Native Instruments has announced that KORE 2, the second generation of its multi-functional host system, is now available in stores.
The new version extends and refines the concepts introduced and established with KORE—seamless integration of any software instruments and effects into a unified architecture, powerful realtime parameter control, and comprehensive sound access functionality. At the same time, KORE 2 expands its role by directly integrating powerful sonic capabilities with a comprehensive included sound library based on integrated NI instrument engines.
While remaining an open platform for all software instruments and effects, KORE 2 now also includes its own powerful sound capabilities, realized in an exceptional library of 500 specially designed studio-quality KoreSounds(R), each with multiple sound variations, covering all relevant musical styles and genres. The ready-to-use sound arsenal is based on the integrated engines of ABSYNTH, FM8, GUITAR RIG, KONTAKT, MASSIVE, and REAKTOR, and offers highly focused, musical sound shaping functions.
KORE 2 is available for a suggested retail price of $ 559 / € 499.
NI also announced the release of KORESOUND PACKS, a new line of affordable high-quality sound packs for use in KORE 2
KORESOUND PACKS are sound collections that allow musicians of various genres to selectively expand the sonic scope of KORE 2, taking full advantage of its integrated sound engines and the advanced sound morphing, control and categorization features of the system. Four different KORESOUND PACKS are immediately available, and additional collections with original content will be released in the future.
Each sound in every KORESOUND PACK comes with consistent parameter mapping for the high-resolution KORE controller, allowing users to fine-tune and tweak every sound quickly and intuitively. Up to eight pre-assigned sound variations for every preset also offer extended tonal depth and variety, and a complete set of musical attributes for the powerful KORE sound browser makes it easy to integrate the sound collections into an existing preset library.
The first four available KORESOUND PACKS are “Best-Of” selections based on existing sound libraries of several acclaimed NI products. This includes “Best of MASSIVE”, featuring 200 KoreSounds taken from NI’s powerful next-generation wavetable synthesizer; “Best of REAKTOR Vol. 1”, a selection of cutting-edge electronic sounds from some of the most popular and unique REAKTOR ensembles; “Synthetic Drums Reloaded”, an assortment of 10 highly contemporary electronic drum kits; and “’57 Drawbar Organ”, a collection of sample-based sounds that represent a legendary tone-wheel organ, complete with individual drawbar controls.
All KORESOUND PACKS are available for $ 59 / € 49 as downloads in the NI Online Shop. Every owner of KORE 2 is also eligible for a free download of one KORESOUND PACK of his choice.