Berlin, July 8, 2016 – In partnership with Soniccouture, Native Instruments today launched a special limited-time offer – for 16 days , 20 innovative Soniccouture instruments are available for half price from the NI Online Shop. The offer includes the standout collections Box of Tricks, The Conservatoire Collection, and The Attic, as well as unique instruments like Geosonics, Pan Drums, Ondioline, and many more. All instruments on offer are compatible with Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) – the extended plug-in format that allows deep level integration with Native Instruments’ KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series and MASCHINE hardware.
“Soniccouture’s relationship with Native Instruments goes back to 2005 when we helped to create the ‘KONTAKT Experience’ product for NI,” says James Thompson, Co-Founder of Soniccouture. “The direct result of this was that Dan and I decided to start releasing KONTAKT libraries because of the exciting possibilities offered by the new KSP programming language. Eleven years later, the evolution of that process sees our 20 virtual instruments fully integrated into NI’s NKS protocol, offering the musician not just sonic sophistication but also simplicity. We are thrilled to have come so far on this journey together, and excited by the possibilities the future holds.”
Native Kontrol Standard® (NKS) is NI’s extended plug-in format that allows third-party instrument developers to directly address hardware features in KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series and in MASCHINE. NKS instruments organically appear in the Native Browser with all presets readily tagged, offer sensible parameter assignments via Native Map, and make use of the Light Guide to display key switches and sample assignments. NKS also brings Smart Play features to third-party instruments, allowing detailed access to the S-Series’ touch strips, scale mapping, Chord Sets, and the powerful arpeggiator. The list of partners supporting NKS with free updates for their instruments is constantly expanding.
Interested in the Soniccouture / Imogen Heap Box of Tricks instrument? It's highly recommended. Check out our review here.