|Type||Privately Held Corporation|
|Industry||Computer software and hardware for music production/performance|
|Founded||Berlin (1996 )|
|Headquarters||Los Angeles (California), Tokyo (Japan)|
|Products||Traktor, Komplete, Maschine|
Native Instruments is a technology company that develops software and hardware for music production and DJing. The company has originally been identified mostly with software instruments, but has also expanded to various other music equipment segments in recent years.
Current products of Native Instruments include software synthesizers, samplers and effect processors, sound libraries and emulations of acoustic instruments, groove production systems and audio interfaces, as well as various products for computer-based DJing that include DJ software, Digital Vinyl Systems, hardware controllers and specific DJ audio interfaces.
Native Instruments was founded in 1996 in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, Germany, where its headquarters are still located. It also has branches in Los Angeles, California, and Tokyo, Japan. The company also holds a partnership with the online music store Beatport.
- Absynth: a software synthesizer that combines subtractive and granular synthesis.
- Battery: a drum sampler with effects processing.
- FM8: a FM-based software synthesizer with an emphasis on sound morphing and arpeggiation.
- Guitar Rig: a software effect processor for guitar.
- Kontakt: a software sampler capable of loading third party samples.
- Maschine: a rhythm machine similar to Battery.
- Massive: a wavetable-based software synthesizer with an emphasis on ambient effects and arpeggiation.
- Kore: a hardware synthesizer controller. (discontinued)
- Reaktor: a modular software music studio.
- Traktor: DJ software.
- Komplete, including various products, such as synthesizers and effects processors, presets and samples. As of August 2013, versions offered are:
- Komplete 9, including 33 products, 12,000 Sounds and 120 GB of samples.
- Komplete 9 Ultimate, including a total of 65 products, 16,000 sounds and 370 GB of samples.