Native Instruments introduces CARIBBEAN CURRENT Expansion for MASCHINE
Berlin, October 8, 2014 – Native Instruments today introduced CARIBBEAN
CURRENT – a new MASCHINE Expansion that pairs the sounds and rhythms of
traditional Caribbean music with a modern, club-oriented aesthetic.
CARIBBEAN CURRENT features all-new patterns, custom MASSIVE presets, a
dub siren, and exclusive kits created and inspired by artists in the
upcoming NI documentary ‘Sabroso! A Road Trip to Colombia’s Caribbean
Coast’. CARIBBEAN CURRENT is available now at the NI Online Shop and
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.
CARIBBEAN CURRENT’s kits are inspired by artists from all around the
Caribbean, providing producers with a tour of traditional music styles
from the region, including dancehall, dub, soca, reggaeton, moombahton,
and more. The patterns and projects of this MASCHINE Expansion pull from
these rhythmic traditions, allowing producers to create grooves outside
of the familiar four-on-the-floor feel. Each drum and percussion sound
was carefully processed to deliver a modern club sound, adding a fresh
sonic quality to the infectious rhythms.
CARIBBEAN CURRENT also provides a selection of melodic elements,
combining traditional Caribbean instruments with modern synthesis and
sound design. High-quality samples of steel drums, melodica, and
accordion, plus new presets from NI’s MASSIVE synth and sampled leads
allow producers to create melodies with MASCHINE’s 16 high-sensitivity
performance pads. Dub chords and vocals provide additional
instrumentation for groove production. And a Dub Siren special kit adds
a staple of Caribbean music to this new MASCHINE Expansion.
A condensed version of CARIBBEAN CURRENT is also available as an
iMASCHINE Expansion, for creating beats on-the-go. The iMASCHINE
Expansion features three projects, four drum kits, and three
instruments. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and
MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.
CARIBBEAN CURRENT is available now at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 €
/ £44 / ¥ 4,800 / AU$ 79 and runs in the MASCHINE 2 software.
The iMASCHINE Expansion is available at the iMASCHINE in-app store for
$0.99 / 0,89 € / £0.69 / ¥ 100 / AU$ 0.99.
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