Native Instruments has announced that Audio Kontrol 1, its USB 2.0 audio interface, is now bundled with an extended software package that includes a pick from the company's range of software synthesizers at no further cost. All purchases of the interface now include a download of either Absynth 4, FM8, Massive or Pro-53 depending on the user's choice, representing an additional value of $219 / €199 (MSRP).
Audio Kontrol 1 combines a high-performance 2-in/4-out USB 2.0 audio interface with assignable control surface elements in a rugged, compact aluminium enclosure that is ideal for mobile and stage use. Further emphasis has been placed on high-quality audio conversion and low-latency driver technology. Other software bundled with Audio Kontrol 1 includes the Guitar Rig 3 LE amp emulation suite, the Traktor LE DJ software, the Kore Player software instrument and the Cubase LE 4 sequencer.