Native 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.
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 →
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.