Native Instruments on Wednesday unveiled details of what it calls
KORE, the first Universal Sound Platform. KORE has been developed as a new kind of host system for software instruments and effects.
KORE works as a host for VST and Audio Unit plug-ins and can be used as a standalone application or as a plug-in with a compatible sequencer application. KORE also comes with a hardware controller that includes a USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface.
Native Instruments developed KORE to focus on six key aspects of software instrument technology, which include: KORE allows musicians and producers to operate all plug-ins through a unified, consistent interface, reducing the need to adapt to a wide range of different usability concepts; find the desired sound quickly in every situation, even within massive preset libraries; to control software instrument with spontaneous and intuitive hands-on control that is similar to the best hardware instruments; to fully utilize the capabilities of software instruments on stage with a wide range of advanced performances features; to move and transfer even complex instruments and effects setups between different platforms and systems without compatibility problems; and to make use of the true sonic potential of software instruments that becomes available due to the new level of integration and combination that KORE offers.
KORE will be available beginning May 8, 2006 for $579.