Native Instruments has announced the release of Session Guitarist – Strummed Acoustic, a new Kontakt instrument library featuring a collection of popular acoustic guitar strumming patterns, fully playable on convenient key switches. Additional features including double tracking, fret noise, and a set of tone shaping effects enable producers to create authentic rhythm guitar parts from one easy-to-use interface.
SESSION GUITARIST – STRUMMED ACOUSTIC provides the sound of a benchmark dreadnought acoustic, played by a professional session guitarist and recorded by an experienced engineer. The convenient Pattern Browser allows users to search an encyclopedia of authentic strumming patterns according to where accents fall on the beat. Once loaded, producers create their rhythm parts by playing strumming patterns and chord endings under the left hand and the notes of a chord with the right hand. Virtually any chord can be played, from simple triads to complex, esoteric chords.
SESSION GUITARIST – STRUMMED ACOUSTIC also features a Sound panel. The Doubling function adds a separately-recorded second guitar track for natural-sounding chorusing. Producers can also add in real string noise to taste. An effects section provides easy-to-use compression and EQ for added sonic depth and tone shaping. Furthermore, modulation and pitch wheels adjust where a chord is played on the neck and its accent strength in real time for dynamic performances.
SESSION GUITARIST – STRUMMED ACOUSTIC was created in cooperation with the award-winning sampled instrument creators at drumasonic.
Session Guitarist – Strummed Acoustic is available for purchase for $99 USD/99 EUR/£89 GBP. Requires KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 Player.
More information: Native Instruments / Strummed Acoustic
Audio Mind Project has announced it has updated its FM8 Experience soundset to version 1.3.
FM8 Experience is a vast and inspiring soundset set that contains versatile presets with high regard to their usability. Various FM8 capabilities are used to shape the sound.
The soundset contains now 200 sounds for Native Instruments FM8.
To celebrate the update, until January 31, 2015 FM8 Experience will be discounted by 40%.
The soundset is available for purchase for $23.99 USD (regular $39.99 USD).
More information: Audio Mind Project / FM8 Experience
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ADSR Sounds is offering 80% off its Workout Wonder Pack for Native Instruments Maschine 2 for a limited time only.
On The Eleventh Day of Christmas, ADSR brought to me:
The ADSR Workout Wonder Pack – 2 Piece Bundle for Maschine
For the next 24 hours only save 80% and grab these two super slick Maschine packs for just $10
This wicked pack features 10 complete Maschine projects for modern House and Bass plus a stack of Massive presets, loops, samples, hits and drums!
The bundle is available for purchase for $10 USD until December 24th, 2014 (regular $49.98 USD).
More information: ADSR / Workout Wonder Pack
Producertech has launched the Complete Guide To Kontakt by Defazed, a 7-part video tutorial on Native Instruments Kontakt.
Master the world’s most powerful sampler, Native Instruments Kontakt, in this new online course by Producertech Tutor Defazed. With a career spanning from classic Drum & Bass to the cutting edge of electronic music, in addition to numerous international label releases and a wealth of class-based teaching experience in a number of colleges, Defazed is your ideal guide to the intricate world of sound design!
In this extensive set of tutorials, you’ll not only learn how to use Kontakt to create a wide variety of presets, including drum kits, basses, leads, pads and FX, but you’ll also discover how to use those presets to create a track, as Defazed develops each patch with MIDI clips and automation in Ableton Live.
The course is available for streaming 24/7/365 and includes over 100MB of Kontakt presets, courtesy of Loopmasters, along with the Live projects from the course. You can find assistance on the Producertech forum if needed, as well as regular remix competitions, where you can try out your new skills, and giveaways of new plugins and hardware.
The course is available for purchase for £34.95 GBP.
More information: Producertech / Complete Guide To Kontakt
Native Instruments has announced a limited-time holiday giveaway as a thank you to all its users.
The giveaway includes the REPLIKA delay effect, ten free TRAKTOR Remix Sets, and a 25 USD/EUR e-voucher.
REPLIKA is a simple to use delay effect for a wide range of spatial sounds. Three effect modes – two delays and a powerful diffusion algorithm – are built into a streamlined and easy-to-use interface. The ‘Modern’ mode is a digital delay that delivers the crystal-clear repeats of contemporary delay devices. ‘Vintage Digital’ mode reproduces the charismatic grit of early studio delays. The ‘Diffusion’ mode delivers a fresh sound that rides the line between delay and reverb. REPLIKA also integrates a high-class resonant filter and classic phaser. Adding modulation is easy with simple combinations of three intuitive knobs and two buttons to choose between phaser and filter – lowpass, highpass or notch.
DJs benefit from ten free TRAKTOR Remix Sets selected from the year’s most sought after Remix Set releases. The selection includes Pezzner, Tom Trago, Wellenrausch, My Digital Enemy, and more. TRAKTOR Remix Sets are premium-grade loop and one-shot sample packs, configured for use in the Remix Decks in NI’s flagship TRAKTOR PRO 2 DJ software. Using Remix Decks, DJs can explore new expressive possibilities and live remixing. All ten TRAKTOR Remix Sets are available together or separately as a free download.
As an added bonus, everyone is encouraged to participate in a prize draw for the chance to win one of Native Instruments flagship products – a KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 with KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE, a TRAKTOR KONTROL S8, or a MASCHINE STUDIO. Until December 31, anyone can enter to win one of these prizes at www.native-instruments.com/happyholidays2014. Three winners will be announced after contest closure – one for each prize.
The free gifts are available from the NI website until December 31, 2014. From January 2014, REPLIKA will cost $49/49 EUR/£44 GBP. The e-voucher expires on December 31, 2014.
More information: Native Instruments / Happy Holiday
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