As has been reported, the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been especially devastating for those involved in the arts. Native Instruments has launched the Community Drive initiative in response: a sound pack which is free to download, with donations encouraged.
The Community Drive sound pack is curated by a host of stars from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Sia, Just Blaze, Peaches, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Kimbra and Junkie XL to mention a few. Each artist has created presets, samples and loops across Native Instruments’ collection of synths, drum machines and samplers.
Community Drive is Native Instruments’ response to the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the arts community. Donations will go to charities that support a diverse range of artists.
The charities which are to receive donations from the initiative include the Grammy MusiCares Fund, Black Trans Femmes in the Arts, Musicians Without Borders, Keychange and more.
The fund won’t only rely on voluntary donations from people who download the pack. Native Instruments have kicked things off by donating €100,000 to the Community Drive.
To download, donate and see a full list of artists and how they’ve contributed to the pack, visit Native Instruments.