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Korg Pa4X vs Native Instruments Komplete 12 Ultimate with Komplete Kontrol keyboard

Postby shannonsmith » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:14 pm

Hi everyone,
I shelled out over 4,000 a couple years ago for a Korg Pa4X.
I also have an old Korg D1600 Multitrack Digital Recorder.

So I wanted the Korg to be able to orchestrate with realistic sounds but I find the strings and horns to be more on the "fake" side than I want.

Also the Korg D1600 Multitrack Digital Recorder is so ancient and hard to use I'm finally going to get a DAW (reaper) and computer.

So my questions are:
(1) since i have the Korg Pa4X.... how does that stack up to the Native Instruments Komplete 12 Ultimate collection. Is the Komplete vastly better in authentic sounds? I do a lot of strings, horns and orchestration for pop songs and need something better ….. or maybe Korg Pa4X is fine but I have limited exposure to software so I just don't know it!

(2) if I buy the Komplete 12- can I use the Korg Pa4X to run the Komplete software through or do I need to buy the Komplete Kontrol Keyboard to accurately use it.

(3) What is a good computer that can handle all this recording- I do a lot of vocal harmonies and layering too. should it be a laptop or desktop- any recommendations would be helpful.

I have about $5,000 to spend on creating a modern upgraded studio the best I can and move out of the stone age. I have great monitors and microphone. I have the Korg Pa4X which I'm not sure is good enough for recordings but great for performances i guess. I need computer, DAW (which I've decided on Reaper- although I've never used any of them!), and better authentic sounds for recordings.

I know its kind of a strange question and maybe no one has compared Korg pa4x to Komplete.....but thought I would ask.

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