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Native Instruments have released Urban Arsenal 2
, a new collection of production-ready sound material for contemporary hip-hop and similar music styles. Here's what they have to say about it...
Created in collaboration with established urban music producers and sound designers, the latest entry in the KORE SOUNDPACK range delivers a further assortment of professional groove material and instrument sounds for use in KORE 2 and the free KORE PLAYER software instrument.
Expanding on the first collection, URBAN ARSENAL 2 provides even more authentic hip-hop grooves and drum kits, which can be easily tweaked and transformed through the advanced sound shaping and control features of the KORE platform. Over 1,000 sampled drum sounds form the basis for 40 groove sets and 32 drum kits, including material created by CLP, Dobie, Montana Beats and ProjectSAM. With over 15,000 overall groove variations, a powerful "Instant Remix" function and many other creative features, URBAN ARSENAL 2 makes it easy to lay the sonic foundations for contemporary hip-hop tracks.
The groove material of URBAN ARSENAL 2 is complemented by a variety of sample-based instrument sounds, offering an assortment of brass, strings, basses and leads with a special focus on analog synthesizer tones. Additionally, the sound pack includes over 80 new presets based on the integrated engine of the MASSIVE synthesizer, with a range of inspiring leads, sub basses, pads and other sounds specifically designed for urban music styles.
Similar to the first collection, many sounds in URBAN ARSENAL 2 have been processed and pre-mastered using a range of premium outboard gear, including a special "dubplate resampling" process in the acclaimed "Dubplates & Mastering" studios in Berlin for authentic vinyl feel.
Pricing and Availability:
URBAN ARSENAL 2 is available for download purchase in the NI Online Shop for a suggested retail price of $119 / 99 â‚¬.