From Mobb Deep producer, Havoc, to grime scene pioneer Flowdan or the heavy-hitting tech house of Umek, Native Instruments has worked with top artists in a wide range of genres to bring their new Expansions. Expansions are based on the Maschine Expansions series and contain 50+ genre-based sound packs that contain the tools to craft full tracks of any style.
From preloaded drum kits to samples, song patterns, and synth presets, Expansions makes the leap from Maschine to a range of NI products, including BATTERY 4, MASSIVE, MONARK, and REAKTOR PRISM, and they can be used in any DAW. Yes, any DAW. This is a major development for NI and any producer that uses Expansions.
Check out this list from NI of the tools that Expansions will equip musicians with:
- Pre-assembled drum kits for MASCHINE and BATTERY 4. This is the first time that Native Instruments has released new drum kits for BATTERY. Every kit is tagged and color-coded for clear, intuitive browsing, and MASCHINE kits come pre-mapped and enhanced by MASCHINE’s acclaimed FX chains.
- New synth presets for MASSIVE, MONARK, and REAKTOR PRISM. These provide genre-specific sounds like deep basses, lush pads, and razor sharp leads, without the need for expert programming.
- Construction kit loops, samples, and one-shots. Coming in WAV format and compatible with any DAW, construction kits work as versatile creative building blocks. Samples and one-shots slot into any sampler and are 100% royalty free.
- Pre-made MIDI patterns and FX chains for MASCHINE. Using Expansions with MASCHINE gives even more flexibility. Pre-made patterns act as editable construction kits, allowing users to make them their own on the fly, for super-quick creativity. Plus, FX chains allow users to dial in a genre-specific feel at the turn of a knob.
Check out our intro tutorial for NI Expansions below!
Purchase the NI Expansions here.