Native Instruments released STATIC FRICTION – a new MASCHINE Expansion designed to provide the driving, international sound of tech house. The Expansion features 33 drum kits loaded with new kicks, snares, hi-hats, and claps, as well as seven Special Kits containing analog spring reverb samples, Ride and Snare kits optimized for live performance, and additional Spoken and Radio Voice Kits for additional textures. New MASSIVE presets provide exclusive basses, leads, pads, and effects for added variety. STATIC FRICTION is available for MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO and is specifically tailored to live performance. A compact version is also available for iMASCHINE.
Native Instruments launched the ‘MORE SOUND TO THE POUND’ sales special. For a limited-time, customers purchasing the MASCHINE or MASCHINE MIKRO groove production studios get MASCHINE Expansions for free.
Native Instruments announced new pricing on MASCHINE CUSTOM KITS – sets of colored faceplates and matching knobs for customizing the MASCHINE MK2 hardware.
At the Amsterdam Dance Event last year Native Instruments talked to visionary producer Carl Craig about how he uses NI Maschine to create remixes on the fly when performing live.
Native Instruments today launched a special ‘Cloud 9‘ offer on their MASCHINE Expansion series. Nine of the hugely popular sound packs for use with MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO are being offered for $ 99 / 99 EUR – but only for a limited period of 99 hours. The offer runs until 3 pm CET on Friday, May 17 and is available only at the NI Online Shop.
Native Instruments launched a new range of iMASCHINE Expansions with the release of KAOZ THEORY – created by the much-lauded DJ and producer Kerri ‘Kaoz’ Chandler. These new iMASCHINE Expansions will be created in collaboration with internationally renowned artists from different genres, and will be available for iMASCHINE only. Users can however export their iMaschine projects to the MASCHINE software for further editing and arranging. Native Instruments will continue to release compact iMASCHINE versions of their acclaimed iMASCHINE Expansions.
Native Instruments released PULSWERK – a new MASCHINE Expansion designed for minimalistic house and techno. Aside from its 30 drum kits, PULSWERK contains 20 unique Special Kits created exclusively with pitched sound sources. The Expansion also features an array of Multi-Effect Kits containing pre-sequenced, tempo synced effect chains and 60 new specially-designed MASSIVE presets. Combining these, PULSWERK provides an extensive toolkit for producers eager to turn deep sonic experimentation into finished professional productions. PULSWERK is out now for MASCHINE, MASCHINE MIKRO, and iMASCHINE.
Native Instruments released HELIOS RAY – a new MASCHINE Expansion providing sounds and beats drawing from London’s broken beat scene and LA’s abstract beat producers. Containing three separate styles of drum kits as well as unique Melodic Kits and new MASSIVE presets, HELIOS RAY is out now for MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO, with a compact version for iMASCHINE also now available as an in-app purchase via the Apple App Store.
Native Instruments today introduced ELECTRIC VICE, a new MASCHINE Expansion that highlights the intricate sound of latest electro house styles, also known as complextro. Along with a full set of sounds tailored to the genre, this MASCHINE Expansion features a choke group workflow, designed for performance. ELECTRIC VICE also includes custom presets from NI’s MASSIVE synthesizer now bundled free with MASCHINE software.
The MASCHINE STAND is an essential accessory for anyone using MASCHINE. It fits both first generation MASCHINE models and the new black and white MK2 hardware controllers, and includes a Mounting Adapter for use with standard drum hardware. Made of robust aluminum, with a black anodized finish and rubber pads for non-slip grip, the stand is designed to provide a strong hold, maximum visibility and improved ergonomics for both studio and stage.
Native Instruments today announced that the new generation of its critically acclaimed groove production studio is now available in stores worldwide and at the NI Online Shop. As of October 1, 2012, the MASCHINE range of products have received a major overhaul with new updates to hardware and software, the addition of colored CUSTOM KITS and the MASCHINE STAND, and a free separate download for MASSIVE, available to all new and existing MASCHINE users.
For all Maschine users and anyone who’s interested in the new Native Instruments Maschine MKII, there is an axclusive demonstration this weekend in Rotterdam. The text continues in Dutch below.
Only hours after the new Maschine leaked onto the internet and we braught you the first details, Native Instruments have made it all official and introduced the MKII version. Next to that they now have published an incredible performance from Jeremy Ellis with the new Maschine and Maschine Mikro. He creates a track completely from scratch — the sound you hear was recorded live in one take without any overdubs or post production. Filmed at the abandoned former US listening station on Berlin’s Teufelsberg.
Here it is, next-generation design, multi-colored pads, timestretching capabilities, and more. All in all, the New MASCHINE from Native Instruments is the same highly gratifying instrument that it’s always been, combining pattern-based sequencing, professional sampling, multi-effect units, and a VST/AU plug-in host, but now with even more style and functionality. Everything is intuitively controllable via the fully integrated hardware – once you touch the tactile controller the fun and intuitive workflow takes over, allowing you to stay focused on what matters – the music.