Native Instruments has announced the release of Black Arc, a Maschine expansion pack that explores the traditional sound of reggae and the music it has inspired.
BLACK ARC is the first MASCHINE Expansion designed to capture the iconic sound of reggae through history. A host of sampled acoustic instruments, guitar licks, and syncopated phrases tailored for classic reggae, dub, and reggaeton styles provide the sonic foundation.
Premium synth samples and new presets for NI’s acclaimed MASSIVE synth add the sound of reggae’s evolution in contemporary styles such as dub techno, dubstep, and contemporary reggae. Finally, effects kits including dub sirens, delays, and vocal call-outs round out the sonic profile for all reggae-inspired productions.
A compact version of BLACK ARC 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.
Black Arc is available for purchase for $49/49 EUR/£44 GBP. Requires Maschine 2 software. The iMaschine expansion is available at the iMaschine in-app store for $0.99 USD/0.99 EUR/£0.79 GBP.