Native Instruments battery

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 Native Instruments battery  Native Instruments Available from 11/30/1999 until 11/30/1999

BATTERY breathes life into your drum samples. It boasts separate sound parameters for 54 Instruments, powerful modulation capabilities and an unbeatable ease of use. BATTERY is fast, effective, intelligent and convenient. It has sample-accurate timing, internal 32-bit resolution, up to 128 velocity layers per instrument and can play samples at any pitch - BATTERY fulfills even the highest demands regarding precision, sound quality and flexibility. BATTERY has access to all the biggest sound libraries because it is compatible with the formats AKAI, SF2, LM4, AIFF, WAV and MAP. Also, more than 20 high quality soundsets are already included.

Extended information

BATTERY runs either stand-alone or as a VSTÖ plug-in on Macintosh and under Windows. It can be played and modulated via MIDI, offers full VSTÖ automation and supports all other common interfaces as well. Up to 32 outputs are available which can be flexibly configured flexibly as mono or stereo outs.

Instruments and Samples
BATTERY can play 54 instruments at a time. The matrix and it's intuitive drag & drop functionality are a big time saver when arranging samples. Sounds from different soundsets can be easily compared and combined into new soundsets without the hassle of readjusting any parameters.

Each instrument offers a complete set of sound parameters and can use up to 128 velocity-switchable sample layers. Samples may be loaded into the matrix by drag&drop from the desktop or using a dialog box with automatic sample preview function. BATTERY accepts samples of any resolution from 8 to 32 bits, and reads the formats AKAI, SF2, AIFF, WAF and MAP. Up to three banks in LM4 format can be imported and used at a time, AKAI sounds can be read directly from CD.

Sound Shaping
Each of the 54 instruments offers a volume envelope (AHDSR), a pitch envelope (DBD), a bit reduction effect and a shaper for controlling the dynamics (like a compressor/expander combination). All parameter adjustments are calculated and visualized in the wave display in realtime. Each instrument receives MIDI data on a selected MIDI channel and the pitch can be transposed according to the MIDI notes if desired - useful for basses, for example.

Every instrument boasts six modulation inputs for which many useful and drum-oriented settings have already been configured as presets

FX Loop Each instrument has an FX Loop that can be activated to repeat a chosen area of the sample a given number of times. This is very useful for creating modern and innovative rhythmic sound effects, akin to extreme time stretching or granular synthesis.

Technical specifications

Sampler designed for drum sounds, but also good for pitched sounds
Internal 32-bit resolution and sample-accurate timing
Reads samples in the formats AKAI S-1000Ö, SF2Ö, REAKTOR Map, LM4Ö, AIFF and WAV, from 8 to 32 bits
More than 20 high-quality soundsets included
54 instruments, each with 128 velocity layers, tuning, volume envelope, pitch envelope, bit reduction, shaper and FX Loop for innovative effects
Six modulation inputs per instrument with many drum-oriented presets
Real-time wave display
Runs stand-alone with MMEÖ, Direct SoundÖ, Sound ManagerÖ, MASÖ, DirectConnectÖ and ASIOÖ or as a DxiÖ- and VST 2Ö-Plugin
Dynamic resource allocation for optimal performance
Can be played and modulated via MIDI, with complete VST automation


Mac OS 8.6 or higher, PPC 300 MHz, 64 MB RAM
BATTERY for Mac - inportant notice
Windows 98/2000, Pentium 300 MHz, 64 MB RAM

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