Get 3 Native Instruments Play Series instruments for a bargainous $59 - these are the ones we have in our basket

A selection of Native Instruments Play Series instruments on a green background
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If, like us, you’re always jonesing for new sounds, then we’ve got an awesome deal for you today. Over at Native Instruments, you can bag yourself three Play Series Kontakt instruments for just $59. It’s outstanding value for money considering they're usually around $50 each at full price, and you can take your pick of any three from the full 22-strong line-up. The offers will expire on 6 May.

There’s a huge selection of sounds available in the Play Series, all meticulously crafted to deliver sounds that will slot seamlessly into your existing productions. Whether it is modular synthesizers or hip-hop breaks, the wide range ensures that you’ll find something for your sound whether you’re into rock, trance, hip-hop, or anything else.

If you’ve not used Kontakt before then you can grab Komplete Start for free on the Native Instruments website, which includes Kontakt Player as well as 2,000 sounds and a huge 6GB of content. 

Deciding what to choose can be tough with so much on offer, so we’ve opted to select the three instruments we’d go for below to get you started.

Modular Icons: Choose 3 for just $59

Modular Icons: Choose 3 for just $59
Created in collaboration with the Bob Moog Foundation, Modular Icons delivers the legendary sounds of synths from Moog, Roland, ARP, Buchla, and many more. With a built-in sequencer, 123 different sounds, and 150 presets, it’s essentially like having a huge modular system contained within your computer. There are loads of options for tweaking too, whether you want to adjust tuning, filters, panning, add effects, or change velocity curves and key ranges.

Butch Vig Drums: Choose 3 for just $59

Butch Vig Drums: Choose 3 for just $59
If you’re into rock music then Butch Vig needs no introduction. A master of production, Butch is famed for his fantastic drum sounds with bands like The Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana. The Butch Vig Drums Kontakt Instrument harnesses his heavily processed drum sounds and gives you a soundboard to play with, allowing you to utilize his heavy drum sounds quickly. With 21 kits to choose from, even if you’re not into rock these sounds are well worth having in your arsenal if you need something hard-hitting.

Utopia: Choose 3 for just $59

Utopia: Choose 3 for just $59
The ultimate Trance production toolkit, Utopia comes with 118 bass, lead, pad, and arp sounds for you to create anthems with. There are 150 presets to get you started that cover everything from oscillating bass to mesmeric pads, giving you plenty of options for sounds whether you’re into Trance or not. If you like to tweak your own tones there are plenty of options too, whether it's adjusting the envelopes, key ranges, tuning, panning, or anything else. You also get effects to play with too, letting you add reverbs, delay, filters, and distortion to craft your sounds further.

Matt McCracken
Junior Deals Writer

Matt is a Junior Deals Writer here at Guitar World. He regularly tests and reviews music gear with a focus on audio interfaces, studio headphones, studio monitors and pretty much anything else home recording-related. Responsible for over 60 buying guides, a large part of his role is helping musicians find the best deals on gear. Matt worked in music retail for 5 years at Dawsons Music and Northwest Guitars and has written for various music sites including Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitar.com, Ultimate Guitar, and Thomann’s t.blog. A regularly gigging guitarist with over 20 years of experience playing live and producing bands, he's performed everything from jazz to djent, gigging all over the country in more dingy venues than you can shake a drop-tuned guitar at. When he's not holed up in his home studio recording new songs or downloading new plugins, you’ll find him making a racket with Northern noise hounds JACKALS