Koto 13 Version 2, a full-featured upgrade from Koto 13
Koto 13 has been one of our most successful products, gaining a tremendous following. This is why we are so excited to announce the launch of Koto 13 Version 2, which represents a massive improvement in functionality and performance from Koto 13.
We have kept Koto 13’s superior sound quality, meticulous performance reproduction, and rich articulations while building in the same advanced sound architecture found on Koto 17 and Koto 20. This includes the String Editor, which lets you tune all 13 strings independently to create original scales, and the Instrument Modeler, which gives you control over fingerpick characteristics, the string character, and picking noise components.
Providing you with the traditional sound of the 13-string koto as well as the ability to create your own original sounds, Koto 13 Version 2 fits perfectly in more kinds of music than ever.
In addition to being fully compatible with NKS, Koto 13 Version 2 uses the Native Access administration tool for incredibly easy management of your library data, from installation and activation to updates.
See the product page for more details.
All Sonica Instruments products have been revamped to be fully compatible with NKS and Native Access
The Virtuoso Japanese Series of sound libraries featuring Japanese instruments has found a huge number of fans around the world. In order to make our products even easier to use, we decided to develop and release editions of all our products that are fully NKS compatible and managed with the Native Access administration tool. These editions are called NA editions to distinguish them from our legacy products.
Advantages of the NA editions
■Easy, no-hassle library installations and management
After purchasing a Sonica Instruments product, simply add your license code (serial number) to Native Access, and Native Access will immediately download and install the library data for you. Reinstalls, updates, and all other library management processes can be done quickly and easily on Native Access.
■Use your libraries with Komplete Start, a free production suite
Sonica Instruments products that previously required the Kontakt Full version can now also be used with Kontakt Player and Komplete Start, which are available for free from Native Instruments. You can use our NA editions without needing to purchase any other products.
■Full support for NKS
NA editions support library browsing, loading, and control knob access in the same seamless way as Native Instruments’ Komplete products.
Virtuoso Japanese Series NA Edition Products
- KOTO 13 Version 2（$260）
- KOTO 17 *（$260）
- KOTO 20 *（$260）
- KABUKI & NOH PERCUSSION 96k Master Edition ** （$330）
- SANSHIN **（$260）
- SHO （$260）
- TSUGARU SHAMISEN （$260）
*Koto 17 and Koto 20 have been NA editions since their release in April 2021.
**Owners of Kabuki & Noh Percussion 96k Master Edition and Sanshin can upgrade to the respective NA editions of these products for free.
We have given free upgrades to the NA editions of these two products to all owners. The upgrades have been completed at the time of this email, and the products are already running as NA editions.
Notice of price changes
With the provision of NA editions for all our products, we have made the following price changes effective August 4, 2021.
Koto 13 Version 2, Tsugaru Shamisen, Shakuhachi, Sho, and Sanshin: $260 ($286 after sales tax for purchasers in Japan)
Kabuki & Noh Percussion 96k Master Edition: $330 ($363 after sales tax for purchasers in Japan)
Reborn Promotion Sale
Sonica Instruments is having a sale to celebrate our rebirth, with the launch of Koto 13 Version 2 and the release of Native Access editions of all Sonica Instruments products.
Don’t miss out on this chance to experience our products and add the allure of Japanese instruments to your music productions.
From August 12 to September 30, 2021
Product Bundle Offers
The Complete Sonica Instruments Bundle — $1,505 ($1,656 after sales tax for purchasers in Japan)
— Save $645 off the regular price
Koto 13 Version 2, Koto 17, Koto 20, Shakuhachi, Sho, Sanshin, Tsugaru Shamisen, Kabuki & Noh Percussion 96k
Koto 13 Version 2 Bundle A — $1,206 ($1,327 after sales tax for purchasers in Japan) — Save $423.8 off the regular price
Koto 13 Version 2, Shakuhachi, Sho, Sanshin, Tsugaru Shamisen, Kabuki & Noh Percussion 96k
Koto 13 Version 2 Bundle B — $790 ($869 after sales tax for purchasers in Japan) — Save $249.6 off the regular price
Koto 13 Version 2, Shakuhachi, Sho, Tsugaru Shamisen
Koto 13 Version 2 Bundle C — $790 ($869 after sales tax for purchasers in Japan) — Save $249.6 off the regular price
Koto 13 Version 2, Shakuhachi, Sanshin, Tsugaru Shamisen
Koto 13 Version 2 Bundle D — $844 ($928 after sales tax for purchasers in Japan)
— Save $266.4 off the regular price
Koto 13 Version 2, Shakuhachi, Tsugaru Shamisen, Kabuki & Noh Percussion 96k
Koto Three Sisters Bundle — $616 ($678 after sales tax for purchasers in Japan) — Save $163.8 off the regular price
Koto 13 Version 2, Koto 17, Koto 20
Single Product Offers
Reborn Promotion “Singles” Sale
Koto 13 Version 2, Tsugaru Shamisen, Shakuhachi, Sho, Sanshin: —$213 ($234 after sales tax for purchasers in Japan)
Kabuki & Noh Percussion 96k: $280 ($308 after sales tax for purchasers in Japan)
Single Product Upgrade Sale
For owners of Kontakt Full versions of Sonica Instruments products, we are offering a substantial discount to upgrade to the respective NKS & Native Access edition.
You will need to make one upgrade purchase per title.
Koto 13 Version 2 (from Koto 13), Shakuhachi, Sho, Tsugaru Shamisen:
KOTO 13 to KOTO 13 Version 2
$146 ($161 after sales tax for purchasers in Japan)
SHAKUHACHI to SHAKUHACHI NA
SHO to SHO NA
TSUGARU SHAMISEN to TSUGARU SHAMISEN NA
$99 ($109 after sales tax for purchasers in Japan)
*This is an upgrade plan for owned products only.
Cross-grading to different products is not available.
How to purchase an upgrade: Complete the Upgrade Application form and we will send you a special Coupon Code on or after August 12. Use the Coupon Code to purchase an upgrade.
Upgrade Application form
Support for legacy products
With the move to NA editions for all our products, we will no longer sell the previous Kontakt Full versions of our products.
Rest assured that although these products have been discontinued, we will continue to provide support as before for our legacy products.
At the same time, we are preparing an affordable program for those users who wish to switch to an NA edition.
Price listings and sales tax for purchasers in Japan
All product prices on the Sonica Instruments site are listed in U.S. dollars.
Sales of products to purchasers residing in Japan are subject to 10% Japanese sales tax. (Sales tax amounts are also listed in U.S. dollars.)