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Native Instruments BATTERY 3 Drum Sampling Software   

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Dynamic drums and powerhouse percussion in a professional plug-in.

The latest version of BATTERY from Native Instruments fuses an extensive library with functionality and simplicity. A powerful engine and a host of sound shaping options deliver tight, punchy virtual drums while the user-friendly interface guarantees instant access and complete control. Whether electronic or acoustic, Battery 3 will have your drums rolling in no time.

Battery 3 is armed with an extensive sample library. Over 100 professional drum sets cover an incredibly broad spectrum of musical styles. From authentic acoustic kits to contemporary electronic collections and ethnic percussion from all over the globe, every genre is represented. Compatibility with most standard sample formats allows seamless integration of virtually any third party libraries. Battery 3 is the definition of drums.

At the heart of Battery 3 software lies the cell matrix, bigger and more versatile than ever before. With up to 128 sample cells, it is now fully customizableā€define the number of cells, rows and columns to fit your exact needs. Color-code or select multiple cells for quick and easy management. Step through all your drums of a particular type and pre-listen samples within the current kit. Battery 3's flexible nature ensures the perfect setup for any situation.

Battery 3 drum sampling software offers a wide range of sound shaping features, both for individual cells and on a global level. Adjustable articulations, such as flam, humanize and roll, add a natural feel to your rhythms. The time stretching feature allows samples to be sculpted and loops to be adjusted to the correct tempo. Battery 3 infuses all your percussive elements with an unmistakable flavor.

Basic Operation: At the heart of Battery 3 lies the cell matrix with up to 128 sample cells. The highly flexible matrix offers an incredibly intuitive and easy way to manage and play large drum kits
Drum Articulations: The performance articulations offer the dexterity and skill of an accomplished drummer. The setup page with various drum rudiments and humanize functions breathes life into your tracks.
Effects and Mastering: Battery 3 offers professional equalization, dynamics, delay, reverb and individual effects both for individual sample cells as well as on a global level.
Sound Editing: Edit Samples within the new Wave Editor, stretch drum samples with the time machine or use the loop section to create entirely new sounds directly within Battery 3.
Loop Machine: Easily preview, sync and load sliced-loop formats, such as Apple Loops, Recycle 1 and 2, BeatCreator and Acid Waves, into individual cells and create entire tracks just using loops.

  • Comprehensive and powerful drum sampler based on a next generation sample engine
  • New 12 GB sample library: over 100 drum kits with over 23,000 individual samples and over 2,600 categorized drum cells covering all musical styles
  • Improved workflow and usability, fast and intuitive access to all parameters. 8 step-by-step video tutorials included
  • Fully customizable cell matrix: freely definable rows and columns with up to a total of 128 sample cells
  • Improved cell effects and a new master effects section
  • Performance articulations: roll, flam, buzz, right hand, etc.
  • Beat synchronisation with loop import for Apple Loops, REX, Acid Wave and Beat Creator
  • Time stretching feature per cell for creative sample manipulation
  • Graphical waveform now allows samples to be edited on-the-fly
  • Sample Purge keeps RAM load to a minimum
  • Interfaces:
  • System:Core Audio, Core MIDI, DirectSound
  • Plug-in: Stand-alone, Audio Units, VST, RTAS, DXi, ASIO

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BATTERY 3 Drum Sampling Software

  • System Requirements:
    Mac OSX 10.4.x, G4 1.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM
    Win XP, Pentium 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM

    DVD Drive
    Minimum installation: 200 MB
    Full installation: 14 GB
    Universal Binary for Mac included!

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A dedicated drum sampler for the computer age.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

The software is a breeze to use. Everything is neatly arranged, and highly comprehensive. The German school of logic is simply impeccable.When it comes to the mysterious missing sample files, I just copied the sounds provided on Disk #2 into the main sound directory. NO sweat! By far, the best feature of the plug in is its ability to articulate the sounds in various ways, which can make a non-drummer like myself sound like John Bonham.It also works with Windows Logic 5.5 without any glitches.


problems installing

By thismofugger

from clackamas, or

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i have not yet been able to get this software to install properly nor have i been able to contact tech support. i tried to install it on my laptop and it crashed. i've tried installing on my brand new pc and it never makes it past updating system configurations. also it freezes up my cubase program during the initializing process. my ratings on the features are based on other reviews and what native instruments claims on the package. i have not yet been able to use it to see for myself.


Not too bad...

By toronto guy

from Toronto

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It is probably well suited for electronic stuff. If you're thinking of buying it for the acoustic kits look at other samplers out there as the quality of acoustic kits is quite bad...


Good tool, lousy support

By Guy Smith

from San Francisco, CA

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The software and the samples are top-shelf. For a one-man songwriter and band I'm able to add rich percussion texture.BUT, their tech support is absolutely the worst I have encountered. I had to rebuild my DAW after a hard drive crashed. This was a virgin install from the OS up. One project could not load because certain samples were missing. After three weeks of email tag, where their tech support depart demonstrated the downside of drug abuse, the problem remains unresolved. As best as I can tell, they don't actually read the problem requests.Buy at your own risk. I'm a 20+ year IT vet, and have worked with many tech support teams. But _never_ have I encountered this level of incompetence.


Brought me to tears of joy.

By Yes i was born like this

from NOTW

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This sampler is just perfect. I was using EZdrummer for a while, took me ages to mix anything and it still sounded terrible. The reason? Ezdrummer has no individual EQ's for each drum, and the splitting channels didn't work at all. Therefore the only EQ I had was my master EQ for the whole thing within Cubase. First time I programmed drums with Battery, added in my guitars and bass and sat back and listened to it, i seriously cried. Each drum can be edited separately within Battery, so each one takes up what it needs frequency-wise, and NOTHING MORE. That combined with the far better top of the line samples equals NO MORE MUD! My recordings have gone from frustratingly bad to absolutely astounding just from using Battery! The other features, such as the Humanize and Articulation ones, also work excellent. If you want real drums but aren't a drummer, I totally suggest Battery. As for the earlier review, i haven't had any problems with missing samples or anything like that.

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