Native Instruments has released RAW WORKS – a signature iMASCHINE Expansion created by in-demand producer Nottz. RAW WORKS is the third in a growing series of signature Artist Expansions exclusive to iMASCHINE – a complete, portable groove sketchpad for iPad and iPhone. Other Expansions in the series include sound packs from acclaimed DJ/producers Kerri Chandler and DJ Godfather. Here's NI's description of the three Expansions:
RAW WORKS delivers five projects and five kits of Nottz's signature sound exclusively to iMASCHINE. Renowned for his work with Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, and J Dilla, Nottz is known for his authentic, old school production style. For this Expansion, Nottz sampled live sessions with his own musicians, then handpicked sounds from the recordings to create a set of gritty drum sounds and melodic phrases. The Expansion's deep, raw basslines were processed with Nottz's sampling expertise, delivering a key component of the producer's signature sound.
KAOZ THEORY brings the unmistakable sound of Kerri Chandler to iMASCHINE – the deep, grooving house style that has made him one of the most respected artists on the underground scene for over 20 years. The Expansion contains a total of six kits, two instruments and two full projects. The three Drum Kits are made up of dirty, analog kicks, snares, hats, and claps. A Melodic Kit provides the trademark Chandler synth chords while two Special Kits deliver basses, vocal samples, synth stabs and keys. iMASCHINE users can also access two instruments and two full iMASCHINE projects created by Chandler himself – fully-conceived musical material available only in this iMASCHINE Expansion.
DIRTY KNOCK was created by DJ Godfather – the Detroit DJ, producer, label owner, and founding father of ghetto tech/Detroit bass. The genre combines elements of techno, house, Miami bass and turntablism, and has in turn influenced juke and trap music. Four projects and five kits deliver an array of rough basslines, analog sound effects, dirty drums, high synth stabs, rumbling 808s, and tight snares true to DJ Godfather's signature sound. The additional melodic kit comprises one shot beeps and sweeps for giving tracks an added nuanced flair.
All samples provided come in uncompressed .WAV format (16-bit 44.1kHz) and have been processed and tweaked for immediate use. Tracks created with iMASCHINE Artist Expansions can also be exported to MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO for additional editing and finalization.
Pricing and Availability:
The full range of iMASCHINE Artist Expansions can be purchased in the iMASCHINE In-App store for $0.99 / 0.89 € / ¥ 85. iMASCHINE is available at the Apple App Store for $4.99 / 4.49 € / ¥ 450.
More From: NATIVE INSTRUMENTS
Prior to our full review, we take a listen you ask the questions