Abbey Road and Native Instruments have announced a new partnership aimed at creating advanced software instruments of exceptional sonic quality and musical value. The pair will combine Native Instruments’ expertise in music software design and Abbey Road’s unique engineering facilities to develop the products, the first of which is scheduled for release in early 2010.
As one of the most sophisticated recording and post production complexes in the world, Abbey Road’s equipment inventory includes one of the largest microphone collections, as well as a selection of famed analog outboard gear, custom-built by EMI. Combined with the studio’s famous acoustics, and the expertise of Abbey Road’s engineers, the studios form an ideal environment for the production of sample-based software instruments of the highest quality.
With the award-winning Kontakt sampler and its free Kontakt Player version, Native Instruments has established the most versatile and most widely adopted platform for sample-based instruments in the industry. Advanced features such as flexible scripting, sample morphing, and custom interface panels will be used extensively in the products developed together with Abbey Road in the future.
“Both popular music culture and the recording arts are indebted to Abbey Road Studios in many ways,” said Sascha Kubiak, director of the producer division at Native Instruments. “We are excited about the challenge to develop software instruments that will put the Abbey Road sound into the hand of musicians and producers everywhere.”
“For over a decade, Native Instruments has been creating groundbreaking tools for artists to create and perform music,” added Glyn Roberts, head of audio products at Abbey Road. “We are looking forward to working closely with Native Instruments’ developers, to create exciting and innovative instruments for musicians of all genres.”Article continues below
A video with more information on Abbey Road and on the new partnership has been posted on YouTube here.