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Native Instruments releases Rise & Hit for Kontakt

Native Instruments has announced the release of Rise & Hit, the first instrument dedicated to creating thrilling tension and suspense with build-ups and climactic hits.

Native Instruments Rise & Hit

RISE & HIT uses an extensive range of over 8 GB of exclusively recorded and studio-produced sounds. An easy-to-use interface offers detailed editing with integrated effects and mastering tools for endless sound design capabilities. RISE & HIT runs in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER.

Central to RISE & HIT is its extensive sample library of expertly–produced sounds. From a full orchestra and heavily processed field recordings, to other-worldly synthesized and hybrid sounds, the library offers an incredible range of sonic material found nowhere else. Over 4000 samples are used in 700 single-layer and 250 multi-layer pre-designed sounds for creating hair-raising build-ups consisting of a swelling “riser” and a shorter, climactic “hit”. Each sound comes in four separate lengths to drastically alter the rise length, plus a transient “whoosh” hit option easily match any score without losing sound quality along the way. Up to four sounds can be layered at a time to create highly complex textures.

RISE & HIT offers sound designers a comprehensive toolkit with an intuitive interface for quick workflow and results. All features are easily accessible through tabbed panels and can be customized within the instrument, saving time and sparking inspiration at every step of the creative process. Readily available are a wide selection of effects to add character and radically alter sounds. Reverb and delay add sonic depth, while 26 custom filters allow quick frequency design for when inspiration strikes. 29 spatial, dynamic, and distortion effects, offer advanced control of sound stage, size, and texture.

For further customization, RISE & HIT boasts an integrated modulation engine designed to fully automate layer parameters. Though preset modulation curves are available, parameters can be adjusted using envelopes, for pinpoint accuracy and vigorous results. Once a build-up is ready to be finalized, a suite of additional mastering effects such as compression, saturation, and equalization can be applied to fine-tune the sound.

Key to the conception and production of RISE & HIT was sound master Uli Baronowsky of Galaxy Instruments. Already a trusted NI partner, Uli now brings his proven mastery of high quality sampling and sound reinforcement to the immense sonic variety found in RISE & HIT.

The Rise & Hit library is available for purchase for $149 USD / 149 EUR / £129 GBP. It runs in KONTAKT 5 and the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER.

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Native Instruments updates Maschine to v2.1

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Native Instruments has launched version 2.1 of Maschine, the groove production studio for Windows and Mac.

The new Grit kick engine is a modern, versatile electronic kick drum – great for IDM and electro styles. The new Shaker Performer creates tweakable, natural-sounding shaker patterns automatically. And the sample recording screen now lets you sample directly to different pads.

Maschine 2.1 Grit Kick & Percussion performer mode
New Kick Grit engine and Shaker Performer mode in Maschine 2.1.

Changes in Maschine v2.1

  • Grit engine in Kick Drum Synth – The Grit kick is a modern, versatile electronic kick drum. Tuned loose, it’s deep, open, boomy, and airy. Tightened up, it adds punch and heft. At high tunings, it can become gritty and bitcrushed – great for IDM and electro styles.
  • New shaker Performer mode in Percussion Drum Synth – Hold down a note, and the highly innovative Performer creates natural-sounding shaker patterns automatically. Tweak the feel of the groove in real time, and add fills and syncopated riffs, with adjustable swing, shuffle, and groove. Incredibly powerful for live performances.
  • Sounds accessible on pads on sample recording screen.
  • A batch function to set all sounds in a group to the same MIDI channel. MIDI export available on the Group and Sound levels.
  • Undocked NI plug-in windows can be pinned to remain active when not in focus.
  • Scenes can be selected/triggered via MIDI input when MASCHINE is running standalone.
  • Mix page on MASCHINE and MASCHINE MK2 controllers has been expanded and now provides access to level and pan settings for groups and sounds.
  • A setting that only turns the metronome on when the Record button is enabled.
  • Real time group erase function.
  • Shift functions allow fast scroll browsing.
  • Play quantize option –notes played live on the pads are quantized in real time.
  • Control software views from the navigate page on MASCHINE and MASCHINE STUDIO controllers.
  • Instantiating the first plug-in on an empty sound updates the name of that sound to the plug-in name.
  • Sound, group volume & pan knobs are only displayed on hover.
  • ALT+Drag for copy-pasting single elements (patterns, scenes, plug-ins) in the Groups / Sounds lists and the plug-in chain.
  • Browser performance improvements.
  • Numerous bug fixes, as well as performance and stability improvements.

Maschine 2.1 is now available to download from the NI Service Center.

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Native Instruments launches limited-time price drop on Traktor Kontrol S4 & S2

Native Instruments has launched “It’s all about the drop”, a limited-time special offer on the industry-standard Traktor Kontrol S4 and S2 all-in-one DJ controllers.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 / S2
Traktor Kontrol S4 is reduced by 100 EUR/USD, the S2 is 50 EUR/USD off SRP.

The TRAKTOR KONTROL series has earned a reputation as the industry-standard TRAKTOR DJ controllers. At the forefront is TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 – the flagship 4-deck all-in-one DJ system. The S4′s premium 4-channel mixer, built-in 24 bit/96 kHz audio interface, and intuitive, hands-on controls offer DJs a seamless and comprehensive unit designed for the latest TRAKTOR software.

The “little brother”, TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 delivers all key TRAKTOR PRO features with the same built-in audio interface, 2 decks, and a 2-channel mixer with multi-effect units. Its compact build makes the S2 the ideal controller for use with TRAKTOR DJ for iPad and iPhone.

With the release of iOS 7.1, TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 and S2 now also join the growing list of TRAKTOR hardware compatible with TRAKTOR DJ for iPad and iPhone.

Traktor Kontrol S4 is available for $699 USD / 699 EUR / £579 GBP, Traktor Kontrol S2 is $449 USD / 449 EUR / £369 GBP. This offer ends April 30th, 2014.

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Native Instruments releases MOLEKULAR – a modular multi-effects system

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Native Instruments has released Molekular, a modular multi-effects system for the flagship synthesis studio REAKTOR 5 or the free REAKTOR 5 PLAYER.

Native Instruments Molekular
MOLEKULAR features 35 exclusive creative effects for advanced, creative sound manipulation. MOLEKULAR’s modular design allows for an unprecedented level of routing freedom and its Morphing Field provides inspiring performance possibilities for producers.

MOLEKULAR features slots for up to four effect modules and near-limitless routing options for unique effect arrangements. Modules include a pitch and resonator section for transforming percussive sounds into melodic arpeggios. Delay, stutter, and glitch modules allow users to create new rhythmic structures or turn any incoming signal into washed-out soundscapes. Eight modulation effects offer incredible sonic versatility for augmenting tone – from classic modulation effects like flanger and chorus to yet-unheard effects such as a purposefully broken pitch shifter to create unusual new textures. Six dynamic and distortion effects include a 16-stage wave folder and a DSP that tracks a signal’s pitch to control a variable waveform oscillator. MOLEKULAR also comes with essential ‘bread and butter’ effects for additional sonic adjustments and finetuning.

MOLEKULAR features 16 modulation sources, which can be routed to any parameter within the effects system. Modulators include four customizable LFOs and four step sequencers for emphasizing any part of the meter with rhythms from simple eighth notes to odd metric subdivisions. What’s more, MOLEKULAR includes analog modular-inspired trigger sequencers – each with a dedicated envelope and an envelope follower to set accents or add bursts of effects to any production. A logic module adds an irregular, organic feel to the structure of sound sources with any degree of precision or chaos. Frequency-based parameters can be quantized to custom scales and it’s even possible to route one modulator into another producing unusual, constantly evolving modulation structures.

By using the Morphing Field, it is possible to drastically twist the results via the interactive display. Producers can assign a starting point, define four master mutations and easily morph between them in real time – a new and near-limitless approach to performing with effects. The morpher can also be controlled by any of the modulation sources. Though highly advanced technology works under the hood, MOLEKULAR is straightforward to use, and also comes with a multitude of presets of highly inventive effects ready to use as creative starting points.

Molekular is available for $149 USD / 149 EUR / £129 GBP.

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Native Instruments intros Molekular

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Native Instruments has posted a sneak preview audio demo of its upcoming Molekular release.

Coming soon! This exclusive sonic sneak peek demonstrates the power of forthcoming release MOLEKULAR while MASCHINE lays down the drums with a custom bassline. Watch this space for more information!

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Native Instruments releases GREY FORGE Expansion for MASCHINE

Native Instruments has announced the release of Grey Forge, a new Maschine Expansion for dark, monolithic techno productions and live performances utilizing the unique features introduced in MASCHINE 2 software.

Native Instruments Grey Forge

GREY FORGE comes with 45 drum kits. Fully taking advantage of the MASCHINE 2 software’s Drum Synths, 14 kits contain pre-mapped macro controls to MASCHINE’s display knobs. Macro controls allow for creative beat morphing and total control over key parameters in each of the kits.
A further 230 Drum Synth presets offer a high variety of new sounds for producers to experiment with. Focusing on pulsating, raw, and stark techno styles, producers can build on rhythms with an array of grainy bleeps and one shots sampled from custom modular synths. Plus, 40 new MASSIVE presets provide intense basses and leads designed to cut though the mix in any club.

GREY FORGE comes with custom-built effect chains that load within a drum kit for fast access to additional atmospheres and textures. Parameters of some single effects are also pre-mapped to the eight display knobs on the MASCHINE STUDIO and MASCHINE hardware units, for adding live, on-the-fly tweaking while performing a techno set. With 9 full projects included, GREY FORGE also provides plenty of inspiring grooves to jumpstart the creative spark.

GREY FORGE is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion, and features 2 projects and 4 kits for instant use in creating slabs of uncompromising techno. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE or MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.

Grey Forge is available to purchase for $49 USD / 49 EUR / £42 GBP. The iMaschine expansion is an in-app purchase, priced at $0.99 USD / 0.89 EUR / £0.69 GBP.

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Resonance Sound intros Dystopia Vol.2 for Razor

Ayin Zahev Sounds Dystopia Vol.2

Resonance Sound has released Dystopia Vol.2, a soundset by Aiyn Zahev Sounds for the Razor synthesizer instrument from Native Instruments.

Razor offers unique features and a rich palette of sounds, but it can take time and patience to get mix worthy sounds out of it. That is where Dystopia Vol.2 comes in, picking up from the first Dystopia (VIP awarded on loopmasters) with 64 great new presets.

With a particular emphasis on bass and percussive sounds, this bank is ideal for darker house and techno and the additive synthesis engine allows for great ethereal sounds perfect for atmosphere & pad sounds and aggressive synth sounds that are not typical of analog style synths. The result is a very cutting edge feel, even when approximating more classic sounds

The soundset is available to purchase for 15.95 EUR. Requires Native Instruments Razor and Reaktor Player/Reaktor full version 5.9.0.

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Native Instruments introduces the updated TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 – now iOS-ready

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Native Instruments has announced new iOS compatibility for the updated TRAKTOR AUDIO 2, the world’s smallest premium DJ audio interface.

NI Traktor Audio 2 iOS-ready

Now plug-and-play with the latest version of TRAKTOR DJ – the pro DJ app for iPad and iPhone – TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 transforms iOS devices into a mobile, crowd-worthy DJ setup. Designed for ultimate portability, TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 delivers pristine, premium 24-bit/48 kHz audio in an unsurpassed pocket-sized format.

The ultra-compact TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 now joins the growing list of iOS compatible hardware by Native Instruments. With the release of iOS version 7.1, TRAKTOR AUDIO 2, TRAKTOR KONTROL S4, S2, and Z1 now all connect seamlessly to an iPad or iPhone running the latest version of TRAKTOR DJ. With an even slimmer, streamlined profile, the updated TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 is more portable than ever. Two 1/8 inch stereo outputs allow for seamless track cueing and headphone monitoring in TRAKTOR PRO 2 or TRAKTOR DJ. The outputs of the TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 can be connected to a standard DJ mixer, allowing two TRAKTOR Decks to be mixed with familiar tactile control.

TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 connects to laptops or iOS devices using the included mini-USB or 30-pin to USB cables. Using the AUDIO 2 with iPad 4 and iPhone 5 requires a 30-pin to Lightning adapter. When using TRAKTOR DJ on an iPhone or iPad, connecting the optional power supply increases the overall output volume and keeps the connected device charged. TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 includes TRAKTOR LE 2. Two decks, three effects, and all essential mixing features provide a ready-to-use package designed for entry-level DJs.

TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 is available to purchase for $99 USD / 99 EUR / £89 GBP. A $50 USD / 50 EUR / £44 GBP e-voucher will also be sent to users upon registration of the included TRAKTOR LE software.

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