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.
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 introduced CONANT GARDENS, a new MASCHINE Expansion that reflects the soulful side of Detroit – covering hip-hop, funk, afrobeat and deep house. Named after the district of Detroit renowned as the birthplace of many African American musicians and artists, this expansion explores the distinctive sound of the neighborhood through tailored drum sounds, percussion and sampled phrases.
Mario Galeano Toro, one half of Colombia’s hottest musical export Ondatrópica and musical mastermind behind the Colombian band Frente Cumbiero takes us on on a trip through the rich heritage of Colómbian music and performs a seriously cool track on Maschine. Video produced, filmed and edited by Luis Antonio Delgado.
Native Instruments today introduced RAW VOLTAGE, a new MASCHINE Expansion which captures the sound of a huge modular synthesizer system. For instant use with MASCHINE or MASCHINE MIKRO, RAW VOLTAGE contains kits, instruments and patterns that share the unique, rich and organic sound characteristics of analog synthesis.
Native Instruments today introduced PLATINUM BOUNCE, a new MASCHINE Expansion featuring a versatile toolbox for producers working in the area of contemporary urban club music. For instant use with MASCHINE or MASCHINE MIKRO, PLATINUM BOUNCE was created by cutting-edge music producers and sound designers – processed to achieve the distinctive upfront sound of contemporary hits for the radio and the hottest clubs.
Native Instruments today released DARK PRESSURE, a new MASCHINE Expansion, created in association with the acclaimed DJ and producer Steve Lawler and sound design house Loopmasters. The pack brings the sound of tough underground dance music to MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO, containing an expertly crafted selection of kicks, snares, hi-hats and percussion samples as well as a wealth of pre-produced rhythms optimized for techno, tech-house, minimal and similar genres.
Native Instruments has just launched a special offer for its acclaimed MASCHINE groove production systems. From October 27th to December 31st, every new purchase of the regular MASCHINE version will include two MASCHINE Expansions of choice as a free download, while new owners of the compact MASCHINE MIKRO can select one expansion fom the existing arsenal.
Native Instruments has just introduced TRUE SCHOOL, a new entry in the series of download libraries for the acclaimed MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO groove production systems. Combining classic hip hop sensibilities with futuristic sound aesthetics, the expansion provides an arsenal of original drum and instruments sounds that can lay the basis for organic yet profoundly modern-sounding productions in Hip Hop, Dubstep and various left-field electronic genres. A compact version of the expansion will also become available for the recently released iMASCHINE smartphone app.
With the announcement of the Maschine Mikro a while back, Native Instruments also announced thier very first iPhone, iTouchand iPad called iMaschine. This App is an intuitive beat sketchpad based on MASCHINE’s groove production studio concept. iMASCHINE is perfect for developing song ideas anytime, anywhere. And that’s what Jamie Lidell will show us in the video below.
The first ever Native Instruments iPhone® and iPod Touch® App is an intuitive and powerful beat sketchpad based on MASCHINE’s groove production studio concept. iMASCHINE is perfect for developing song ideas anytime, anywhere – Play and record drums on the 16 pads, jam a melody on the keyboard, sing on top of your loops via the built-in audio recorder or create your own unique sample banks from any source – With iMASCHINE the focus is always on the music. And when you’re done, you can finalize your track in the full version of MASCHINE or MASCHINE MIKRO or directly upload it to SoundCloud and share with your friends.
From September 1st, a new free update for MASCHINE will be available. The 1.7 version builds on plug-in support offered by 1.6, allowing the finding and loading of individual presets from within the MASCHINE hardware browser-without ever having to touch your keyboard or mouse. This cements the tight integration between MASCHINE and KOMPLETE 8, utilizing Native Instrument’s new NIS sound format.
Native Instruments has decided to discontinue the KORE product range, in order to utilize its development resources in the best interest of its wider userbase.