Native Instruments introduces Static Friction


Berlin, July 18, 2013 – Native Instruments today released STATIC
FRICTION – a new MASCHINE Expansion designed to provide the driving,
international sound of tech house. The Expansion features 33 drum kits
loaded with new kicks, snares, hi-hats, and claps, as well as seven
Special Kits containing analog spring reverb samples, Ride and Snare
kits optimized for live performance, and additional Spoken and Radio
Voice Kits for additional textures. New MASSIVE presets provide
exclusive basses, leads, pads, and effects for added variety. STATIC
FRICTION is available for MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO and is
specifically tailored to live performance. A compact version is also

available for iMASCHINE.

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STATIC FRICTION's sound set is built on a foundation of modern and

classic drum sounds carefully matched to represent a full range of tech

house styles. Organic, saturated bass and synth patterns provide melodic
elements representative of the genre. These are complemented by a
brand-new set of MASSIVE presets, offering producers an ample array of
tools for creating an individual sound. The Expansion also delivers an
exclusive set of special elements essential for authentic tech house
production. An analog reverb unit was recorded as the spring was struck
and 'played' like an instrument. The resulting high-quality samples add
a unique, metallic texture to STATIC FRICTION's sonic palette. Spoken
and Radio Voice Kits recorded just for this Expansion let producers add
catchy vocal hooks to their dancefloor productions.

STATIC FRICTION's workflow is specifically tailored to live performance.
The seven Special Kits pre-load with samples of a single instrument
category. When performing, producers can solo, mute, and trigger various
spring reverb and voice samples, snares, or rides. This provides a fun
and intuitive way to instantly change the texture of tracks, embellish a
live DJ set with new sounds, or to create one of a kind, on-the-fly remixes.

STATIC FRICTION is available at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € / ¥ 4800.

A compact version of STATIC FRICTION is also available for iMASCHINE in
the in-app store for $0.99 / 0,89 € / ¥ 85.

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