Native Instruments HALCYON SKY Expansion for MASCHINE 2.0

Native Instruments HALCYON SKY Expansion for MASCHINE 2.0


Berlin, December 18, 2013 – Native Instruments today released HALCYON
SKY – a new MASCHINE Expansion delivering the downtempo rhythms, organic
synths, and hazy atmospheres of contemporary ambient electronica.
Designed exclusively for the MASCHINE 2.0 software, HALCYON SKY is the
first MASCHINE expansion to feature exclusive presets for the PRISM
synth – included in the MASCHINE 2.0 software update. HALCYON SKY also
includes fresh presets for the highly successful MASSIVE synth and drum
kits that take advantage of MASCHINE 2.0’s powerful Drum Synths. HALCYON
SKY is available now at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € / ¥ 4,800.

HALCYON SKY’s 50 drum kits were created with a combination of sampled
drums and new MASCHINE 2.0 Drum Synth presets. The samples were recorded
exclusively for HALCYON SKY and contain a range of warm, saturated
kicks, snares, and hats. Also included are 34 new presets for MASCHINE
2.0’s Drum Synths. Because these sounds are synthesized, they can easily
be reshaped on the fly – a major advantage of synthesis-based percussion.

For the first time in a MASCHINE Expansion, producers get exclusive
presets for PRISM – NI’s powerful modal synthesizer, now included in the
MASCHINE 2.0 software update. The presets range from drifting
atmospheric pads to plucked strings and expressive mallet instrument
sounds that shift and breathe like acoustic instruments. New presets for
Native Instruments’ acclaimed MASSIVE synth provide subsonic basses,
deep ambiences, crunchy leads, and warm synth washes. A set of organic
loops featuring detuned chords, piano, mallets, and bells, plus spacious
reverbs round out HALCYON SKY’s melodic content.

HALCYON SKY was exclusively designed for the new MASCHINE 2.0 software
features such as Drum Synths, sidechaining and plate reverb.

Additional information on HALCYON SKY is available at:

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