Native Instruments Damage is a new instrument that offers hard-hitting cinematic percussion for professional movie scoring and high-impact music production. Created by Heavycity and powered by the latest Kontakt 5 engine, NI Damage combines industrial sounds and orchestral percussion to add true wide-screen character to any dramatic piece of music.
Native Instruments Damage is based on over 25,000 individual samples recorded in 24bit/96Kz using state-of-the-art equipment, resulting in 30 GB of source material. Sounds were captured in many locations ranging from various high-end studios to a Connecticut junk-yard, and comprise all possible types of percussion from traditional instruments to exploding cars and cranes dropping objects from great heights.
Native Instruments Damage has over 700 beat-sliced percussive loops as well as 58 multi-sampled kits, including an arsenal of unique "Damage Hits" for distinctive stings and transitions. Loop Menus can be mixed and matched easily to create complex layered rhythms, while Single Loops offer detailed playback control for intuitive sound tweaking. Certain kits are based on sophisticated ensemble-style recordings, with multiple velocity and round-robin layers, to provide true performance dynamics and a wide range of impact.
The sounds are complemented by a specifically designed effects section that includes the versatile new Trigger FX 2.0 real-time sound mangling suite as well as the central "Punish" knob for seamless increases in pressure and intensity. As a Kontakt-powered instrument, Damage offers all relevant playback and sound shaping functionality through the free Kontakt Player software. All sounds can also be loaded into the full version of the Kontakt 5 sampler for advanced sound editing.
Big-screen sound quality straight out of the box, thanks to the unparalleled expertise and experience of Heavyocity
Huge range for maximum flexibility, from ethnic drums to bizarre sonic experiments ¡§C all exclusive to Damage
Deep control options for detailed sound design, sound positioning and loop editing
Inspiring, intuitive interface for streamlined workflow, playability and fast results
Seamless DAW integration with automatic tempo sync for loops and simple drag-and-drop MIDI export
Over 30 GB of sound, with over 26,500 samples in 24-bit quality
More than 700 playable loops, arranged as menu-style loop suites or pre-sliced single loop instruments
Carefully matched multi-sampled kits, up to seven velocity layers and nine round-robins per drum
Unique multi-layered Damage Hits with advanced expressive options for instant stings and transitions
Playable Trigger FX for real-time control and Punish effect for uniquely musical yet extreme distortion
For use with Free Kontakt 5 Player and Kontakt 5
Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 2 GB RAM
Mac OS X 10.6 (latest update) or 10.7, Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM
Free Kontakt 5 Player (free Download on the NI website!) or Kontakt 5 or higher. The instrument will not work in earlier versions!