The completely revamped KORE 2 music production system makes finding, creating, playing, and tweaking sound easier than ever. KORE 2 integrates six Native Instruments audio engines and comes with 500 production-ready sounds, sound variation, and morphing; a completely new operating concept; redesigned controller; and innumerable further innovations... Click To Read More About This Product
The completely revamped KORE 2 music production system makes finding, creating, playing, and tweaking sound easier than ever. KORE 2 integrates six Native Instruments audio engines and comes with 500 production-ready sounds, sound variation, and morphing; a completely new operating concept; redesigned controller; and innumerable further innovations. KORE 2 is focused on turbo-charging workflow and freeing creative impulses.
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.
Production-ready sound library
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 included. Furthermore, KORE 2 is infinitely expandable with any Audio Unit/VST-plug-in.
Fast and easy access to sounds
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.
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.
New in KORE 2:
Integrated Audio Engines
KORE 2 includes the audio engines from REAKTOR 5, MASSIVE, ABSYNTH 4, FM8, KONTAKT 2, and GUITAR RIG 2 providing a stunning selection of premium sounds.
500 unique, production-ready KoreSounds have been specially created for KORE 2 using the integrated sound generators, effects, and advanced MIDI tools arpeggiator, step sequencer, and MIDI player), incorporating ingenious routing and layering. Through the combination of high-end sound generators with the unique potential of KORE 2, the on-board sounds boast an unparalleled level of detail and depth.
The focus has been laid on universally applicable yet innately tweakable sounds and instruments. Useful parameters of every onboard sound have been individually mapped to the KORE Controller, allowing for highly detailed editing. Playing and customizing sounds has never been this easy and musical.
Sound Variations and Sound Morphing
Any KoreSound can encompass up to 8 sound variations”8 articulations of one sound enabling you to emphasize varying settings and nuances as part of the musical flow. The 500 on-board sounds have been specially programmed with a wealth of variations. The real innovation is the ability to morph sounds between their respective sound variations. For example, a KoreSound can start as a bass-heavy MASSIVE sound, morph into a crystalline FM8 pad, gradually distort (through the addition of a GUITAR RIG 2 effect) and finally dissolve, (through the addition of a delay plug-in) in a haze of reverb.
There are practically no limits to how sounds can be morphed. Virtually any parameter of a KoreSound can be set as a sound variation. Internal mixer settings, volume/pan/send settings, MIDI information, audio, and effect parameters as well as the sound settings of the plug-ins can be saved with a sound variation, thus making them available for morphing. Whether smoothly morphing between sound variations with two of the KORE Controller's rotary dials or switching between variations with the 8 controller buttons”both processes can be automated in the audio host.
Create faster, work smarter
The Sound Matrix lets you combine KoreSounds, plug-ins, effects, MIDI file players, step sequencers, appregiators and even entire performances (consisting of multiple KoreSounds) in any combination. Simple drag-and-drop operation in one unified interface for all file types minimizes the time spent managing files and maximizes creativity.
Want to fuse an ABSYNTH pad with an FM8 lead sound and pattern delay? Combine an appregiator with a REAKTOR sound? Trigger a KONTAKT drum kit with a MIDI player? KORE 2 handles all elements (whether KoreSounds, plug-ins, effects, performances or MIDI modules) in the same way and using just one interface. Making, manipulating, and working with sounds and plug-ins becomes direct and intuitive.
Complexity made easy
The entire sound architecture has been condensed in such a way that any number of mixer structures, including audio and MIDI routing can be nested inside each other, while simultaneously retaining maximum clarity. The topmost level in the KORE interface is also the simplest, allowing an immediate, musically intuitive approach”even highly complex KoreSounds are incredibly easy to use. Through double-clicking, the user can access KORE's deeper levels, enabling increasingly profound sound manipulation.
Uniform operation in plug-in or standalone mode
Organize your entire KORE rig for playing live, use performance presets to switch between sounds, channel settings, effect parameters, and more. KORE 2 now offers the same powerful features, whether in standalone or plug-in mode.
Redesigned KORE 2 controller
Redesigned KORE 2 controller has undergone a redesign; many details have been improved and fine-tuned to work in total harmony with the KORE 2 software. Diverse functions of both modules can be controlled in real time with the hardware controller including patterns, loop length modulation, velocity, note length, and more.
Flexible MIDI Routing
MIDI control data from the MIDI file player, arpeggiator, step sequencer or any other MIDI generating plug-in can now be routed”in the same flexible way as audio”to any number of sound destinations. For example, use a REAKTOR sequencer to trigger ABSYNTH sounds.
Flexible Aux Routing
Creativity without bounds”in KORE 2 an unlimited number of aux channels are now at your disposal. Send the output of individual plug-ins to their own individual channels, or for further processing to other channels. Aux channels are created dynamically and are displayed only when needed.
12 new premium effects”among them unconventional and inspiring tools such as cabinet saturator, pattern delay, and grain shifter. Additionally, all KORE 1 effects have undergone improvement with some additional features added. In total, 32 integrated effects are at your disposal.
Integrated Help Display:
The context-sensitive helper is integrated within the interface. When moving the mouse over an element an explanation of its functions will be displayed.
Menus and helper are available in English, German, Spanish, French, and Japanese.
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But it will hunger no more. I'm surprised no one has reviewed Kore 2 yet. Besides getting an incredibly powerful collection of virtual instruments and an incredible sound library, you also get the coolest midi controller available! NI just released version 2.1 of Kore which adds capability to use Kore like a standard midi controller as well as send Mackie Control messages! NI has also provided a beautifully designed editor for midi control templates, and you can switch between templates and pages of controls right on the controller! I use Ableton Live has my host DAW, and I am using Kore to completely control every channel and device in Ableton by sending Mackie Control messages! This combined with NI Maschine gives me total control over Ableton without having to buy the Akai APC40! The hardware controller brings NI's software quality right in to the physical dimension, the device is encased in solid alluminum, and feels really well put together. All the encoders have lights around them that represent the value of the parameter being modulated. The buttons also have lights. The encoders feel superb and are touch sensitive. The Kore software itself is almost like having a workstation keyboard. It allows you to - Manage and organize all your plugin instruments and find exactly what sound you're looking for based on categories, timbres, etc... - Layer and split sounds - Add and group effects - Load up to 16 different instruments in one Kore instance and switch between them on the fly using "Performance Presets" - Map pages of controls to control your plugins Built into Kore are the sound engines from NI's best virtual instruments meaning you can use sounds from them without owning the software. Kore also comes packed with an impressive sound library, giving you all the tools you need to create your sonic masterpiece!
Kore 2 is a very good like any sound you use from the kore 2 library you can change the sound variations into another instrument it is 1 of the most powerful workstations to have for software. I recommended any serious producer to use kore 2 its off the chain!