Native Instruments has announced the release of Sierra Grove, a new Maschine expansion combining the emotional impact of classic soul music with aggressive drums, hook-laden melodies, and the most up-to-date production techniques.
The expansion is aimed at soul and R&B producers looking for contemporary sounds for their tracks, as well as hip hop producers interested in creating hybrid styles by pulling from a wider pool of influences. SIERRA GROVE 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.
SIERRA GROVE is built on a foundation of classic sampling techniques.
The included sounds comprise saturated drums, funk-influenced electric keys, and a host of guitar, bass, and synth samples – a staple palette commonly found in soul music. These classic sounds are complemented with exclusive presets for NI’s renowned MONARK and MASSIVE synths and the MASCHINE Drum Synths. Additional special kits including sound effects and talkbox vocals provide the final component to an expansion rich with the textures, grooves, and melodies of 21st century soul styles.
Sierra Grove for Maschine 2 software is available for purchase for $49 USD/49 EUR/£44 GBP. The iMaschine expansion costs $0.99 USD/0.89 EUR/£0.79 GBP.