Output, a Los Angeles based music software company is opening it’s doors Nov 12, 2013 and launching REV – the world’s first collection (and a massive one) of instruments, loops, rises, pads, pulses, swells and more all in REVERSE. Released in partnership with Native Instruments, REV is built within the Kontakt engine and installable through the NI Service Center.
Native Instruments introduced KINETIC METAL, a new instrument for creating ethereal sound beds, shifting textures, and delicate, tonal percussion. KINETIC METAL combines creatively-sampled, unconventional metal objects with artificial waveforms and is aimed primarily at producers and sound designers seeking atmospheric textures, mallet-like lead sounds, and delicate percussion. Two large, easy-to-use modification wheels allow users to quickly manipulate the sound. An auto-motion feature allows producers to set one or both of these wheels turning on their own, giving them freedom to focus on performance. KINETIC METAL runs in KONTAKT 5 and the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER.
Native Instruments released a new drum instrument for Kontakt 5 and Kontakt Player. DRUM LAB utlizes a combination of acoustic and electronic drum samples and can be seen as the secret of professionals worldwide – a powerful production technique for creating punchy, present drum tracks. It is a first-of-its-kind instrument combining advanced drum layering techniques with an intuitive workflow designed for fast results. The included groove library provides over 900 patterns for fast groove production with uncompromising sound quality.
Native Instruments today introduced the latest installment of their DISCOVERY SERIES – the range of KONTAKT Instruments based around specific musically vibrant locations. DISCOVERY SERIES – CUBA celebrates the sounds of the master musicians of Havana – rich, varied, and joyful music that encompasses the melodic and rhythmic traits of son, rumba, salsa and merengue. KONTAKT users can now add the special flavor of Cuba to almost any production style – from house and techno to pop, indie, and world styles.
Native Instruments introduced ABBEY ROAD 50s DRUMMER, a new KONTAKT instrument featuring the sound of two classic drum kits from the 1950s. The kits provide the distinctive drum sound of the era, which was necessary to compete with the electrified instruments gaining popularity at the time. Recorded with both state-of-the-art and period equipment at Abbey Road Studios in London, 50s DRUMMER also includes a groove library, mixer presets, and a new set of brush articulations, delivering the authentic feel of rock and roll, rhythm and blues, country, and jazz from the 1950s.
Audio Raiders have just released an updated version of Sasha Soundlab for DJs and producers. Users of this Kontakt 5 insturment get more sound presets, new analogue filters, enhanced drum machine with pattern management and more.
Native Instruments today introduced SCARBEE RICKENBACKER® BASS, a new KONTAKT instrument featuring the sound of a Rickenbacker® 4003 bass guitar. Sampled by bassist and instrument designer Thomas Skarbye, SCARBEE RICKENBACKER® BASS is also the first software version of this bass to be approved by Rickenbacker®.
Wave Alchemy have announced the release of Transistor Revolution, an accurate re-creation of the iconic TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines for Kontakt 5 Player. Using a custom GUI, 22,000 samples and Kontakt 5’s advanced sampling engine with over 100,000 lines of unique script, Transistor Revolution faithfully captures the tone, immediacy and groove of the classic TR-808 and TR-909 transistor rhythm machines.
Native Instruments today introduced ABBEY ROAD VINTAGE DRUMMER, a new KONTAKT instrument that features the sound of two vintage drum kits from the 1940s. Both kits were recorded with a combination of state-of-the-art equipment and period microphones at Abbey Road Studios in London, providing a natural, open sound suitable for contemporary productions. For the first time in Native Instruments’ successful ABBEY ROAD Series, VINTAGE DRUMMER includes brush articulations especially recorded to provide the authentic sound and style of the swing/big band era.
Imagine having a hugely powerful, flexible and inspiring analogue drum synth in your studio: one that allows you to create classic tones from the past or sculpt entirely new contemporary sounds easily and seamlessly. Then imagine that it’s been wired in to a choice of classic, old-skool hardware samplers, so that you can record its output through their signature electronics, pushing their A-to-D converters just as far as you want, to get that meaty thud and crunch to the low end, and crackly sizzle to the high end that only vintage samplers can impart to a beat. Imagine doing away with their cryptic interfaces in favour of a single knob that allows you to dial in precisely how much of their character you want stamped on your sound.
Native Instruments introduced SESSION HORNS, a new KONTAKT instrument that features the sound of a four-piece horn section. Notable for its pristine and authentic sound, SESSION HORNS is designed to allow producers of all levels access to high quality horns, and includes a number of features that make it a highly creative and usable tool for a large variety of musical styles.
Native Instruments today introduced ACTION STRINGS – a phrase-based instrument featuring a 60-piece string orchestra. Running in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT PLAYER, ACTION STRINGS delivers driving string phrases and short motifs with an extremely natural and expansive sound. The flexible instrument provides producers of all skill levels with a inspiring resource for adding drama and movement to film and game scores, as well as rock, pop and urban tracks.
Presenting the most complete encyclopedia of acoustic drum kits ever collected into one product: Studio Kit Builder brings you 130 drum kit pieces and more than 50 prebuilt drum kits. Studio Kit Builder supplies you with ten times the quantity of many other drum virtual instruments on the market.
See some of KONTAKT‘s most illustrious and high profile fans deliver their birthday greeting to the industry-leading software sampler. Includes testimonials by artists such as Jean Michel Jarre, Chris Lowe, Roger Lyons, and Cliff Martinez, as well as sound design partners Heavyocity, Abbey Road, Scarbee and Soniccouture.