The Reaktor 6/Reaktor 6 Player instrument offers a new approach to designing kick and bass patches together, while avoiding clashing frequencies.

May 25, 2018, Berlin - Native Instruments today released TRK-01, a powerful new Reaktor instrument. TRK-01 marries classic mixing techniques with innovative sound design, sequencing, and modulation. It is designed to inspire creative and exciting kick-bass combinations, offering solid, powerful sound while also addressing some of the most common problems encountered when mixing kick and bass, such as clashing frequencies.

TRK-01’s Kick module allows intuitive yet powerful sound design, using a combination of synth and sample-based layers (over 120 are provided, but any sample may be loaded). The Bass module offers a choice of five powerful synth engines, covering wave-shaping, FM, analog synth models, and more.

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Both Kick and Bass modules feature tailored insert effects, powerful modulators, send effects, and master insert effects, all assigned with smart, simple routing.

Two independent step-sequencers – one each for kick and bass – allow total control over playback and modulation, with powerful Step Lock and Parameter Focus features offering unprecedented levels of instant control – for each step in the sequence, over any parameter in the instrument.

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TRK-01 supports live performance with up to eight hot-swappable pattern slots per sequencer and triggerable Sound settings, allowing instant switching between up to eight completely different Kick and Bass module settings.

TRK-01 includes over 200 wide-ranging, genre-focused presets, showcasing the huge range of inventive possibilities from the seemingly simple control set.

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Full NKS implementation allows enhanced browsing of these presets, plus intelligent mapping of key controls and fast harnessing of TRK-01’s performance triggering features.

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Native Instruments has collaborated with YouTuber Cuckoo to create a highly original walkthrough of TRK-01.

Pricing and availability

TRK-01 runs in Reaktor 6, Komplete Kontrol and the free Reaktor 6 Player, and is available now at the NI Online Shop for 99€/$99/£89/12800¥.