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Native Instruments KORE - Software Instruments and Effects Host with Dedicated Control Surface/Audio Interface for Mac OS X and Windows XP

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Digital audio is awash with virtual samplers, synthesizers of every hue and color, dedicated virtual instruments that emulate choirs, orchestral instruments, while developers are tackling even more possible permutation with ever and ever greater success. But with this vast resource comes the ever present problem of how to manage the huge inventory.

KORE is an integrated software and hardware system that consists of a controller with hardware knobs and switches and software that allows the user to load all their VST and Audio Units virtual instruments and plug-ins into a unified software interface. All the important parameters are laid out in identical fashion while mirroring the layout of the hardware controller.

A structured concept was followed by Native Instruments in assigning each of the presets' parameters to the KORE interface, resulting in the controls for timbre, source, modulation, effects always being grouped together in various easy access pages. Other controls are always accessible and the complete instrument or plug-in can be fully opened out of the KORE rack with a simple click of the mouse.

The hardware controller, if required, can also function as an audio interface that communicates with, and is powered from, a computer via a USB 2.0 interface. Dual 1/4" inputs and outputs, headphone output along with controller pedal input, two foot pedal inputs and digital output make the controller a fully functional audio solution.

KORE is not only a fantastic tool for live performance but it can also be used as an effect rack with which to manipulate live signals by routing external audio sources through KORE, via the controller and using the on-board or AU / VST effects to change the sound. Sync can also be established to run in tempo with other loop or tempo generating sources.

Universal sound platform and performing environment uniting Audio Units and VST plug-in instruments and effects
Perfectly integrated software and hardware system
Hardware controller for analog feel, hand-on control of KORE and all Audio Units and VST plug-ins
Integrated 24-bit/96kHz USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface
Sound browser searches for sounds by musical attributes
Kore Sound Format stores information describing a sound's musical characteristics and attributes
Kore Sound Format saves layers, splits routings and embedded MIDI files
Integrated mixer with send, insert group channels and fourteen effects
Live performance features allow seamless transitions between set-ups
Universal compatibility allows Kore Sound to be used on almost any system
The most important sound parameters for nearly all the presets included in NI KOMPLETE 4, plus the 2000 included in NI KOMPLETE SOUND 2 have already been assigned to the knobs and buttons on the KORE interface
Connection USB 2.0 (not compatible with USB 1.1)
Faders No
Transport Controls Yes
Jog/Shuttle No
Rotary Controls 8 x Touch-sensitive rotary encoders with 500 steps per revolution
1 x Control wheel
Numeric Keypad No
Display 64 x 128 pixel, context-specific display
Multiple Units No
Included Software KORE software
Software Supported VST, AU, RTAS and DXi based host systems (as a plug-in)
ASIO, Core Audio and DirectSound (stand-alone)
Hosts Audio Units and VST plug-ins
System Requirements Mac:
  • G4 1.4GHz
  • OS X 10.3.x or higher (Tiger supported)
  • 512MB RAM minimum
  • USB 2.0 port


  • Pentium or Athlon 1.4GHz
  • Windows XP
  • 512MB RAM minimum
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Service Pack 2
Dimensions (WxDxH) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Specialties Functions as a 2 x 2 I/O Audio/MIDI USB interface with digital output
USB powered
Native Instruments KORE - Software Instruments and Effects Host with Dedicated Control Surface/Audio Interface for Mac OS X and Windows XP
  • USB Cable
  • Software CD ROM
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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