One of the biggest names in computer music, Native Instruments started out with ground breaking software and VST plugins such as Kontakt and Reaktor. These instruments have gone on to be used by more musicians, composers and producers than we could possibly name, although Daft Punk using your stuff is always a good sign. Through Komplete they gave us an affordable software package that could fit every requirement of modern music production, from mix plugins to samplers and synths. Further to this they offer revolutionary hardware like Maschine that frees users up from the computer screen, finally allowing you to play and interact with software rather than merely controlling it.
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This same philosophy drives the development of their Traktor DJ equipment. Offering the software free with most of their hardware and putting faders, pads and knobs at your fingertips to remix, apply effects and cue. The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 has become a near industry standard DJ controller, spawning the affordable S2 as well as the all new Stems compatible D2, S5 and S8. If you prefer a modular set-up then NI also have a range of smaller controllers to suit.
The Komplete sound library has become one of the most exciting product launches, with Native Instruments releasing an annual update to the collection with new soft synths, effects, instruments and sounds. For value for money, convenience and technical support, nothing comes close to Komplete for electronic music producers to add a wealth of new sounds to their arsenal. To get the most out of the Komplete Plug-Ins, check out the Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol Keyboards for an amazing workflow and seamless integration.
The Maschine Studio series currently comes in 2 products, the Native Instruments Maschine Studio and the Maschine Studio MK2. The Maschine Studio has become the industry-standard for professional music and production. It’s a ground-breaking instrument that combines an incredible sound library with professional sampling effects, drum synths, pattern-based sequencers, dedicated mixers, sidechaining and unlimited flow groups.
The Maschine MK2 is the most recent product by Native Instruments in the series, it’s optimised for Komplete 10/11 meaning you can have over 2000 different sounds and effects at your disposal. Get busy creating amazing and professional sounds effects with the Maschine MK2, the same sounds famous DJs themselves use. The sleek hardware provides direct access to all key functions and the dedicated control buttons and jog wheel means fast browsing, editing, monitoring and arranging when it comes to creating your own tracks. Two high definition colour displays let you see what’s going on with pattern, scene, waveform and plug-in monitoring. The Native Instruments Maschine Studio MK2 provides the streamlined ability to create amazing sound effects at an unparallelled level.
The Native Instruments Komplete Audio series is a premium-quality audio interface. They provide everything you would need to record, play and perform music, at an affordable price. The series comes standard with analog in/out ports, digital in/out, MIDI ports, and a low latency technology in a sleek metal casing. The Komplete Audio series also comes with Komplete Elements which includes over 1000 professional sound effects for you to play with, plus software for sequencing, recording and DJ’ing.
The Komplete Audio series is designed to be flexible when it comes to recording different instruments. Plug in your guitar, bass, microphone or MIDI instruments and the Komplete Audios technology will ensure the lowest possible latency as well as having a direct monitoring option which shows you the latency of your current recording. The Native Instruments Komplete Audio includes a generous effects software package which means right out of the box you can produce or mix tracks to your hearts content.
The Native Instruments Komplete 11 collection aims to improve on the previous iteration by providing more features, sounds and mastering tools. The Komplete 11 features over 13,000 individual sounds effects including all of the usual synthesizers, drums and percussion, guitars and strings. The software comes in a convenient external hard drive allowing the Komplete 11 to be portable, take it to your friend’s house, studio or concert! Brand new additions to the software that the Komplete 10 didn’t have are Reaktor 6, Replika, Strummed Acoustic and Kinetic Metal. The Komplete 11 opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to mixing, sequencing, mastering, music production and live performances.