Native Instruments Unleashes Kontakt 5, Guitar Rig 5 Pro, Studio Drummer, Solid Mix Series & Transient Master
Native Instruments has released five products that further expand its versatile range of Komplete Instruments and Effects. The new products include Kontakt 5, Guitar Rig 5 Pro, Studio Drummer, Solid Mix Series and Transient Master. Some of these offerings have already been announced, but there’s a couple of new items that are certainly of interest.
Kontakt 5 is the next generation of NI’s prominent software sampler. The new version offers enhanced sound shaping through a host of new quality filters and effect algorithms, time-stretching, vintage sampling modes, and more. Further accommodating its role as the central sample library platform on the market, Kontakt 5 also introduces new features for advanced instrument design.
Guitar Rig 5 Pro is the latest version of NI’s excellent effects studio aimed at guitarists, but utilized by electronic musicians everywhere. The fifth generation expands the feature set of the software with additional amplifiers and effects, advanced speaker emulation, and various new creative features that make Guitar Rig 5 Pro even more powerful both for studio production and live performance.
Studio Drummer is a new instrument for the creation of acoustic drum tracks. By combining sampled drum kits and a mixing environment with a wide assortment of professional grooves, the Kontakt-based instrument provides a highly versatile and easy-to-use “virtual drummer” that gives authentic and fast results for pop, rock, metal, jazz and related music styles.
The new Solid Mix Series emulates the distinctive EQ and dynamics sections of one of the most revered mixing consoles of all time, while Transient Master recreates a popular hardware processor that provides highly efficient transient processing. Both products can used be used with the free Guitar Rig Player, or expand the arsenal of the Guitar Rig 5 software.
All new Komplete Instruments and Effects are available now for individual purchase, and are also included in the new Komplete 8 and Komplete 8 Ultimate bundles (Solid Mix Series only included in Komplete 8 Ultimate).
Pricing: KONTAKT 5 $399 / €379; GUITAR RIG 5 PRO $199 / €179; STUDIO DRUMMER $169 / €149; SOLID MIX SERIES $229 / €199; TRANSIENT MASTER $119 / €99.