Native Instruments – Discovery Series West Africa


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Product type KOMPLETE Instrument
For use with: Free KONTAKT PLAYER version 5 and higher, or KONTAKT version 5 and higher.
Number of instruments 26 acoustic percussion instruments
8 acoustic tonal instruments, (74 NKIs)
Number of sequences 38 ensemble rhythms, each with 12 variations
28 percussion rhythms, each with 12 accompaniment patterns
8 melodic instruments, each with 12 accompaniment patterns
Sound categories Percussion, mallet, string, and wind instruments
Download size 3 GB uncompressed, 1.3 GB compressed
System requirements: Free KONTAKT PLAYER version 5 and higher, or KONTAKT version 5 and higher. Please also see the KONTAKT PLAYER system requirements and the KONTAKT PLAYER FAQ.



The latest release in Native Instruments DISCOVERY SERIES focuses on the rich and profoundly influential traditions of West Africa. This KOMPLETE Instrument features a collection of beautifully sampled percussion and melodic instruments, playable individually or as customizable ensembles with highly inspirational pre-programmed patterns. The rhythms of all percussion instruments are also easily editable via the built-in sequencer for instant polyrhythmic groove creation.

This instrument is truly a magnificent addition for producers of contemporary and traditional music.


DISCOVERY SERIES: WEST AFRICA features percussion instruments including djembe, dunun and bells, which can be used in the ensemble. Additionally included are the calabash and krin, which can be used as solo instruments. Pitched instruments recreate the unique melodies of the kora, ngoni, bolon, balafon, and fula flute.

The sounds of each instrument have been carefully sampled in high detail, with the possibility to change between traditional and chromatic scales for pitched instruments. WEST AFRICA is an authentic and easy-to-use tool for producing modern rhythms with timeless traditional sounds.

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The roots and conventions of West African music involve a number of instruments playing together to produce complex polyrhythmic textures. DISCOVERY SERIES: WEST AFRICA allows for the easy recreation of traditional ensemble playing with one touch of the play button.

The included 74 pre-programmed ensemble patterns give you instant access to stunning rhythms and melodies, easily triggered with one key, while another key triggers additional solos, fills, and single hits. The percussion patterns are also fully customizable with a visual pattern based sequencer and groove controls. When used within a host, the internal sequencer can be synchronized with the tempo and song position.


African musical traditions and West African percussion in particular have long been accepted as the roots of many contemporary musical styles. The influence of African music is felt in the rhythms and motifs of blues, rock, soul, funk, hip-hop, disco and house. African music has become a source of genuine creative inspiration for forward-thinking producers across the globe.

Renowned producers and musicians from some of the world’s biggest bands have forged strong links with West African music and musicians, while cutting-edge artists producing house, techno, dubstep and UK funky draw directly from the percussive power of the region. West African artists are also seeing a rise in popularity in Europe and the US, with a new generation of fans exploring the musical cultures of one of the world’s most fertile musical regions.

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    by Reese Jedidiah

    very good stuff in one product !!!!!! good price for all of theese

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    by Niko Edison

    Excellent product and price. Thank you.

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    by Rowen Lawrence

    I love this Native Instruments with all the different plug-in that comes with this product.

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    by Sincere Yusuf

    Don’t know why I waited so long to buy this.
    Thank you saleonplugins for offering this product at such a great price. You guys rock!

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    by Holden Griffin

    Absolutely love Komplete the very best software Ive ever bought

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    by Matias Jorge

    Amazing 😉 Love my product , all the instruments

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    by Case Leonard

    You can’t not have the product really!!

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    by Hayes Finnegan

    It’s a great product to have. i love it so much

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    by Ronald Francis

    very professional
    This is amazing

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    by Riley Legend

    Absolutely love Komplete the very best software Ive ever bought

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    by Armani

    You have to do the 90% of the operations using your computer mosue!
    Then why the hell you need this Wired keyboard when you already have a Bluetooth option by KORG!

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    by Adrien Jerome

    Highly impressed by their service .Incredibile products! M32 keyboard and Komple Audio interfaces = QUALITY!

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    by Cyrus Esteban

    I like the fact that the product are easy to use. A++

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    I will really enjoy them.
    Great range of product

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    by Demetrius Kellen

    Just Great!
    All useful product.

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    by Malakai Quinn

    Excellent value well rounded package competitive pricing Recommend!

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    by Finley Andre

    I am very satisfied! Very good Native Instruments.
    Have a nice day !!!

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    by Tommy

    Excellent value well rounded package pricing Recommend!

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    by Tristian Anson

    It’s got the product I need. Works perfectly

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    by Donovan

    Great range of product
    I will really enjoy them.

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    by Edward Teddy

    Easy to use Works amazing and great price!

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    by 앙우왕

    very good stuff& also good price for all of theese

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    by Susan von Kolow

    Is a very good product, it helps me to achieve great quality….

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    by Braden

    Everything I need

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    by Gayle Slade

    Outstanding quality

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    by Gayle Slade

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    by Rannah Scamp

    Great range of product Works perfectly pricing Recommend!

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    Excellent collection of product It is avery good feeling using Native Instruments !

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    by Michael Power

    It’s a great product package!!!Excellent bargain for excellent quality product.

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    by Bruce Rice

    Best product I’ve ever used. Very affordable too

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    by David Geise

    Brilliant Great products love it!Excellent! Outstanding quality product.

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    by George Tower

    Very useful Native Instruments for production. Recommended!

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    by Mateusz Szuba

    I am very satisfied! Very good product.Super recommend it!

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    by Barrie Taylor

    Great product! Great deal!I didn’t expect immediate results

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    by Brandon

    I love it. I need more deals so i can get more product worth every penny 🙂

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    by Elvis Jankus

    I thought it was just going to be a waste of money but it has turned into using literally all of those plugins lol

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    by Julian Jack

    I love it but I gotta lot of work to do. There is so great product!!

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    by Ron Appling

    Love it, Very user friendly.Excellent product and price. Thank you.

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    by N, Franklin, LCSW-R

    Every major studio I’ve been to has this Native Instruments, and now I can use them at home to prep my mixes before I go in. Great deal, and a huge time saver.

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    by Winifred M. Perkosky

    The Native bundle is normally $800 for the set, even more if bought individually. I got the bundle when it was on sale for $200 and I am amazed at how powerful each of these plugins are!! I also really like the fact that waves includes mono and stereo versions of each. This is a must get pack for a producers mastering kit 🙂

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    by Carol R Noone

    Very useful Instruments for production and mixing. Recommended!

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    by Michael Fitch

    Excellent Product absolutely fabulous app. Thanks a million .

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    by Rahul Dev

    Is really really help me Top quality, top price

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    by Mrs. Roshanda

    I am very satisfied! Very good product.Great tools for a professional workflow I will really really happy…….Have a nice day !!!

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    by Bente

    The best buy in my lifeNice selection, very useable.

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    by Rociko Ghast

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    by Janice Sinclair

    It’s great. I should have bought instead Absolutely love it can’t wait to get more !!!

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    by Garry Saxelby

    The industry standard for a reason Perfect sound quality, the different interfaces are really user friendly

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    by Juliette Mazurka

    Excellent customer service with the kind politeness!Also Awesome pricing!

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    by Dennis Ketchum

    Everything is top notch sounding and runs smooth.

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    by Andrew Shepherd

    product work great in my workflow, and the amount for the price is the best. they sound great,

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    by Lucas Padilla

    Really helped me with Native Instruments and production.

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