Native Instruments Reviews
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.
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.
The Maschine software has just updated to the 2.6 version and it features many helpful upgrades that make the music creation experience even that much more simple and enjoyable. Native Instruments has released a few new videos to show users how they can take advantage of the new features using both the Maschine Jam and the Maschine Studio.
The MASCHINE and TRAKTOR workflows can now easily sync together with the use of the Ableton Link software that allows many different platforms to work in harmony without the use of an additional MIDI clock style setup. The MASCHINE 2.5.5 update is out now on Native Access, and TRAKTOR PRO 2.11 update is out now on the Service Center which will allow the Ableton Link to communicate with the two.
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 RADIANT HORIZON which uses Caribbean style rhythms for huge bass style music perfect for trap, urban pop, and bass music. As always it’s available for $50 and there’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app for only $1.
The MASCHINE JAM review is currently under way, but NI has released a few new videos showing users of the new JAM exactly how they can control their DAW and work perfectly along side the KOMPLETE Keyboards. Check out the videos after the jump.
Just like back in the 2014 holiday season, Native Instruments has announced that their own professional 24-bit/96 kHz sound and zero latency USB soundcard interface called the Komplete Audio 6 is now on sale for only $199 until January 10th, 2016. We’ve reviewed both the NI Maschine Studio and the Komplete S49 Keyboard where a separate soundcard is required. This is the perfect opportunity to grab one at a great discount.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of the regulars who celebrate the holiday here in the US. Native Instruments has decided (once again) to extend a huge sale in honor of the holiday giving everyone 50% off of their popular software such as Maschine Expansions, Traktor Pro 2, and other popular software. This deal only lasts until December 5th so check out the info and details before its too late.
The NI Traktor Kontrol S8 is the flagship DJ controller from NI that can operate as a completely Stand-Alone 4-channel mixer, has touch sensitive controls, high quality user-replaceable faders, and dual high resolution screens for all the Traktor information one could need without glancing at their laptop. NI just announced a sale on the S8 that gives $200 discount from now until January 2017. Check out the details after the jump.
The New Native Instruments Maschine Jam review unit here and we’re ready to roll with the full out review! The new Maschine Jam is perfect for performances and setting up grooves using the built in sequencer. The Maschine Jam sports a 64 Pad section, touch strips for control, and many more features. Check out the quick unboxing and first impressions video while we work on this review.