Among its other announcements, Native Instruments on Friday announced the release NI Essentials and the Kontakt 2 Tutorial DVD.
bundle includes the full versions of ABSYNTH 3 (a semi-modular synthesizer); BATTERY 2 (a percussion sampler); PRO-53 (the emulation of the legendary Prophet 5 analog synthesizer); KOMPAKT (a multi-format sampler that includes a comprehensive instrument library); and one amp emulation of choice from the Guitar Combos series that includes the Plexi Combo, Twang Combo and AC-Box Combo.
NI Essentials is available immediately for US$499. A limited-time upgrade offer also allows all owners of at least one product from the NI Essentials collection to upgrade to the full bundle for $339. This upgrade offer expires on December 31 2005.
Native Instruments also announced the Kontakt 2 Tutorial DVD, which includes more than four hours of video tutorials. According to Native Instruments, the DVD gives users a systematic and detailed insight into the wide range of features and capabilities of the company’s flagship sampler. Individual chapters address the basics of working with a software sampler, sample mapping, effects usage, the Kontakt Script Processor, sample import, the surround features, and more.
The KONTAKT 2 Tutorial DVD will be available in December 2005 for $45.