Native Instruments Reviews
Native Instruments has just announced that their awesome KOMPLETE Effects suite is running a 50% off promotion so producers can get the effects they want at a great cost. This promotion only lasts until Monday March 23rd so act fast to take advantage of these savings. Check out the full press release and promo video after the jump for the full details.
We recently reviewed the Native Instruments Maschine Studio hardware and software which is a great production tool that can be used in the studio behind the scenes or in all out live performances. Check out this new live drumming video by ASADI on the Native Instruments Maschine MK2.
Just a few hours ago, I hopped on the Stanton ST-150 turntables and the Traktor Z2 Mixer for a quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts February 2015. I took the camera out to give you a quick freestyle mixing session with some of my favorite tracks of this latest release. Check out my quick freestyle video session and download/stream my latest February 2015 mixtape inside.
Late last year, we reviewed the new Native Instruments Powerful tools that allow producers to make music of all styles and genres. The Native Instruments Maschine Studio easily allows users to bang out beats on the drum pads while the Native Instruments Komplete Keyboards made it simple to add a melody to the rhythm. Now Native Instruments has integrated the Maschine Studio with the Komplete Keyboards to make an easy and intuitive workflow for production.
The Traktor Remix Decks allows DJ’s to perform like producers in real-time while beatmashing and remixing with different sounds, loops, hotcues, and effects using different controllers like the Traktor Kontrol S8 and F1. Traktor Pro 2 comes with a few Remix sets to get users started, but NI has made sure to keep releasing Fresh and New Remix Sets for users to play with, all for a small fee. Check out the seven new Remix Sets created by various artists and record labels after the jump.
The NI Team is always releasing brand new soundpacks for users of its popular Maschine Production Stations to keep the creative juices flowing for aspiring producers when making new tracks and beats. The newest MASCHINE Expansion for Hip-Hop producers is called Prospect Haze and it comes with melodic sounds and grooves from the 90’s “golden-age” Hip-Hop era. There’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app. Check out the details in the press release from NI and the links after the jump.
The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 is the latest and greatest DJ controller from NI that can operate as a completely Stand-Alone 4-channel mixer, has touch sensitive controls, high quality user-replaceable faders, and dual high resolution screens for all the Traktor information one could need without glancing at their laptop. The Remix decks controls replace the jog wheels and pitch sliders for each deck, so it may not be for everyone… Check out our review video to see our thoughts.
Native Instruments has been busy this month as they’ve recently received one of the Best Co-signs of the new Traktor Kontrol S8 controller from DJ Legend Carl Cox and they’re also giving users a lot to celebrate for this season with a bunch of free downloadable gifts from the NI website. Check out the Carl Cox video and the full details on how to get your free NI gifts after the jump.
We’ve recently reviewed the Native Instruments Maschine Studio and their Komplete Kontrol S49 Keyboard and we quickly determined that you would need a separate soundcard in order to use these production tools. Native Instruments has their own professional 24-bit/96 kHz sound and zero latency USB soundcard interface called the Komplete Audio 6 that is now on sale for only $199 until December 31st, 2014.
Native Instruments have just released a software update for our favorite beat-making device Maschine. The Maschine 2.2 software update allows for full and seamless integration with the recently reviewed NI Komplete Kontrol S-Series Keyboards, touch sensitive controls for the Maschine Studio knobs, and new scale and Arpeggiator modes to open up new creative possibilities.
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