Native Instruments discontinue long list of products
Native Instruments have just announced that as of the end of May, well over 50 products are being discontinued.
A massive announcement just in from Native Instruments headquarters, they’re pulling the plug on a huge list of products, most of which are legacy products – however, there are a fair amount of people who still use a variety of these.
It looks like the big leap is due to Native Instruments moving away from their older Service Centre tool and coinciding with the introduction of their new Native Access system.
They have mentioned that if you still have a copy of any of the products installed on your system, you will be able to use them without limitation. But for those who update and reinstall regularly, this can become an issue!
Some of the most notable products on the list are – Reaktor 5, Spectral Delay, Pro53 and Traktor DJ Studio (the older versions – before Traktor Pro).
There’s also a huge line of Kontakt instruments from third-party developers which are being canned, stuff from big names like East-West, Zero-G and Big Fish Audio – so if you own and use any of these, be sure to check the below website for more information.
For users of older operating systems…
Considering that Native Access is a relatively new program, users who have older setups may have to dig deep to find a compatible version of the newer installation and update manager from Native Instruments.
Several Windows 7 users are reporting issues with the application, while Mac compatibility only goes as far back as OSX 10.9.
If you have a project with any of these plugins in it, render or resample them and back up every recollection of it that you have!