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

Native Instruments releases "Drum Lab" for Kontakt Player and Kontakt

Native Instruments has released Drum Lab, a "first-of-its-kind" instrument combining advanced drum layering techniques with an intuitive workflow designed for fast results.

Drum Lab combines the organic, expressive sound of acoustic drums with the weight and punch of electronic samples. This 'hybrid' layering technique is the secret weapon of countless industry professionals to give drums presence and clarity in sonically dense mixes.

Drum Lab's acoustic layer comprises 38 carefully chosen individual drums. Each was recorded in three different rooms with high-end vintage and modern equipment on analog tape. The drums are pre-processed for instant, professional sound and feature all the warmth and subtly acoustic drums bring to top-quality recordings. NI says that what sets Drum Lab apart from other software-based drum instruments is its electronic component: 380 drum hits were sampled from a range of classic and modern drum machines, then expertly matched, phase aligned, faded, and pitched to perfectly blend with the acoustic samples. This crucial step saves producers hours of time, allowing them to focus on their music.

Drum Lab's clear interface provides all necessary sound shaping controls directly on the front panel. Producers can choose individual acoustic and electronic layers, blend them to taste via a convenient slider, and quickly adjust fine details with some of Native Instruments' most sought-after studio effects. A streamlined set of controls for Transient Master, Solid EQ, G Comp, an optimized drum compressor, and a rich convolution reverb are all located on Drum Lab's main panel, allowing quick and easy sonic adjustments. Users can dial in a variety of sounds from detailed and rich to saturated and gritty without spending unnecessary time switching through multiple page menus or negotiating complex effect parameters. This creates an intuitive way to create completely individual drum sounds.

Alongside its extensive sound shaping possibilities, Drum Lab also delivers authentic performances. A new set of patterns were recorded by a professional drummer, then converted to MIDI files and arranged by genre in Drum Lab's groove library. Users can quickly drag-and-drop these patterns into their sessions, accelerating production time without sacrificing human feel. A unique visual display lets producers see where grooves line up in their tracks for added visual reference when creating beats.

Drum Lab is available from the NI Online Shop for $99 / 99 € / ¥ 9800 for Kontakt Player and Kontakt.

Additional information on Drum Lab is available at: www.native-instruments.com/drumlab

Products Related To This Item
Discussion: Active

Discussion

Please log in to join the discussion

Related news...

Other Related News
09 Dec 2016 Native Instruments updates Kontakt and Kontakt Player to v5.6.505 Dec 2016 #KVRDeal (until Tuesday, January 10, 2017) Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 Holiday Sales Special29 Nov 2016 #KVRDeal Expired Native Instruments 50% Off Thanksgiving Sales Special16 Nov 2016 Native Instruments releases Session Guitarist – Strummed Acoustic 2 - adds two vintage guitars, more patterns, and new performance controls02 Nov 2016 #KVRDeal (until Monday, January 9, 2017) Native Instruments Offer: Save 200 USD/EUR on Traktor Kontrol S814 Oct 2016 Native Instruments updates Traktor Pro to v2.11.013 Oct 2016 #KVRDeal Expired Native Instruments launches 50% off special on Sample Logic and Best Service instruments12 Oct 2016 Native Instruments updates Kontakt to v5.6.130 Sep 2016 Native Instruments releases Maschine Jam production and performance system27 Sep 2016 Native Instruments releases Hexagon Highway Maschine Expansion12 Sep 2016 Native Instruments announces Maschine Jam production and performance system06 Sep 2016 Native Instruments releases Komplete 11, Komplete 11 Ultimate, and Komplete 11 Select01 Aug 2016 Native Instruments announces Komplete 11, Komplete 11 Ultimate, and Komplete 11 Select04 Apr 2016 #KVRDeal Expired Native Instruments marks Stems anniversary with special pricing on Traktor Kontrol S5 and D230 Mar 2016 Native Instruments releases Rising Crescent Maschine Expansion04 Mar 2016 Native Instruments releases Black Arc Expansion for Maschine04 Mar 2016 #KVRDeal Expired Native Instruments Launches Spring Into Sound Sales Special22 Feb 2016 #KVRDeal Expired Native Instruments launches a 50% off special on Heavyocity instruments to celebrate NKS compatibility01 Feb 2016 Native Instruments releases Solar Breeze Maschine Expansion
16 Mar 2016 Sonokinetic Launches Media-Composer Competition 201609 Dec 2016 THEPHONOLOOP updates Cassette Keys.01 to v1.1 - now available in multiple formats09 Dec 2016 Autodafe releases free Casio VL-1 soundset for Kontakt08 Dec 2016 #KVRDeal (until Friday, December 23, 2016) Boyss-Sound-{e}-scapes GuitarScaped 40% Off Intro Offer08 Dec 2016 Embertone releases "The Charmer" for Kontakt08 Dec 2016 #KVRDeal (until Saturday, January 7, 2017) CL-Projects Happy Holiday Sale - 40% off everything until January 8th07 Dec 2016 #KVRDeal (until Monday, January 2, 2017) e-instruments Holiday Sale 2016 - Up To 25% Off07 Dec 2016 #KVRDeal (until Tuesday, December 13, 2016) VSTBuzz: 60% off Animato by Zero G07 Dec 2016 Tangent Edge Instruments releases 80s EP "Warm" Pro - DX7II sound deep sampled for Kontakt06 Dec 2016 Impact Soundworks releases Ventus Ethnic Winds: Tin Whistle for Kontakt06 Dec 2016 Boyss-Sound-{e}-scapes releases GuitarScaped library in multiple formats06 Dec 2016 Bela D Media releases Paravox Youth Soprano for Kontakt06 Dec 2016 Particular-Sound releases Aphelion v2.0 - Cinematic Tool Kit Library for Kontakt05 Dec 2016 Zero-G releases "Surface Tension" - FX creation tool for Kontakt04 Dec 2016 Aviram Dayan Production releases Aviram Arabic Strings v2.0 For Kontakt03 Dec 2016 Studio Major7th releases "OTOKO" - Japanese SAMURAI-like voice library for Kontakt02 Dec 2016 #KVRDeal (until Wednesday, December 14, 2016) Audio Plugin Deals: 83% Off Impact Soundworks Orchestral Bundle01 Dec 2016 It Might Get Loud updates KVLT Drums to v1.2 for Kontakt30 Nov 2016 Stigmatized Productions releases Stigmatized Drummer30 Nov 2016 Wavesfactory releases Freddie Mercury's Fazioli for Kontakt Player with Intro Offer30 Nov 2016 #KVRDeal Expired VSTBuzz: 82% Off Octamorph FE by Epic SoundLab

Show more...