Score ultra-modern, orchestral soundtracks with Arkhis by Native Instruments

NI Orchestral Tools Archis

Native Instruments has announced the release of a powerful tool for cutting-edge, orchestral underscores and soundtracks. Arkhis is a specialized instrument for quickly bringing stories on screen to life. Built in collaboration with Orchestral Tools, it combines cutting-edge content recorded at the Teldex Scoring Stage with an easy-to-use playback module for tonally-playable textures that can […]

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Native Instruments Intros Stradivari Violin

Native Instruments has introduced Stradivari Violin, a new Kontakt instrument that ‘captures the authentic sound of a one-of-a-kind instrument from the world’s most renowned violin maker, Antonio Stradivari.’… Read More Native Instruments Intros Stradivari Violin

Native Instruments releases Stradivari Violin for Kontakt

Native Instruments Stradivari Violin

Native Instruments has announced the release of its new Kontakt instrument Stradivari Violin, which meticulously captures the authentic sound of a one-of-a-kind instrument from the world’s most renowned violin maker, Antonio Stradivari. Built in 1727, the ‘Vesuvius’ violin was painstakingly sampled in the rich acoustic environment of Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi in Cremona, Italy – the […]

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Native Instruments launches Infinite Escape Expansion by Alexkid

NI Infinite Escape

Native Instruments has announced its new Expansion series pack Infinite Escape, a collection of sounds that brings the elusive, nuanced, and intricate sound of minimal. Created in collaboration with pioneering producer Alexkid, Infinite Escape includes pared-back beats, hybrid analog and acoustic percussion, warm subs, deep pads, and trippy synths. INFINITE ESCAPE captures the sound of […]

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Podcast 330: Stephan Schmitt

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“Talk about a career! Stephan Schmitt started his journey into audio development by making noisy object as a kid, then got into electrical engineering to work on large format consoles (which is where he took on software…), then co-founded Native Instruments, creating Generator/Reaktor. After years with NI (including the development of Spark, Skanner and Kontour), he set off to work

Native Instruments Summer of Sound 2020: Get 50% off updates & upgrades

Native Instruments has announced the launch of its Summer of Sound 2020 sale, offering a 50% discount on updates and upgrades through June. It’s that time of year again. Whether you’re making dancefloor heaters or scoring chilling thrillers, we’ve put together another season of special summer deals. Until June 30th, get all updates and upgrades […]

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From DAW sketch to DAWless song with the Elektron Octatrack MkII

Published on May 30, 2020 Jay Hosking

“A live, semi-improvised track, performed entirely on the Elektron Octatrack MkII. Still in the island cabin, I decided to load some old stems into the Octatrack and see what happened.

Before I got into this all-hardware approach, I stalled out for years making fragments of songs in DAWs; it was really only the immediacy and performability of hardware that

Get $200 USD off on Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S3

NI Traktor Kontrol S3

Native Instruments has announced a sale on the Traktor Kontrol S3 4-channel DJ controller, offering a 200 USD/EUR discount for a limited time. Layer tracks. Go back-to-back. Hook up a mic and an MC. Keep a wildcard up your sleeve and drop it when the dancefloor needs it: TRAKTOR KONTROL S3 has everything you need […]

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Native Instruments Intros PHARLIGHT Vocal-Based Synthesizer

Native Instruments has introduced PHARLIGHT, a voice-based granular instrument that they say is designed for “creating unique, melodic timbres, textures, leads, and pads.” Here’s what they have to say about it: “Its sample library is the result of extensive research into human vocal sounds that produce idiosyncratic timbres when paired with its powerful granular engine.… Read More Native Instruments Intros PHARLIGHT Vocal-Based Synthesizer

Metroid Music – Ridley Boss Battle Theme (Synth Cover + Tutorial)

Published on May 20, 2020 GLASYS

“A live cover of the Ridley boss battle theme from Super Metroid (SNES) followed by a breakdown of my arrangement. I’ve been getting lots of questions about how I play all the parts simultaneously, hopefully this explanation will help.

More Metroid music coming soon!

Gear used: Sequential Prophet XL, Moog Matriarch, Studio Electronics Boomstar 4075, Native