Native Instruments were one of the first companies to pursue real-time synthesis techniques using personal computer technology over twenty years ago. Since 1996, the company has launched an uncompromising series of software products, which have changed the way that people compose, create and even think about music. These products are renowned for their superb sound quality and unrivalled possibilities whilst simultaneously helping to define entire genres of new music.
Integrated Hardware and Software Products
The latest generation of NI products includes an entire portfolio of highly impressive hardware and software solutions, catering for the entire realm of modern music production and live performance. These products are organised in three distinct categories:
Native Instruments Komplete
This groundbreaking collection of virtual synthesizers and VST effects processors has grown to include over 50 incredible products such as Massive, Kontakt, Reaktor, Battery and Guitar Rig. The main advantage of the Komplete collection is the huge amount of savings it offers over the individual purchase price of each of the products included. These would normally add up to thousands of pounds. The latest version offers full integration with the Maschine browser and effortless compatibility with the new, highly playable Kontour range of MIDI keyboard controllers.
The Maschine product line offers a highly spontaneous and hugely creative method of music production. The combination of an exceptional software-based groove production environment with a leading edge hardware controller that can be used to control dozens of parameters in real-time has placed this product in a league of its own. Since the first version was released in 2009, Maschine has steadily become a firm favourite with professional and amateur musicians around the world.
First released in 2001, Traktor has become a classic tool for DJs, which enables on-the-fly mixing of MP3s and music stored in other file-formats using nothing more than a laptop and a decent set of speakers. Initially a software only product, Traktor is now available with a superb choice of dedicated hardware controllers and advanced audio interface options. It also features a stunning selection of real-time effects and precision beat-matching functionality.