Native Instruments

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Native Instruments, the UK manufacturer of hardware and software solutions for both production and performance, has just announced an update to its popular Komplete 10 virtual instrument library. The... READ MORE
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3 months ago
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In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the updates to the Native Instruments Kontrol S4 MK II and Denon MC6000 MK II DJ Controllers.... READ MORE
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10 months ago
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Native Instruments just announced a new flagship model in the MASCHINE family of groove sequencing controllers, the MASCHINE STUDIO. Available in black or white, the Studio builds upon the success of the MASCHINE MK2 and MASCHINE MIKRO MK2 by providing advanced sequencing controls, improved sample editing, dual high-resolution color displays, and more.

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1 year ago
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It seems like eons ago, before digital media and the Internet forever changed the way we consume music, folks visited brick-and-mortar stores to purchase vinyl LPs and 45 rpm records. While there are signs that “vintage” analog is making a comeback, the fact remains that people nowadays mainly buy and listen to music on computers and portable electronic devices.

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1 year ago
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Native Instruments has announced the arrival of the latest version of their comprehensive instruments and effects bundles: Komplete 9 and Komplete 9 Ultimate. If you’re not familiar with these products, they provide a vast array of software based sound creation tools for both Windows and Mac computers.

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1 year ago
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Trending topics on Twitter change rapidly from one minute to the next, but in the world of electronics manufacturing, trends evolve slowly, often taking an entire calendar year to surface. Here at B&H, we’re among the first to get our hands on the latest professional and consumer equipment, and we’re always looking for new trends in the products.

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2 years ago
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Dubstep is a fairly new style of electronic music that’s dominated by sparse, reverberated beats and overpowering synthesized bass lines. In most forms of music, bass is pushed toward the back of the mix, but in Dubstep, it’s the unchallenged star of the show.

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2 years ago
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Native Instruments has just announced new versions of the MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO hardware and software based groove sequencing instruments. They enable you to create digital music with an intuitive, hands-on workflow. The most notable upgrade on the MK2 models are the multi-colored backlit pads.

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2 years ago
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If you’re interested in electronic percussion, there are two basic categories to choose from: Electronic Drums and Drum Machines. Electronic drums are essentially electronic versions of acoustic drum sets, whereas drum machines are tabletop devices that enable you to perform and program beats.

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2 years ago
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Question: How do you put Alicia Keys' ultra rare Yamaha C3 Neo grand piano into a bottle and sell it? Answer: Meticulously sample the instrument in Alicia's personal studio, have Alicia play the piano when you're sampling it, and put all of the samples in a software instrument called Alicia's Keys. Bingo! This is exactly what Danish engineer Thomas Skarbye, Native Instruments, and Alicia Keys just did. 

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2 years ago
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The iPad has proven itself to be an outstanding tool for normal daily activities, like surfing the web in your pajamas. In the arena of music production, iPads have changed the script completely. Audio and MIDI apps are a perfect fit for Apple’s generously-sized multi-touch device.

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2 years ago
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The desire to play around with music runs to the very core of DJing. People love to pick out songs, arrange them, mix them together, tear them apart and put them back together. 

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2 years ago
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If you’re looking to expand the sonic palette of your digital audio workstation, you’d be hard pressed to find a more radical way to do so than by diving into Komplete 8. As the name implies, Komplete 8 is a voluminous suite of software instruments, effects and unique sound-creation tools.

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3 years ago
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Imagine you're creating a soundtrack for a film or writing a new song and you've exhausted your collection of loops and software instruments. There's an emotion you're trying to evoke and your tools just aren't cutting it. 

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4 years ago
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The electric guitar is a compelling musical instrument with a complex, ear-arresting and immediately recognizable sonic signature that has continuously evolved, on record or in concert, since someone attached an electro-magnetic transducer to a big, hollow archtop acoustic guitar more than 75 years ago, during the Big Band era.

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6 years ago