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Review: Heavyocity Vocalise 2: Gravity
Anyone making EDM or scoring film, tv or adverts will find much to like in Heavyocity's new, Kontakt-based vocal instrument Vocalise 2: Gravity. G.W Childs fires it up...
G.W. Childs IV
Sep. 19, 2017
Review: Native Instruments Form
What if you could have an infinite number of ways to generate sound? NI’s Form sample tracking synthesizer might just hold the key…
Oct. 7, 2016
Review: Native Instruments Reaktor 6
Native Instruments & Reaktor have been at the forefront of the software synthesis game for almost two decades. The long awaited update to v6 brings new depth and new heights. Brian Cass checks it out.
Sep. 11, 2015
Review: Sample Logic Gamelan
Sample Logic's Gamelan is more than well-recorded samples from Skywalker Sound Studios... fusing the best of synthetic and acoustic and combined with the step animator, Gamelan is something special.
Sep. 4, 2015
Video Review: Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol D2
Does the Traktor D2 pair perfectly with Traktor Pro software? How useful is the touch-sensitive control and large color screen when Djing? Hollin Jones puts it to the test in this text & video review.
May. 20, 2015
Komplete 10 Ultimate: A World Of FX
When we think of Native Instruments' Komplete 10, we may lust after the numerous synths and instruments… but what about the effects? Toby Pitman reviews the effects that make this a complete suite.
Jan. 25, 2015
Review: NI Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ Controller
Hollin Jones got hands on with NI's flagship DJ controller, Traktor Kontrol S8, and gave it a thorough workout. In our in-depth review we focus on how the S8 feels and works in the real world.
Dec. 11, 2014
Review: Komplete 10 Definitive Piano Collection
Three new sampled pianos were included in the recent Native Instruments Komplete 10 upgrade, and a fine collection they are indeed as Lynda Arnold discovers in our feature review.
Nov. 24, 2014
Review: Native Instruments Komplete 10
Native Instruments Komplete reaches version 10 and has has some tasty new additions in the instrument and effect department. Hollin Jones reviews the whole package.
Oct. 10, 2014
Review: Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S-Series
It looks like a regular, well-designed, MIDI keyboard, but Hollin Jones finds out there’s much more going on with Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol S-Series than meets the eye.
Oct. 1, 2014
Review: Native Instruments Rise and Hit
Native Instruments' latest new Kontakt instrument release has a distinct function, but it's suitable for multiple genres. If you want quick and easy crescendos, then Rise & Hit will appeal.
May. 26, 2014
Review: Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2
NI's Trakor Kontrol X1 MK2 is here and includes some novel additions, a simplified layout to its predecessor and can be used as a MIDI controller for other software. Sara Simms checks it out.
Jan. 21, 2014
Native Instruments launches Thanksgiving XXL limited-time sales special
As you'd expect there's been a flurry of Thanksgiving deals flooding the AskAudioMag inbox. But this one from Native Instruments stood out. NI have a 50% sale on - and you can't argue with that!!
Nov. 28, 2013
Review: Native Instruments Kinetic Metal Goes Beyond Metallica
Metallic textures may conjure up cold, clanging or industrial soundscapes in your mind. There's more to metal in NI's latest Kontakt sample-based instrument as Noah Pred discovers.
Nov. 22, 2013
Review: Output REV: A New Sonic Palette in Reverse
If you haven't played around with reversed sounds, you've got some satisfying sonic fun coming your way! Hollin Jones puts Output beautifully crafted REV sample instrument to the test.
Nov. 18, 2013
Review: Maschine Studio: Bigger is Better
Since the first Maschine, Native Instruments have captured the hearts and minds of musicians, producers & finger drummers! So what does Maschine Studio bring to the table? Hollin Jones taps into it.
Oct. 31, 2013
Native Instruments Maschine Studio and MASCHINE 2.0 Software Announced
The next generation of Maschine is here! Maschine Studio is a bigger more tactile groove production studio w/ color display! Maschine 2.0 software promises many new features too. Read on for more
Oct. 1, 2013
Native Instruments Introduces KINETIC METAL
There's been a flurry of activity from the good folk at Native Instruments of late. Their most recent release is Kinetic Metal, a Kontakt instrument designed for ethereal and unconventional textures.
Sep. 25, 2013
Review: Native Instruments DrumLab
Native Instruments DrumLab promises to make beat creation quick, easy and immediately gratifying. Hollin Jones takes a deeper look. Scroll to the bottom of the see Toby Pitman's DrumLab intro video.
Sep. 15, 2013
Review: Da Capo Orchestral Library
Orchestral sounds make their way into all styles and genres of music. So where can you find top notch sample libraries? Toby Pitman puts Sonokinetic's Da Capo, a 10GB Kontakt library, to the test.
Sep. 9, 2013
Review: Traktor Kontrol Z1
Whether you DJ on iOS or Mac/PC, NI's range of Traktor apps is likely to fit your cueing needs. Is their latest controller, Traktor Kontrol Z1, going to fit your needs? Hollin Jones finds out.
DJ & Live Performance
Sep. 2, 2013
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