Native Instruments hosts Google’s Eric Schmidt for a talk about ‘disruptive technology’

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As part of his visit to the German capital, Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt stopped by the global headquarters of Native Instruments on Monday evening for a special event. In front of an audience of entrepreneurs, students and journalists, Eric Schmidt gave a speech about innovation, market disruption and the future of the Internet.

Eric Schmidt and Daniel Haver

In his speech, Eric Schmidt acknowledged the unique appeal of Berlin as a hotbed of both technological and cultural innovation. Explaining why he had chosen the NI offices to present his thoughts, he referred to the shared mindset of both companies, and their similar approach in their respective industries. Acknowledging Native Instruments’ track record for innovation, Eric Schmidt stated that the company’s fusion of music and software “has revolutionized an industry”, from which “a whole new genre of music has emerged.” In turn, Daniel Haver in his welcome note recognized Google as “having created, more than nearly any other company, innovations that have profoundly changed everyone’s daily lives”, and that it was this same transformative vision that Native Instruments has always aspired to within the music technology domain.

Eric Schmidt also took great interest in the following first public demonstration of TRAKTOR KONTROL S8, Native Instruments’ new DJ controller that represents a paradigm shift by moving away from conventional jog wheels control. The guests of the event were also privy to artist performances featuring the recently launched KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard series, which unites the power of the KOMPLETE software instruments range in a single dedicated instrument, and on MASCHINE STUDIO, the flagship product of the immensely successful groove production line.

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Native Instruments announces Traktor Kontrol S8 all-in-one DJ system

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Native Instruments has officially announced Traktor Kontrol S8, a new all-in-one DJ controller designed for state-of-the-art Traktor Pro 2 control.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8

Offering DJs an entirely new performance dynamic, TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is a breakthrough innovation built on the desire to bring the sole focus of digital DJs back towards the crowd and away from the laptop – accomplishing this through new and inspiring technology.

TRAKTOR KONTROL S8’s full color displays and touch-sensitive hardware controls uniquely fuse with enhanced track decks, a 4-channel standalone mixer, and the flagship TRAKTOR software – creating a fluid, multisensory DJ experience. Available online and at retailers worldwide on October 30, 2014, the advanced DJ controller signals a milestone in Native Instruments’ vision of the future of DJing.

Traktor Kontrol S8 will be available for $1,199 USD / 1,199 EUR on October 30th, 2014. Preorder is also available.

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Native Instruments releases Caribbean Current for Maschine

Native Instruments has launched Caribbean Current, a new expansion pack for Maschine that pairs the sounds and rhythms of traditional Caribbean music with a modern, club-oriented aesthetic.

Native Instruments Caribbean Current

CARIBBEAN CURRENT’s kits are inspired by artists from all around the Caribbean, providing producers with a tour of traditional music styles from the region, including dancehall, dub, soca, reggaeton, moombahton, and more. The patterns and projects of this MASCHINE Expansion pull from these rhythmic traditions, allowing producers to create grooves outside of the familiar four-on-the-floor feel. Each drum and percussion sound was carefully processed to deliver a modern club sound, adding a fresh sonic quality to the infectious rhythms.

CARIBBEAN CURRENT also provides a selection of melodic elements, combining traditional Caribbean instruments with modern synthesis and sound design. High-quality samples of steel drums, melodica, and accordion, plus new presets from NI’s MASSIVE synth and sampled leads allow producers to create melodies with MASCHINE’s 16 high-sensitivity performance pads. Dub chords and vocals provide additional instrumentation for groove production. And a Dub Siren special kit adds a staple of Caribbean music to this new MASCHINE Expansion.

A condensed version of CARIBBEAN CURRENT is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion, for creating beats on-the-go. The iMASCHINE Expansion features three projects, four drum kits, and three instruments. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.

Caribbean Current is available for purchase for $49 USD/49 EUR/£44 GBP. Requires Maschine 2 software. The iMaschine Expansion is available for $0.99 USD/0.89 EUR/£0.69 GBP.

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Native Instruments releases Komplete Kontrol S-Series & Komplete 10

Native Instruments has announced the release of the Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards, and the latest generation of Komplete and Komplete Ultimate software bundles.

The S-Series keyboards and accompanying KOMPLETE KONTROL software unite all KOMPLETE Instruments under a single, unified playing experience. KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series debuts several industry innovations never before available in a hardware controller. The release also welcomes the next generation of Native Instruments’ acclaimed KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects suites, including six brand-new instruments, as well as several new additions.

The prices of these bundles remain the same, increasing the saving to almost 90% over the cost of the instruments and effects when bought separately. KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards, KOMPLETE 10, and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE are available now in stores and at the NI Online Shop.


The KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards were designed to deliver the tightest integration yet with the entire KOMPLETE Instrument portfolio thanks to the KOMPLETE KONTROL software – included with purchase of KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE. The all-new KOMPLETE Browser™ delivers a tag-based system to access all KOMPLETE Instrument presets from one plug-in interface. Native Map™ technology saves producers time and accelerates workflow by automatically mapping key KOMPLETE Instrument parameters to the touch-sensitive controller knobs. The keyboards’ Clear View display provides a clear overview of all tweaks directly on the hardware. Light Guide™ shows key switches, zones, and more on multi-color LEDs positioned just above the keys. KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards feature premium Fatar keybeds and are available in a choice of 25, 49, and 61 keys.

KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards also deliver powerful Smart Play™ features. Scales, chords, and arpeggios light up across the keyboard as they are played. Chord mode maps chords onto single keys across octaves on the keyboard, allowing users to add rich harmonic progressions to their tracks quickly and easily. The integrated scale mapping features deliver fast access to new melodic possibilities – virtually any musical scale can also be mapped to the white keys so melodies are easy to play and always in tune. Notes of the currently selected scale light up on the Light Guide™ for optimum visibility. An arpeggiator works seamlessly with every KOMPLETE Instrument directly from the hardware. The ultra-sensitive Touch Kontrol™ can mimic the behavior of pitch and mod wheels, and physical objects like springs and bouncing balls for interesting modulation curves – far beyond what conventional mod wheels are capable of.

Native Instruments KOMPLETE 10

The release of KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE sees the release of six brand-new KOMPLETE Instruments. ROUNDS, KONTOUR, and POLYPLEX are three new REAKTOR-based instruments designed to take full advantage of the advanced features of the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards. THE DEFINITIVE PIANO COLLECTION presents three new acoustic pianos – THE GRANDEUR, THE MAVERICK, and THE GENTLEMAN – sampled in unprecedented detail, delivering a varied and nuanced sonic range. Along with these new instruments, each bundle comes with several new additions since KOMPLETE 9 was released. KOMPLETE 10 now features 39 products, over 12,000 sounds, and over 130 GB of instruments and effects, including DRUM LAB, SESSION HORNS, and SUPERCHARGER. KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE delivers 75 products, over 17,000 sounds, and over 440 GB of instruments and effects, such as ACTION STRIKES, MOLEKULAR, and RISE & HIT – all stored on a USB hard drive for convenient installation.

Registered users of KOMPLETE 9 and KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE will receive a free download for the KOMPLETE KONTROL software, giving them the same functionality on KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards as KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE users.

Pricing for KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards:

  • KOMPLETE KONTROL S25: $499 USD / 499 EUR
  • KOMPLETE KONTROL S49: $599 USD / 599 EUR
  • KOMPLETE KONTROL S61: $699 USD / 699 EUR


  • KOMPLETE 10: $499 USD / 499 EUR
  • KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE: $999 USD / 999 EUR

KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards, KOMPLETE 10, and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE are available now online and in retailers. Upgrade, update, and crossgrade paths for KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE also available online and at retailers worldwide.

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ADSR launches Sonic Logo Challenge – Win Komplete 10

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ADSR Sounds has announced the launch of Sonic Logo Challenge, its first ever sound design contest.

ADSR Sonic Logo Challenge

They are inviting sound designers of every ilk to design and submit a 3 second arrangement that will serve as the sonic logo on all ADSR audio and video materials. With the opportunity to get their sounds in front of a huge audience and US$3,000 prizes up for grabs – including a fresh copy of Komplete 10 – competition is set to be fierce!

Come up with an arrangement to convey what ADSR is all about – sound design, expert music production tutorials and some of the world’s finest presets.

The arrangement will be matched to ADSR’s animated logo, so designers have just 3 seconds to capture the essence of ADSR. Dig deep into a sample library or get busy arranging a sonic tsunami on their favoured synth, how this gets interpreted is entirely up to the producer! The options are limitless!

The best entry will be chosen by ADSR and the finalists put to the community who will choose the winning sound. That sound will feature at the start of every ADSR video to be heard by tens of thousands! It’s an awesome opportunity for sound designers to get the kudos they deserve while being showered with prizes!

The Sonic Logo Challenge is now live and entries close October 21st, 2014.

More information: ADSR Sounds / Sonic Logo Challenge


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