Native Instruments Introduces Rising Crescent Maschine Expansion

A Sample Library of Instruments from the Aegean, the Balkans, the Middle East, and India
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Native Instruments today introduced RISING CRESCENT – the first MASCHINE Expansion to explore the sounds and rhythms of the modern orient. RISING CRESCENT pulls from musical cultures in and around the Mediterranean and combines them with modern bass production techniques. The expansion is aimed at producers of all genres in search of fresh, non-western flavors to add to their music. RISING CRESCENT 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.

RISING CRESCENT comprises a sample library of expertly recorded instruments from the Aegean, the Balkans, the Middle East, and India. The sample set includes instruments such as the darbuka, daouli, hand drums, micro-percussive cymbals, rare Cretan lutes, and more. Complementing this more traditional sound set are new presets for NI's renowned MASSIVE, REAKTOR PRISM, and MASCHINE Drum Synths, adding the deep low end and synthetic textures contemporary bass music for an exotic new hybrid flavor. RISING CRESCENT was produced by John Valasis, creator of the hardline techno-influenced GREY FORGE MASCHINE Expansion.

A compact version of RISING CRESCENT 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.

RISING CRESCENT is available now at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € / £44 / ¥ 6,820 / AU$ 79 and runs in the MASCHINE 2 software.

The iMASCHINE expansion is available at the iMASCHINE in-app store for $0.99 / 0,89 € / £0.79 / ¥ 100 / AU$ 1.29.

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About Native Instruments:

Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for computer-based music production and DJing. The company's mission is to develop innovative, fully integrated solutions for all professions, styles and genres. The resulting products regularly push technological boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and amateurs alike.