Native Introduces Komplete Kontrol S-Series Control Keyboards

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Native Instruments has announced the Komplete Kontrol S-Series control keyboards – a new line of controllers designed to provide tight integration with Komplete 10.

The Kontrol S-Series keyboards are available with 25, 49 or 61 keys, featuring Fatar keybeds.

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Native Instruments Komplete 10 Adds 6 New Instruments

NI_Komplete_10_Ultimate_CombinedNative Instruments has announced Komplete 10 and Komplete 10 Ultimate, the latest versions of their production suites for Mac & Windows.

Komplete 10 and Komplete 10 Ultimate include six new instruments:

  • Rounds – a new synth that combines digital and virtual analog engines
  • Kontour – Native says that this instrument “allows you to create stunningly organic textures, going from mallets to plucked and bowed strings to distorted, aggressive and noisy sounds”.
  • Polyplex – described as “a fast, fun way to design your own drum kits”
  • Three new sampled pianos that make up The Definitive Piano Collection.

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NI Intros Magnate Hustle Expansion For Maschine

NI-MAGNATE_HUSTLENative Instruments has introduced MAGNATE HUSTLE – a new MASCHINE Expansion tailored to urban pop styles.

The expansion pack features a set of guitar licks and chords, synths, and drum sounds plus new presets for Massive and the Maschine 2 Drum Synths. It runs in the Maschine 2 software on Maschine Studio, Maschine, or Maschine Mikro.

A compact version for iMaschine is also available via the in-app store. Continue reading

Creating Cinematic Tracks With Output REV

The developers at Output recently set out to produce an Electro-Cinematic track using various elements of REV, while using all 4 of the its engines.

Gregg, one of the developers at Output, described the process: “[W]e recently made a video on how to make tracks like M83, Clint Mansell, Trent Reznor, etc., where we show the final sound and then the elements that we used to make it. It’s of course filled with REV, but it still shows how we did it and many of the principals work regardless of software.” Continue reading