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New Expansion: MAGNETIC COAST – cosmic beat explorations

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COSMIC BEAT EXPLORATIONS

Inspired by the polychromatic productions of Flying Lotus, NxWorries, Smino, and others, MAGNETIC COAST hits the sweet spot between laid-back hip hop and innovative electronic production. Hybrid kits for MASCHINE and BATTERY come packed full of warmly-textured drums and vibrant electronics – perfect for creating shuffling, smoked-out beats with a futuristic edge.

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Optimized for: MASCHINEMASCHINE STUDIOMASCHINE MIKRO , MASCHINE JAM or KOMPLETE KONTROL SERIES KEYBOARDS

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Expansions are genre-specific packs that work with a range of Native Instruments products and can be used in any DAW. Created by top artists and sound designers, they’re loaded with one-shots, samples, and tempo-based construction loops. Drum kits for BATTERY and MASCHINE, as well as customizable, presets for MASSIVE, MONARK, or PRISM – found in KOMPLETE and MASCHINE – give you the perfect sounds for your genre. MASCHINE owners also get exclusive FX chains and editable patterns, plus Drum Synth and Bass Synth presets.

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Native Instruments Unveils NI Accessibility Helper App, Empowering Visually Impaired Producers and Beatmakers with MASCHINE Software

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Native Instruments Unveils NI Accessibility Helper App Empowering Visually Impaired Producers and Beatmakers with MASCHINE Software

Native Instruments has launched NI Accessibility Helper, a lightweight app designed to assist visually impaired producers and beatmakers using MASCHINE software.

The app offers touch-triggered audio cues that identify encoders, pads, and screen-menu items, along with in-app help and hardware orientation via computer keyboard input. Initially introduced for MASCHINE MK3, the Accessibility Helper will be expanded to other NI hardware devices.

The tool is free to MASCHINE+ and MASCHINE MK3 owners via Native Access. This development reflects NI’s commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, with input from visually impaired musicians during the app’s creation. Native Instruments, now part of Soundwide, continues innovating and empowering music industry creators.

NI Accessibility Helper Offers Several Benefits

The release of Native Instruments’ NI Accessibility Helper offers several benefits to visually impaired producers and beatmakers working with MASCHINE software:

  1. Enhanced Accessibility: The app provides touch-triggered audio cues that identify encoders, pads, and screen menu items, allowing visually impaired users to navigate the software more easily.
  2. In-app Help and Orientation: The Accessibility Helper offers additional in-app help and hardware orientation through computer keyboard input, which can simplify the learning curve for users with visual impairments.
  3. Expansion to Other Hardware Devices: Initially introduced for MASCHINE MK3, the NI Accessibility Helper will soon be available for more NI hardware devices, broadening its impact and demonstrating NI’s commitment to accessibility.
  4. Ongoing Accessibility Improvements: By creating a dedicated app, NI can continue delivering accessibility-focused enhancements without requiring changes to the core MASCHINE software, ensuring a seamless user experience.
  5. Collaboration with Visually Impaired Musicians: The development of the Accessibility Helper involved collaboration with visually impaired musicians, ensuring that the app is tailored to the needs of its target audience.
  6. Free Availability: The Accessibility Helper is free to all MASCHINE+ and MASCHINE MK3 owners via Native Access, making it easily accessible for those who need it most.

The NI Accessibility Helper empowers visually impaired producers and beatmakers to create music without barriers, fostering a more inclusive music production environment.

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How to Get Started

Native Instruments has released the NI Accessibility Helper to aid visually impaired users with MASCHINE software. To set up, connect the Maschine hardware and download the required software, including the Accessibility Helper, through Native Access 2.

Register your hardware using the serial number and install the necessary applications, instruments, and effects. Open Maschine 2 as a standalone application, close it and launch the NI Accessibility Helper. Reopen Maschine 2 with the hardware connected, and the Accessibility Helper will announce its readiness, enabling users to create music with the added accessibility features.

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The helper provides audio cues corresponding to button presses and knob turns, allowing visually impaired users to navigate the software easily.

The NI Accessibility Helper tool includes a separate window displaying text for the controls, with adjustable text size. To navigate the hardware and its zones, use the arrow keys on your computer with the Accessibility program in the foreground. Up and down arrows cycle through zones, while left and right arrows reveal the buttons in each zone.

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The Control Zone, for example, contains 12 buttons in the leftmost top area of Maschine, including the browser and sampling buttons. The Screen Button Zone comprises eight buttons above the screens at the top of the controller.

The non-interactive Screen Zone refers to the screens themselves, while the Screen Knob Zone contains the eight knobs below the screens. The Edit Zone includes the 4D encoder and three buttons to its right, while the Performance Zone contains the Note Repeat button and four buttons below the 4D encoder and the touch strip.

The Group Button Zone, located below the touch strip, selects and creates groups in Maschine. The Transport Zone features play, stop, and record buttons below the Group Button Zone. The Pad Input Mode Zone, above the central pads, allows changing pad functions like keyboard mode or step sequencer mode.

The Pad Mode Zone, in the middle column of Maschine, includes buttons like pattern, mute, and solo. Finally, the Pad Zone refers to the 16 pads for triggering sounds. Users can explore different zones and their buttons using the arrow keys on their keyboard.

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Throughout the video guide below, the accessibility helper will provide audio feedback, and Brian from Native Instruments will offer descriptive explanations of button and page locations.

You can find the Video transcript: Accessibility guide for MASCHINE MK3 here.

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Native Instruments Celebrates 25th Anniversary – The Future Of Music In Your Hands

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Native Instruments celebrates its 25th anniversary with limited-edition hardware, new free instrument

This company has been around for 25 years. They created a new extensive instrument, and it is free. Be quick, this will only be available for a limited time!

It’s been 25 years since Native Instruments released the first product in our storied history. In that time, we all have seen an evolution of music production technology and a revolution in what is possible with sound. To celebrate this milestone anniversary, Native Instruments is releasing a limited edition run of Ultraviolet and Vapor Gray hardware alongside a free Play Series instrument.

The 25th Anniversary Collection reimagines iconic NI hardware components., Such as MASCHINE+, MASCHINE Mk3, KOMPLETE KONTROL S49/S61, TRAKTOR KONTROL S4, and TRAKTOR KONTROL X1. TWENTY FIVE.

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A free instrument for KONTAKT 6

NI also made a free instrument for KONTAKT 6 and a free KONTAKT 6 PLAYER. TWENTY FIVE allows users to sculpt entirely new sounds from combinations of classic presets taken from 37 different instruments across NI’s history.

What is TWENTY FIVE?

TWENTY FIVE is a brand-new, free KONTAKT 6 plugin and the KONTAKT 6 PLAYER. A Composer may construct their own sounds by combining classic settings from 37 different instruments over NI’s history.

From cutting-edge flagship synths to time-tested KONTAKT pianos, and underappreciated gems from the REAKTOR and GENERATOR archives. is a time capsule of NI’s contributions to digital music-making over the past quarter-century.

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As part of the KONTAKT Play Series, TWENTY FIVE comes mapped with intuitive macro controls, powerful FX, and a built-in sequencer.

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TWENTY FIVE is available until December 31 as a free download https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/play-series/twenty-five/

What is the Native Instruments competition?

On its meta pop platform, NI is running a worldwide producer challenge. Native Instruments always looking for people who are passionate about music and like to produce new tracks or compose songs. Native Instruments invite some of the most creative artists around the world to make a song. A range of NI prizes is up for grabs, with winning entries receiving limited-edition hardware alongside KOMPLETE 13 packages. The competition runs from October 25 to December 31, 2021.

What is the Play Series?

The Play Series includes high-quality, easy-to-use instruments in an affordable package. Each virtual instrument has its own unique sound and personality, as well as a wide range of carefully created presets and targeted controls for customizing them. There’s a lot of room for personalization. Whether you’re a seasoned or novice producer, there’s plenty of opportunity for creativity. The Play Series is built for rapid production and inspiration.

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What is the KONTAKT PLAYER?

The Player offers many of the features and functions found in full versions of the software, but without requiring a full installation. It’s perfect for people who want to get up and running with NI software quickly or take it on the go. While other companies are trying to separate themselves from their competitors by focusing on one particular activity or function within a software package, Native Instruments provides many functionalities all rolled into one cohesive interface.

How many instruments are in Native Instruments?

KOMPLETE 13 ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION has more than 122 instruments and effects, 115,000+ sounds, and a 1.1 TB library.

This is the best version of KOMPLETE for all producers who are looking for high-quality instruments and sounds. The ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION includes not only the latest updates to KOMPLETE 13 but also our entire KOMPLETE collection.

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Users can use this software to produce music in any genre they choose. The 122 instruments include synths, samplers, drum modules, dynamic processors, studio effect plugins, mastering tools, and more which users can mix together to produce one of the most desired tracks in the world.

What does the limited edition hardware look like?

The limited-edition versions of NI’s 25th Anniversary Collection are all packaged with the current and modern features, in a choice of either Vapor Gray or Ultraviolet colorways. The Vapor Gray version features silver trim to match its silver branding, and the Ultraviolet features a custom-molded black housing with ultraviolet detailing.

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Are Native Instruments good?

Native Instruments has been at the forefront of musical progress for 25 years. Native Instruments redefined the possibilities for amateurs and professionals alike by establishing communities, pushing technological barriers, and expanding creative horizons. Native Instruments’ mission to make music production more inclusive and accessible has fueled the company’s ongoing improvements in platform features, stability, and overall ease of use. Today, Native hardware, software, and digital services provide a complete platform for digital music creation, performance, and collaboration. We just cover today some of the wide products and services, there is so much more a Massive, Reaktor Prism, different sound elements, packed and all ready for your project, sound, sample, synths, and general audio work like mixing in your exclusive studio. Create audio in your genre performing with expansions and tools at a reasonable price in an overcrowded market.

Other companies’ products all have their own individual user interfaces, which can make it difficult for those who are new to music production or those who want to switch from using one product to another within a company’s catalog. With Native Instruments’, everything is contained in one easy-to-use interface. The user can click on the instruments they want to use, whether that’s a sampler or synthesizer, or plugin and it will open up all of its unique functions within this single platform.

In conclusion

To celebrate this milestone anniversary, Native Instruments is releasing a limited edition run of Ultraviolet and Vapor. These instruments are the ultimate in sound design with a highly flexible modular system that can be used to create new sounds or modify existing ones. Be quick though! This offer will only be available for a limited time!

How do I get TWENTY FIVE?

TWENTY FIVE is available until December 31 2021 as a free download. It runs in KONTAKT 6, or the free KONTAKT 6 PLAYER. This is will be an on news ticker search well-covered virtual instruments Kontakt instrument. Feed your daw with some love.

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How do I get The 25th Anniversary Collection?

The 25th Anniversary Collection is available now from the NI Online Shop. Prices remain the same as the equivalent standard editions.

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Native Instruments Launches Summer of Sound Sales

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Native Instruments Summer of Sound Sales Special

Many composer are waiting for this special summer sale to update to the latest Komplet Edition, now is the time! 50% off KOMPLETE 13 updates and upgrades, selected hardware and software bundles, plus half-price upgrades until June 30.

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Native Instruments today kicks off its annual Summer of Sound sales special, with 50% off updates and upgrades to KOMPLETE 13 collections, individual instruments and effects, TRAKTOR PRO 3, and MASCHINE software. The offer also includes hardware bundle deals, allowing new users to save up to 499.50 USD / 59400 JPY / 449.50 GBP / 499,50 EUR / 3899.50 CNY / 524 CHF / 649 CAD / 699.50 AUD by pairing Native hardware with hand-picked software collections.

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For existing KOMPLETE users, Summer of Sound is the best time to step up to the latest edition or upgrade to a larger collection. KOMPLETE 13 is the biggest edition yet, with four curated bundles of instruments, effects, sounds, and Expansions catered to every production workflow. During the promotion, users save 50% on all update/upgrade paths available to them (visible by logging into the My KOMPLETE Offers page).

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For those who don’t yet own KOMPLETE, the special includes deals on hardware/software bundles, combining MASCHINE production systems, KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards, and KOMPLETE AUDIO interfaces with software upgrades at discounts of up to 499.50 USD / 59400 JPY / 449.50 GBP / 499,50 EUR / 3899.50 CNY / 524 CHF / 649 CAD / 699.50 AUD. The full range of bundles on offer can be found here.

Upgrades and updates to the latest versions of all individual KOMPLETE instruments and effects are also half-price for the duration of Summer of Sound. This includes updates to industry-standard sampling platform KONTAKT 6 and upgrades to full versions of the free products contained in KOMPLETE START.

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Owners of the original MASSIVE synth are also eligible to crossgrade to MASSIVE X for half price. Summer of Sound also includes a limited MASSIVE X crossgrade bundle for 99.50 USD / 13400 JPY / 89.50 GBP / 99,50 EUR / 799.50 CNY / 104.50 CHF / 129.50 CAD / 149.50 AUD that includes 10 MASSIVE X Expansions.

The MASCHINE 2 software update and upgrade from MASCHINE Essentials to the full factory library is also 50% off.

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Finally, TRAKTOR PRO 3 updates for existing users of TRAKTOR desktop software are just 24.50 USD / 3300 JPY / 22.00 GBP / 24,50 EUR / 189.50 CNY / 24.50 CHF / 34.50 CAD / 39.50 AUD.

About Native Instruments

For more than 20 years, Native Instruments has been at the heart of musical innovation. We’ve created communities, pushed technological boundaries, and opened new creative horizons for amateurs and professionals alike. Today, driven by our mission to make music creation more inclusive and accessible, Native hardware, software, and digital services provide fully-integrated solutions for musicians, producers, and DJs of all genres and levels of experience.

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Summer of Sound begins now and runs until June 30, 2021. The Summer of Sound special offer is valid until June 30, 2021, at the Native Instruments Online Shop and at participating retailers worldwide while supplies last.

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