Native Instruments' latest new Kontakt instrument release has a distinct function, but it's suitable for multiple genres. If you want quick and easy crescendos, then Rise & Hit will appeal.
NI's Trakor Kontrol X1 MK2 is here and includes some novel additions, a simplified layout to its predecessor and can be used as a MIDI controller for other software. Sara Simms checks it out.
As you'd expect there's been a flurry of Thanksgiving deals flooding the AskAudioMag inbox. But this one from Native Instruments stood out. NI have a 50% sale on - and you can't argue with that!!
Metallic textures may conjure up cold, clanging or industrial soundscapes in your mind. There's more to metal in NI's latest Kontakt sample-based instrument as Noah Pred discovers.
If you haven't played around with reversed sounds, you've got some satisfying sonic fun coming your way! Hollin Jones puts Output beautifully crafted REV sample instrument to the test.
Since the first Maschine, Native Instruments have captured the hearts and minds of musicians, producers & finger drummers! So what does Maschine Studio bring to the table? Hollin Jones taps into it.
The next generation of Maschine is here! Maschine Studio is a bigger more tactile groove production studio w/ color display! Maschine 2.0 software promises many new features too. Read on for more
There's been a flurry of activity from the good folk at Native Instruments of late. Their most recent release is Kinetic Metal, a Kontakt instrument designed for ethereal and unconventional textures.
Native Instruments DrumLab promises to make beat creation quick, easy and immediately gratifying. Hollin Jones takes a deeper look. Scroll to the bottom of the see Toby Pitman's DrumLab intro video.
Orchestral sounds make their way into all styles and genres of music. So where can you find top notch sample libraries? Toby Pitman puts Sonokinetic's Da Capo, a 10GB Kontakt library, to the test.
Whether you DJ on iOS or Mac/PC, NI's range of Traktor apps is likely to fit your cueing needs. Is their latest controller, Traktor Kontrol Z1, going to fit your needs? Hollin Jones finds out.
Does the Sample Logic Assault library come up trumps? Toby Pitman sets out to discover whether it assaults your sonic senses in a positive way!
Native Instruments have a 2+2 channel DJ mixer? Yup! And as you'd expect it's designed for Traktor, but can be used as a standalone DJ mixer too. Sara Simms pushes and pulls in our full review.
If you're looking for a synth with attitude for seriously cool bass and lead sounds you should check out Native Instruments' Monark. G. W. Childs gives it a thorough exploration in this review.
If you want to super-charge your NI Reaktor experience, you owe it to yourself to check out Twisted Tools. Their new MSMAX, a powerful Mid/Side Matrix, is examined by G. W. Childs.