Native Instruments updates Battery, Kontakt & Reaktor

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Native Instruments has released updates for Battery, Kontakt & Kontakt Player, and Reaktor & Reaktor Player.

Changes in Battery v4.1.4

  • Added advanced Komplete KONTROL integration.
  • Fixed an issue with kits being replaced when loading a host session with the kit-preview button enabled.
  • Other minor fixes.
  • Discontinued Mac OS X 10.7 support with this update.
  • Discontinued RTAS support with this update.

Changes in Kontakt v5.4.1

  • Added advanced Komplete KONTROL integration.
  • Added Snapshot system for Instruments.
  • Added load_array mode 2, nka files can now be stored in the resource container.
  • Fixed crashes.
  • Improved CPU performance in certain scenarios.
  • Discontinued Mac OS X 10.7 support with this update.
  • Discontinued RTAS support with this update.

Changes in Reaktor v5.9.2

  • Support for Komplete KONTROL S-SERIES.
  • Automation Module.
  • HW Control Module.
  • Various improvements and bug fixes.

More information: Native Instruments

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Native Instruments launches DYNAMIC DUO Sales Special

Native Instruments has announced the DYNAMIC DUO sales special, a limited-time offer that bundles the acclaimed MASCHINE groove production studio and NI’s industry-leading instruments and effects suite KOMPLETE 9.

Native Instruments Maschine & Komplete 9
Until March 31, 2014, MASCHINE and KOMPLETE 9 are available together for $799 / 799 € / £669 / ¥ 82,700 from the NI Online Shop and at retailers worldwide.

MASCHINE combines powerful software with a hardware-based workflow inspired by classic grooveboxes. 16 multi-color pads, a master push encoder, and eight display knobs provide intuitive control of all software features with tactile immediacy. MASCHINE 2 software delivers a pattern-based sequencer, highperformance sampler, and professional studio instruments and effects. The software also features five exclusive drum synth plug-ins capable of a wide range of sounds – all fully-adjustable and automatable directly from MASCHINE’s hardware. A new 8+ GB sound library of professional, production-ready sounds adds even more sound for beat makers to explore. MASCHINE 2 software’s tagbased browser and product icon display allow at-a-glance browsing of all KOMPLETE 9 Instruments and Effects.

KOMPLETE 9 is a comprehensive creative production suite with 33 products, 12,000 sounds, and 120 GB of sampled content for both studio and stage. Among its 33 award-winning instruments and effects are samplers such as KONTAKT 5 and BATTERY 4. The flagship modular synthesizer REAKTOR 5, which also hosts the dynamic MONARK, PRISM, and SPARK instruments, and renowned synths MASSIVE, FM8, and ABSYNTH 5 are also included. The updated SOLID MIX SERIES gives users a complete studio effects suite for creating polished, release-ready productions. And GUITAR RIG 5 PRO provides a wealth of amps and effects for use on guitar and bass or for creative sound design. When loading a KOMPLETE 9 Instrument or Effect in MASCHINE, key parameters automap to MASCHINE’s eight display knobs for immediate, hands-on sound adjustment.

Maschine and Komplete 9 can be purchased together for $799 / 799 EUR / £669 GBP until March 31st, 2014.

More information: Native Instruments / Dyanmic Duo

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Industrial Strength releases Audio Agression sample pack by Lowroller

Lowroller Audio Agression

Industrial Strength Samples has launched Audio Agression, a drum and bass sample pack from heavy-hitting artist Lowroller.

Lowroller’s Audio Aggression warps the twisted contours of Drum n Bass, Crossbreed, and Hardcore to create a smart set of innovative sounds.

Stuffed with 3 GB of head banging content, this follow up production pack unearths enough Bass and Hardcore Kicks to rumble the dance floor. You’ll find wily Arpeggiators, fierce Stabs, thick Pads, unique Ambient Sounds, and dirty Feedback Noise. Let the syncopation sink in with more than 190 Drum Breaks and Loops, including both straight and swung versions of each Drum Loop. Plus dig into a slew of twisted Sweeps, Growls, and dirty Reese bass leads.

Lowroller Audio Agression features

  • 41 Massive Patches + 46 ISR NI Massive Patches.
  • 228 Drum Loops (also Apple Loops and REX).
  • 118 Drum shots.
  • 7 Ambience.
  • 14 Effects.
  • 28 Drum Fills.
  • 4 Feedback Fx.
  • Includes 11 NI Battery 4 Kits, 1 ISR NI Battery 4 Kit, 1 Ni Maschine Kit (+Massive Audio Demo).
  • 600 Kontakt Wav Audio used in NI Kontakt 4+ Instruments: 10 Arp, 2 Fx Loops, 4 Pad, 11 Reese, 3 Rockets, 3 Stabs, 2 Subs, 3 Sweeps.

The sample pack costs £29.95 GBP. Massive, Kontakt, and Audio packs are also sold separately.

More information: Industrial Strength / Lowroller Audio Agression

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Industrial Strength releases Chiptune Massive sound pack

Industrial Strength Chiptune Massive

Industrial Strength has launched Chiptune Massive, a sound library featuring loops, samples, and patches for the Massive & FM8 synthesizer instruments by Native Instruments.

Our new collection was made from the ground up to provide you with a truly unique selection of quirky 24 Bit audio samples and game ready patches for Ni Massive and NI Fm-8. (Included in the Main Pack Only)

This pack is a one stop shop for sequences that you can play by just hitting one key on your midi keyboard Controller while using Ni Massive. Yes, all your favorite sounding old school video game style sequences all at just one finger tip.

We even thru in over 200 Chiptune Audio files and a dope set of Growls, Wobbles and Leads for you to rip apart. Each sample has loads of head room for you to rework and really use with your own Fx. Everything you here in the demo is in the pack and way more.

Chiptune Massive features

  • 1.37GB content, 24 bit quality.
  • 70 NI Massive Presets, 31 NI FM-8 Presets.
  • 244 Apple Loops.
  • Includes 137 Chiptune Loops, 119 Drum Loops, 119 High Hat Loops, 25 Chiptune Bass Loops, 117 Chiptune Vocals, 24 Speak n Spell Vocals, 86 Bass Shots, 41 Mettel Synsonics Drums, 9 Virus TI Drums, 52 MT-52 Shots, 39 Casio Cz 101 Samples, 62 Moog Perc Shots, 11 Moog Fx, 60 Moog Lazors, 18 Long Moog Fx, 24 Moog White Noise Fx, 5 Edm Claps, 5 Edm Kicks, 10 Blips, 10 Closed Hats, 30 Kick Drums, 10 Open Hats, 20 Snare Drums, 26 ISR Fx.
  • 7 Ni Battery 4 Kits, 1 Mattel NI Battery 4 Kit, 2 ISR Battery 4 Kits (96 Additional Samples), 1 Maschine Kit.

The sound pack is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.

More information: Industrial Strength / Chiptune Massive

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Native Instruments launches Thanksgiving XXL limited-time sales special

Native Instruments has launched THANKSGIVING XXL – an extensive 50% off Thanksgiving sales special.

Native Instruments Thanksgiving XXL
From November 28 until December 9, a vast selection of KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, MASCHINE Expansions, and TRAKTOR PRO 2 are all half price at the NI Online Shop. All updates, upgrades, and crossgrades are included in the sale. iOS users also save – both TRAKTOR DJ and iMASCHINE are available at a considerably reduced price in the App Store for incredible savings.

This year, owners of the groove production studio MASCHINE, MASCHINE STUDIO, and older versions of KOMPLETE, KONTAKT, REAKTOR and GUITAR RIG KONTROL can take advantage of special offers on an upgrade, update or crossgrade to KOMPLETE 9 or KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE starting from $199.50 /199,50 € / ¥ 19,900.

In addition, 68 KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects such as the celebrated ACTION STRINGS, MASSIVE, KONTAKT 5, REAKTOR 5, will also be available for 50% off during the sale period – providing producers across all genres professional and innovative tools for an affordable price.
Updates and upgrades to a vast selection of KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects such as SESSION STRINGS PRO, BATTERY 4, and GUITAR RIG 5 PRO are also 50% off before December 9.

DJs get the chance to take their mixing to new heights during the sale. The award-winning TRAKTOR PRO 2 software is available for just $44.50 / 39.50 € / ¥ 3,900 – an incredible 50% off the industry standard DJ software.

MASCHINE customers can expand their sonic palette with 12 different MASCHINE Expansions. Popular Expansions including STATIC FRICTION, PULSWERK, ELECTRIC VICE, and HELIOS RAY offer beatmakers ready-to-use, contemporary sound packs.

The deals also extend to the App Store. Acclaimed for its intuitive and tactile ease of use, the ground-breaking DJ app – TRAKTOR DJ is available for just $1.99 / 1,79 € / ¥ 200 for iPhone or $9.99 / 8,99 € / ¥ 1,000 for iPad. For beatmaking on-the-move, iPhone owners can purchase iMASCHINE – the intuitive beat sketchpad for only $1.99/ 1,79 € / ¥ 200.

This special offer is valid from November 28, 2013 until December 9, 2013, at the NI Online Shop.

More information: Native Instruments / THANKSGIVING XXL

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