Eclectic Leftfield Beats

  • Perfect for futuristic, leftfield beat styles
  • Pre-processed kits for variety and authenticity
  • Melodic kits feature jazz guitar and vintage keys
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MASCHINE Expansion for all producers of forward-thinking, kinetic, cosmic beats. For MASCHINE, MASCHINE MIKRO, and iMASCHINE.


Drawing influence from the leftfield, future-leaning side of hip-hop, nu jazz and broken beat, HELIOS RAY provides the tools to deviate from the mainstream – a stunning array of crunchy analog drums and Latin percussion, jazz guitar, vintage Rhodes licks, and custom MASSIVE presets. This MASCHINE Expansion brings LA’s tripped-out abstract beats and the loose, soulful vibe of London’s innovative broken beat scene to MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO.


HELIOS RAY contains three divergent styles of drum kits. The Vinyl Kits represent a crate digger’s paradise – dirty, off-kilter hip-hop sampled from dusty grooves, with vinyl kicks, finger snaps, shakers, vocal samples, claps, snares, crackle and record stops.

The Digital Kits feature Brazilian and Latin percussion such as shakers, bongos and congas, as well as stunning, warm basses. The Analog Kits represent the switched-on side of HELIOS RAY, with classic drums and percussion providing the gritty bite of hardware.

Each Kit comes loaded with pre-programmed patterns to kick off your inspiration.


HELIOS RAY also includes 10 Melodic Kits for adding a specific vibe or texture to your productions. Recorded at the world-renowned Bell Sound in LA, the jazz guitar was played exclusively for this expansion, with atmospheric chords, one shots and licks all ready to go.

For even more melodic impact, the Expansion features chords and one-shots from a vintage Rhodes piano. Set to trigger in choke mode, it’s a breeze to jam melodic flourishes, soulful stabs and deep, jazzy embellishments.

Additional MASSIVE presets provide modulated filtered and funky saw-tooth basses, ambient pads, skewed poly-synth leads and eclectic sound effects – representing the ambient, glitchy, and bit-crushed sound of modern, forward-thinking productions.


"The new Helios Ray expansion for Maschine is supa dope! It's some gritty, raw loveliness, perfect for any genre of music. Thumbs up from me."
Dobie (Big Dada, Ninja Tunes Recording)

"The bass sounds here sound like pure analog rawness, and the leads cut like a knife. Watch your speakers; it's huge!"
Pablo Clements (Unkle/Toydrum)

"I will definitely start incorporating these Helios kits into my work flow!! NI, you're making my job easy..."
Focus (112, Marsha A., The Game)


Full MASCHINE projects 8
Drum Kits 34
Melodic Kits 10
MASSIVE presets 50
Patterns 34
Download size 292 MB (unzipped 423 MB)
System requirements MASCHINE STUDIO / MASCHINE / MASCHINE MIKRO 1.8.2 or higher, MASSIVE 1.3.1


A compact version of this MASCHINE Expansion is available for use with iMASCHINE, the groove sketchpad for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
iMASCHINE Expansions

You can purchase this version from the iMASCHINE in-app store. If you don’t have iMASCHINE, you can get it here.


Add extra fuel to your MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE or MASCHINE MIKRO with MASCHINE Expansions – sonically-specialized packages created by renowned sound designers and artists.

These ready-to-rumble sample kits consist of drum one-shots, matched kits, multi-sampled instruments and pre-programmed patterns and songs. For instant and exclusive use within MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO.

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