Native Instruments (NI) announced
Kore 2, the company’s multi-functional host system, at the Musikmesse music trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. Among the changes with the new system, Kore 2 adds a comprehensive sound library based on integrated NI instrument engines.
The new sound library features 500 specially designed studio-quality KoreSounds, each with multiple sound variations, covering all relevant musical styles and genres. Integrated engines include Absynth, FM8, Guitar Rig, Kontakt, Massive and Reaktor.
Kore 2 will also include a new user interface that highlights a new feature called the Sound Matrix. This feature is a grid that allows users to plug in, combine and route any combination of instruments, effects, KoreSounds and MIDI files through drag and drop.
Users can now categorize sounds in Kore 2, allowing them to find sounds more efficiently. Other new features in Kore 2 include an assignable step sequencer and arpeggiator modules; an extended effects section with more than 30 high quality effect algorithms; multi-output capabilities for routing of individual channels; a context-sensitive info-pane system that explains all system features directly on screen; and a multi-lingual interface that supports five different languages.
KORE 2 will be available in June 2007 and will cost $499.