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Showing posts with label Native Instruments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Native Instruments. Show all posts

Monday, May 20, 2024

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge - Disruption

video upload by SynthAddict

"Maschine+ - featuring Ney (flute) and Oud (lute)

Messing around with tempo FX to add some disruptive surprises to a quick hybrid jam with an Arabic scale."

Monday, May 13, 2024

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge - Microstep/Microtonal

video upload by SynthAddict

"Maschine+ with Amritavarshini scale (pentatonic)
and some microstep perc and "microtonal" elements."

Monday, May 06, 2024

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge - Orbital Mechanics (Mars)

video upload by SynthAddict


Mars orbital mechanics (diff. 3 body config.).

I used the closest reasonable multiple of Mars' orbital period for the tempo - 114 bpm

I used the closest reasonable multiples of the orbital period of Mars' 2 moons, Phobos and Deimos.
3 and 2 respectively for a 3/2 time signature (limited options on M+ for custom tempos).

Some odd LFO modulations added on FX too for a little chaos. :-)"

Monday, April 29, 2024

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge - Polymeter 5/4 with 4/4

video upload by SynthAddict


Arabic scale fun with non-Arabic drums/perc"

Friday, April 19, 2024

8 Bit Super Computer | Midicake ARP

video upload by midicake

Fun video. How many games can you identify?

"👾I've been experimenting with #8Bit Computer Game Music and #MidicakeARP. 🕹️

I made a long video but failed to record one of the MIDI channels, so I need to re-record it. Anyway, here's a little snippet.

Using the fantastic #SuperAudioBoy for #NativeInstruments #Kontact."

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Soniccouture Releases Kora: 21 String African Harp For Kontakt Player NKS

Andre Louis: Kora Improv With MIDI PLayer video upload by Soniccouture

"Andre Louis improvises with the built in 'kumbengo' MIDI backing generator in Soniccouture's Kora VI."

via Soniccouture

A beautiful & fascinating African instrument, the Kora is hard to classify. With 21 strings and a cow-hide resonator, it's a type of bridge harp, but with some lute or guitar DNA in the mix.

The kora is made from a gourd, which is cut in half and covered with cow hide. This forms the resonator of the instrument. There are 21 strings, suspended by a double notched bridge - 10 on one side, 11 on the other. This is typical of a double harp and it is classified as such. However, because the strings originate from a 'neck' and cross a bridge into a resonator, this also makes it a lute.

Soniccouture’s VST version is incredibly playable and versatile, featuring a MIDI pattern player for authentic accompaniment.

€89 (€129) | $89 ($129)

Until May 15th 2024. Price as marked on website, no code required. Offer excludes other discount codes.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Hardware Jams - Guess the Jammer (WIP)

video upload by SynthAddict


Quick and dirty jam with almost no time to finish it completely before the upload deadline. I know mine is very easy to guess. :-P"

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Void & Vista: FOLDS

video upload by VOID & VISTA

Void & Vista: FOLDS Playthrough (No Talking)

video upload by VOID & VISTA

"A tour of some of the sounds available in Void & Vista's new vocal sound design instrument, FOLDS."

Void & Vista: FOLDS - Walkthrough

video upload by VOID & VISTA

Press release follows:

VOID & VISTA announces availability of FOLDS as intimate yet expansive boutique VI for Native Instruments’ KONTAKT platform and NKS-compatible devices

“I’m fascinated by the human voice, so anything that lets me use it in ways I’ve not heard before is a must; FOLDS can either sit amongst real voices, generating a unique and complex — yet subtle — character, or it can drive a piece up front with its own very performable and programmable settings.”
- GRAMMY-, BMI-, and World Soundtrack Awards-winning film composer David Arnold (Casino Royale, Godzilla, Independence Day), 2024

LONDON, UK: cutting-edge contemporary music-orientated virtual instrument creator VOID & VISTA is proud to announce availability of FOLDS — formulated as an intimate yet expansive boutique virtual instrument for Native Instruments’ KONTAKT platform and NKS-compatible devices, based upon the human voice and its creator’s award-winning sound design engine — as of March 28…

Creatively combining expressive, characterful, and unique sampling with powerful sound design features and an inspiring UI (User Interface) to offer 32 sound sources anchored around expressive vocal articulations and textures, both real and imagined, FOLDS is ideally suited to contemporary media composers, production music writers, and sound designers alike. And thanks to the variety of emotive textures that it offers, electronic music producers and artists across multiple genres can clearly expand their toolbox, too.

That being said, then, FOLDS’ bespoke collection of carefully curated male and female vocalist articulations incorporate soft and hard arrhythmic expressions; weaving and wavering vowels; broken reversed hums; evocative vocalisations designed for bass; sound effects; and more.

For FOLDS also features an inspiring collection of effect sounds, such as reverse granulations, as well as re-synthesised, deconstructed, and synthetically processed sounds using Eurorack modular, effect pedals, and tape machine manipulations. Sampled synth waveforms taken from a collection of analogue hardware are also featured.

FOLDS’ 32 sound sources can be layered, sculpted, and effected using a deep, two-layer sound design engine that includes multimode filters; dual motion LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators); six envelopes; customisable LOFI effect; three-stage parallel CHARACTER effects (with presets and user impulse response import); and dedicated REVERB and DELAY in the SPACE section. Such sound design power is available to all via an inspiring and intuitive UI with over 150 controls — including access to a custom MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) mapping page and dedicated send effects — designed to keep users focused on making music.

Moreover, FOLDS comes complete with a vast collection of over 300 preset snapshots organised locally for ease of use; all have pre-assigned mod wheel and/or aftertouch modulation mappings for jaw-dropping sound manipulation and adding musical expression... evidenced by award-winning film composer David Arnold’s understandably uncurbed enthusiasm!

FOLDS is initially available to purchase for 20% off with the FOLDSLAUNCH20 discount code that is valid until May 8, 2024 — rising thereafter to its regular price of £129.00 GBP — as a KONTAKT PLAYER- and NKS-compatible AAX-, AU-, and VST-formatted virtual instrument plug-in featuring 4.5 GB of samples that is compatible with all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) running on macOS 11 or above — natively compatible with Apple Silicon — and Windows 10/11 directly from the dedicated product webpage here:

Monday, April 08, 2024

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: Galaxies - Clusters, Walls, & Filaments

video upload by SynthAddict


Galaxies - Clusters, Walls, Filaments, and Superclusters

Spacey jam, builds as the larger structures are revealed.

Andromeda Galaxy (similar to our Milky Way) ---

152,000 light-years diameter (8.93 x 10^17 miles)
2.5 million light years from Earth

Virgo Supercluster---

Concentration of galaxies containing the Virgo Cluster, Local Group (including Milky Way), and other galaxies.

110 million light years in diameter (6.47 x 10^20 miles)

Monday, March 25, 2024

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge - Water

video upload by SynthAddict

"Lots of homemade watery samples to celebrate International Water Day. :-)

Mostly made in harmonic minor."

Thursday, March 14, 2024

DAWless jamming with HYDRASYNTH and MASCHINE+

video upload by Woody Piano Shack

"Demo of ASM HYDRASYNTH DELUXE synthesizer and NATIVE INSTRUMENTS MASCHINE+, doing quick unrhearesed improvised jams on whatever drums and sounds I can conjure up!"


Native Instruments Introduces Action Woodwinds

video upload by Native Instruments

"Action Woodwinds delivers the lively sound of full orchestral woodwind ensembles, adding drama and impact to any composition. From the vibrant tones of clarinets, English horns, oboes, and flutes to the deep resonance of bassoons, contrabass clarinets, and beyond, explore and tailor over 1000 true-to-life phrases for instant results."

"Discover Action Woodwinds:

Get it as part of the Action Suite and save on a hard-hitting orchestral trio with Action Strings 2 and Action Strikes."

00:00 - Intro
00:45 - Overview
02:38 - Main Page
04:15 - Scaler
04:58 - ‚In C’ mode
05:28 - Selecting Themes and Phrases
06:44 - Playing Techniques
09:15 - Action Woodwinds & Action Strings 2
09:58 - Working in the Editor
13:27 - Mixer Page
14:06 - MIDI Output
15:03 - Outro

Friday, March 08, 2024

5 Minimal House Tracks and Easter Eggs // Hydrasynth // Maschine+

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"Improvising and live beat making with NATIVE INSTRUMENTS MASCHINE+ SAMPLER GROOVEBOX and ASM HYDRASYNTH DELUXE WAVETABLE SYNTHESIZER. All kits and patterns from the MINIMAL ESCAPE expansion pack.


Monday, March 04, 2024

Hardware Jams Weekly Challenge - 303 Day

video upload by SynthAddict


I'm faking several TB-303 style sounds and layering it with others and some TR-909 perc stuff.
YMMV :-)"

Sunday, March 03, 2024


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"Live looping to create a melodic house beat with the NATIVE INSTRUMENTS MASCHINE+ and DEEP MATTER expansion for MINIMAL and MELODIC HOUSE.


Friday, March 01, 2024

Bad Gear is MASSIVE

video upload by AudioPilz

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools.

There aren’t many software companies whose influence on electronic music is comparable to iconic hardware brands like Roland and Korg - Native Instruments is certainly one of them.

They defined the industry standard for sampling, established in-the-box modular synthesis and made using FM much too easy but today we are going to talk about Massive.

Putting this 2006 wavetable softsynth and primary ghost writer of the first three Skrillex EPs on the show is - quite literally - long overdue as, after the usual venture capitalist fustercluck and discontinuation of Absynth, it can only be a matter of months until this classic plugin stops working properly on contemporary computers.

Bad Gear is MASSIVE
Plugin, VST, Software Instrument

00:00 Intro Tune
01:05 Overview Native Instruments Massive
01:48 Oscillators/Wavetables/Noise/Mod OSC
02:28 Feedback
02:39 Filter Section
03:04 Modulators ( Brostep Edition ), Wubs, Wobbles
03:37 Modulation Routings, Sidechain
03:54 Patch Settings, Unison,...
04:15 FX Section
04:29 Macros
04:48 What else??? (Pricing,...)
05:13 Hate
05:39 Jam 1 ( Moog Style Techno )
06:32 Jam 2 ( Dubstep for Boomers )
07:24 Finale ( Meme Psytrance )
07:51 Verdict
08:59 Patreon Vocoder Shoutout ( Soma Lyra-8 )"

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Meet the free Jacob Collier Audience Choir | Native Instruments

video uploads by Native Instruments

"We’ve teamed up with Jacob Collier to celebrate the release of his Djesse Vol. 4 album with this one-of-a-kind audience choir instrument. Relive the magic of his recent world tour and conduct thousands of voices from across the world. Plus, there's a selection of unique body percussion samples and vocal triads layered by Jacob himself.

Download it for free at:"

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Demo Track - Orthosie - A Wealth of Space

video upload by midicake

"Live Improvised Music Performance using Midicake ARP and Ableton/Kontakt to inspire a sense of space."

Monday, February 12, 2024

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge - Cockroaches in Jail

video upload by SynthAddict

"End of the kebab series - in jail with cockroaches :-)

so I made a scenario with the local pet store's Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches shipment escaping into the jail all the sounds including perc are samples of stuff found in a prison cell (bed parts, metal tray or bowls/utensils, and bars of course) and sounds of the hissing cockroaches annoyed and getting squished over and over - the synth part is a cheat and is supposed to be a high human voice or something 😛 enjoy"

Monday, February 05, 2024

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge - Kebab Chase

video upload by SynthAddict

"Mixed some Middle Eastern instruments and vibes for a building-up chase, sort of... perhaps the kebab bandit got away. :-P

I had a weird audio issue but no time to fix it for the upload deadline. :-("

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