Native Instruments has released KORE 2.1, a free update for its software workstation that adds a powerful MIDI Control Mode that lets the KORE controller double as a customizable MIDI control surface.
With version 2.1, the Kore controller can act as a control surface for any MIDI-compatible application, with or without the KORE software running. MIDI Control Mode can be toggled on-the-fly with a dedicated button combination.
The “Controller Editor” application included in KORE 2.1 can be used to assign a wide range of MIDI commands to any knob or button on the KORE hardware with maximum flexibility. MIDI Control Mode also supports the Mackie Control Universal (MCU) protocol, allowing the KORE controller to be used for efficient DAW control with minimum setup effort.
Further enhancements in KORE 2.1 include optimized Pro Tools compatibility under Mac OS X 10.5 as well as various fixes and stability improvements.
The 2.1 update is now available as a free download for all owners of KORE 2.