Synthtopia’s been slow for a couple days, and there’s a good reason why – Native Instruments’ new Kore Player.
Here’s what NI has to say about Kore Player:
KORE PLAYER is a free software instrument designed for use with KORE SOUNDPACKS. Built on the same principles as the flagship KORE 2 Super Instrument, KORE PLAYER includes six Native Instruments sound engines under the hood and provides ready-to-play sounds that can be browsed and tweaked via the ultra-intuitive KORE PLAYER interface. Adding new sounds is as easy as purchasing and downloading affordable KORE SOUNDPACKS.
In other words, Kore Player takes the sound engines from Absynth, FM8, Guitar Rig, Kontakt, Massive and Reaktor and offers them up in a dumbed-down interface.
It’s a resource hog, but it sounds great. Native is doing is giving you a bunch of fantastic sounds for free to get you used to the Kore interface. They’re hoping that you’ll like the sounds and the simple interface, and move up to other Kore products.
Download it from the NI site and let me know what you think of it