Maschine Expansions soundbanks now usable in all DAWs
Maschine Expansions has opened the floodgates for use in other DAWs and samplers outside of the Native Instruments ecosystem.
When Berlin-based Native Instruments released the original Maschine they captivated music producers, the world over. Not only was the hardware controller designed to work intuitively alongside Native Instruments’ renowned software platform, the sound banks or Maschine Expansions, as they are called introduced a wide-array of construction kits for producers to choose from, sorted through specific styles and genres.
This allows producers to tailor their sound library to fit their style; each Expansion provides a thoughtfully curated palette of sounds, designed to suit that specific style. Maschine Expansions include a plethora of one-shot samples, loops, synth presets and premade patterns, designed to get you going within minutes.
Sorting your Expansion library through genres makes it an easy way to focus on specific styles when you need them the most. I find nothing less conducive to creating music than searching through hundreds of soundbanks aimlessly. Thankfully Native Instruments browsing system changes all of that.
Maschine Expansions become Expansions
After Native Instruments announced the launch of their online sample platform, Sounds.com, they announced a very welcomed decision to open the Expansions system up to other DAWs and samplers outside of the Native Instruments ecosystem.
This means you no longer need Native Instruments hardware to have access to their library of soundbanks; just grab the Expansions that suit your style from their website and load them into your favourite DAW or even hardware sampler!
Another pleasant announcement from Native Instrument comes in the form of much needed updates and content for their Battery sampler, which has been somewhat neglected since Maschine appeared on the market in 2009.
The move to support other DAW’s was very well timed, after the launch of Ableton Live 10, a lot of Maschine users will be exploring the new features. What better way to do that, than with your custom-tailored sound library at your fingertips.
Existing Maschine Expansions owners will receive free upgrades, while new buyers will pay the same price as before (USD$49 / Approx. R570).