NI Intros Magnate Hustle Expansion For Maschine

NI-MAGNATE_HUSTLENative Instruments has introduced MAGNATE HUSTLE – a new MASCHINE Expansion tailored to urban pop styles.

The expansion pack features a set of guitar licks and chords, synths, and drum sounds plus new presets for Massive and the Maschine 2 Drum Synths. It runs in the Maschine 2 software on Maschine Studio, Maschine, or Maschine Mikro.

A compact version for iMaschine is also available via the in-app store. Continue reading

Creating Cinematic Tracks With Output REV

The developers at Output recently set out to produce an Electro-Cinematic track using various elements of REV, while using all 4 of the its engines.

Gregg, one of the developers at Output, described the process: “[W]e recently made a video on how to make tracks like M83, Clint Mansell, Trent Reznor, etc., where we show the final sound and then the elements that we used to make it. It’s of course filled with REV, but it still shows how we did it and many of the principals work regardless of software.” Continue reading

NI Releases Circuit Halo Expansion For Maschine

NI_Circuit_Halo_Maschine_Expansion_ScreenshotNative Instruments today released Circuit Halo, a new Maschine expansion. Circuit Halo combines “intricately-sampled” vintage synths and classic drum machines with more contemporary patterns. Circuit Halo’s sound set also boasts new presets for the (included) Massive and Reaktor Prism synths.

Synth Sounds. Circuit Halo features a collection of samples from vintage synthesizers such as the Roland Juno 60, Casio VL-Tone, Prophet 5, Yamaha DX7, Sequential Circuits Pro One and Six-Trak, and the original Korg MS-20. Each instrument was carefully multi-sampled to capture the “characteristic warm low end,” and idiosyncrasies such as pitch drift, that analog equipment adds to productions. Continue reading

Native Instruments Offering 50% Off Updates, Upgrades & Crossgrades

Native Instruments logoNative Instruments is offering 50% off updates, upgrades, and crossgrades through the end of June, in its Summer of Sound sale

Here’s what they have to say about the sale:

The biggest Summer of Sound special ever is here, and software updates, upgrades, and crossgrades are half price.

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