Native Instruments has announced that it is killing Kore – its hardware + software platform for finding, playing & tweaking sounds:
Native Instruments has decided to discontinue the KORE product range, in order to utilize its development resources in the best interest of its wider user base.
KORE 2 will be supported through further maintenance updates for the time being, with 64-bit plugin versions of KORE 2 for Windows and Mac OS X currently in development. Technical support for KORE will also continue to be available.
All owners of the full versions of KORE 1 or KORE 2 (excluding software-only versions) can purchase MASCHINE at a special crossgrade price of $449 / €399.
That $449 is about $150 off the current retail price for Maschine.