Native Instruments have released Black Arc – A Maschine expansion that explores the traditional sound of reggae for the first time. Read on for more info…
Native Instruments introduces BLACK ARC Expansion for MASCHINE
Berlin, February 23, 2016 – Native Instruments today introduced BLACK ARC – NI’s first MASCHINE Expansion to explore the traditional sound of reggae and the music it has inspired. BLACK ARC provides a wide sonic palette curated for producers working in reggae- and dub-inspired styles.
The expansion runs in the latest MASCHINE software on MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, or MASCHINE MIKRO and is available exclusively at the NI Online Shop. A compact version for iMASCHINE is also available via the iMASCHINE in-app store.
BLACK ARC is the first MASCHINE Expansion designed to capture the iconic sound of reggae through history. A host of sampled acoustic instruments, guitar licks, and syncopated phrases tailored for classic reggae, dub, and reggaeton styles provide the sonic foundation.
Premium synth samples and new presets for NI’s acclaimed MASSIVE synth add the sound of reggae’s evolution in contemporary styles such as dub techno, dubstep, and contemporary reggae. Finally, effects kits including dub sirens, delays, and vocal call-outs round out the sonic profile for all reggae-inspired productions.
A compact version of BLACK ARC is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion, for creating beats on the go. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.
BLACK ARC is available now at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € / £44 / ¥ 5,680 / AU$ 79 and runs in the MASCHINE 2 software.
The iMASCHINE Expansion is available at the iMASCHINE in-app store for $0.99 / 0,99 € / £0.79 / ¥ 120 / AU$ 1.29.