Native Instruments introduces Action Strikes

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Berlin, November 13, 2013 – Native Instruments today released ACTION
STRIKES – an intuitive, playable orchestral percussion instrument for
larger-than-life, cinematic rhythms. ACTION STRIKES delivers countless
rhythmic possibilities via 12 unique ensembles, an additional 65
individual instruments, and 12 single hit sets - all with outstanding
real-time control features. Running in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5
PLAYER, ACTION STRIKES is available now from the NI Online Shop for $299

/ 299 € / ¥ 29,800.

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ACTION STRIKES was created with Dynamedion, the renowned score producers
behind the acclaimed ACTION STRINGS instrument. ACTION STRIKES features
an advanced, one-of-a-kind interface designed for creating orchestral
pieces for film, television, and game scores with ease. 12
carefully-assembled ensembles feature signature sounds suited to a range
of different film genres. High, mid, and low sections from different
ensembles can be mixed and matched with a total of over 1,700 timbral
possibilities. An assortment of 105 rhythms with five variations allow
for vast rhythmic potential when developing original arrangements.
Composers can augment the sound of the ensembles with 65 individual
instruments – each with 32 playable rhythms – and 12 playable sets of
single hits.

Focusing on ease of use and efficient, innovative workflow, ACTION
STRIKES brings real-time control and creativity to cinematic scoring.
Accents are controlled by the left hand while the right hand chooses
variations. The mod wheel adjusts dynamics – from whisper quiet to the
loudest fortissimo – while the pitch wheel controls accent strength.
From simple, effective accompaniment to full-blown percussive attacks,
ACTION STRIKES offers composers remarkable versatility anywhere the
sound of a live, orchestral percussion ensemble is needed.

The Dynamedion team behind ACTION STRIKES has established themselves as
leaders in soundtrack composition, orchestral production, and sound
design on the international computer games market. The company has won
numerous prizes and music awards over the last decade for high profile
projects such as Ryse: Son of Rome, Rush, KINECT Star Wars, and Crysis 2
– as well as movie trailer scores for The Last King of Scotland, The
Bourne Ultimatum and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug .

ACTION STRIKES runs in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER, and is
available now at the NI Online Shop for $299 / 299 € / ¥ 29,800.

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