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INTAKT is a sampler specifically designed for rhythmic loop playback, manipulation, and mayhem. INTAKT's convenient one-screen interface features tremendous sound shaping abilities without disrupting the creative flow. Using multiple algorithms, INTAKT automatically syncs to tempo, while a library of loops from Zero-G and East West provides ample source material for nearly any musical style. INTAKT provides a wealth of sound shaping options, including a multimode filter, an envelope follower, two LFOs, effects, and more.

INTAKT features three sample playback algorithms to ensure sound quality for a variety of source material.

Using an advanced peak-detection algorithm, the Beat Machine divides the imported audio into individual hits. Each hit can have individual settings for pitch, playback direction, pitch envelope, amp envelope, distortion, delay, and more. A MIDI file can be easily exported so that groove, accent, and feel can be manipulated in any host sequencer. The Beat Machine can directly open REX files which already contain marker information.

The Time Machine time-stretches or compresses the sound in realtime. By first analysing the source sound, Time Machine can dynamically adapt itself to a wide variety of source sounds, from sustained vocals to polyphonic percussion.

The Sampler mode plays back the source sound like a standard sampler, by linking pitch with time. INTAKT uses a sophisticated interpolation to ensure the highest sound quality, even with extreme pitch shifts.

Not only does INTAKT sync, stretch, and pitch, but it filters, effects and modulates as well. A powerful sound-shaping filter, flexible envelopes, syncable LFOs, distortion, syncable delay, and lo-fi effects inject energy and life into any loop. Since INTAKT is based on the KONTAKT engine, working with INTAKT is fast, easy, and sounds great.

Zero-G and East West, the world's two leading producers of professional soundware, have compiled a breathtaking library of thousands of loops and hits covering a broad range of pop, hip-hop, house, R'n'B, soul, rock, garage, funk and many electronic styles. Acoustic drums, ethnic percussion, vintage jazz kits, and rhythmic guitars have been meticulously recorded in the world's finest studios and are ready for any production. Powerful drum and bass, kicking techno, driving funk, and the latest in synthetic rhythms give INTAKT's Library a stunning breadth and modern edge.

Even though INTAKT ships with enough loops to produce hundreds of killer tracks, it also imports WAV, AIFF, REX1 and REX2 files, Gigasampler, AKAI, HAlion, EXS, BATTERY, and KONTAKT instruments. INTAKT keeps the world in sync.

INTAKT will be available in the second quarter of 2003 at a suggested retail price of $ / €199.

Feature Overview:

  • Easy and intuitive user interface and file browser
  • Based on KONTAKT sampling engine, up to 128 stereo voices, professional sound quality with 32 bit processing, up to 96 kHz sample rate support
  • Three sampler-modes: Beat Machine with ISE (Individual Slice Edit), Tim Machine and Sampler mode
  • Supports Direct from Disk playback (DFD - extension additionally available via NATIVE INSTRUMENTS website)
  • Easy synchronization of loops to MIDI tempo
  • MIDI file export
  • Integrated effects: Group filter including low-pass, high-pass, band-reject or band-pass modes, global filter, lo-fi, distortion, syncable delay
  • Modulation section provides AHDSR envelope, two individual syncable LFOs, envelope follower and a DBD pitch envelope
  • Total Recall
  • Includes an 1.3 gigabyte loop library by Zero-G and EastWest

Import and Compatibility

  • REX1 and REX2, AKAI S-1000/S-3000, Gigasampler, SF2, HAlion, EXS, SDII, BATTERY, LM4, AIFF and WAV from 8 to 32 bits with 44.1 -- 96 kHz

Supported Interfaces

  • VST 2.0, MAS, DXi, ASIO, Soundmanager, FreeMIDI, OMS, Audio Units, Core Audio, RTAS ( RTAS support and OS X compatibility including support for Audio Units and Core Audio will follow later)

Minimum Requirements

  • Windows XP/2000/ME/98, Pentium III/ Athlon 400 MHz, 256 MB RAM
  • Mac OS 9.2 or higher, G3 500 MHz, 256 MB RAM

Recommended System

  • Windows XP, Pentium III/ Athlon 700 MHz, 512 MB
  • Mac OS 9.2 or higher, G4 733, 512 MB
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