Native Instruments Battery

Native Instruments Battery 4.1

Drum sampler to help you focus on creativity
4.2  (54 votes)
4.1.6.27 (See all)
A charged library for electronic music to add effects and enhance your workflow. Use the drag-and-drop feature for faster activity.

The Native Instruments Battery 3 is a special application designed to meet all the requirements of percussion and drums, for a fun-filled musical performance. The user can make use of various types of drumming options such as acoustic beats for soothing background or the electronic drums for some rocking hits.

The application unleashes an acclaimed drum sampler that comes with an extensive library, providing more options to the user, and showcases a smart engine that produces world of crisp, clean and punchy drum-beats with the right timing. Its library has over 12GB of music, featuring over 23,000 distinct samples, 2,600 categories of drum cells, 100 drum kits and all varieties of musical styles from classical to modern rock.

The application also has many surprises such as beat synchronization with loop import for Apple Loops, REX, Acid Wave, Beat Creator. It also has a time stretching feature per cell for creative sample manipulation, and graphical waveform allows samples to be edited on the fly.

There are performance articulation options such as roll, flam, buzz, right hand, etc, and the tool also incorporates a fully customizable cell matrix, which presents an opportunity of specifying freely definable rows and columns with up to a total of 128 sample cells.

Luis Sanchez
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Review summary

Pros

  • 12 GB sample library, over 100 drum kits with over 23,000 individual samples

Cons

  • Rolls and breaks need to be taken good care of
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