First introduced at the NAMM music tradeshow in January, Native Instruments on Monday began shipping its new KORE technology platform.
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 is available $559.