Native Instruments Reviews
The NI Team continues releasing brand new soundpacks for users of its popular Maschine Production Stations to keep things fresh for aspiring producers when making new tracks and beats. The newest MASCHINE Expansion for dub basses and crackling beats productions is called Lone Forest and it comes with lots of reverb synth samples & special kits for drones and atmospheric sounds. There’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app for only $1. Check out the details after the jump!
Native Instruments continues to expand its production and music creation software, KONTAKT with a new horn instruments add-on called Symphony Series BRASS. NI’s new Symphony Series BRASS comes in two flavors called the BRASS ENSEMBLE that will give a nice full harmony of horns playing together, and the BRASS SOLO which has singular horn player sounds for music creation. BRASS ENSEMBLE and BRASS SOLO can be purchased separately or as a bundle called BRASS COLLECTION for a package deal price. Check out the quick video, links, and more after the jump.
The NI Team is always releasing brand new soundpacks for users of its popular Maschine Production Stations to keep things fresh for aspiring producers when making new tracks and beats. The newest MASCHINE Expansion for Funky Bass-Groove style productions is called Amplified Funk and it comes with lots of cool and contemporary Funk and R&B sounds. There’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app.
The recently reviewed Native Instruments Maschine Studio hardware provides best-in-class production control with two new hi-res color displays, a new edit section with a large jog wheel, and 16-multi-color backlit velocity-sensitive drum pads. At last month’s Red Bull Music Academy Festival in New York, NI and RBMA teamed up to put together a special roundtable with hip-hop studio icons Just Blaze, 9th Wonder, Khrysis, and G.O.O.D. Music’s President Che Pope. It was a really interesting conversation about collaboration, hip-hop production and how to make songs with Maschine.
Native Instruments has just launched the Summer of Sound Sales Special which offers certain product owner’s 50% off sales specials of new software plug-ins, upgrades, and crossgrades including KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE production suites, as well as the MASCHINE 2 software update. The SUMMER OF SOUND special runs from now until June 30, 2015 at the NI Online Shop and at retailers worldwide while supplies last.
We recently reviewed the new Native Instruments tools that allow producers to make music of all styles and genres. The NI Maschine Studio easily allows users to bang out beats on the drum pads while the NI Komplete Keyboards made it simple to add a melody to the rhythm. Now NI has released the new Maschine 2.3 and the Komplete 1.1 updates that will make workflows easier and give producers a head start when making new music.
Late last year, we reviewed the new Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 Keyboard and the Komplete Ultimate Software setup which was rather expensive all together, but still provided a superb experience when using them together to craft beats. NI will now offer the Komplete Kontrol Keyboards with a free software download that will give users lots of Komplete sounds and melodies to start crafting beats without needing to purchase additional software. The NI team also has also launched a limited-time KEYS TO KOMPLETE Sales Special.
The NI Team is always releasing brand new soundpacks for users of its popular Maschine Production Stations to keep things fresh for aspiring producers when making new tracks and beats. The newest MASCHINE Expansion for Hip-Hop “galactic” style productions is called Astral Flutter and it comes with abstract and tweak-able sounds and grooves to get you started. There’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app.
We recently reviewed the new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 which is a very powerful DJ controller for Traktor while also working as a DVS enabled mixer for external turntables and CDJ style control. The legendary DJ Shiftee has just completed a pretty sick turntable timecode DVS performance along with using some of the new cool features on the Traktor Kontrol S8 such as Freeze Mode. Check out this dope performance video to see what’s possible with the new S8.
Native Instruments has officially announced the arrival of their newest compact DJ controller for Traktor called the Traktor Kontrol D2. The Traktor Kontrol D2 is essentially the “deck” section of the recently reviewed Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ controller and it sports the same hi-res screen and heavy remix deck control with multicolored backlit pads and volume controls. The D2 and the S8 will also use these remix deck controls to manipulate the new Stems file format.