Native Instruments has introduced Electronic Instruments 2 – a collection of eight new instruments for Reaktor 4 and Reaktor Session.
Electronic Instruments 2 contains three unique synthesizers, two
inspiring drum machines and three highly versatile effect units, all of
which offer an unprecedented level of sonic sophistication and visual
polish. The collection offers a powerful and highly creative toolkit
for contemporary electronic music and sound design, and showcases the
amazing potential of NI´s modular sound design software REAKTOR at its
Sound design for Electronic Instruments 2 was done by artists like
BT, Exile, Jam El Mar, Junkie XL, Machinehead, Photek, Richard Davis,
Richard Devine, Speedy J, Telefon Tel Aviv and others.
The eight instruments included in Electronic Instruments 2 are:
PHOTONE – Hybrid Master Synthesizer
A polyphonic powerhouse of a synthesizer that redefines the standard
for Reaktor synthesis. Photone boasts an extensive array of special
features including custom oscillator types, flexible filter routing,
analogue “drift” and detuning emulation as well as a slew of advanced
LIMELITE – Advanced Beat Composer
The weapon of choice for hypermodern beats of all sorts. Combining a
powerful step sequencer with a careful selection of samples and an
awesome array of effect processors, Limelite takes the beatbox concept
to a whole new level.
METAPHYSICAL FUNCTION – Dynamic Soundscape Synthesizer
Far more than “just another synthesizer”, Metaphysical Function
offers a truly engaging audiovisual experience with a vast and unique
sonic palette ranging from beautiful soothing tones to dark, disturbing
KRYPT – Granular Drum Machine
This is a loop generator quite unlike any other. Krypt consists of a
programmable granular sampler wired to a six-channel sequencer with an
intelligent pattern generation algorithm, and is capable of generating
polymorphic beats which are simply unheard of.
AKKORD – Sequenced Chord Generator
By chaining together a highly specialised synthesis engine with a
practical polyphonic pattern sequencer, Akkord excels at generating
rich chord sequences as well as dynamic monophonic lines.
FAST FX – Advanced Performance Effects
A combination of six unusual effects that turn any track into
something really unique – by slicing, filtering, gating, looping and
“freezing” the signal in unspeakable ways. Fast FX also features a
special ‘live’ snapshot system, which makes it perfect for live
RESOCHORD – Programmable Polyphonic Resonator
This powerful resonator imprints harmonic structures onto any input
signal, including percussive sounds with no existing harmonics.
Resochord integrates six feedback units, each resonating at a different
frequency, to generate rich and luscious chords from every material
which is fed into it.
CYAN – Extended Vintage Chorus
A high-quality chorus and much more than that. Cyan offers many
exciting sound-shaping possibilities through advanced features such as
tempo synchronisation and flexible delay modulation control.
All eight instruments are for use within Reaktor 4 and Reaktor
Session and can therefore be deployed in all plug-in formats that
Reaktor supports. Within Reaktor 4, all instruments can also be freely
edited and modified.
The Electronic Instruments 2 collection will be available in
September 2004 for a suggested retail price of $119 / 99 Euro from
authorized dealers and in the NI Online Shop.
For more information as well as for audio demos in MP3 format, please see http://www.native-instruments.com/ei2.info.