don't have to lug the giga rig from studio to studio every time I want some strings!"
"I use most of the NI instruments in Komplete but in particular Kontakt and Battery are fantastic. Kontakt has really transformed the way in which we organize our sound libraries and has brought back to life samples from old MPC disks and CD-Roms. Battery is great for mocking up an acoustic kit before we bring in a session drummer or for electronic drums in general."