As a registered Kore 2 owner, you'll be receiving the newsletter today about Kore's discontinuation. Along with highlighting the key points, I've answered some of the more frequent questions below: We will not be developing Kore beyond its current generation. However we're continuing to update this generation of Kore and two further updates are on their way this year. The latest engine versions of Absynth 5, FM8, Guitar Rig 4, Massive, Kontakt 4 and Reaktor 5 will be integrated into Kore and 64 bit plug-in versions for Windows and Mac (OS X 10.7 support will also be added). Technical support for Kore will continue to be available for an unlimited period. Soundpacks remain available in our online shop until the 31st of July. With the newsletter, we have also sent each Kore 2 owner three Kore soundpack vouchers that are all good for one free download. We have also nominally set the price of all soundpacks to $59 and €49 respectively in order to make the voucher process as straightforward as possible. Kore owners can take advantage of a special offer for Maschine at $399/€349. This is available only from our online shop. (If someone went with the Maschine crossgrade at a higher price recently, we'll refund the difference). And here are answers to some frequently asked questions: Will Maschine inherit Kore's features? The crossgrade is just a courtesy offer and Maschine should not be seen as a replacement or direct successor to Kore. Regarding the upcoming version 1.7 of Maschine, it will essentially make it possible to browse and load presets of NI instruments directly from the Maschine browser using a somewhat similar categorization concept, but it won't offer the specific sound design and database features of Kore. What happens to the KSD format? KSD's will continue to work in Kore, but they won't be compatible with the Maschine browser as they're based on the specific Kore concept and engine. Will NI continue to update Kore to cater for changes in operating systems and DAWs? We can't promise general compatibility for future yet-to-be-released operating systems or host versions, but Mac OS X 10.7 will definitely be supported. What will happen to the Kore player? The Kore player is still available as a back-up download. If you have any further questions please feel free to post them below.