Native Instruments launches Bass Invaders: 50% off Massive, Razor & FM8

Native Instruments has announced Bass Invaders, a 7-day sales special on three of the instruments that have helped to define the bass music genre: MASSIVE, RAZOR, and FM8.

Native Instruments Bass Invaders
Your chance to get MASSIVE, RAZOR and FM8 at half price in the NI Bass Invaders Special.

The BASS INVADERS products have become absolutely essential tools for many bass music producers. MASSIVE is renowned for its heavy basses, utilizing Wave Scanning oscillators that generate sounds of both a digital and an analog aesthetic. RAZOR, developed by Berlin artist Errorsmith and Native Instruments, has an architecture based on additive synthesis, with a precise and aggressive sound perfectly suited to contemporary bass music. FM8 completes the trio with its instantly-recognizable dynamic and digital character.

The sales special is supported by a new video featuring LA’s renowned bass music pioneers 12th Planet and Flinch. In the video, they discuss their use of MASSIVE, RAZOR and other NI instruments, and talk about their own experience in the dubstep and bass music scene. MASSIVE and RAZOR users can download a selection of presets from both artists for free from the campaign landing page. The BASS INVADERS special is also featured on the KOMPLETE Facebook page, with further preset sounds and tutorial videos.
‘Bass music’ has become a catch all term for numerous contemporary electronic musical styles, unified by a central force – bass.

Encompassing genres such as drum and bass, dubstep, techno, garage, grime, funky and beyond, bass music has exploded in popularity over the past few years, and has broken out of the underground to embrace a vast new audience. NI has been at the forefront of the bass music continuum thanks to the innovative sound designers and cutting edge musicians who have developed the essential go-to tools of the trade.

During the special sale, Massive and FM8 are available to purchase for $99.50/89.50 EUR each, Razor is $39.50/34.50 EUR. A bundle of all three is $199 USD/179 EUR.
The sale ends June 24th, 2012.

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Native Instruments RAZOR, Reaktor based instrument released

Native Instruments has announced the release of RAZOR, an innovative and highly distinctive software synthesizer designed together with forward-thinking electronic artist Errorsmith.

Native Instruments RAZOR

Berlin-based producer and renowned REAKTOR instrument designer Errorsmith is dedicated to the “expansion of the sonic horizon through digital sound synthesis”. RAZOR realizes this credo through the additive synthesis capabilities of the latest REAKTOR 5.5 generation, which were used to develop a high-resolution synthesis engine with unconventional sound shaping features and a unique real-time 3D spectrum display. The pristine and extremely dynamic sonic character of additive synthesis allows RAZOR to generate a wide and very distinctive array of energetic, hypermodern sounds, ranging from expressive basses and leads to complex, futuristic soundscapes.

RAZOR utilizes up to 320 partials for its sophisticated sound shaping algorithms. The dual oscillator section provides a wide arsenal of timbres, ranging from typical analog-style waveforms to unconventional models like “Primes”, “Sick Pitchbend” and “Hoover Sync”. The two filter sections offers 20 different filter types including innovative formant, vowel and waterbed models. A further section provides an arsenal of unique “Dissonance Effects” that further contribute to the unmistakable, charismatic sonic footprint of the instrument. RAZOR even integrates a high-performance 34-band vocoder that can also be used to process external audio signals of any type.

The user interface of RAZOR builds on familiar concepts of subtractive synthesizers, providing especially efficient and intuitive control for the underlying highly sophisticated synthesis engine. RAZOR also includes a library of 350 carefully selected presets with a focus on cutting-edge electronic sound aesthetics, accommodating both contemporary club music genres like Dubstep and Techno as well as modern film and game scoring applications.

RAZOR is available to purchase as a download for $79 USD / 69 EUR.

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RAZOR by Errorsmith & Native Instruments

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Coming soon – RAZOR by Errorsmith & Native Instruments

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