Native Instruments is celebrating its 25th birthday with hardware limited editions and the Play Series Twenty Five, a new free sample-based Synthesizer library for Kontakt 6 Player.
Twenty Five sum’s up NI’s long history and the resulting products in a versatile virtual instrument with tons of inspiring sounds.
Play Series Twenty Five
It features 150 new combinations of classic sounds from the NI vault. The core of the Twenty Five instrument consists of two layers, each with a selection of different sources. Nice, each source has a little information snipped that gives you information from which virtual instrument the developer sampled it. That’s a cool idea. From Absynth, Massive X, Reaktor libraries, Prism… it’s a true NI sonic flashback.
Once selected, you can sculpt each layer with dedicated classic subtractive parameters including transpose, tune, filter, two envelopes, two LFOs, and more. To refine the sounds, Twenty Five also hosts a multi-fx section giving access to the Kontakt effect processor (Replika, Choral…). Then, you have a rich sequencer section with 8 sequencers with which you animate multiple parameters. The first two controls the pitch & velocity while the other 6 can animate the macros
Taking about macros. One of the key points of the Native Instruments Play Series is the concept. It gives you instantly playable sounds that remain tweakable thanks to pre-mapped macros. Here, too, there are numerous macros (balance, cutoff….) on the first interface page. On the last one, you can modify them at any time. Looks like an amazing virtual instrument you shouldn’t miss.
There is also an impressive giveaway with big prices including limited editions of the Komplete Kontrol S49/S61 & Maschine Mk3 controllers, software, and more. To participate, you need to make a track using at least one instance of TWENTY FIVE. It can be any style or genre, just express yourself with your music and have fun. Upload your entry and tell Native Instruments which presets you’ve used. The Native Instruments team will pick the 25(!) winners, extra points will be given for creativity and originality.
Native Instruments Twenty Five is available now as a free download and it runs in Kontakt 6 Player. The metapop competition ends December 31, 2021.
More information here: Native Instruments