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Native Instruments release West African sample pack

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via Native Instruments:

The latest instrument from our Discovery Series focuses on the rich and inspirational traditions of West Africa. The iconic sounds of the region have been carefully sampled in incredible quality, and include 26 percussion and 8 pitched instruments playable solo or in ensembles. A built-in sequencer allows one touch triggering of authentic pre-programmed poly-rhythms, perfect for adding depth and character to everything from film scores to cutting-edge dance floor music.

DISCOVERY SERIES: WEST AFRICA* is available now from the Online Shop for $119 / 99 €.


Looks and sounds tasty!


Written by majorshake

June 21, 2011 at 1:08 pm

News: NI release Vintage Compressors bundle

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The folks at NI sure are on a roll lately!

Via NI:

VINTAGE COMPRESSORS is the sound of character compression. Created in collaboration with Softube, the VC 76, VC 2A and VC 160 are painstakingly accurate emulations of three of the most popular compressors in studio history. Each has its own unmistakable sound, and with added sidechaining and parallel compression, these VINTAGE COMPRESSORS actually improve on the originals. Add legendary character to your productions with VINTAGE COMPRESSORS.

The VINTAGE COMPRESSORS* bundle is available in the Online Shop for $229 / 199 €. The individual compressors are also available separately for $119 / 99 € each.

For more info and to purchase go here

Written by majorshake

June 10, 2011 at 10:36 am

News: Native Instruments releases Session Strings Pro

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Native Instruments have released another one of their awesome series of sample/instrument collections powered by Kontakt.

Here is a list of features from their website:
– Combine up to four ensembles, each with four violins, three violas, two cellos and two basses
– Play up to four full 11-piece ensembles or individual instrument groups
– Choose between contemporary and classical instrument placement
– Create instant rhythmical phrases with the fully-customizable Animator
– Unique musical workflows, streamlined for performance and production
– 29 articulations, 4 velocity layers, all within a single interface
– Additional presets for the sound of vintage soul and disco
– Unique Bow Noise control
– 48 GB of immaculate string samples (32 GB compressed)

For an update from the previous version of Session Strings it costs 229USD, and if you haven’t owned that before its 339 USD.

More info on the Native Instruments website.

Written by majorshake

May 27, 2011 at 10:11 am

News: Win NI Komplete Elements!

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I just found this an email from the good folks at NI.

You (or I for that matter), can win one of 50 copies of Komplete Elements. The rules are simple, just go to the Komplete facebook page and like it.

Good luck folks!

Written by majorshake

May 25, 2011 at 9:53 am

News: Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 now available!

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Call me a fanboy, but I am rather excited about this! The good folks from Native Instruments are on a roll with their new releases recently, and today I get an email telling me this is available now!

Here is what the press release said:
“Give your tracks the sound they deserve with KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 – the premium-quality 6-channel audio interface. With four analog ins/outs, digital in/out, MIDI and low-latency performance, it provides everything you need to record, play and perform music. And with its high-end pre-amps and Cirrus Logic converters, you’ll hear the difference – KOMPLETE sounds better.

KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 is now available at your local dealer and in the NI Online Shop, priced $339 / 299 €”

Here are the specs of this interface, taken straight from the NI website:

– 4 analog inputs: 2 balanced mic/line/instrument (XLR); plus 2 balanced line (1/4″ TRS)
– 4 balanced analog outputs (1/4″ TRS)
– Digital stereo input and output (S/PDIF / RCA) for lossless signal transmission
– MIDI in/out for master keyboard, MASCHINE or any third-party MIDI controller
– Headphone output with independent level control and source switch
– Completely USB powered, with an extra sturdy custom USB socket

It also comes with Komplete Elements as well as Cubase LE 5 and Traktor LE 2

Sounds pretty nifty!

Written by majorshake

May 3, 2011 at 9:07 am