Native Instruments has announced the release of Expansions – packs inspired by the acclaimed Maschine Expansions series.The packs are specially tailored for Native Instruments products, including Massive, Battery 4, and Maschine. Native Instruments claim that the packs are more than just samples and loops, with each Expansion packed with samples, one shots, drum kits, synth presets, loops, pre made patterns and Maschine exclusive FX chains. Pretty much everything you need to create a full track.
The Expansions are easily downloaded and installed via NI’s Native Access portal. Loops and one shots are 100% royalty free and come in high quality 44khz 24-bit WAV format, meaning they can be loaded into any sampler or DAW. All drum kits come pre-mapped for perfect integration with Maschine hardware and come pre-assembled for both Maschine and Battery 4. This is is also the first time that Native Instruments has released new drum kits for Battery. Every kit comes tagged and color-coded for clear, intuitive browsing, and Maschine kits are enhanced by custom Maschine FX chains.
Current Maschine Expansion owners can enjoy a free upgrade to Expansions by updating in Native Access. Once the update is downloaded, they get all the extra content detailed above. Plus, they can now use their Expansions in any DAW.
Over 50 Expansions are available now, and a steady flow of new Expansions are on their way covering even more styles of music. Musicians and producers can find their flavour by browsing through genres on the Expansions home page.
Check out the video below for a detailed overview of what’s included in each Expansion pack.