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We covered the launch of all of these products last month and now Native Instruments has announced that Massive, Absynth 4, Battery 3, FM8
and Komplete 4
are available in stores worldwide.
Here's how they describe them in their own words:
is a true next-generation software synthesizer with unique sonic
character, outstanding audio fidelity, vast flexibility and an innovative,
highly accessible interface. Based on an new high-resolution audio engine,
Massive combines advanced Wave-Scanning synthesis with a wealth of
sophisticated sound-shaping and modulation options, resulting in a
charismatic high-end sound full of warmth, punch, character and definition.
is the fourth generation of Native Instruments' award-winning
semi-modular software synthesizer that is renowned for its unique evolving
sounds and textures. The new version offers extended sound design and
performance capabilities through a new customizable signal flow; additional
oscillator, waveform and envelope features; and a completely revised
modulation concept. Numerous usability improvements, including a new
Kore-compatible sound browser, provide a more convenient creative workflow.
offers a significant revision of the popular drum and percussion
sampler. The addition of time-stretching and advanced loop capabilities,
innovative "play parameters", a powerful master effects section and an
integrated wave editor all serve to strengthen the role of Battery as the
premier creative drum and percussion sampler, with an enormous library of
more than 100 high-quality drum kits providing a wealth of studio-quality
material for all styles and genres.
is the long-awaited successor of the popular FM7 software synthesizer,
which has become a classic in its own time. With an enhanced high-resolution
audio engine, intelligent sound morphing, added performance features and a
new KORE-compatible preset manager, the FM8 makes the timeless and highly
expressive musical potential of FM synthesis available in a thoroughly
modernized instrument that fits perfectly into today's studio and stage
is the new version of the powerful software bundle that has
become a mainstay with professional musicians and producers around the
world. With a universal selection of state-of-the-art instruments and
effects, reinforced through several powerful updates to some of its key
components, Komplete 4 continues to mark the cutting edge in software
synthesis and to provide an invaluable resource for all areas of modern
music production and performance.
Pricing and Availability:
Massive, Absynth 4, Battery 3, FM8 are all $ 339 / 299 Euro
Komplete 4 costs $ 1499 / 1299 Euro
Customers who purchase both Komplete 4 and Kore after September 13th 2006
are eligible for a free copy of Massive. This special limited-time offer
expires December 31st 2006.
Download versions of all new instruments will also be available in the NI
Online Shop soon.