Native Instruments and Nils Frahm have once again teamed up, this time on a Kontakt sampler instrument called Noire. Based on his customised nine-foot Yamaha CFX 9, the samples were recorded at his studio at Funkhaus in Berlin, using most of Frahm's mics and preamps.
While on the face of it, Noire is a simple piano instrument, behind the scenes it's possible to introduce some of the more experimental electronic elements using the Particles engine. Essentially introducing random rhythmic or melodic effects between notes, Particles is designed to add motion to your playing, separate from any delay or reverb effects. Watch below to find out more and hear the instrument in action.
NI have been busy recently, introducing a brand new version of Traktor DJ for desktop as well as updating their flagship Traktor Pro range of hardware.