Native Instruments today announced the NI Education Program, a new initiative that enables music education institutions and students to incorporate the company's leading audio production and sound design tools into their curriculum at greatly reduced costs and efforts.
Education-specific license models now offer highly advantageous pricing that amounts to discounts of up to 77%, while a new License Server application enables convenient network installation, making it easy for institutions to equip whole classrooms with professional software instruments and effects from Native Instruments.
The purpose of the program is to enable more students to gain hands-on experience with the company's instruments, guitar and DJ products, allowing them to explore the foundations of sound synthesis, sampling and audio processing, and to familiarize themselves with the industry-standard tools that are being used by professional musicians and producers in studios and on stages worldwide.
The NI Education Program offers both discounted single licenses for individual students and teachers as well as multi-license models for institutions. Multi-license models include the 5-license "Lab Pack" as well as 15-seat Site License versions, with effective discounts up to 77%.
Both single licenses and multi-licenses are available for the KOMPLETE 4 bundle as well as for KORE, GUITAR RIG, BANDSTAND, and TRAKTOR. Further discounts apply for the purchase of additional hardware controllers for KORE and GUITAR RIG. Single education licenses are also available for REAKTOR, KONTAKT, MASSIVE, TRAKTOR SCRATCH and AUDIO KONTROL 1.
Site licenses take advantage of Native Instruments' new License Server, an easy-to-use service application that helps teachers and administrators to easily deploy software installations across a local network. The License Server tool manages all licenses in a network, for convenient centralized product activation even across multiple classrooms.
The NI Education Program is effective immediately, with Lab Pack and Site License versions available in February from authorized dealers and in the NI Online Shop.