Login / Register  0 items | $0.00New @ What is KVR? Submit News Advertise

Native Instruments releases "Discovery Series – Cuba" and "Abbey Road 50s Drummer" Kontakt instruments

Native Instruments has released Discovery Series – Cuba, the latest installment of their Discovery Series – the range of Kontakt Instruments based around specific musically vibrant locations. They also recently released Abbey Road 50s Drummer, a Kontakt instrument featuring the sound of two classic drum kits from the 1950s.

Discovery Series – Cuba celebrates the sounds of the master musicians of Havana – rich, varied, and joyful music that encompasses the melodic and rhythmic traits of son, rumba, salsa and merengue. Kontakt users can now add the special flavor of Cuba to almost any production style – from house and techno to pop, indie, and world styles.

Discovery Series – Cuba delivers a host of meticulously-sampled instruments arranged into melodic and percussive ensembles. Its eight melodic and nine percussive ensembles are organized into authentic instrument combinations, expertly compiled to reflect the varied styles of Cuba's musical landscape – suitable for traditional projects as well as contemporary pop and dance productions.

Cuba offers a library of rhythmic patterns and harmonic progressions – all easily tweakable to fit specific productions using the powerful, built-in sequencer. A more human feel can be applied via the Groove and Feel knobs. Users can also adjust microtiming at the instrument level for an added level of rhythmic nuance. The Intensity knob adjusts the overall velocity of the performance, and 6/8 or 4/4 timings can be selected depending on the production style.

Also included is a mixer section featuring studio quality effects, including Solid EQ, convolution reverb, tape saturation and compression.

Discovery Series – Cuba is available now for $99 / 99 € / 9800 YEN at the NI Online Shop.

Abbey Road 50s Drummer features the sound of two classic drum kits from the 1950s. The kits provide the distinctive drum sound of the era, which was necessary to compete with the electrified instruments gaining popularity at the time. Recorded with both state-of-the-art and period equipment at Abbey Road Studios in London, 50s Drummer also includes a groove library, mixer presets, and a new set of brush articulations, delivering the authentic feel of rock and roll, rhythm and blues, country, and jazz from the 1950s.

Abbey Road 50s Drummer features rare instruments from the very earliest years of popular music. The first kit is an early 1950s Gretsch Cadillac Green Nitron with a 20" bass drum, 12" rack tom and 14" floor tom. Its toms are tuned low, providing a smooth, open sound that still allows excellent placement in a mix full of amplified instruments. The second drum kit is a late-1950s WFL kit. The WFL provides 20" kick drum, 12" and 13" rack toms, and a 16" floor tom. The WFL kit's toms are tuned high, offering a brighter tone that perfectly complements the Gretsch. Each kit features three different snare drums from the same period, offering a wide tonal variety and added degree of customization. The kits are outfitted with a selection of 1950s Zildjian A and K cymbals to round out their authentic vintage tone.

50s Drummer was recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios in the legendary Studio Two. Alongside traditional microphone techniques, vintage RCA 44-BX and AKG D12 microphones, a REDD.17 valve mixing console and valve tape machine were used for 50s Drummer's vintage channels. Users can dial in these 'vintage channels alongside the modern state-of-the-art equipment for a seamless tone spectrum, ranging from completely modern to period-accurate vintage and anywhere in between.

New brush articulations were also recorded especially for 50s Drummer to reflect the playing techniques of the decade. Its extensive groove library encompasses early rock and roll, rhythm and blues, country, and jazz, as well as a wealth of contemporary rhythms, affording users an effortless way to begin sketching out complete drum recordings. Regardless of genre, producers looking to add original 50s flavor to their productions will relish the recording quality, ease of use, and attention to detail in Abbey Road 50s Drummer.

Abbey Road 50s Drummer is available at the NI Online Shop for $99 / 99 EUR / 9800 YEN.

Products Related To This Item
Discussion: Active


Please log in to join the discussion

Related news...

Other Related News
11 Sep 2015 Native Instruments releases Reaktor 620 Aug 2015 Native Instruments releases Velvet Lounge Maschine Expansion18 Aug 2015 Native Instruments launches open file format "Stems"28 May 2015 Native Instruments releases Golden Kingdom Expansion for Maschine22 May 2015 Native Instruments releases Komplete Select16 Apr 2015 Native Instruments reveals the Future of Komplete Kontrol keyboards15 Apr 2015 Native Instruments releases Astral Flutter Expansion for Maschine02 Apr 2015 #KVRDeal Expired Native Instruments Studio Savings Sales Special for Maschine Studio20 Mar 2015 #KVRDeal Expired Native Instruments Half Price Native Effects Special23 Feb 2015 Native Instruments Komplete x Maschine Video23 Feb 2015 Native Instruments releases Emotive Strings for Kontakt & Kontakt Player30 Jan 2015 Native Instruments releases Prospect Haze Expansion for Maschine22 Jan 2015 Native Instruments releases Session Guitarist – Strummed Acoustic for Kontakt & Kontakt Player18 Dec 2014 Native Instruments updates FM8 (1.3.2), Massive (1.4.2), and Maschine (2.2.1)05 Dec 2014 #KVRDeal Expired Native Instruments Heavy Holidays – Traktor Kontrol Z2 Sales Special01 Dec 2014 #KVRDeal Expired Native Instruments announces Seventh Heaven Sales Special for Maschine27 Nov 2014 #KVRDeal Expired Native Instruments Half Price Thanksgiving Sales Special27 Nov 2014 Native Instruments updates Maschine to v2.2 and Kontakt to v5.4.2 (plus other minor updates)08 Oct 2014 Native Instruments releases Caribbean Current Expansion for Maschine03 Oct 2014 Native Instruments releases "Komplete Kontrol S-Series" keyboards and "Komplete 10" - the next generation of Komplete Instrument and Effect suites
03 Oct 2015 PlugInGuru releases MegaMagic PADS for Omnisphere 2, Kontakt 5, Serum, Reason and EXS2401 Oct 2015 #KVRDeal (until Wednesday, October 7, 2015) Sounds And Effects Pure Acoustic Special Edition One Week Sale (33% off)01 Oct 2015 #KVRDeal (until Thursday, October 8, 2015) Biome Digital Flash Sale: 60% Off Rhymes With Rogue - Leads for Kontakt, Ableton, Reason and Soundfonts30 Sep 2015 #KVRDeal (until Wednesday, October 14, 2015) Daniel Belik Offer: All Products - Pay What You Want28 Sep 2015 Ilya Efimov releases "Low Whistle" - Irish wind library for Kontakt28 Sep 2015 Rattly And Raw releases "Martin France Drums" for Kontakt Player27 Sep 2015 Cmusic Production releases SAXBAND Full Bundle Library for Kontakt27 Sep 2015 Chocolate Audio releases BBassV Electric Bass for Kontakt with launch offer24 Sep 2015 Sound Dust updates "Modular Chaos Engine#2.1" analog/digital hybrid drum device for Kontakt - celebrates with 25% off intro offer24 Sep 2015 #KVRDeal Expired Biome Digital Offer: Buy "Club FX Bundle" and Get "Club Clap 'n' Snare Loops" Sample Pack Free22 Sep 2015 Jeremiah Pena releases "Photosynthesis Vol 2 - Mystic" for Kontakt21 Sep 2015 #KVRDeal Expired Sonic Cat Special Offer: 50% Off & Chord Sketcher Intro Offer until end of Sept21 Sep 2015 Precisionsound releases African Udu for NI Kontakt and Logic EXS2421 Sep 2015 Cmusic Production releases SAXBAND Soprano Saxophone Library for Kontakt21 Sep 2015 Soundethers releases "Space Evolutions" - Animated Textures for Kontakt 519 Sep 2015 Findasound releases "Najati's Rhythm Guitar" for Kontakt18 Sep 2015 Rast Sound releases Ethnnogroove for Kontakt, WAV & AIFF18 Sep 2015 #KVRDeal Expired Sounds and Effects Electrified! Guitars On Sale17 Sep 2015 FluffyAudio releases "TimeDrops" for Kontakt 5 - Introductory Price until October 1st17 Sep 2015 Sonokinetic releases "Percussao Do Brasil" - Traditional Brazilian Percussion for Kontakt 5

Show more...