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THANKSGIVING SALE
Only days remain: Save 50% on 175 instruments, effects and more

MODERN ROOTS RIDDIMS

  • The iconic sounds of reggae history’s rich musical legacy
  • 53 MASCHINE and 61 BATTERY Kits showcase a wide sonic palette for all reggae- and dub-inspired styles
  • With 42 fresh MASSIVE presets to add a contemporary electronic edge

IT CAME FROM JAMAICA

Reggae was born in late 1960s Jamaica, growing out of the rocksteady tradition and featuring laid-back rhythms, syncopated, off-beat accents, and big, bottom-heavy basslines that carried the music forward. Soon, Lee "Scratch" Perry started applying effects to reggae classics and created a new style – dub reggae. As dub spread to Europe, it evolved into dub techno and dubstep. Today, the seed of dub reggae is found in much of today’s electronic music, including the hyperactive bass wobbles and groovy, mid-tempo rhythms of U.S. dubstep styles.

BLACK ARC was created in association with Loopmasters.

SYNCOPATED STYLINGS

BLACK ARC starts with a host of sampled acoustic instruments, guitar licks, and syncopated phrases tailored to classic reggae, dub, and reggaeton. Premium synth samples and fresh MASSIVE presets bring BLACK ARC into the 21st century for dub techno, dubstep, and contemporary reggae. And a set of effects kits for dub sirens, delays, and vocal call-outs complete the sonic map for all reggae-inspired productions.

SAMPLES AND LOOPS

Raw drum hits and one-shots come DAW-ready – plus tempo-based construction loops give you building blocks for inspiration.

646 Construction Loops
374 Drum Samples
430 One Shots

DRUM KITS

Kits come pre-assembled for MASCHINE and BATTERY, with color coding for BATTERY and FX-enhanced kits for MASCHINE.

61 BATTERY Kits
53 MASCHINE Kits

SYNTH PRESETS

Customizable presets for MASSIVE by top sound designers give you the perfect sounds for your genre.

42 MASSIVE Presets

MASCHINE EXCLUSIVE

MASCHINE owners get editable patterns for building ideas fast. Plus, multi-effects macros that are custom-made for your sounds.

9 Projects
258 Patterns

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Drum Sample Breakdown: 86 Kicks, 95 Snares, 9 Claps, 19 Cymbals, 91 Hi Hats, 59 Percussion, 8 Shakers, 7 Toms
Installer Size: 1.46 GB

ABOUT EXPANSIONS

Expansions are genre-specific packs that work with a range of Native Instruments products, and can be used in any DAW. Created by top artists and sound designers, they’re loaded with one-shots, samples, and tempo-based construction loops. Drum kits for BATTERY and MASCHINE, as well as customizable presets for MASSIVE, MONARK, or PRISM – found in KOMPLETE and MASCHINE – give you the perfect sounds for your genre. MASCHINE owners also get exclusive FX chains and editable patterns, plus Drum Synth and Bass Synth presets.



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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Hardware
Optimized for: MASCHINE, MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE MIKRO , MASCHINE JAM or KOMPLETE KONTROL SERIES KEYBOARDS

Software

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