Native Instruments has released Radiant Horizon – a new Maschine Expansion featuring percussive and effect-focused kits with sounds tailored to contemporary urban pop productions rooted in trap, moombahton, and bass music. The expansion focuses on diverse and easily interchangeable Caribbean-inspired rhythms as a backbone for bass-driven pop. Radiant Horizon runs in the latest Maschine software on the entire Maschine hardware family and is available exclusively at the NI Online Shop. A compact version for iMaschine is also available via the iMaschine in-app store.
Created in collaboration with UK sound designers Capsun ProAudio, Radiant Horizon provides a fusion of drums, sub-basses, guitars, pitched vocals, and more – all sounds designed with the characteristic warmth of contemporary energized urban pop. The expansion includes a foundation of 50 Construction and Sound FX kits – producers can load any kit and access detailed sound parameters in real time, providing a varied canvas for instant rhythmic and sonic variation. And 50 exclusive presets for the Massive and Monark synths include powerful bass, lead, and accompaniment sounds that complements the modern sound signature of the drums and percussion included in the expansion.
Accompanying Radiant Horizon, Native Instruments has teamed up with finger drumming tuition app Melodics to bring NI customers an exclusive set of free lessons based on samples from the expansion. Users interested in honing their technique on the pads can get access by download Melodics and entering the promo code RADIANT-HORIZON during setup.
A compact version of Radiant Horizon is also available as an iMaschine Expansion, for creating beats on the go. Tracks can be exported to Maschine Studio, Maschine JAM, Maschine, and Maschine Mikro for completion.
Radiant Horizon is available now at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € / £44 / ¥ 6,280 / AU$ 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.
The free Melodics fingerdrumming lessons are available at: www.melodics.com/partners/ni/radiant-horizon