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Native Instruments Kore 2 Plug-In Host and Controller

Combine software-generated sound with the tactile feel of hardware with the Kore 2 plugin host and controller system from Native Instruments. (15) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Native Instruments Kore 2 Controller

Kore 2 stands for unique sound -- in no time. Transform your computer into a
Super Instrument -- find, play, combine, and create sounds with unparalleled speed, power and ease.

Premium Sounds Included

Kore 2 produces an ocean of sound right from the start by integrating the most powerful Native Instruments audio engines with more than 500 KoreSounds(r) included. Furthermore, Kore 2 is infinitely expandable with any AU/VST-plug-in.

Find Sounds Fast

Kore 2 makes finding the desired sound a breeze - simply choose its musical characteristics in the new and expanded KoreSound Browser or use the text search function.

Tweak Sounds Instantly

In Kore 2, software generated sound acquires the tactile feel of hardware. The Kore Controller's high resolution, touch-sensitive controls guarantee tangibly direct analog-style sound manipulation.

Features

- Unified software/hardware system to instantly find, play and control sounds
- Includes audio engines* from Reaktor 5, Massive, Absynth 4, FM8, Kontakt 2 and Guitar Rig 2 with 500 unique KoreSounds(r)
- Sound Variations enrich every KoreSound with up to 8 variations that can be morphed into each other
- Perfectly integrated hardware controller for analog-style sound control and complete software navigation
- Loads AU/VST plug-ins with easy preset import for immediate use
- Ultra-fast KoreSound browser lets you find any sound according to its musical attributes
- Drag and Drop user interface for a fast and inspiring workflow that liberates creativity
- 30 top quality effects ranging from classic to inspiring creative tools
- Powerful routing/layering possibilities based on a highly flexible audio and MIDI signal flow
- Built-in Arpeggiator and Step Sequencer with real-time control
- Preconfigured for smooth use with Komplete 4 and NI Komplete Sound 2

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Native Instruments products.
Interfaces
Kore 2 as a host loads:
VST, Audio Units

Kore 2 as an 'instrument' runs:
Stand-alone, VST, Audio Units, RTAS under Pro Tools 7

Supported Drivers:
Core Audio, ASIO, DirectSound

System Requirements
Mac;
OSX 10.4.x, G4 1.6 GHz or Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo 1.66 GHz, 512 MB RAM

Win;
XP / Vista (32 Bit), Pentium / Athlon 1.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM

USB Port

*Contains the respective audio engines with 500 sounds, not the individual user interfaces.
Customer Reviews
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"Great product abandoned by its creators."
Sound: This is a really neat and unique product (I have two of the controllers, to set up a sound library on two workstations) but its developer (Native Instruments) just discontinued it to focus on more me-too products like beat-making. Poor business decision. Horrible execution in regards to hoe they've treated their users in this situation. Feature: I wish it weren't discontinued. Ease of Use: Maybe complex at first glance but it's actually quite logical. Quality: The first controller was less than perfect with the buttons being a bit mushy but I read that this new version was just fine (I wish I had one). Value: this is truly a unique product with no parallel in the market. a foolish move by NI to discontinue it. Manufacturer Support: Check out the forums... I've read that phone support is good but email support is horrible. I've never contacted support. The Wow Factor: It's a pretty slick device but I hear that the newer controller (version 2) is an improvement over my original version, so I guess it's more sexy in the version on sale here. Overall: I hate that it was discontinued and the way in which the developers handled the discontinuation.
Style of Music: various
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"Discontinued by Native Instruments"
Overall: Native Instruments suddenly discontinued this software/hardware system. Future NI software will not be integrated with this product. Therefore making it virtually useless.
Style of Music: Jazz Blues
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Return Exception This item cannot be returned once the manufacturer's seal has been broken. Any defective merchandise must be dealt with directly through Native Instruments. If a product is found to be defective, you must contact Native Instruments' customer support at 866-556-6487 for service. details
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