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Review: Native Instruments Urban Arsenal 2

Native Instruments Urban Arsenal 2

Native Instruments has released another KORE SoundPack, Urban Arsenal 2.

URBAN ARSENAL 2 brings yet more of the beats, samples, sounds and loops for creating the freshest urban music productions. Perfectly complimenting the first soundpack, this pack restocks the arsenal with over 1,000 new drum sounds, and and even more groove construction kits, synths, basses, pads and samples provided by professional beat scientists.

Urban Arsenal 2 features

  • 29 drum kits with 40 groove sets and over 15,000 groove variations.
  • 87 new Massive patches, with leads, basses and pads that have been tweaked and treated to give that heavy production-ready sound right out of the box.
  • 80 newly sampled Kontakt instruments, with a focus on the analog synths, layered acoustic instruments and drum machines currently used on the freshest hip-hop joints.

The product page also mentions that several of these instruments were cut to dubplate and resampled for that extra-warm and soulful vinyl sound. Sounds familiar? Perhaps an idea of Goldbaby, one of the content providers for Urban Arsenal 2, alongside ProjectSAM, CLP, Dobie and Montana Beats.

The SoundPack includes a total of 236 sounds in a little over 1 GB content.
Urban Arsenal 2 is available as a download from the Native Instruments online shop for $119 USD / 99 EUR.

So what do I think?

I am not totally familiar with what is and what is not urban music, but my best guess is that it’s a bit of a mixture of contemporary hip-hop, rap and R&B. Urban Arsenal 2 certainly includes tons of suitable sounds for those genres, but I would say it’s not limited to just that type of music.

The instruments sound great and there’s plenty of variety in leads, bass, strings etc. I really enjoyed the drum kits and groove sets. Instant grooves, tons of ‘em! Some of the grooves are almost complete tracks, all you need is an MC. But don’t mistake these grooves for loops, they are actually sequenced single shot sounds in Kontakt. If you want to construct your own beats you have all the single shot sounds right there at your fingertips as well.

Urban Arsenal 2 provides a complete collection of instruments and grooves to create urban tracks, and more. Just have listen to the demo tracks on the product page, and make sure to check the video of CLP and KOVAS building a track with this SoundPack, it’s that easy.

KORE just keeps getting better!

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Native Instruments releases Urban Arsenal 2

Native Instruments Urban Arsenal 2

Native Instruments has released Urban Arsenal 2, a new KORE SoundPack which brings yet more of the beats, samples, sounds and loops for creating the freshest urban music productions.

URBAN ARSENAL 2 follows up on the huge success of the first edition with a production toolkit bursting with the essential building blocks of contemporary hip-hop.

Perfectly complementing the first pack, 236 box-fresh new sounds are included for the free KORE PLAYER and KORE 2, made up of drums, basses, leads, pads, keys and chords that perfectly fit the sound of the hottest new urban cuts. The pack also contains dubplate and tape processing and the return of the “remix” function for drum grooves- everything you need to lay down complete tracks from scratch.

Urban Arsenal 2 features

  • Groove construction factory: The on-board groove construction tool offers over 15,000 groove variations covering many urban music styles. Over 1,000 drum sounds form the basis for the 40 groove sets and 29 drum kits, all of which have been newly recorded using premium quality outboard gear, and are pre-mastered for instant use in your productions. Additionally there’s a wide selection of vinyl drums and exclusively recorded beatbox samples. URBAN ARSENAL 2 also contains more sounds produced by professional beat-makers CLP (Chris de Luca vs Phon.o) and Montana Beats.
  • Box-fresh MASSIVE sounds: 87 new massive patches are also included, with leads, basses and pads that have been tweaked and treated to give that heavy production-ready sound right out of the box. The patches can also be used in the MASSIVE synth, as well as KORE 2 and KORE PLAYER.
  • 80 new KONTAKT instruments: URBAN ARSENAL 2 contains over 80 newly sampled KONTAKT instruments, with a focus on the analog synths, layered acoustic instruments and drum machines currently used on the freshest hip-hop joints. Several of these instruments were cut to dubplate and resampled for that extra-warm and soulful vinyl sound. Each multi-layered instrument is pre-processed for convenient load and play, and primed to deliver an authentic punch to your tracks.

Urban Arsenal 2 is available for $119 USD / 99 EUR from the Native Instruments online store.

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Native Instruments releases URBAN ARSENAL

Native Instruments URBAN ARSENAL

Native Instruments has released URBAN ARSENAL, a new KORE SOUNDPACK providing a complete hip-hop production toolkit.

URBAN ARSENAL steps up with a trunk full of ready-made groove construction kits, drums and instruments; all pre-mastered and primed for use in today’s urban productions.

URBAN ARSENAL features

  • Beat Generation – the groove construction factory
    The beating heart of URBAN ARSENAL is the integrated groove section. The on-board groove construction tool offers over 15,000 groove variations covering many urban music styles. 1,000 drum sounds form the basis for the 40 groove sets and 32 drum kits, all of which have been newly recorded using premium quality outboard gear, and are pre-mastered for instant use in your productions. URBAN ARSENAL also contains sounds produced by professional beat-makers Sonic Specialists, an exclusive human beatbox kit by Mando, and beat programming from the renowned hip-hop producer, Montana Beats.
  • Samples With Attitude – 50 new KONTAKT instruments
    URBAN ARSENAL contains 50 completely new sampled KONTAKT instruments, including brass, strings, bass, leads, pads, guitars, world instruments, piano and many sampled scratches. Several of these instruments were cut to dubplate and resampled for that extra-warm and soulful vinyl sound. Each multi-layered instrument is pre-processed for convenient load and play, and primed to deliver an authentic punch to your tracks.
  • Razor Sharp Synths – fresh MASSIVE sounds
    70 new and unique MASSIVE sounds, perfectly tailored for urban tracks, have been created and tweaked for this KORE SOUNDPACK. This arsenal is fully stocked with a range of huge saw-lead synth sounds, deep and funky brass, floor shaking sub-basses, soulful pads, and shiny bells and mallets, plus FX. If you own MASSIVE, these sounds can also be used in the standalone version.

URBAN ARSENAL is available for download from the NI online store for $119 / €99 EUR.

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