Free Plug-Ins: NI Kore Player 2

Native Instruments KORE 2 PLAYER has been released. It’s a free software instrument designed for use with their Kore Soundpacks sound libraries.

Kore 2 Player includes six Native Instruments sound engines under the hood and provides ready-to-play sounds that can be browsed and tweaked via the Kore Players interface. The Soundpacks are affordable (about $60 each) and they’re downloadable from the NI webstore.

Whether used stand-alone or within your favorite sequencing environment, KORE 2 PLAYER brings world-class Native Instruments sound within the reach of any musician or producer

I’ve been using a handful of Native Instruments products for several years now. Battery, Kontakt, FM7, Absynth and Spektral Delay. But at the same time, I’m not a major tweaker when it comes to synths.

While I like the sounds in the NI line, I’ve often felt like many of the features are lost on me. So, something like the Kore Player with simplified editing and lots of easily loadable sounds is actually a perfect fit.

I’m particularly excited about the Retro Machines Soundpack. How can I turn down 22 legendary synthesizers and drum machines of the 70s and 80s for just $59?

Kore 2 Player Features

  • Free and intuitive sound module, instantly expandable with KORE SOUNDPACKS
  • Based on KORE 2, offering all features to load and play KORE SOUNDPACKS
  • Includes six NI sound engines*: KONTAKT, REAKTOR, MASSIVE, GUITAR RIG, FM8, ABSYNTH
  • Selection of premium sounds included (300 MB)
  • KoreSound® Browser finds any sound by the desired musical characteristics
  • Consolidated user interface with unified operation for all sound engines
  • 8 knobs and 8 buttons make complex tweaking actions a breeze
  • Up to 8 sound variations per sound with unique sound morphing
  • Automation and Total Recall in the audio host/sequencer
  • Knobs and buttons can be controlled via any MIDI controller box

Download Kore 2 Player You can read the official NI page and download your free PC or MAC (10.4 and 10.5 support) version of KORE 2 PLAYER here at Native Instruments site.


  1. I’m kind of new to Pro Tools. I will try out the free Plug-in.