Native Instruments TRK-01 – change the way you make kick and bass
Low-end is arguably the most important aspect of dance music, and symbiosis of elements can often be hard to achieve, but this is something the brand-new Native Instruments TRK-01 aims to change.
Native Instruments TRK-01 is a Kick and Bass synthesizer and sequencer, bundled together in a thoughtfully compiled instrument. The core concept behind the new instrument is to present a much more user-friendly way of programming the backbone of your dance track, with unmatched workflow capabilities.
Native Instruments TRK-01 has a dual step-sequencer, allowing you to program your kick and bass independently, each step in the sequence is capable of modulating various parameters from filter sweeps to pitch.
What’s in the box?
Native Instruments TRK-01’s kick module is made up of two layers, which can be made up of sample-based, synthesized or noise content.
Each layer is equipped with various parameters and a multi-mode filter, the layers are combined at a mix section and further processed using envelopes, effects and more. The layers can be tuned or snapped to a master pitch – to make sure it sits perfectly with the bass.
The TRK-01’s bass module combines five synthesis engines into a very easy-to-use instrument. The sonic palette is capable of everything from EDM super saws to thundering Trap subs. It’s also equipped with various effects, and a quick sidechain effect called “ducker” to make sure your bassline never clashes with your kicks!
The TRK-01 integrates seamlessly into your Komplete Kontrol or Maschine workflow, the instrument has been thoughtfully assigned to mirror the control layout on Native Instruments and other NKS-ready controllers.
Native Instruments TRK-01 goes for USD $99 (Around R1300) and there is a demo available if you want to try it out before you buy. Keep in mind, the plugin is designed for use inside Native Instruments Reaktor or Reaktor Player (Free on Native Instruments website).