KORE: The Universal Sound Platform from Native Instruments

Native Instruments revealed the world's first Universal Sound Platform - KORE - which will revolutionize how performers and producers work with software instruments and effects. Following a decade of evolution in music software, KORE opens up significant new possibilities for the operation of software instruments both in the studio and on stage.

As a Universal Sound Platform, KORE operates both as a stand-alone instrument host and as a plug-in in every major sequencer. By integrating all VST- and AudioUnits-based software instruments and effects into a single, unified interface, it provides greatly increased control, overview and ease of use in all creative situations. Both Native Instruments' own range of instruments and effects as well as third-party products are supported. The seamless integration with KORE's advanced hardware controller gives hands-on control with unprecedented analog feel, finally turning today's software synthesizers and samplers from applications into true instruments.

Addressing the issue of ever-growing sound libraries in today's software synthesizers and samplers, KORE enables musicians to finally access the right sound quickly in every situation. An integrated database holds the sounds of all software instruments on a computer, and allows for searching for them according to musical categories like genre, articulation or texture. KORE also marks a new step in hardware controller design and integration. With its high-resolution, touch-sensitive knobs and 'Organic LED' (OLED) display technology, the KORE controller turns a computer-based set-up into a powerful tactile instrument. Bi-directional communication between controller and software gives quick context-specific overview even in critical live situations, with the integrated USB 2.0 audio interface making KORE a complete solution for all musical applications.

Further details - including technical specifications, pricing and availability - will be made available in Spring 2006.

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KORE: The Universal Sound Platform from Native Instruments

January 21, 2006 at 7:56 PM CET

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