Berlin, March 20, 2014 – Native Instruments today released GREY FORGE –
a new MASCHINE Expansion for dark, monolithic techno productions and
live performances utilizing the unique features introduced in MASCHINE 2
software. GREY FORGE is out now for all MASCHINE hardware units, with a
compact version for iMASCHINE also available as an in-app purchase via
the Apple App Store.
GREY FORGE comes with 45 drum kits. Fully taking advantage of the
MASCHINE 2 software's Drum Synths, 14 kits contain pre-mapped macro
controls to MASCHINE's display knobs. Macro controls allow for creative
beat morphing and total control over key parameters in each of the kits.
A further 230 Drum Synth presets offer a high variety of new sounds for
producers to experiment with. Focusing on pulsating, raw, and stark
techno styles, producers can build on rhythms with an array of grainy
bleeps and one shots sampled from custom modular synths. Plus, 40 new
MASSIVE presets provide intense basses and leads designed to cut though
the mix in any club.
GREY FORGE comes with custom-built effect chains that load within a drum
kit for fast access to additional atmospheres and textures. Parameters
of some single effects are also pre-mapped to the eight display knobs on
the MASCHINE STUDIO and MASCHINE hardware units, for adding live,
on-the-fly tweaking while performing a techno set. With 9 full projects
included, GREY FORGE also provides plenty of inspiring grooves to
jumpstart the creative spark.
GREY FORGE is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion, and features 2
projects and 4 kits for instant use in creating slabs of uncompromising
techno. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE or MASCHINE
MIKRO for completion.
GREY FORGE is available now at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € / £42 /
¥ 4,800 and runs in MASCHINE 2.0.
The iMASCHINE expansion is available for $ 0,99 / 0,89 € / £69 / ¥ 100
as an in-app purchase.
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