Eventide reconfigures Blackhole reverb plug-in for Native Instruments NKS

Eventide has announced that its popular Blackhole reverb plug-in has been reconfigured to support Native Instruments’ Native Kontrol Standard extended plug-in format for use with MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards and software.

As reflected in its updated GUI, Blackhole is part of Eventide’s H9 Plug-In Series, designed with live performance in mind. The Ribbon control can be mapped to any combination of parameters giving a performer a single control over a world of effects. Integration with the NKS platform makes the Ribbon an integral part of the performer’s instrument.

“Whereas most reverbs are constrained by the physics of the real world, Blackhole creates virtual spaces that could never exist in reality,” said Eventide.

“It can turn a simple drum track into an otherworldly rhythm section. Capable of creating epic soundscapes, space-warping special effects and drones, Blackhole can cover spaces as small as a room and as large as space itself.”

The easy-to-use interface allows access to more than 50 presets, including some by Eventide artists Richard Devine, Vernon Reid, Flood & Alan Moulder, Jonsi & Alex (Sigur Rós), and John Agnello.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Eventide, a brand famous for their high-quality, creative FX, on the NKS platform and deeply integrated into our KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE eco-systems,” commented Native Instruments’ Ray Chemo.

“We’re delighted to add our ‘special sauce’ to Native Instruments’ eco-system,” added Eventide Software Developer Tom Longabaugh. “It will be exciting to discover ways in which Blackhole will be used in both live performance and in music production by a community of artists who have yet to discover the universe of effects that we’re known for.”

Blackhole is available at a promo price of $69 until May 31st, 2018 (rising thereafter to $199) from Eventide dealers and from its website.


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