Native Instruments ( has announced
a partnership with Abbey Road, the iconic British recording studio.
The two companies will create advanced software instruments, with the
first product scheduled for release in early 2010.

Abbey Road’s equipment includes one of the largest microphones
collections as well as a selection of famed analog outboard gear
custom-built by EMI. With the Kontakt sampler and its free Kontakt
Player version, Native Instruments has established a platform for
sample-based instruments.

“Both popular music culture and the recording arts are indebted to
Abbey Road Studios in many ways”, says Sascha Kubiak, director of the
Producer Division at Native Instruments. “We are excited about the
challenge to develop software instruments that will put the Abbey
Road sound into the hand of musicians and producers everywhere”.