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Native Instruments launches new Reaktor User Library + Sales Special

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Native Instruments has announced the Infinite Possibilites limited-time offer on its seminal REAKTOR 5 software.

The special marks the release of the updated REAKTOR User Library – a community-powered platform for sharing and distributing REAKTOR-based instruments and devices, now with brand-new video tutorials.

NI Reaktor 5 special sale
Combined with the new User Library, the offer is particularly compelling: Customers can save over 70% on REAKTOR 5.

From synthesizers and sound generators, to sequencers and effects, REAKTOR 5 brings a universe of sonic possibilities to life within a powerful programming environment. Over 70 indispensable instruments and effects ranging from classic synthesis and sample techniques, to exotic delay-line resonance, modal, or granular synthesis all come ready for use, or customizable to taste. And for builders and programmers, REAKTOR 5 provides a limitless environment for creating new instruments, effects, and other devices from scratch.

REAKTOR 5 also opens the door to more than 3,800 unique user-made devices through a vibrant community based around the REAKTOR User Library. Reconstructed and updated for optimized navigation, the new User Library offers enhanced searching and sorting for improved device browsing, and a fresh new look.

New additions to the REAKTOR User Library now include videos and tutorials from Bluewater VST and ADSR. Detroit house and techno icon Mike Huckaby also contributes tutorials along with a section dedicated to his favorite devices from the User Library.

REAKTOR 5 is available at the NI Online Shop for $99 USD / 99 EUR / £89 GBP until May 28th, 2014 (regular $399 USD / 399 EUR / £339 GBP).

More information: Native Instruments / Reaktor

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Native Instruments releases Session Horns Pro

Native Instruments Session Horns Pro

Native Instruments has released Session Horns Pro, a major upgrade to the popular Session Horns, offering 10 times the power, flexibility and detail of the original.

SESSION HORNS PRO now provides users with an extended and comprehensive sample library of horn sounds, customizable horn sections of up to 6 instruments, and intelligent play modes for increased playability.

SESSION HORNS PRO’s highly detailed 30GB sample library comes with additional velocity layers, round robins and articulations. The instrument range is expanded to include three saxophones, two trombones, three trumpets, a tuba, and a flugelhorn. All instruments can be played solo or as a part of customizable horn sections. 38 horn section presets provide common section types from popular music, making the process of finding the right sound easy for users of every level.

SESSION HORNS PRO’s Animator feature is also boosted to include over 200 ready-to-play riffs – up to six phrases can be combined at once. The Smart Voice Split feature identifies the correct instrument for each note, providing authentic horn arrangements without needing sophisticated knowledge of arrangement techniques. 34 articulations,and added true vibrato samples deliver an exceptional level of authenticity throughout. The revamped mixer section also adds a new level in control over the final sound, both over individual instruments and via master effects such as compression, EQ, tape saturation, and a low-pass filter.

SESSION HORNS PRO was created in partnership with e-instruments – the specialists for intensely detailed sampled instruments. Thomas Koritke and his team have captured the clarity, sparkle, and liveliness of these horns in outstanding sound quality.

Session Horns Pro is available for purchase for $299 USD / 299 EUR / £249 GBP. Session Horns users can upgrade for $199 USD / 199 EUR / £169 GBP.

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Patchpool releases DNA for Molekular

Patchpool has announced the release of DNA, a soundset for the Molekular effect ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor.

Patchpool DNA for Molekular

It contains 98 presets with 4 variations each in the Morphing section, making use of the sophisticated modulation system inside this unique effect instrument. Some of these snapshots orbit more on the sonic outskirts of the musical universe, some are variations on a theme.

Beautiful ambient, ethereal, mysterious and haunting textures are waiting for you, stuttering and glitchy temposynced mayhem for spicing up loops and beats, moving filterscapes and stereo animators to process pads and other horizontal textures as well as some experimental sounds that are beyond any categorization.

All presets have the 5 positions in the morphing section programmed, these can be used as a starting point for morphing between the complex effect modulations in each preset. Each preset also has more or less complex morphing modulations assigned. All snapshots are programmed 100% wet for Molekular to be used on a send bus. If you insert Molekular directly on an instrument track, use the “Dry”-knob at the upper right of the GUI to blend in the unprocessed audio signal.

The soundset is now available for purchase for 28 EUR. Requires full version of Reaktor.

More information: Patchpool / DNA for Molekular

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Native Instruments releases Lucid Mission for Maschine

Native Instruments has announced the release of Lucid Mission, a new MASCHINE Expansion library inspired by the high-energy aesthetic of EDM, dubstep, trap, and modern pop.

Native Instruments Lucid Mission

Tailored to the surging momentum of EDM genres, LUCID MISSION contains an uplifting selection of 8 full projects, 40 drum kits, 32 Drum Synth presets, and 50 MASSIVE sounds. Drums, lead synths, basses, and pads characteristic of the euphoric atmosphere of the EDM movement provide the perfect material for anthemic productions. 32 pre-programmed MASCHINE Drum Synths kits deliver a wide selection of filtered and saturated drum sounds for big room atmosphere. Plus, customized percussion loops add extra flavor, and put the finishing touch to tracks.

Exclusive to LUCID MISSION are 50 new MASSIVE presets that cover a full spectrum of vibrant sounds from crisp leads, plucks, and basses, to solid bass drums and percussion. A special kit consisting only of MASSIVE lead sounds with a multitude of variations allows on-the-fly sound tweaking and quick-access workflow. For added ambience, evocative pads and effects load directly into MASCHINE through the kits and automatically map to the hardware’s display knobs for easy parameter modeling.

A compact version of LUCID MISSION is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion, and features 2 projects and 4 kits for use on-the-go. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.

Lucid Mission is available for purchase for $49 USD/49 EUR/£42 GBP. The iMASCHINE Expansion is available for download in-app through the App Store for $0.99 USD/0.89 EUR/£0.69 GBP.

More information: Native Instruments / Lucid Mission

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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.

More information: Native Instruments / Rise & Hit

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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.

More information: Native Instruments / Maschine

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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.

More information: Native Instruments / “It’s all about the drop”

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