With both additions, you will be enjoying a much more integrated package and one of the best hardware and software set-ups out there. By the way, Native Instruments is not the only manufacturer working with this development team. Perhaps one of the most useful additions to Kontakt, Instrument Buses are to be found nestled between the Amplifier module and the Insert Effects strip. Studio Drummer has three different acoustic drum kits to emulate the realistic performance of an actual drummer. These days, you can get them to sound like they are actually being strummed by a real guitar player, rather than just having all notes played at exactly the same time. But really, this would suit anyone who makes music on a computer and who wants easy access to almost any sound they can think of.
Native Instruments is determined to firmly establish the Kore Soundpacks line as the most valuable, diverse and inspiring range of sound material for studio and stage, and will release a substantial number of additional libraries over the course of 2008. It covers a wide range, from subtle distortion to total devastation, and has a great buildup and breakdown effect. This algorithm needs more resources than the other features but its quality is higher and the providing a real-time reverse mode. It has switchable soft and hard knee modes, two attack modes and two release modes, and gives a clean, responsive, musical sound. If you are looking to create music that sounds like classic funk, soul, reggae, disco and rock tracks from the 1960s, this is for you. What's new in version 5? Could be too vast for some people Komplete 10 is for serious music producers who want quick access to any sound at a few clicks of their computer mouse, along with infinite editing and sound manipulation possibilities.
One for the serious player. Naturally, I tested Time Machine Pro with a variety of material, and found the results to be variable but generally impressive. Based on material from the Kontakt 3 factory library, Kontakt Retro Machines provides a collection of vintage instruments that established the sound of many electronic music genres of the past. I say again: replicate the software in hardware form. Each effect has just 4 knobs to make it easily accessible so you can get straight into messing around with your sounds.
I am always grabbing pads from the oberheims and gritty arpeggios from the Korg which sound really great. It uses state-of-the-art sample quality, using real samples from the piano. For many people, it may actually be too much. All this can be done much more efficiently using Instrument Buses. We look at what's new in version 5. An instrument open for editing, showing the new Instrument Bus strip.
Another user had problems installing it and got no help from Native Instruments. When you buy, you can select the Electric Instruments collection which gives you various electric pianos, Electra and Hohner Clavinet amongst others. You get several classics including my favorites the , the Matrix 12 and the. The new version remains cosmetically the same as version 4 apart from a minor change: in Instrument Edit mode, the green colour scheme is now replaced by a shade of pale brown that paint manufacturers might call 'Weimaraner'. Maybe this is the way Native Instruments wanted it to be, who knows.
The Solid Bus Compressor, with its handy gain reduction meter on the right. Komplete 10 is designed to work with all the standard Digital Audio Workstations. Of course you can go beneath the surface and access the effects by clicking the wrench tool on the top left of the instrument panel if you wish to fine tune your sound. It is not intended for a casual user who just wants to mess about. This thing is gorgeous when the lights are on. Take a look at this video demonstrating what it can do: The Gentleman Here is another piano, using samples from a vintage upright piano that was made in 1908.
When it comes to effects, Molecular is a modular collection of effects that are like effects pedals. However, a combination of software piracy, amazing new and colourful gear, a shift back to analogue, and the sorry fact that people were starting to mix with their eyes rather than their ears has meant that hardware has made a glorious return. That said, there are a myriad of presets in each new instrument to experiment with for a very long time. Great for harsh, dirty, loud sounds, as you will hear if you listen to this: Reaktor Spark Developed by the founder of Native Instruments, Stephan Schmitt, this synthesizer has 200 synth sounds as well as 14000 sound variations. Now you can just do it all yourself with the software, saving you a lot of time and money.
If you have any of the existing Komplete Kontrol S-Series, you will be at home here. Pro Mode allows the spectral envelope formant to be adjusted with the Env. Spitfire is known for its almost obsessive attention to sampling detail, and it shows here. Sixteen Buses are available to each Kontakt instrument and appear as destinations under each Group's output assign button. You get everything here, from realistic grand pianos and African drum kits, all the way through to synthesizer sounds.
It has 2 elements: a Debuggerand an Instrument Editor. The Grandeur allows you to control the Color, Dynamic Range, and the Space of the sound, for that real concert piano sound. It has a large number of presets designed by the guitarist of Rammstein himself and has matched cabinet and control room features. From a third-party developer called zPlane whose skills have been proved tried and true. Not everyone always gets it right but Arturia has here, using software modelling to recreate both the Suitcase and Stage models, the front panel controls, tines and a suite of effects and Fender Twin amp that give the sound its unique character. It can do loud, overdriven sounds when played hard, or soft and sweet sounds when played lightly. If you are writing music for films, you are going to need access to a wide range of sounds.