WNAMM06: NI Kore System â€“ More Facts - Nifty Video
We put the pressure on NI guy to spill the beans 01/02/06
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Not sure it worked though... One thingâ€™s for sure, the money NI spent on their KORE video teaser must mean they are really behind this one. We managed to snaffle the footage and talked to NIâ€™s very own Brian Smith about the KORE system.
All the dots are going to be joined at this years Musik Messe (29th March- 1st April) where NI will do the full showbiz launch of their new hard/soft platform.
For those of you that need a recap:
First Universal SoundPlatform opens up new ways to work with software instruments, includes
advanced next-generation hardware controller Berlin, January 20th 2006
â€“ Native Instruments today disclosed KORE, the worldâ€™s first Universal
Sound Platform. KORE will revolutionize how performers and producers
work with software instruments and effects. Following a decade of
evolution in music software, KORE opens up significant new
possibilities for the operation of software instruments both in the
studio and on stage. It also marks the first host system by Native
"After ten years of developing software instruments, our goal was to
create the one solution that finally makes everything come together,"
says Stephan Schmitt, founder and president of Native Instruments. "We
believe that KORE will be a significant step forward for musicians and
producers in many ways, and that it will make their individual process
of creating and performing music much more efficient, convenient and
As a Universal Sound Platform, KORE operates both as a stand-alone
instrument host and as a plug-in in every major sequencer. By
integrating all VST- and AudioUnits-based software instruments and
effects into a single, unified interface, it provides greatly increased
control, overview and ease of use in all creative situations. Both
Native Instruments' own range of instruments and effects as well as
third-party products are supported. The seamless integration with
KOREâ€™s advanced hardware controller gives hands-on control with
unprecedented analog feel, finally turning todayâ€™s software
synthesizers and samplers from applications into true instruments.
Addressing the issue of ever-growing sound libraries in today's
software synthesizers and samplers, KORE enables musicians to finally
access the right sound quickly in every situation. An integrated
database holds the sounds of all software instruments on a computer,
and allows for searching for them according to musical categories like
genre, articulation or texture.
KORE comes equipped with categorization data for each of the over
11.000 preset sounds of all NI software instruments and sound
libraries, making it an especially powerful framework for the NI
KOMPLETE 3 bundle.
KORE also marks the introduction of an extremely versatile performance
platform with a wealth of advanced live features, finally making
software instruments stage-ready for keyboard players and other live
performers. Sophisticated layer and split configurations involving any
combination of instruments and effects can be created and recalled
easily, while a powerful Performance Manager allows for seamless
switching between different scenes and sound sets on the fly â€“ either
manually, preprogrammed or remote-controlled.
KORE finally bridges the compatibility gap between different systems
with the introduction of the KoreSound format. This revolutionary
universal file format can include complex sound, routing, configuration
and categorization data, laying the foundation for easy and reliable
transfer even of complex sounds between any set-up and system, and
between studio and stage.
KORE also marks a new step in hardware controller design and
integration. With its high-resolution, touch-sensitive knobs and
â€œOrganic LEDâ€� (OLED) display technology, the KORE controller turns a
computer-based set-up into a powerful tactile instrument.
Bi-directional communication between controller and software gives
quick context-specific overview even in critical live situations, with
the integrated USB 2.0 audio interface making KORE a complete solution
for all musical applications. A first look at KORE is available at....