Native Instrument’s powerful Maschine MK3 is bigger, badder, and better than ever

Native Instruments are back on the scene with an all-in-one producing, programming, music-making beast in the shape of the Maschine MK3. The new Maschine takes everything that made their previous iterations special and expands, improves…

DJ software & tech creators Native Instruments raised $50m+ in new funding

A household name for many music producers and DJs, Native Instruments have just received loads of new funds from a round of funding. DJ-tech makers Native Instruments, famous for their Maschine controllers, Kontrol keyboards and Komplete…

Native Instruments free Maschine update adds a new view mode to enhance your workflow

Native Instruments have launched Maschine 2.6.5 adding a new view that gives you even more ways to perfect your music. Maschine 2.6.5 is the first update for Native Instruments’ music creation software since launching 2.6…

Native Instruments help making remixes licensed with purchase of startup MetaPop

Native Instruments just bought startup MetaPop, a new company that are working to license remixes so that DJs can legally share their reworkings of tracks. The internet has opened up a creative bubble the likes…

Native Instruments launch KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.8 with new ways to play

With the new version of KOMPLETE KONTROL Native Instruments’ keyboards get even better with new Smart Play and chord features. A new update to Native Instrument’s powerful and brilliant companion plug-in software for KONTROL keyboards…

Native Instruments launch MASCHINE 2.6 with external gear support and great new tools

MASCHINE 2.6 comes with more tools to spark your creativity, make you more productive in the studio, and add flair to your live sessions. Native Instruments have added a new update to MASCHINE that is…

RouteNote Interviews: Alex Doan

Alex Doan is a 20 year old German composer who has built himself a massive audience from his fantastic, orchestral compositions that take inspiration from Soundtrack legends like Hans Zimmer. With tens-of-thousands of fans and hundreds-of-thousands…

Native Instruments free Christmas instrument lets you play with vintage children’s toys

To help all the musicians in the world get into the Christmas spirit Native Instruments have released a free instrument with a festive 3D interface. Kinetic Treats is a new Christmassy virtual instrument from Native…

This epic free Kontakt instrument does synths AND drums

The fine people at Fine Cut Bodies have released a great sounding free instrument for Kontakt that can transform between synths and drums. Glombulator is a free Kontakt Instrument based on a rare portable synth from…

Native Instruments release Komplete 11 full of instruments, sounds and effects

Native Instruments have released a new version of their giant Komplete kits for recording music with “the world’s leading production suite”. Komplete 11 introduces new instruments and new tools to customise your sounds and recordings…