updated 01:15 pm EDT, Mon May 8, 2006
NI ships KORE
Native Instruments today released KORE v1.01, its universal sound platform that works in combination with a sequencer. KORE has been specifically developed to increase the efficiency, flexibility and ease of working with software instruments and effects in the studio and onstage. KORE is an integrated system consisting of a host software for VST and Audio Units plug-ins, and a tightly integrated hardware controller that includes a professional USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface. It can be used both as a standalone instrument host as well as a plug-in within any Audio Units-, VST- and RTAS- compatible sequencer program. Using a sophisticated bi-directional integration of the controller with the KORE software, all major functions of the system can be controlled without the need to touch or even see the computer that runs the software.
KORE v1.01 offers several enhancements, including a new "Live View" mode, six additional effects, optimized audio drivers and more. KORE 1.0.1 also includes preconfigured "Easy Access Pages" for a wide range of software instruments from Arturia, Gmedia, Korg, Spectrasonics and other manufacturers, which allow for plug-in parameters to be automatically assigned to the control elements on the KORE controller.
Native Instruments today also launched "KORE Days", an international workshop tour in cooperation with more than 140 stores worldwide. Each KORE Days event features an in-depth product presentation that covers all aspects of KORE, and as well as offers hands-on demo for interested users.
KORE is available for a suggested retail price of $560/500€. A special Limited
Time Offer for owners of NI KOMPLETE is effective until June 31st. KORE owners can also purchase the KOMPLETE 3 upgrade without owning a previous version for a savings of $340/300€.