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Buy two Expansions in one order, save 20% on the second.

MODIFIED 8-BIT MADNESS

  • Captures the spirit of the chiptune and 8-bit scenes for any music style
  • 40 MASCHINE and 43 BATTERY Kits with circuit-bent sounds, distorted leads, and noises from modified video game consoles and classic computers
  • Packed with complex MIDI patterns based on classic arcade games



RETRO REFORMATTED

For years, gaming consoles and obsolete computers sat gathering dust, long forgotten and considered useless – until the day 8-bit musicians hacked their hardware and transformed 80s nostalgia into instruments. Vintage audio chips became makeshift synths. Repurposed, modified video game gear was pushed to make bleeps, blips, and distorted sounds. And a retro DIY counterculture of music makers was born – its influence seen in genres spanning from pop to hip hop, breakcore, and grime.

BYTE RIOT was created in collaboration with Ivo Ivanov and Alex Retsis.

SONIC BIT SHIFTING

BYTE RIOT surges with crunchy circuit-bent drum kits, warm 8-bit leads, and retro video game samples. To capture drums and percussion, Game Boys were hacked using LSDJ and Nanoloop tracking software on custom cartridges. Old-school oscillators were tinkered with to create new sounds. Fast arpeggiators were driven through Commodore 64 SID chips to sample chord variations. And Windows instruments were played through the Sega Mega Drive's FM YM2612 chip for primitive authenticity

SAMPLES AND LOOPS

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

305 Construction Loops
361 Drum Samples
269 One Shots

DRUM KITS

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

43 BATTERY Kits
40 MASCHINE Kits

SYNTH PRESETS

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

32 MASSIVE Presets
27 MONARK Presets

MASCHINE EXCLUSIVE

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

10 Projects
150+ Patterns
43 Drum Synth Presets
17 Sample Instruments

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Drum Sample Breakdown: 72 Kicks, 75 Snares, 14 Claps, 33 Cymbals, 78 Hi Hats, 58 Percussion, 15 Shakers, 16 Toms
Installer Size: 430 MB

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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