Native Instruments has introduced Evolve Mutations 2 (, a new Kontaket Player-based instrument for movie, TV and game composers. Developed in collaboration with the sound design house, Heavyocity, and powered by the industry-leading Kontaket engine, Evolve Mutations 2 includes an arsenal of instruments, rhythms and ambience.

As the latest addition in Heavyocity’s “Evolve” series, Evolve Mutations 2 contains over 300 new sounds based on 2GB of samples. The material is organized into four categories: Rhythmic Suites, Percussive Kits, Stings & Transitions and Tonality & FX.

Evolve Mutations 2 also introduces the new Trigger FX feature, a sound processing section that takes advantage of Kontaket’s effects capabilities. With Trigger FX, the keys within a certain octave on the keyboard activate different specific sound treatments including saturation, panning, delay effects and more, which can be layered and combined to create special effects and transformations on the fly.

Evolve Mutations 2 offers playback and sound shaping functionality within the free Kontaket Player software, and can also be loaded into the full version of the Kontaket 4 sampler for advanced sound editing. Evolve Mutations 2 is available for download purchase in the NI Online Shop for US$119. A DVD bundle that combines both Evolve Mutations products is also available for $169.