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    Native Instruments Mysteria

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. Mysteria is primarily aimed at providing dark and suspenseful sounds suitable for use in a cinematic context.

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    Native Instruments Community Drive

    Native Instruments release Community Drive charity samples

    Star-studded sample pack is available on a free/donationware basis

    Star-studded sample pack is available on a free/donationware basis, with all money raised going towards musicians and creative institutions struggling through the COVID-19 crisis.

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    Native Instruments Stradivari Violin

    Native Instruments release Stradivari Violin

    New sampled instrument based on a 1727 Stradivarius

    NI's latest Kontakt instrument samples a 1727 violin made by renowned vioin-maker Antonio Stradivari.

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    Pharlight: new granular synth from Native Instruments

    Vocal Granular Texture KOMPLETE Instrument

    Pharlight for Kontakt and Kontakt Player uses sounds exclusively made by the human voice.

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    Native Instruments Straylight

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Straylight is designed with media/film composers in mind and, by combining a granular synthesis engine with sample playback, Straylight specialises in soundscapes, transitions and ambient tones...

    Reviews Apr 2020
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    Native Instruments Noire

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Noire is the result of composer and pianist Nils Frahm's quest to recreate his signature piano sound as a virtual instrument.

    Reviews Aug 2019
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    Native Instruments Electric Sunburst

    Kontakt Instrument

    Electric Sunburst delivers highly polished Les Paul-style electric guitar performances via a Kontakt front-end...

    Reviews Oct 2018
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    What Sampling The Acoustic Guitar Taught Us

    Recording A Sample Library

    Recording a library of acoustic guitar samples highlighted the importance of repeatability, blind testing, small lasers and double‑sided sticky tape.

    Techniques May 2018
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    Native Instruments Thrill

    Kontakt Instrument

    NI describe Thrill as a “cinematic tension performance instrument”...

    Reviews Oct 2017
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    Native Instruments Symphony Series String Ensemble

    Sample Library

    Created in collaboration with the makers of LA Scoring Strings, NI’s new Symphony Series instrument puts a 60-piece string ensemble at your disposal.

    Reviews May 2016
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    Native Instruments Una Corda

    Kontakt Instrument

    A normal upright piano has three strings per key in the upper registers, two for the mid octaves and usually one for the lowest octaves.

    Reviews May 2016
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    Kanye, Nas producer releases Maschine Expansion

    Havoc & NI launch Queensbridge Story expansion

    A new Maschine Expansion created by one of New York hip hop’s biggest producers, Havoc. The samples were curated by Havoc himself and span his nearly 30-year career.

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    NI Symphony Series Brass Collection

    Sample Library

    The first of a new series of sample libraries from NI serves up a lot of brass for your money.

    Reviews Mar 2016
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    NI Session Horns Pro

    Sample Library

    Native Instruments’ Session Horns Pro combines high-quality samples with some useful arrangement tools.

    Reviews May 2015
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    Native Instruments Rise & Hit

    Sample Library

    NI's latest library aims to keep you on the edge of your seat with its range of cinematic tension-builders.

    Reviews Jul 2014
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    Native Instruments Kinetic Metal

    Sample Library

    By the look of it, a great deal of time and effort has gone into designing NI's Kinetic Metal interface to ensure that it functions as a very flexible sample-manipulation tool.

    Reviews Feb 2014
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    Native Instruments Drumlab

    Sample Library

    Anyone who has used one of Native Instruments' Abbey Road drum instruments will be aware that they are a mixture of old and...

    Reviews Dec 2013
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    Native Instruments Session Horns.

    Native Instruments Session Horns

    Virtual Brass Instrument

    NI’s Session Horns forsakes the cinematic to focus on a real-world brass section that’s well suited to pop and rock music.

    Reviews Mar 2013
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    NI Session Strings Pro

    String Sample Library

    Huge, elaborate orchestral sample libraries are all the rage right now, but for more modest requirements and lower budgets, Session Strings Pro could be just the ticket.

    Reviews Dec 2011
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    NI Abbey Road 70s Drums

    Sample Library

    Looking for the essence of the 70s sound? Vintage drum kits recorded at the worlds most famous studio might be a good place to start...

    Reviews Jul 2010
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    NI Abbey Road 60s Drums

    Sample Library

    Native Instruments bring you the classic drum sounds of Abbey Road, lovingly sampled at the studio itself.

    Reviews Apr 2010

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