Native Instruments has announced it has partnered with Heavyocity for a special offer to celebrate the fact that the entire range of Heavyocity Kontakt-based instruments is now compatible with Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) – the extended plug-in format that allows deep level integration with Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol S-Series and Maschine hardware.
“No one knows how to control a software instrument better than the people who built it,” says Tim Adnitt, Product Owner for the KOMPLETE KONTROL software at Native Instruments. “NKS lets the manufacturers design exactly the right mappings, tags, and performance features that allow the best possible hardware control of their instrument. The result for the user is a tactile, hugely responsive, custom instrument. And the Heavyocity products are renowned within the industry and beyond, so it means a lot to us to have them on board.”
“After years of releasing our award-winning virtual instruments independently, we’re excited to team up with Native Instruments again to offer the entire line of Heavyocity virtual instruments at an amazing discount,” says Dave Fraser, Co-Founder of Heavyocity. “Making our virtual instruments NKS-compatible was really important to us. It gives composers an opportunity to tie together their hardware and software in new and exciting ways.”
Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) is NI’s extended plug-in format that allows third-party instrument developers to directly address hardware features in KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series and in MASCHINE. NKS instruments organically appear in the Native Browser with all presets readily tagged, offer sensible parameter assignments via Native Map, and make use of the Light Guide to display key switches and sample assignments.
NKS also brings Smart Play features to third-party instruments, allowing detailed access to the S-Series’ touch strips, scale mapping, Chord Sets, and the powerful arpeggiator. The list of partners supporting NKS with free updates for their instruments is growing rapidly. Notable partners include Arturia, u-he, Softube, Waldorf and Rob Papen.
Until March 3rd, 2016, Heavyocity’s award-winning cinematic instruments are available half price from the Native Instruments website. The offer includes Heavyocity’s latest instrument GRAVITY, as well as the acclaimed Vocalise, DM-307, AEON Collection, and DAMAGE.