Year/Date of Issue: 05/05/2006
Developer: Native Instruments
Developer website: https://www.native-instruments.com
Format: STANDALONE, VSTi, RTAS, AAX, AU, DirectX
Bit depth: 32bit
System requirements: Mac OS 10.4.x, G4 1.5 GHz or or Intel® Core™ Duo 1.66 GHz, 512 MB RAM Windows XP, Pentium / Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM
Description: BANDSTAND plays MIDI music the way it should be. The unsurpassed quality of samples and ease of use takes the brand far beyond the boundaries of traditional GM modules. Convenient audio mixing tools and exceptional effects make BANDSTAND ideal for a wide variety of situations.
Simplicity and clarity
The clearly structured, visual interface is based on the latest generation of high technology. Particular care has been taken to ensure that BANDSTAND is easy to use and easy to understand, and is the ideal tool for teaching composition in music colleges.
The Quick Edit panel makes it easy to process sounds.
Support for all standard plug-in formats allows BANDSTAND to work with synthesizer-based products (sequencers), while stand-alone mode allows for live playback.
The Ultimate Player
Whether it’s your own creation or a classic piece, BANDSTAND adds just the right sound and the built-in MIDI file player plays the completed piece. Setting up a mix or changing instruments is easy enough. High-quality effects, loops, and track sampling will add individuality to your work – BANDSTAND will change the traditional idea of sound modules and GM.
All samples included in BANDSTAND meet the quality standards required for all Native Instruments products. Samples created by NI sound design experts. The highly qualified specialists of the company have a qualitative impact on the outstanding BANDSTAND sample library. All samples have undergone a special mastering process in order to achieve a consistent sound character.
The BANDSTAND sample library includes materials provided by the following companies:
The main control panel offers a convenient overview of all relevant information and parameters. The integrated Instrument Selection Browser lets you select, preview, and move sounds/instruments quickly and easily. The Channel Selection Browser displays all 16 MIDI channels and assigned instruments.
Quick Edit Panel
Quick access to all main parameters
Quick editing allows quick access to such important parameters as: real-time movement, scale constraint, microtuning, sampling, alternative (variable) tuning, humanization function, etc. The selected parameters and relevant values are reflected on all 16 MIDI channels. The values can be adjusted individually or collectively.
Use four quality effects to add dimension to your sound. Chorus and reverb effects can be individually assigned to channels to create the desired sonic depth. To achieve the greatest realism, the reverberation effect is based on a modern curvature effect. For more precise sound building, a three-band high-end equalizer and limiter can be applied to the main channel. A three-band high-end equalizer and limiter that can be applied to the main channel allow for more precise sound shaping.
The mixer page displays 16 channels. Ability to adjust the relative volume of channels, the amount of chorus effect and reverb for any specific channel or solo/mute channel. The drop-down menu also allows you to assign different instruments to a channel.
MIDI file player
Play your MIDI files using the built-in player. At your discretion, you can adjust the tempo and export to audio format. WAV or .AIFF format files are played.
Sound module with General MIDI 1 compatible instrument set
Professional 2.5 GB sample library includes 128 high-end instruments and 9 drum kits
GM2, GS and XG MIDI automatic controller
Based on the KONTAKT 2 sampling engine, producing high quality sound
Clearly structured and very easy to use interface
Clearly select and move instruments and drum kits
MIDI File with playlist, tempo control and ability to export to audio format
High-quality effects: convolution, chorus, limiter and three-band equalizer
Quick Edit panel provides real-time navigation, adjustment scale, sampling and humanization tools