Native Instruments has released Kontakt Retro Machines ($59), a new sound library for Kore 2 and the free Kore Player. Based on material from the Kontakt 3 factory library, Kontakt Retro Machines provides a collection of vintage instruments that established the sound of many electronic music genres of the past. The library's sounds were derived from 11 analog synthesizers, 5 vintage digital synthesizers, and 6 drum machines. A sample set comes with each of the included KoreSounds.
Like all Kore SoundPacks, Kontakt Retro Machines makes use of the capabilities of Kore 2/Kore Player and of its integrated instrument and effect engines. Every instrument sound features eight variations that are organized in a scheme that includes optional percussive, pad, solo/lead, and arpeggiated versions of every preset. For "vintage synth" operation, features such as adjustable glide, unison, polyphonic portamento, and optional pure tuning mode are provided.
To learn more about Kontakt Retro Machines and hear audio demos, visit www.native-instruments.com/retromachines.info.