Native Instruments just announced that KORE 2, the second generation of its advanced multi-functional host system, is now available in stores worldwide, together with the release of Koresound Packs which further expand the sonic range of KORE 2.
The new version significantly extends and refines the innovative concepts introduced and established with KORE – seamless integration of any software instruments and effects into a unified architecture, powerful realtime parameter control, and comprehensive sound
access functionality. At the same time, KORE 2 expands its role by directly integrating powerful sonic capabilities with a comprehensive included sound library based on integrated NI instrument engines.
While remaining an open platform for all software instruments and effects, KORE 2 now also includes its own powerful sound capabilities, realized in an exceptional library of 500 specially designed studio-quality KoreSounds(R), each with multiple sound variations, covering all relevant musical styles and genres. The ready-to-use sound arsenal is based on the integrated engines of ABSYNTH, FM8, GUITAR RIG, KONTAKT, MASSIVE, and REAKTOR, and
offers highly focused, musical sound shaping functions.
A new line of affordable high-quality sound packs for use in KORE 2, the innovative instrument host system. KORESOUND PACKS are carefully engineered sound collections that allow musicians of various genres to selectively expand the sonic scope of KORE 2, taking full advantage of its integrated sound engines and the advanced sound morphing, control and
categorization features of the system. Four different KORESOUND PACKS are immediately available, and additional collections with original content will be released in the future.
The first four available KORESOUND PACKS are “Best-Of” selections based on existing sound libraries of several acclaimed NI products. This includes “Best of MASSIVE”, featuring 200 KoreSounds taken from NI’s powerful next-generation wavetable synthesizer; “Best of REAKTOR Vol. 1”, a selection of cutting-edge electronic sounds from some of the most popular and unique REAKTOR ensembles; “Synthetic Drums Reloaded”, an assortment of 10 highly contemporary electronic drum kits; and “’57 Drawbar Organ”, a collection of sample-based sounds that represent a legendary tone-wheel organ, complete with individual drawbar controls.
– 500 production-ready new KoreSounds®
– 3,000 sound variations with ingenious sound morphing
– 400 effect KoreSounds® for using KORE 2 as an effect
– Ultra-fast KoreSound® Browser for finding any sound or effect in moments
– Full hosting of any VST/AU plug-ins in the KORE 2 system
– Features integrated REAKTOR, MASSIVE, ABSYNTH, FM8, KONTAKT and GUITAR RIG audio engines
KORE 2 is available for a suggested retail price of $ 559 / EUR 499 from authorized dealers and in the NI Online Shop. All Koresound Packs are available for $ 59 / EUR 49 as downloads in the NI Online Shop. Every owner of KORE 2 is also eligible for a free download of one KORESOUND PACK of his choice.