EACH COLLECTION INCLUDES A DIVERSE ARRAY OF ONE-SHOTS AND LOOPS THAT REFLECTS THE ARTIST’S SIGNATURE SOUND
NATIVE INSTRUMENTS has released two new Sounds Originals packs on SOUNDS.COM: one from award-winning composer and producer ROBOT KOCH, and another from producer and rapper CATNAPP. Robot Koch’s pack features sounds from his new album, Sphere, and highlights the artist’s unique blend of organic and electronic textures. The pack from Catnapp includes sounds that span electronica, rap, breakbeat, pop, drum and bass, and R&B. Both packs are part of the Sounds Originals digital residency, which presents exclusive content from musical trailblazers across multiple genres.
Exploring sound and space with Robot Koch
Robot Koch’s engaging sonic creations have made him an in-demand composer, performer, producer, and remix artist for nearly two decades. He has released several albums, toured extensively, produced and remixed numerous tracks, and contributed to multiple films and TV shows, including NBC’s “The Blacklist” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” Recently he collaborated on an audiovisual project with filmmaker Mickael Le Goff for the Red Bull Music Academy. The project resulted in an immersive show that premiered at Berlin’s planetarium.
To create his Sounds Originals pack, Koch drew from his new album, Sphere, which is also the soundtrack to his recent audiovisual project. To produce the album and pack, Koch used an eclectic array of synths, analog effects, orchestral recordings, and other studio tools. Koch also incorporated reverberant environments that reflect his ongoing exploration of sound and space.
“I’m totally excited to hear what people will do with my pack,” says Koch. “It’s all raw materials, so it’s completely up to them what they do with it. I can imagine people will repurpose it in their very unique ways.”
Stepping out of the comfort zone with Catnapp
Catnapp has never limited herself to a single approach or sound. The Argentinian-born, Berlin-based producer, remix artist, singer, and rapper often combines beat-driven, bass-heavy tracks with distorted sounds and intense, rhythmic rapping. But she’s also released atmospheric compositions with floating vocals over synth pads.
The Sounds Originals pack from Catnapp taps into all sides of the artist’s musical personality. It includes 136 loops and samples that range from dirty, overdriven beats and pitch-bending tones to mellow synth pads and one-shot vocal phrases.
“I selected a bunch of sounds and then polished them and turned them into new loops, synths, and vocal ideas,” says Catnapp. “Somebody may finish the work that I couldn’t.”
Packs and Behind the Sounds videos available on Sounds.com
Musicians, producers, and fans can watch newly released Sounds Originals videos from Robot Koch and Catnapp. The artists describe their signature sounds and explain how they assembled their Sounds Originals packs.
The exclusive packs from both artists are available for free to SOUNDS.COM subscribers through the website. Users can experiment with one-shots in their favorite samplers, slice up loops, and generate new textures for their next creations.
SOUNDS.COM Subscription Options
SOUNDS.COM provides three subscription plan levels – Essential, Pro, and Ultimate – so users can select the right amount of downloadable content per month for their creative needs. Subscribers can easily track their usage and change plans as necessary.
SOUNDS.COM also offers a free trial so musicians and producers can explore royalty-free loops and samples with zero commitments.
SOUNDS.COM is a subscription-based platform for loops and samples, created by Native Instruments. Launched in 2018, SOUNDS.COM offers music creators of all genres access to over 700,000 of the best quality sounds from more than 250 partners.
About Native Instruments
Native Instruments is the industry leader in innovative, software, hardware and digital services for music creation, production, and DJing. Founded in 1996, the company pioneered the application of real-time sound synthesis on standard computers.
Today, NI caters to producers, performers, and DJs with a comprehensive ecosystem of connected hardware and software systems: KOMPLETE, the industry-leading collection of virtual instruments and effects, complemented by a range of keyboard controllers and audio interfaces; MASCHINE, a powerful range of beat-making instruments now at the heart of hip-hop and electronic music communities; and TRAKTOR, the first DJ software to conquer the club, and now a range of integrated controllers that power house parties, club booths, and the world’s biggest stages.
In 2018, Native Instruments launched SOUNDS.COM, a market-leading online subscription platform for loops and samples that also creates new revenue and promotion opportunities for individuals, brands, and business across the music industry. Along with recent acquisitions of Metapop and The Loop Loft, these three online platforms further enhance NI’s ecosystem for music creation and community.
Based in the heart of the German capital’s creative hub, the company currently employs more than 500 people in its seven offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, Toronto, Paris, and Shenzhen, and works closely with more than 40 international distribution partners to ensure its future growth and success.