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Native Instruments launches their new “Trutorials” series.

Native Instruments have made public their first series of trick, tips and guides to their ever popular “Komplete” software.

You can check out 12 different quick guides now with tips and tricks for Reaktor, Form, FM8, Replika XT, Rounds, Guitar Rig, Massive, Polyplex, Absynth and more.

These are essential tips and tricks for any and all of you Komplete owners out there.

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/specials/komplete-trutorials/

Take Kontrol with Native Instruments winter deals

Live now and running through to early in the new year, we have a selection of superb deals from Native Instruments giving you even more reason to keep warm in the studio over coming months.

Traktor Kontrol S8

The flagship all in one controller hits our lowest price point yet, retailing at just £799.

Capable of running as a 4-channel stand-alone mixer, professional audio interface, and featuring enhanced Stems ready decks for ultimate control over the included latest 2.11 version of Traktor Scratch Pro.

Touch-sensitive controls and high-res displays deliver DJ workflow that permits you to connect anything your setup needs, Traktor Kontrol S8 boasts the most expansive connectivity on a DJ controller yet.

Traktor Kontrol S8 @ Scan

Komplete Kontrol S-Series

The full range of the S-Series keyboards has taken a price tumble with the S49, S61 & S88 all receiving around £80 our previous price. The keyboards are all built around superb Fatar keybeds and offer NKS functionality which offers more in depth mapping with Native plugins and selected third part instruments. Of course regular VST support is included although anyone who already own Komplete will benefit most from some of the extra functionality on offer here. In fact the keyboard itself ships with Komplete Select and in support of the Keyboard price crash, we are offering a number of Komplete upgrade deals from Select that could save you a packet over the regular stand alone prices. For example if you pick up a Komplete Kontrol S49 and Our Komplete 11 upgrade package, this would save you almost £300 off our regular pricing!

Check out the full range of Komplete Kontrol Offers here.

Komplete Audio 6

It’s always a popular offer when we run it, and the Komplete Audio 6 has always been well regarded here in Scan. Tank like build quality combined with some of the best performing drivers we’ve seen on any interface under £500 make this a very popular interface. Offering a 4 in / 4 out I/O selection, MIDI control, a pair of pre-amps and a very handy physical volume control, the Komplete Audio 6 is a great interface for anyone getting into making music or even those making their first upgrade.

The Komplete Audio KA6 for just £149 @ Scan

See the full Native Instruments range @ Scan

KOMPLETE ULTIMATE 9, IS HERE!!!!!!!!

KOMPLETE ULTIMATE 9!

 

Yes, it’s Here!!!

Native Instruments KOMPLETE 9 and KOMPLETE ULTIMATE 9 are now shipping.

The entire range of KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects  in one stunning  package.

65 KOMPLETE products, 16,000 sounds, 370 GB

KOMPLETE ULTIMATE 9 is the Complete creative suite for audio production

Installation from a dedicated Hard drive, means it’s simple to install and get to work.

Let’s have a look at what you get….

 

 

KONTAKT 5 AND REAKTOR 5.8

 

Two powerful flagship products: REAKTOR 5.8, the ever-expanding modular sound studio driving synthesis into the future and KONTAKT 5, the most powerful engine for sample-based instrument design – packed with 43GB of premium sounds, all-new studio effects, ground breaking filters and an arsenal of in-depth features.

 

 

NINE AMAZING SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZERS

 

The virtual analog powerhouse MONARK monosynth joins the dynamic, raucous SKANNER XT and two other incredible instruments by the father of REAKTOR in KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE’s synth arsenal.

Alongside them are the bass music heavyweight MASSIVE, the crystalline sound of FM8, the otherworldly sound of ABSYNTH, and a stunning collection of 20 vintage analog synths and keyboards.

STRINGS, HORNS, AND CINEMATIC SOUNDS

 

Power up your cinematic productions with the intuitive, instantly-playable ACTION STRINGS and SESSION HORNS, and the crushing, epic percussion of DAMAGE.

Go even further with SESSION STRINGS PRO, the gold-standard contemporary strings and the powerful, forward-looking sound design possibilities of EVOLVE MUTATIONS and EVOLVE MUTATIONS 2.

 

CREATIVE AND STUDIO EFFECTS

 

KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE delivers the PREMIUM TUBE SERIES and REVERB CLASSICS – a fully-loaded, premium-sounding set of studio effects – next to an already-incredible effect suite featuring the updated SOLID MIX STERIES, a versatile ‘magic wand’ for placing instruments in a mix, one of Tim Exile’s amazing creations, DJ effects for the studio and monster IR reverb.

ULTIMATE DRUMS AND PERCUSSION

 

A completely redesigned BATTERY 4 and ABBEY ROAD VINTAGE DRUMMER join a century of inspired drumming with STUDIO DRUMMER, ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMMER, ABBEY ROAD 70s DRUMMER, ABBEY ROAD 80s DRUMMER and ABBEY ROAD MODERN DRUMMER – a full range of electronic and acoustic percussion ready for all production duties. Complimented by a versatile set of hard-hitting electronic and ethnic percussion.

 

 

THE ENTIRE WORLD OF GUITAR AND BASS

 

GUITAR RIG 5 PRO is a professional guitar studio, featuring essential amps and effects plus CONTROL ROOM PRO – putting you behind a virtual mixing desk to sculpt your tone to perfection.

All this alongside the devastating, signature sound of RAMMFIRE, and the legendary SCARBEE collection of sampled instruments including SCARBEE FUNK GUITARIST and SCARBEE RICKENBACKER® BASS.

PERFECT PIANO AND KEYS

 

THE GIANT becomes part of a rich assortment of keys and pianos included in KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE – from signature artists’ personal instruments and phrases, to classic organs, a legendary cast of perfectly sampled electric, upright and concert grand pianos.

 

 

KOMPLETE 9:

The industry-standard collection for production, performance, and sound design – at an unbeatable value.

  • 33 products, 12,000 sounds, 120 GB
  • Comprehensive creative production suite
  • With MONARK, BATTERY 4, and the SOLID MIX SERIES

KOMPLETE ELEMENTS:

Contains over 3 GB of material with over 1000 sounds – all carefully compiled to provide a strong toolkit for the widest-possible range of production tasks. There are acoustic drums, electronic beats, orchestral strings, and a wide range of synthesizers. Plus guitar amp simulation and an array of creative studio effects – a fully equipped and ready-to-roll production suite.

 

 

Whichever one of the KOMPLETE bundles you go for, you can be sure that you’re equipping your studio with some of the finest Softsynths and Samples available in the world today.

 

 

Abbey Road Drums via Komplete 8 Ultimate

Abbey Road Drums:

 

Just a brief word or two about these splendid kits that come as part of the Komplete 8 Ultimate package.

There are now 4 Abbey Road kits, each recorded as the name suggests, in the famous abbey Road studios down in London. It goes without saying that the kits are well recorded and offer a truly authentic sound, but I’m just going to explain a little of what makes these sounds so usable.

Basically, if you’re looking to pinpoint a musical moment in time, there’s a kit for you.

Abbey Road 60’s kit:

Abbey Road 60’s kit features  two highly sought-after 60s drum kits: A Gretsch Round Badge White Marine Pearl kit (Jasper Shell) from the early 60s and a Ludwig Hollywood kit from 1967. Both kits provide  a choice of two 60s snares, and all cymbals used are genuine 60s originals, including a rivet cymbal dating from 1963.

 

 

 

 

Abbey Road 70’s kit:

The Abbey Road 70’s kit comprises  two highly sought-after vintage kits, each with a choice of two snares, deliver two highly distinctive 70s drum sounds. The Open Kit is a Ludwig Vistalite Tequila Sunrise from 1972 with the big, roomy sound of classic rock. The Tight Kit is a vintage 1970s Premier model with the tight, dry, punchy sound that was popular throughout the 70s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbey Road 80’s kit:

Into the 80’s and the The Black Kit, recorded in Studio Three, is a vintage Yamaha 9000 from the mid-80s – one of the most recorded drum kits in history.

The Chrome Kit is a Slingerland Magnum fitted with single-headed concert toms – very fashionable during the 1980s.
Snares include Ludwig, Gretsch, Slingerland and Pearl models. And no 80s kit would be complete without a full set of Octobans (Think Stewart Copeland) – melodically-tuned tubular toms that were popular among many of the decade’s top drummers.

Abbey Road Modern Drummer:

Two top-of-the-line drum kits deliver two very different contemporary drum sounds in  Modern Drummer. They provide a choice of three snares per kit and a number of ‘character’ cymbals, including the Sabian Chopper and Zildjian Spiral Trash.

Recorded in Studio 3, the Sparkle Kit is a contemporary Pearl Reference kit with a tight, disciplined sound for modern pop, ballads and all-purpose use.

The White Kit is a Drum Workshop Collector’s Series kit from the mid-90s. A maple kit, tuned low for drive and edge, and recorded in Studio 2.

 

So, armed with the proper kits and sounds, you can now set out to record some authentic drum parts.

 

The Mixer section:

The Mixer Section provides spot-on control over the mic levels on each drum, plus overheads, stereo room mics and any other specialist mics used during the recording process. The Mix Presets give a completely professional sound, and provide a perfect starting point for detailed tweaking.

Each snare provides faders for top and bottom mic, plus adjustable bleed level. Here, ‘bleed’ refers to how the rest of the kit rattles the snare wires — raise the bleed level for more realism.

Each drum has its own effect chain with a selection of routing options. All the updated ABBEY ROAD DRUMMER instruments include a top-qualitystudio EQ – a uniquely musical 4-band EQ with switchable fixed-bell curves on the low and high bands, plus adjustable Q settings on the midrange.

A powerful compressor adds presence and drive to your drums without blurring the detail. And it’s not just for bus compression – this studio compressor is available on each of the mixer tracks.

There’s a Transient master to  emphasize attack to make a drum hit harder, or shorten the resonance tail of a drum that rings too long. Bring drums to the front of the mix or smooth out spiky drums without touching the levels, and a Tape Saturator which by simulating the natural, harmonic compression of analog tape, adds a pleasing warmth to your sound. And pushed a little harder, it delivers a smooth, organic overdrive.

Finally a Convolution Reverb— 30 high-end impulse responses ranging from small rooms to big halls, for extra space and depth on your drums.

Now, once you take the combination of some beautifully recorded drums, and some very competent effects, you’ll find you are able to lay down effective, believable drum tracks that sit well in the mix and enhance your music in a way that just wasn’t possible a few years ago.

 

Native Instruments Komplete 8 Ultimate.

 

Native Instruments Komplete 8 + 3 Virtual Instruments Offer

Native Instruments are offering free downloads of the wobbletastic “Razor”, the heavenly “Session Strings” and Tim Exile’s frankly barking vocoder-esque creation “The Mouth”, worth almost £200.

They are free to download for anyone who registers Komplete 8 with NI from today until the 30th September.

If you were in any doubt about the package, and certainly £385 is a certainly a considered investment for most of us, i can only tell you this….. All of the Scan Pro Audio Team use part of Komplete in almost every production they do (I’ve never done a track without Kontakt for at least 10 years!), with excellent tools such as industry leading sampler, Kontakt and the endless possibilities of build-your-own instrument program Reaktor these tools really will equip you with some of the best software available to musicians.  Komplete also includes an enormous library of sounds,  in fact just the Kontakt factory sound bank a fantastic starting point for a whole heap of instruments.

Komplete includes
Komplete 8 Summer Offer @ Scan
Flagship products:

KONTAKT 5
REAKTOR 5.6
GUITAR RIG 5 PRO

Synthesizers:

ABSYNTH 5
FM8
MASSIVE
REAKTOR PRISM
REAKTOR SPARK
RETRO MACHINES MK2

 

Drums & Percussion:

ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMS
BATTERY 3
STUDIO DRUMMER
WEST AFRICA

 

Creative & Studio Effects: 

REFLEKTOR
THE FINGER
TRAKTOR’S 12
TRANSIENT MASTER

 

Guitar & Bass:

RAMMFIRE
SCARBEE MM-BASS

 

Piano & Keys:

BERLIN CONCERT GRAND
NEW YORK CONCERT GRAND
SCARBEE CLAVINET/PIANET
SCARBEE MARK I
SCARBEE A-200
UPRIGHT PIANO
VIENNA CONCERT GRAND
VINTAGE ORGANS

Plus Razor, Session Strings, The Mouth

 

Native Instruments Komplete 8 Product Page at Scan