Native Instruments Reviews

NI Releases Kinetic Toys for Kontakt [Video]

Native Instruments has released some fresh new sounds for the Kontakt instrument that takes vintage toy, game, and unusual sounds and mixes them with dope synths to be used in Production work.  This is a new unique tool for producers will allow them to mix clever new sounds with their new musical works.

New Traktor Remix Sets by Soma Records Artists

It’s been a while since we’ve posted one of these STEMS releases by Native Instruments for Traktor Pro, but they’ve always been cranking these out on an almost weekly basis while increasing the STEMS library for its DJ users.  This week, NI releases a new STEMS pack featuring artists from the Soma Records label including six tracks by Deepbass, Gemini Voice Archive, Petrichor, and SLV.

Native Instruments releases free REAKTOR Blocks 1.3 update [Video]

Native Instruments’ flagship virtual instrument, REAKTOR 6 has now had a new Blocks 1.3 update release which adds a new family of five synth modules that can get the production/creative juices flowing.  Check out the full video, press release, and links to see what the new Blocks 1.3 update can do for you.

Native Instruments ‘Summer of Sound’ Sales Special [Video]

Native Instruments just launched the Summer of Sound special sale that gives major discounts to both software and hardware for Komplete and Maschine.  This is the perfect time to acquire new goodies from NI to help with the music production workflow using these great deals.  Check out the press release, video, and links for more.

Maschine LONDON GRIT Expansion

The NI Team continues releasing brand new soundpacks for users of its popular Maschine Production Stations to keep things fresh for aspiring producers when making new tracks and beats. The newest MASCHINE Expansion is called ELASTIC THUMP which brings the sound of UK grime to MASCHINE.  It includes HUGE bass, 8-bit one-shots, and crunchy glitch and distortion effects. As always it’s available for $50 and there’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app for only $1.

Maschine 2.6.5 Update With Ideas View!

Native Instruments has just updated the Maschine Software for their popular beat-making devices.  This new iteration is Maschine 2.6.5 and it comes with a brand new feature called Ideas View.  This gives users a new view for mixing and matching patterns independent of the timeline to try out new beats, vamps, and fills to find suitable combinations for the beat you’re working on.

Top 5 DJ Controllers Under $400! [Video]

We’re back with our “top 5” video series where we show DJ’s our pick for the best in a particular DJ equipment category.  Today we’ve released our Top 5 DJ Controllers that cost less than $400.  This list doesn’t have any particular order, but we’ve chose different manufacturers and different software types to be sure every base is covered for a wide range of users.

Maschine ELASTIC THUMP Expansion

The NI Team continues releasing brand new soundpacks for users of its popular Maschine Production Stations to keep things fresh for aspiring producers when making new tracks and beats. The newest MASCHINE Expansion is called ELASTIC THUMP which fuses some smooth R&B sounds mixed with futuristic funk style for people to make new music with. As always it’s available for $50 and there’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app for only $1.

NI KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.8 Released [Video]

Native Instruments released a free update to its KOMPLETE KONTROL software.  KOMPLETE KONTROL Version 1.8.0 contains bug fixes and three main features which include New Smart Play Scales, Enhanced Smart Play chord features, and Stand Alone Transport Control.  Check out a rundown of these features and our KOMPLETE Keyboards review for more info.

Maschine HEADLAND FLOW Expansion

The NI Team continues releasing brand new soundpacks for users of its popular Maschine Production Stations to keep things fresh for aspiring producers when making new tracks and beats. The newest MASCHINE Expansion is called HEADLAND FLOW which uses Breaks with R&B flavor and southern style hip-hop samples and sounds for people to make new music with.  As always it’s available for $50 and there’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app for only $1.

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