Native Instruments
may be rocking out Germany at the Musikmesse conference, but that
didn't stop them from throwing a huge invite-only bash in L.A. CDM's
Pierce Case was there, and caught a live demo of a beta of Reaktor 5, plus a live demo of Guitar Combos
by Guitarist Joel Whitley. California actually got a head
start on Europe this time: the party had scoops on NI announcements 12
hours before the German show began.

Rock in dem House, that's all I've got to say. (No, really: check the Guitar Combos preset screen shot.)

In other news, Native Instruments' site is now back online — it was down to make way for new interactive features.