Native Instruments has released Compilation Volume 1, a completely free Kore Soundpack with 100 sounds and 800 variations. In fact, you don’t even need Kore to use it: the free Kore Player will work. (I believe that means if you don’t own Kore but do, for instance, own Massive, you could open up Massive-created presets and edit them in the full synth.)
There’s lots in there:
- Percussive sounds from Tension
- Synth sounds from Absynth, Massive, FM8, Reaktor
- The fantastic Reaktor Animated Circuits pack
- Synthetic Drums
- Kits and grooves
- Multi-effects from Deep Transformations
Notably absent is one of our favorites from all year, Spark by NI founder and Reaktor “mastermind” Stephan Schmitt (see our interview). But there’s enough in here to give you a good preview of what’s contained in these packs – and to pass along to your friends if you want to show them a little of what Kore is about.
If you do own Kore, it can be a good way to look at what you can do with Kore controller assignments and variations in sound design, so well worth the download even if you’re not a big preset fan.