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Native Instruments BATTERY 3 Drum Sampling Software

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The latest version of BATTERY from Native Instruments fuses an extensive library with functionality and simplicity. A powerful engine and a host of sound shaping options deliver tight, punchy virtual ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The latest version of BATTERY from Native Instruments fuses an extensive library with functionality and simplicity. A powerful engine and a host of sound shaping options deliver tight, punchy virtual drums while the user-friendly interface guarantees instant access and complete control. Whether electronic or acoustic, Battery 3 will have your drums rolling in no time.

Battery 3 is armed with an extensive sample library. Over 100 professional drum sets cover an incredibly broad spectrum of musical styles. From authentic acoustic kits to contemporary electronic collections and ethnic percussion from all over the globe, every genre is represented. Compatibility with most standard sample formats allows seamless integration of virtually any third party libraries. Battery 3 is the definition of drums.

At the heart of Battery 3 software lies the cell matrix, bigger and more versatile than ever before. With up to 128 sample cells, it is now fully customizableā€define the number of cells, rows and columns to fit your exact needs. Color-code or select multiple cells for quick and easy management. Step through all your drums of a particular type and pre-listen samples within the current kit. Battery 3's flexible nature ensures the perfect setup for any situation.

Battery 3 drum sampling software offers a wide range of sound shaping features, both for individual cells and on a global level. Adjustable articulations, such as flam, humanize and roll, add a natural feel to your rhythms. The time stretching feature allows samples to be sculpted and loops to be adjusted to the correct tempo. Battery 3 infuses all your percussive elements with an unmistakable flavor.

Basic Operation: At the heart of Battery 3 lies the cell matrix with up to 128 sample cells. The highly flexible matrix offers an incredibly intuitive and easy way to manage and play large drum kits
Drum Articulations: The performance articulations offer the dexterity and skill of an accomplished drummer. The setup page with various drum rudiments and humanize functions breathes life into your tracks.
Effects and Mastering: Battery 3 offers professional equalization, dynamics, delay, reverb and individual effects both for individual sample cells as well as on a global level.
Sound Editing: Edit Samples within the new Wave Editor, stretch drum samples with the time machine or use the loop section to create entirely new sounds directly within Battery 3.
Loop Machine: Easily preview, sync and load sliced-loop formats, such as Apple Loops, Recycle 1 and 2, BeatCreator and Acid Waves, into individual cells and create entire tracks just using loops.


  • Comprehensive and powerful drum sampler based on a next generation sample engine
  • New 12 GB sample library: over 100 drum kits with over 23,000 individual samples and over 2,600 categorized drum cells covering all musical styles
  • Improved workflow and usability, fast and intuitive access to all parameters. 8 step-by-step video tutorials included
  • Fully customizable cell matrix: freely definable rows and columns with up to a total of 128 sample cells
  • Improved cell effects and a new master effects section
  • Performance articulations: roll, flam, buzz, right hand, etc.
  • Beat synchronisation with loop import for Apple Loops, REX, Acid Wave and Beat Creator
  • Time stretching feature per cell for creative sample manipulation
  • Graphical waveform now allows samples to be edited on-the-fly
  • Sample Purge keeps RAM load to a minimum
  • Interfaces:
  • System:Core Audio, Core MIDI, DirectSound
  • Plug-in: Stand-alone, Audio Units, VST, RTAS, DXi, ASIO
  • System Requirements:
  • Mac OSX 10.4.x, G4 1.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM
  • Win XP, Pentium 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM
  • DVD Drive
  • Minimum installation: 200 MB
  • Full installation: 14 GB
  • Universal Binary for Mac included!
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Love it but could love it more

By James C. Frank

from bethlehem pa usa

Comments about Native Instruments BATTERY 3 Drum Sampling Software:

this software is amazing when used inside Cakewalk's Project 5 v2.5. my drum tracks have never sounded more alive (with the exception of having an actual live drummer) and i've used a lot of software in my day, but Battery 3 gives it to me. tons of samples, and many ways, and fairly intuitive ones at that, to alter the samples from within the software. it would be nice if the sample browser actually played the cl3 files, because that would make things stellarly easy.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Needs better DAW integration

By Xcile

from Wrentham MA

Comments about Native Instruments BATTERY 3 Drum Sampling Software:

You can't knock the extensive range of kits and samples available and the very robust browser for controling every aspect of the behavior of the samples. In this regard Battery shines. Where it does fall short for me is the limited way it falls short in true integration with 3rd party DAWs (I can speak to experience with Sonar and Live). Building custom MIDI maps to map the sounds coming out of Battery to where you want to be able to control them in the DAW involves a lot of frustrating grunt work that could easily be automated by NI -- instead they rely on their user community to fill this gap when it really is their responsibility to provide this integration piece -- hence, only 4 stars for an otherwise excellent product.

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