Don’t ever believe that it ain’t. It’s a shame NI didn’t do more this. The only thing that Battery 4 is better at is the sample tag system period,everything else in the UI is trash and convoluted imo. No drum synth No physical modeling Nothing feels natural, for example clicking on a pad should produce a sound to preview one battery 4 vst but it doesn’t,you have to go in the menu and select it. Why is there a setting I have to use to be able battery 4 vst click a pad with my mouse to hear a sound??
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Don’t ever believe that it ain’t. It’s a shame NI didn’t do more this. The only thing that Battery 4 is better at is the sample tag system period,everything else in the UI is trash and convoluted imo. No drum synth No physical modeling Nothing feels natural, for example clicking on a pad should produce a sound to preview one shots but it doesn’t,you have to go in the menu and select it. Why is there a setting I have to use to be able to click a pad with my mouse to hear a sound??
When using a 4×4 matrix you would think it would map out to the pads in most midi controllers but it doesn’t, nor does it map to Maschine Studio with Battery selected in the control editor. Now you have to manually change each midi note!!!! Where as Kong you plug and go. No obvious ways to have notes cut each other unlike the ease in Kong.
Kong way better and faster with the choices of playing loops or one shots better way of layering the same one shot and distributing them across all pads fast.
The roll articulation is trash in that it sounds more like an marching band roll than a trap roll. This just off the top of my head. I am drum maschine Guru few people can out programm me period,who doesn’t mind the difficulty in learning new drum modules when it makes sense,hell I loved the beautiful UltraBeat in Logic when I owned a mac. But I hate software that wasn’t imo thought out enough that makes me do unnecessary stuff for simple ish.
It’s the same for my Maschine Studio and why I use Kong. Another thing when I bought Komplete two years ago I was looking up videos on youtube and had this saved which talks about sample editing being destructive in battery 4, I knew then It wasn’t going to be my main drum module.
WTH are you guys talking about??? As stated earlier, I actually do still prefer Kong, but Battery 4 can quite literally do everything Kong can do in some cases even better except for the physical drum and synth modules, but I don’t use those anyway. Clicking a cell pad does produce sound. Not sure why that didn’t work for you.
Sample choking isn’t hard to do, and you can non-destructively edit a sample’s start and end markers. Moving the markers aren’t the edits that video was referring to, but rather cropping and cutting The roll articulation has adjustable speed. I’ve done trap style rolls with it, and it’s my go to when I want to do that kind of stuff such as on this track As far as mapping, it by default maps the same way Kong does, chromatically starting from C1.
It’s just that the cell order goes from top to bottom. That said, Battery cells can be assigned to any midi note which you can set by playing your controller , whereas with Kong you’re locked into it’s midi mapping.
Battery also has more and arguably better fx built in than Kong does. The only Reason I choose Kong over Battery honestly is familiarity. I get things done faster because I’ve used Kong for so much longer.
An Internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL or higher are required to download and activate this product. Once installed and activated, . Battery by Native Instruments (@KVRAudio Product Listing): Battery 4 is the drum as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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BATTERY 4 is the cutting-edge drum sampler designed for the 21st century. It combines a supercharged library, tailor-made for electronic and hip hop music. I use NI’s Battery 4 a lot but it has a lot of bugs and restrictions, such as Wave Alchemy’s upcoming Evolution plugin looks freakin’ awesome.