Monday, March 5, 2012

Production Gear: NI Dark Pressure Maschine Expansion

For the production heads out there that are making dance and club music, there is a new Native Instruments Maschine Expansion pack that will give you all the sounds you need to make the next club banger. For only $60, the owners of the NI Maschine and Maschine Mikro can purchase the new Dark Pressure Maschine Expansion that contains kicks, snares, high-hats, one-shot samples, pre-programmed Techno, Tech-house, minimal patterns, and so much more. Check out the press release and full video inside.

DARK PRESSURE brings the sound of tough underground dance music to your MASCHINE or MASCHINE MIKRO. With a focus on percussive one-shot samples, this MASCHINE Expansion also contains a wealth of pre-programmed techno, tech-house and minimal patterns, many created by renowned DJ/producer Steve Lawler. Watch the video to hear Steve Lawler talk about the concepts behind DARK PRESSURE as he puts the patterns to use in the studio and the club.

Native Instruments Introduces DARK PRESSURE Expansion for MASCHINE
Berlin, February 14th, 2012 – Native Instruments today released DARK PRESSURE, a new MASCHINE Expansion, created in association with the acclaimed DJ and producer Steve Lawler and sound design house Loopmasters. The pack brings the sound of tough underground dance music to MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO, containing an expertly crafted selection of kicks, snares, hi-hats and percussion samples as well as a wealth of pre-produced rhythms optimized for techno, tech-house, minimal and similar genres.
DARK PRESSURE includes 42 kits with over 200 corresponding pre-programmed patterns - many created by Steve Lawler himself, providing professional building blocks for the production of muscular electronic music. This is also the first MASCHINE Expansion to include 64 pre-sliced percussion loops for instant remixing.
All sounds and patches in DARK PRESSURE have been processed with pristine analog equipment as well as MASCHINE’s internal effects. The Expansion integrates seamlessly with any existing MASCHINE sound library and also contains 5 demo projects that showcase the character and scope of the library.
A smaller version of DARK PRESSURE is also available for iMASCHINE - the groove sketchpad for iPhone / iPod Touch.
DARK PRESSURE is available at the NI Online Shop for $59 / 49 EUR. The mobile version is available through In-App Purchase on the App Store for $0.99 / 0,79 EUR.