updated 04:40 pm EDT, Tue September 2, 2008
KORE Electronic Experience
Native Instruments has announced a new software version of KORE 2, alongside price reductions and a KORE soundpack bundle. KORE 2 Software Edition offers musicians and producers the chance to combine KORE 2 with their existing MIDI controller. The Software Edition provides the full functionality of the KORE 2 application, but leaves out the dedicated KORE hardware controller in favor of a more affordable price point. All owners of this application will also be provided with the option to add the KORE controller later on as a separate purchase.
The KORE Electronic Experience has also been introduced; combining seven KORE soundpacks into one bundle at a reduced price. The package includes 800 distinctive instrument sounds, 150 multi-effects and ten drum kits, originating from packs such has the Best of ABSYNTH, Best of REAKTOR Vol. 1 and Synthetic Drums Reloaded.
The retail price of KORE 2 with the hardware controller has been reduced to $449, or the Software Edition of KORE 2 can be purchased for $199. The KORE Electronic Experience retails for $229 and comes with an online voucher for the download of an additional sound pack of the user's choice.