Native Instruments Urban Arsenal 2

native-instruments-urban-arsenal-2Native Instruments has released Urban Arsenal 2, a  a new soundpack focusing on urban styles.

If you’ve used Urban Arsenal 2, leave a comment with your thoughts!

Description:

Created in collaboration with established urban music producers and sound designers, the latest entry in the KORE SOUNDPACK range delivers a further assortment of professional groove material and instrument sounds for use in KORE 2 and the free KORE PLAYER software instrument.

Expanding on the first collection, URBAN ARSENAL 2 provides even more authentic hip-hop grooves and drum kits, which can be easily tweaked and transformed through the advanced sound shaping and control features of the KORE platform. Over 1,000 sampled drum sounds form the basis for 40 groove sets and 32 drum kits, including material created by CLP, Dobie, Montana Beats and ProjectSAM. With over 15,000 overall groove variations, a powerful “Instant Remix” function and many other creative features, URBAN ARSENAL 2 makes it easy to lay the sonic foundations for contemporary hip-hop tracks. The groove material of URBAN ARSENAL 2 is complemented by a variety of sample-based instrument sounds, offering an assortment of brass, strings, basses and leads with a special focus on analog synthesizer tones. Additionally, the sound pack includes over 80 new presets based on the integrated engine of the MASSIVE synthesizer, with a range of inspiring leads, sub basses, pads and other sounds specifically designed for urban music styles.

Similar to the first collection, many sounds in URBAN ARSENAL 2 have been processed and pre-mastered using a range of premium outboard gear, including a special “dubplate resampling” process in the acclaimed “Dubplates & Mastering” studios in Berlin for authentic vinyl feel.

URBAN ARSENAL 2 is available for download purchase in the NI Online Shop for a suggested retail price of $119 / 99 €.

4 thoughts on “Native Instruments Urban Arsenal 2

  1. I'm thinking of buying this, the demo video and sounds are a LOT of fun — great way to sell a very polished product, and shows the Germans (and thereabouts) are masters at analyzing and aggregating urban American music styles.

    BUT… Native Instruments' checkout form fails to recognize my Kore Soundpack coupon. So I've asked them for help, and if anyone else is experiencing the same thing, this may be why.

  2. That's totally inaccurate and ignorant.

    Look up Battery — which has been used in hip-hop for many years now. And the research and application that went into Maschine (which I'll let owners of speak to more, I don't have one).

    And hip-hop spans the world; there are different flavors around the globe. Look up the specific sound designers behind UA2. Also, while sounds can be associated with particular genres, they're by no means confined to them. (Witness the jungle wobble basses in dubstep, which in turn gets rapped over.)

  3. That's totally inaccurate and ignorant.

    Look up Battery — which has been used in hip-hop for many years now. And the research and application that went into Maschine (which I'll let owners of speak to more, I don't have one).

    And hip-hop spans the world; there are different flavors around the globe. Learn more about the specific sound designers behind UA2. Also, while sounds can be associated with particular genres, they're by no means confined to them. (Witness the jungle wobble basses in dubstep, which in turn gets rapped over.)

  4. if you hate them so much go be a real DJ and cut your own samples but NI has been doing "hip-hop" for a while just because you dont know how to use what is put in front of you doesnt mean NI is a sell out for helping you I agree with Torley

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