When Google’s Eric Schmidt stopped by to see Native Instruments in Berlin, we’re pretty sure it wasn’t for Daniel Haver to discuss search engine results, or for Eric to get some insight into how the Kontrol S8 could improve his DJing. So why would NI make a huge and public deal of the Google visit?
We’ve followed the development of NI’s Traktor Kontrol series of DJ controllers from the start. We’ve also witnessed the birth of Maschine and the whole line of beatmaking hardware and software. And now, to coincide with the announcement of Komplete 10 comes the Kontrol S keyboards – three models designed to complete the Traktor/Maschine/Komplete trinity, meaning that as a DJ, producer, or electronic musician, NI has you… ummm… kovered.
Native Instruments announce Komplete 10 Komplete 10 and Komplete Ultimate 10, a most epic collection of pretty much everything you could need to make sound of any sort. Ultimate 10 is indeed so vast that it comes on a hard drive all of its own.
If you could take my brain and extract company secrets, somewhere in the cortex ooze would be what this teaser video from Native instruments is. I went to London, saw cool stuff, including this Komplete thing but in sharp focus. And soon enough you will too. For now, frame by frame the video and see what you can make out.
A brief excursion to London for a visit to Native Instruments UK new offices (lots of windows, wood and bare brick – lovely) gave me a insight into their roadmap, and their new #futureofdjing hashtag was a key part of the presentations. But this is just NI’s vision, and they are not the only player of the DJ game. So what do you think is the #futureofdjing? The floor is yours. Unleash opinions.
Native Instruments wish to tell their behind the scenes story via Instagram. And to get you to follow them, they’re running a huge giveaway.
Traktor users — if you’re on v2.6.6, it is essential that you upgrade to Traktor 2.6.7, or your playlists might get hurt.
Unlike NI’s other releases, the revised Traktor Scratch A10 audio interface has been their best kept secret. Dan Morse takes a look.
Just when you thought NI couldn’t do beat making any better, along comes the oh so glossy Maschine Studio. I wonder if you can play Candy Crush on it?