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Buy MASCHINE, Get 7 Free Expansions

Native Instruments is offering a smoking deal to purchasers of MASCHINE (black or white), MASCHINE STUDIO (black or white), or MASCHINE MIKRO (black or white) through January 4, 2016: purchase one of these MASCHINE... Read more »

Waldorf Nave Compatible with Native Instruments’ NKS Format

Waldorf has announced that the latest version of Nave is compatible with Native Instrument's Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) plug-in format. This format allows third parties access to the NI Komplete Kontrol hardware... Read more »

Native Instruments Announces Compatibility with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Native Instruments has released the following statement regarding compatibility with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan: "...the compatibility issues connected with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan are now resolved. "The latest OS... Read more »

Building the Desktop Studio

Is there any question that the era of the desktop studio is here? With today's technology, you can assemble a studio that fits in a laptop bag and delivers fully pro power and sound quality. Here's the story: my... Read more »

Native Instruments Updates MASCHINE to v2.4

Native Instruments has released MASCHINE 2.4, which features deep integration with third-party plug-ins via Native Instruments Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) format, first introduced with KOMPLETE KONTROL. With NKS... Read more »

Arturia Instruments Support Native Instruments NKS Format

Arturia has released updates to their suite of instruments to support the new NKS (Native Kontrol Standard) internal plug-in format of the Native Instruments S-Series keyboard controllers. This means that the... Read more »

Native Instruments Releases KOMPLETE KONTROL v1.5

Native Instruments has released KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.5, the software component of its KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series line of keyboard controllers. This update introduces the Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) internal plug-in... Read more »


Native Instruments has expanded the powerful KOMPLETE KONTROL S-series keyboard controller family in two ways: First, they've announced the stunning new KOMPLETE KONTROL S88, an 88-key, weighted-action version of... Read more »

Native Instruments and El Capitan Compatibility

Native Instruments has released the following statement on Apple Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Compatibility with their software: In Mac OS X 10.11, Native Instruments Audio Units plug-ins will not pass the AU... Read more »

Native Instruments Announces TRAKTOR KONTROL S5

Native Instruments has announced the latest in the TRAKTOR KONTROL family of DJ controllers, the TRAKTOR KONTROL S5. The TRAKTOR KONTROL S5 brings to the table a portable 4-deck, all-in-one, STEMS-ready DJ control... Read more »

Native Instruments Traktor 2.9 Pro Update Includes Support for Stems

Native Instruments has updated their flagship DJ software, Traktor Pro, to support their brand-new open, multi-channel audio file format, called "Stems." Stems split a source into four musical elements — for... Read more »

Native Instruments Unveils New Format for DJing

STEMS is an open-source format designed by Native Instruments that has the potential to change the course of DJing. A STEMS-format file is a multi-channel audio file that contains a track split into four musical... Read more »

Komplete Kontrol S-Series Controller Software Updated to Version 1.1

Native instruments has updated the software running their Komplete Kontrol S-Series controllers to version 1.1. New in this version: Route and record the MIDI output from Komplete Kontrol's Smart Play functions into... Read more »

Native Instruments Maschine Updated to Version 2.3

Native Instruments has released a free update to Maschine, bringing it to version 2.3. The new update is chock full of features and improvements: New cymbal drum synth and hi-hat engine New snare and tom drum synth... Read more »

Creating Incredible Piano Sounds

https://youtu.be/UnkWLoQ_I4s In this video, Peter James shows you how to use Reverb in conjunction with your Piano to create incredible Piano Sounds. You'll see how you can use Reverb to transform a piano sample... Read more »

The Power of Layering Keyboard Patches

https://youtu.be/_6iNRXNQBaE In this video, Peter James shows how layering keyboard sounds can provide an effective way to build a song, and create more variety in your sounds. You'll see how he combines sounds in... Read more »

Using Ableton Live on Stage featuring Mike D (In Depth Walkthrough)

https://youtu.be/JRtJ4kHGm00 In this video, Will Doggett chats with Mike D from the The Digital Age about how he uses Ableton Live. You'll see how Mike uses Ableton Live as a Keys host for various plugins and Reason... Read more »

Native Instruments Offers Replica Plug-in Free During the Holidays

Welcome to the free plug-in party! Native Instruments is giving away Replika, a delay effect that they have designed to offer a wide range of spatial sounds. It has three modes: Modern, Vintage Digital, and... Read more »

Native Instruments MASCHINE STUDIO Firmware Update

Native Instruments recently released version 2.2 software for the MASCHINE family. This new version unlocks the touch sensitivity of the eight knobs beneath the hi-res displays on MASCHINE STUDIO, making the knobs... Read more »

Hands On: Native Instruments Komplete 10 & Komplete Kontrol S Series

Imagine how tough it is for the developers at Native Instruments. You've got this package called "Komplete" that comes loaded with basically everything you can think of including software instruments, sound... Read more »

Complete Traktor Control for Live Electronic Musicians

Experience a uniquely intuitive way to mix and perform with Traktor Kontrol S8, the new flagship all-in-one DJ system from Native Instruments. Get away from the turntable-style jog wheel and get into the Traktor... Read more »

Hands On: The KOMPLETE World of Native Instruments

Imagine how tough it is for the developers at a Native Instruments. You’ve got this package called "KOMPLETE," that comes loaded with basically everything you can think of, including software instruments, sound... Read more »

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S Series Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW7vfcQ7OWE Get the Komplete Kontrol S61 here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/KompKS61 Nick Trikakis from Native Instruments presents the Komplete Kontrol S series of... Read more »

Native Instruments Previews Maschine 2.2 Software Upgrade

Native Instruments has announced that Maschine software will be upgraded to version 2.2 in November — start drooling over the new features now! Version 2.2 integrates Maschine with the KOMPLETE KONTROL... Read more »