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Berlin, October 10th, 2011 - Native Instruments today announced DAMAGE, 
a new instrument that provides hard-hitting cinematic percussion for
professional movie scoring and high-impact music production. Created by
premier sound design house Heavyocity and powered by the latest KONTAKT
5 engine, this unique sonic resource expertly combines industrial sounds
and orchestral percussion to add true wide-screen character to any
dramatic piece of music.
As the successor of Heavyocity's universally acclaimed "Evolve" series,
DAMAGE was created over the course of two years involving unique
recording and sound design techniques. The instrument 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 a variety of locations ranging from various high-end studios to a
Connecticut junkyard, and comprise all possible types of percussion from
traditional instruments to exploding cars and cranes dropping objects
from great heights.

DAMAGE contains 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.

A trailer video showcasing the sound aesthetics of DAMAGE is available
on Youtube at:

DAMAGE will be available in November for a suggested retail price of
$339 / 299 EUR.

Additional information on DAMAGE is available at
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