Native Instruments releases free sample kits and commits €100k to COVID-19
Free sounds for a charitable cause.
A collection of high-profile artists have contributed to a free Native Instruments sample and production kit via Community Drive. The 14 artists include Sia, Junkie XL, Richard Devine and Just Blaze, offering up audio stems, samples and presets for producers around the world. Native Instruments has also announced a €100,000 donation to seven global charities supporting musicians in light of COVID-19.
The Community Drive pack features over 200 samples, 67 loops, 35 kits and 58 presets for a range of platforms. The full list of artists who participated includes Sia, Take A Daytrip’s No Idle Crew, Just Blaze, Richard Devine, Miquela, DJ Dahi, BT, Philomene Tsongui, Junkie XL, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Peaches, Laurel Halo and Kimbra.
Though the sounds on the Community Drive sound pack are free, Native Instruments users are encouraged to make additional donations to the participating organizations via GoFundMe.
Native Instruments’ donation will be spread evenly among The MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund (USA), Musicians Without Borders (NL), Keychange (EU), Black Trans Femmes in the Arts (USA), KUUMBA In Motion (USA), In Place Of War (UK) and Heart N Soul (UK).
“We’re beyond excited to present this incredible collection of sounds, created by a talented and generous group of artists from across the musical spectrum,” says Constantin Koehncke, Global Marketing Director at Native Instruments. “We hope that music makers everywhere will enjoy creating with fresh sounds from Grammy-winning stars and hip hop legends, to Hollywood composers and electronic innovators – and we can’t wait to hear the results. Most importantly, we hope that it will inspire some to donate, so that together we can make an impact in supporting musicians everywhere. We’ve all seen how hard the music community has been hit by COVID-19. But we’ve also seen how the community can come together to support each other when it’s most needed.”
Download the Community Drive pack at native-instruments.com
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