The update focuses on enhanced time-stretching, made possible by recent updates to the KONTAKT 5 engine. NI says that the new time-stretching provides a much smoother, high-quality sound when changing tempo or pitch shifting, adding a new flexibility to the loops and phrases, and making it easier to incorporate them into any production. Native Instruments has published a collection of new audio demos, showcasing the time-stretched loops in action that can be found on the Native Instruments website.
NI's PR person told Sonic State, "George Duke Soul Treasures is a vital resource for producers looking for the sound of authentic soul. The instrument provides over 500 sliced and tempo-synced keyboard loops and phrases, recorded exclusively for Native Instruments by American soul and jazz legend George Duke. Instruments used include acoustic, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Clavinet pianos, recorded using highly sought-after vintage equipment. The instrument provides an immediate harmonic basis and is an ideal starting point for hip-hop, R&B or soulful electronic productions."
The updated George Duke Soul Treasures runs in the latest version of KONTAKT or the free KONTAKT PLAYER.
Pricing and Availability:
The time-limited offer prices George Duke Soul Treasures at $59.50 / 49,50 EUR / 4800 ¥ until March 19th 2012. The offer is available exclusively at the NI Online Shop.