Native Instruments has released Kontakt Retro Machines, the latest addition to its Kore Soundpack range of high-quality sound libraries for Kore 2 and the free Kore Player. Based on material from the Kontakt 3 factory library, Kontakt Retro Machines offers an essential collection of charismatic vintage instruments that were formative for many electronic music genres of the past decades. This includes various classic synthesizers as well as several sought-after drum machines, with their creative potential maximized through the powerful capabilities of the Kore platform.
The sounds in Kontakt Retro Machines originate from eleven analog synths, five vintage digital synthesizers and six classic drum machines, all captured in studio-quality and with a dedicated sample set for each of the over 130 included KoreSounds. The sonic arsenal provided is entirely faithful to a range of seminal sound aesthetics that are still popular today, ranging from pioneering electronic music of the '70s to the rough electro and hip-hop of the early '80s.
Like all Kore Soundpacks, Kontakt Retro Machines makes extensive use of the advanced capabilities of Kore 2 / Kore Player and of its integrated instrument and effect engines. Every instrument sound offers eight distinct variations, organized in a concise scheme that includes optional percussive, pad, solo/lead and arpeggiated flavors of every preset. Authentic "vintage synth" operation is achieved through special performance features like adjustable glide, unison, polyphonic portamento, optional pure tuning mode and much more. All options are provided in an intuitive and immediately accessible way through the unique sound shaping and control features of the Kore platform and the integrated Kontakt engine.
Native Instruments is determined to firmly establish the Kore Soundpacks line as the most valuable, diverse and inspiring range of sound material for studio and stage, and will release a substantial number of additional libraries over the course of 2008.
Pricing & Availability
Kontakt Retro Machines is now available for download purchase in the NI Online Shop for $59 / €49.
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