New NI product to "supercharge your beats"

Native Instruments is teasing us to distraction at the moment. Following the pre-announcement of a supposedly "revolutionary" new synth last week, the company has now released a video that previews another new product that promises to "supercharge your beats".

The waveform-filled pads in the clip have the look of those from NI's Battery, so the smart money is on an update to this long-standing drum sampler (particularly when you bear in mind that Battery 3, the last major update, was released as long ago as 2007).

It could yet be a spin-off Battery product, though, or maybe even something completely new. We'll let you know about whatever transpires in due course.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.