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Berlin, 26th of April, 2012 - Native Instruments today introduced
SKANNER XT, a unique and highly distinctive KOMPLETE instrument,
designed by the expert team behind REAKTOR. With a strong focus on
unconventional tone and genuine musical expression, SKANNER XT is both
an exceptional library addition for REAKTOR 5 users as well as an
excellent sound resource for the free REAKTOR 5 PLAYER.


Part sampler, part synth, SKANNER XT utilizes a unique synthesizer
architecture to create a wide variety of intense and cutting-edge sounds
for contemporary electronic music production and sound design. Two
oscillators 'scan' a sample, which at low frequencies deliver a scratch
sound. At higher frequencies the oscillators, shaped by the sample
waveform, become the dominant force. In this way, SKANNER XT provides a
broad range of highly distinctive sounds - from heavy and dirty bass
tones to morphing soundscapes and organic pads.

Developed together with NI synthesis mastermind Stephan Schmitt, SKANNER
XT offers two interface views for different levels of interaction with
the complex architecture under the hood. Besides a simplified page with
a preset morpher and four macro controls, a second view provides access
to more detailed parameters in order to further explore the sonic
potential of the instrument. A morph control option allows for
convenient switching between eight different snapshots - producing
unpredictable, evolving sounds that range from the ethereal to the extreme.

SKANNER XT runs in the free REAKTOR 5 PLAYER or the full REAKTOR 5
version, and is also optimized for easy browsing from the MASCHINE hardware.

SKANNER XT is available at the NI Online Shop for $59 / 49 EUR. Users of
the previous free version SKANNER, are entitled to crossgrade to SKANNER
XT for a special price of $29.50 / 24,50 EUR until May 31st.

Additional information on SKANNER XT is available at


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