Native Instruments articles

  • Comparing Guitar Rig Player, AmpliTube Custom Shop and Pod Farm Free
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    Comparing Guitar Rig Player, AmpliTube Custom Shop and … - 3 Free Amp Simulators Face Off

    02/10/16

    Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 Player, IK Multimedia AmpliTube Custom Shop and Line 6 Pod Farm 2.5 Free, are all free amp-modeling software suites offering both plug-in and standalone operation. Each comes with models of amps, cabinets, effects, and mics. While all are designed to entice you into the paid versions, we thought we’d compare the fre…

  • A Demo of Native Instruments' Innovative New MIDI Controllers
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    A Demo of Native Instruments' Innovative New MIDI Contr… - Video: Komplete Kontrol S Series Keyboards

    10/14/14

    We recently visited Native Instruments' Los Angeles office, an impressive place where you can see the famous “Hollywood” sign when you look out the window. Though the view was dramatic, we were more focused on the demo we got of the new Komplete Kontrol S Series keyboards.

  • Native Instruments Maschine Studio and Maschine 2.0 Review
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    Native Instruments Maschine Studio and Maschine 2.0 Rev… - Ghost in the Maschine

    03/02/14

    The first Maschine made its debut in 2009. Consisting in a controller and an associated software application, it intended to provide mouse and screen fans the workflow of an MPC-type device, while providing the processing power of a computer to MPC hardliners.

  • Native Instruments Cuba Review
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    Native Instruments Cuba Review - The Caribbean Touch

    09/19/13

    The newest addition to Native Instruments' Kontakt libraries is called Cuba. It was conceived to provide the typical sound of Afro-Cuban music, a territory seldom treaded by music library publishers. So, how did they do?

  • Native Instruments Battery 4 review
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    Native Instruments Battery 4 review - Battery 4

    04/06/13

    With version 4 of its “drum sampler” included in both editions of Komplete 9 and available separately, what does Native Instruments propose to do ? Answers below.

  • Native Instruments Monark Pro Review
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    Native Instruments Monark Pro Review - The King Talks

    03/27/13

    In the domain of analogue synthesizer emulation, the race for fidelity continues. The biggest breakthroughs have not necessarily originated from the top editors. One of them, Monark, is reacting with a promise of the most faithful recreation of an old analogue hero, the Minimoog.

  • Native Instruments Komplete 8 & Komplete 8 Ultimate review
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    Native Instruments Komplete 8 & Komplete 8 Ultimate rev… - Kompletely Native

    01/01/12

    Native Instruments has been offering a selection of its software products grouped under the brand "Komplete" for several years now. The selection is updated every year with the latest versions of several products plus some additional tools. And it offers a rather unbeatable value for money ($499).

  • Native Instruments Kontakt 5 Review
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    Native Instruments Kontakt 5 Review - Kontakt on the Fast Track

    12/24/11

    Among the host of new products introduced by Natives Instruments in September, we found a new Kontakt version. Here is a quick overview of its new features.

  • Native Instruments Guitar Rig Pro 5 Review
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    Native Instruments Guitar Rig Pro 5 Review - Guitar Rig to the Power of 5

    12/18/11

    Within a few years, Guitar Rig has become a reference in the world of guitar amps and effects simulation. The fourth version, which saw the light of day about two years ago, already brought major sound quality improvements with itself thanks to the new –however limited— Control Room feature... Can the German manufacturer surprise us with this fift…

  • Native Instruments Maschine Mikro Review
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    Native Instruments Maschine Mikro Review - Mikro Maschine

    12/11/11

    Two years ago, Native Instruments introduced Maschine, a kind of hybrid MPC combining software and hardware technologies. The software is now in version 1.7 and the manufacturer has also introduced Maschine Mikro — a simpler but cheaper version.