Richard Devine, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Laurel Halo have joined a team of contributors who collaborated on Native Instruments free sample pack ‘Community Drive’ with the German company simultaneously committing €100,000 to seven charity partners benefitting musicians worldwide.
Created as a collaboration with the artist community, “Community Drive” is both a means of raising funds for musicians experiencing economic hardships in the face of Covid-19 as well as a free resource to help musicians stay creative during quarantine.
NI’s €100,000 donation will be distributed equally among seven diverse organizations chosen in collaboration with the contributing artists; The MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund (USA), Musicians Without Borders (NL), Keychange (EU), Black Trans Femmes in the Arts (USA), KUUMBA In Motion (USA), In Place Of War (UK) and Heart N Soul (UK.) Users of the pack are also being encouraged to make additional donations to the participating organizations through GoFundMe.
The free charity sound pack is available from Native Instruments and requires logging in with a Native Instruments Account.
Community Drive boasts over 200 samples, 67 loops, 35 kits and 58 presets created by Sia, Take A Daytrip’s No Idle Crew, Just Blaze, Richard Devine, Miquela, DJ Dahi, BT, Philomene Tsongui, Junkie XL, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Peaches, Laurel Halo and Kimbra. The Community Drive page has a list of each artist’s specific contribution at the bottom of the page.
Speaking about the initiative, NI Marketing Director Constantin Koehncke stated, “…we hope that it will inspire some to donate, so that together we can make an impact in supporting musicians everywhere. We’ve all seen how hard the music community has been hit by COVID-19. But we’ve also seen how the community can come together to support each other when it’s most needed.”
Native Instruments Community Drive sound pack details
- 12 MASCHINE kits
- 10 BATTERY kits
- 14 Logic DMD kits
- 14 Ableton Live kits
- 11 MASSIVE presets
- 27 MONARK presets
- 10 PRISM presets
- 10 SKANNER XT presets
- 74 loops
- 268 total samples
To donate and take part, head to NI’s GoFundMe page.