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

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
27 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 Expansion25 Jan 2016 Native Instruments releases "Discovery Series: India" for Kontakt & Kontakt Player22 Dec 2015 #KVRDeal Expired Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 Holiday Sales Special22 Dec 2015 Native Instruments releases Una Corda for Kontakt Player26 Nov 2015 #KVRDeal Expired Native Instruments 50% Off Thanksgiving Sales Special10 Nov 2015 #KVRDeal Expired Native Instruments launches 'A Smart Deal' sales special06 Nov 2015 Native instruments updates Maschine, Massive, Absynth, FM8 & Reaktor 513 Oct 2015 Native Instruments releases free Stem Creator application13 Oct 2015 Native Instruments announces major updates to Komplete Kontrol (v1.5)
16 Mar 2016 Sonokinetic Launches Media-Composer Competition 201626 Oct 2015 Native Instruments Daniel Haver and Mate Galic Interview27 Sep 2016 #KVRDeal (until Tuesday, October 4, 2016) VSTBuzz: 75% off “LSS Solo Strings Bundle” by Aria Sounds27 Sep 2016 Cmusic Production updates Weltmeister Royal Standart Accordion Library to v1.427 Sep 2016 Soundiron releases Lo for Kontakt27 Sep 2016 Rigid Audio updates Kontakt GUI Maker to v0.8226 Sep 2016 Sound Dust release Pendleonium³ for Kontakt with 20% off intro offer26 Sep 2016 Channel Robot releases Slice v4 (IDM & DnB) for Kontakt25 Sep 2016 Realitone releases Fingerpick with Pattern Player for Kontakt25 Sep 2016 DJSH Music releases 'Private Collection' - Hybrid Synth for Kontakt24 Sep 2016 #KVRDeal (until Friday, October 7, 2016) Versilian Studios Offers 35% Off Chamber Orchestra 2 Until Oct. 7th23 Sep 2016 Sampling the inner and outer worlds: An interview with Eduardo Tarilonte22 Sep 2016 Orange Tree Samples releases "Evolution Mandolin" for Kontakt Player with Intro Offer21 Sep 2016 #KVRDeal Expired VSTBuzz: 60% off Scenes from The Multiverse by Audio Imperia18 Sep 2016 HeadlessBuddha Samples releases Headless Bap Drums Lite for Kontakt16 Sep 2016 #KVRDeal (until Thursday, October 13, 2016) Wobblophones Ferrophone Intro Offer: 15% Off16 Sep 2016 Impact Soundworks releases Django: Gypsy Jazz Guitar for Kontakt15 Sep 2016 ProjectSam updates Orchestral Essentials 2 to v1.215 Sep 2016 Output releases Substance - Bass Engine for Kontakt Player13 Sep 2016 Purgatory Creek Soundware releases Tine and Reed Collections for Kontakt13 Sep 2016 Strezov Sampling releases Freyja: Next Generation Female Choir for Kontakt13 Sep 2016 Cinematique Instruments releases Deconstructed Piano for Kontakt

Show more...