Native Instruments has disclosed full details on KORE, described as the world’s first Universal Sound Platform, and announced that the system will be in stores soon.
A new kind of host system for software instruments and effects, KORE
has been specifically developed to increase the efficiency, flexibility
and ease of working with music software in the studio and on stage.
KORE is an integrated system consisting of a host software for VST
and Audio Units plug-ins, and a tightly integrated hardware controller
that includes a professional USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface. It can be
used both as a standalone instrument host as well as a plug-in within
any Audio Units, VST and RTAS compatible sequencer program. Due to the
bi-directional integration of the controller with the KORE software,
all major functions of the system can be controlled without the need to
touch or even see the computer that runs the software.
KORE was designed to address several crucial aspects of
functionality, integration and ease of use that are present after ten
years of evolution in software instrument technology. Its concept
focuses on six key aspects that benefit both live performance and music
production: KORE allows musicians and producers to operate all plug-ins
through a unified, consistent interface, reducing the need to adapt to
a wide range of different usability concepts; find the desired sound
quickly in every situation, even within massive preset libraries; to
control software instrument with spontaneous and intuitive hands-on
control that is similar to the best hardware instruments; to fully
utilize the capabilities of software instruments on stage with a wide
range of advanced performances features; to move and transfer even
complex instruments and effects setups between different platforms and
systems without compatibility problems; and to make use of the true
sonic potential of software instruments that becomes available due to
the new level of integration and combination that KORE offers.
KORE will be available beginning May 8th 2006 for a suggested retail
price of $ 579 / 499 Euro from authorized dealers and in the NI Online
A limited time offer for owners of NI KOMPLETE will be effective
from May 8th until June 31st. Within this timeframe, every KORE
purchase includes a free copy of either NI KOMPLETE SOUND 2, NI
KOMPLETE CARE 2006 or the NI KOMPLETE 3 upgrade, depending on which
KOMPLETE products the respective customer already owns. Detailed
information about the offer conditions for KORE is available on
the NI website.
Full details on KORE are available at the Native Instruments site.