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Native Instruments Bandstand - Loop and MIDI Arranger   

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Native Instrument's Bandstand sound module contains a General MIDI 1 compatible instrument library with 128 high-end instruments and 9 drum kits. Per...Click To Read More About This Product

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Unmatched sample quality and ease of use.

Native Instrument's Bandstand sound module contains a General MIDI 1 compatible instrument library with 128 high-end instruments and 9 drum kits. Perfect for musicians, composers, and entertainers, the instruments balance each other perfectly to create a smooth sonic image ideal for playing back MIDI files.

Unrivaled Sound
Bandstand combines a state-of-the-art sampling engine with over 2GB of professional samples and 128 instruments. Warm basses, tight drums, sparkling guitars, lush strings, resonant pianos, and many more high-end sounds--the pristine quality of the samples included raises the bar considerably.

Easy and Intuitive
The clearly structured and intuitive interface neatly balances the highly advanced technology within. Great care has been taken to ensure that Bandstand is both simple to understand and easy to use--the perfect tool for compositional tuition at music colleges. The Quick Edit bar ensures manipulating sounds is effortless. Support of all standard plug-in formats equips Bandstand for sequencer-based production work while the standalone mode lends itself to live performances.

An Accomplished Player
Whether it's your own composition or an all-time classic, Bandstand injects just the right sound and the integrated MIDI file player delivers the performance of a lifetime every time. Adjusting the mix or replacing instruments is easy. High-quality effects, a loop function and groove quantization allows a personal touch to be added. Bandstand will change the way sound modules and GM are perceived.

The Sample Library
The superb quality of the samples included in Bandstand all meet the rigorous quality demands that are the hallmark of all Native Instruments products. The samples were crafted by the NI sound design experts. A selection of specialist companies also contributed to the outstanding Bandstand sample library. These samples were all subjected to a special NI mastering process, ensuring a uniform sonic character was achieved.

  • Sound module with General MIDI 1 compatible sound set
  • Over 2GB professional sample library with 128 high-end instruments plus 9 drum kits
  • GM2, GS, and XG MIDI controller automation
  • Based on the KONTAKT 2 sample engine, delivering unrivaled sound quality
  • Clearly structured and extremely easy-to-use interface
  • Intuitive selection and replacement of instruments and drum kits
  • MIDI File player with tempo adjustment and export to audio function
  • High-quality effects: convolution effect, chorus, limiter, and a 3-band-equalizer
  • Quick Edit bar: provides real-time transposition, scale tuning, quantization, and humanizing tools

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Bandstand - Loop and MIDI Arranger

  • Interfaces
  • Standalone, VST, Audio¬†Units, RTAS, DXi, ASIO, Core¬†Audio, DirectSound
  • System Requirements
  • Mac OS 10.3.x, G4 1.5GHz, 512 MB RAM
  • Windows XP, Pentium / Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM
  • DVD Drive
  • Recommended System
  • Mac OS 10.3.x, G5 2GHz, 768 MB RAM

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MIDI King!!!

By James Bermingham

from Dublin

Native Instrument never fail to impress me. I have FM7, FM8, Massive and now Bandstand, which in one word is "OUTSTANDING!".If you are into making your own backing tracks, or looking for a module to put your midi file through, this is the piece of kit you're looking for.Forget about splashing out 2000 on a top end synth or Performance keyboard. Bandtsand beats them all with Hands tied wearing a blindfold!!!The sound qualities of the VST are immense. It will actulally inspire you to write music if you're in Any kind of writing block. Again,you are dealing with a very good sound set, even though it is targeted at mainly General Midi sound's, I would not be afraid to use most, if not all these instruments somewhere in mainstream work. It responds to all the control's you will find in the GM, GM2, GS, XG and Hyper Canvas systems, and it also has some extra controls added for its own interface.Running on the already proven Kontakt 2 synth engine,NI once again have built a very straight forward and user friendly GUI. Everything is available from one of the two views. You will have access to either of these views whether in stand alone or instrument mode. The default view is the play view. From here you can do the majority of your setting up for playing back your midi files.I found playing this app live was a treat as well. Very simple and quick, and all the instruments responded as well or better then some softsynths at twice the price of this.Overall Bandstand performed without a flaw.I found this app to be far and above most of the GM type software synths I have used, as well as most of the hardware type. Its basic GM sound set definately does not lack in quality, and make quick work when used as a pluggin for quickly sequencing out an idea for later use. A quick palette of sounds at the ready in one easy to use interface. Fantastic. Out of 5, i give it 6!!!

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