Native Instruments Intros Kontakt 5, Guitar Rig 5 Pro & More

Native Instruments Guitar Rig ProNative Instruments has just unleashed a bunch of new stuff – sort of like they used to at the Winter NAMM Show, when they still attended that.

Here’s what’s new:

  • KONTAKT 5 is the next generation of the leading software sampler. The new version offers profoundly enhanced sound shaping through a host of new high-quality filters and studio-grade effect algorithms, superior time-stretching, vintage sampling modes, and more. Further accommodating its role as the central sample library platform on the market, KONTAKT 5 also introduces major new features for advanced instrument design.
  • GUITAR RIG 5 PRO is the latest version of the versatile effects studio. The fifth generation expands the comprehensive feature set of the software with additional amplifiers and effects, advanced speaker emulation, and various new creative features that make GUITAR RIG even more powerful both for studio production and live performance.
  • STUDIO DRUMMER is a new instrument for the efficient creation of studio-quality acoustic drum tracks. By combining premium sampled drum kits and a comprehensive studio-grade mixing environment with a wide assortment of professional grooves, the KONTAKT-based instrument provides a highly versatile and easy-to-use “virtual drummer” that gives authentic and fast results for pop, rock, metal, jazz and related music styles.
  • The new SOLID MIX SERIES emulates the distinctive EQ and dynamics sections of one of the most revered mixing consoles of all time, while TRANSIENT MASTER recreates a popular hardware processor that provides highly efficient transient processing. Both products can used be used with the free GUITAR RIG PLAYER, or expand the arsenal of the GUITAR RIG 5 software.

See the NI site for details.  Continue reading

Native Instruments Announces Komplete 8 & Komplete 8 Ultimate

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Native Instruments has announced Komplete 8 and Komplete 8 Ultimate, the latest versions of its monster-sized software bundle.

While Komplete 8 has been expanded to include 27 individual products at an unchanged price, the new Komplete 8 Ultimate combines the full arsenal of Native Instruments’ Komplete Instruments and Effects at the same substantial discount, with 50 individual products provided on a dedicated external hard drive.

Komplete 8 includes the latest Kontakt 5 and Guitar Rig 5 versions, and adds the West Africa percussion instrument. It also incorporates the versatile new Studio Drummer drum production instrument and the upcoming Transient Master dynamic processing effect.

Komplete 8 also includes over 1,300 additional presets for Abysnth, FM8 and Massive, derived from several soundpacks, previously available as individual products. Continue reading

Using An iPhone As A Synth Effects Processor

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Synthesist Erik Norlander, of Sonic Reality, demonstrates using AmpliTube iRig as an effects processor for his Yamaha Motif synthesizer, in this this official IK Multimedia demo video.

Amplitube iRig is a $39.99 audio adapter designed to let you connect guitars and audio gear to iOS devices. Paired with Amplitube for the iPhone/iPad, which are available in free and commercial versions, the software/hardware combo makes a pretty cheap multi-effects processor.

via ikmultimedia

Native Instruments Absynth 5, Guitar Rig 4 Pro, Kontakt 4, And Komplete 6 Now Available

native-instrumentsNative Instruments today announced that ABSYNTH 5, GUITAR RIG 4 PRO, KONTAKT 4, and KOMPLETE 6 are now available in stores worldwide.

Details on each of the releases below or see the Native Instruments site for  more information. Continue reading

Native Instruments Komplete 6


Native Instruments has announced Komplete 6, the latest version of its virtual instrument bundle.

Komplete 6 Features:

  • Includes Kontakt 4, Absynth 5, Guitar Rig Pro, Reaktor 5, Massive, FM8 and Battery 3.
  • Huge selection of presets covering the entire musical spectrum – all ready to play.
  • Over 7,500 presets have been categorized as KoreSounds and pre-configured for use with KORE.
  • Suited for music production, live performance, instrument and sound design.
  • High-quality audio engines.
  • Includes sample libraries with over 60 GB of professional samples.
  • Intuitive control interfaces for fast and efficient workflows.
  • All instruments run stand-alone, ideal for live performances.
  • Supports all major plug-in and sample formats.
  • Supported Formats: Stand-alone, Audio Units, VST, RTAS(Pro Tools 7/8), ASIO, Core Audio, Core MIDI, DirectSound.

Details below. Continue reading

Native Instruments Kompletely Insane Sale


Native Instruments has gone Kompletely Insane!

No – it’s not because they built their new website almost entirely in Flash.

It’s because they are offering Komplete 5 for the month of July for $399 / 399 €!

According to NI, the 11 instruments in Komplete would be $3.069 / 2.689 € if bought individually. Native Instruments’ Kompletely Insane promo is good only through the end of July. Continue reading

Ableton Live 8’s Looper

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Robosquirt demonstrates Ableton Live 8‘s Looper, using it to lay down a rhythm guitar track.

Using the overdub function and the FCB to switch between Guitar Rig presets, you can build layers and harmony on the fly.