ECLECTIC LEFTFIELD BEATS
-Perfect for futuristic, leftfield beat styles
-Pre-processed kits for variety and authenticity
-Melodic kits feature jazz guitar and vintage keys
MASCHINE Expansion for all producers of forward-thinking, kinetic, cosmic beats.
INTO THE FUTURE
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.
ECLECTIC BEATS AND RHYTHMS
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.
ARTISTS ON HELIOS RAY
"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)
AT A GLANCE: HELIOS RAY
Full MASCHINE projects 8
Drum Kits 34
Melodic Kits 10
MASSIVE presets 50
Download size 292 MB (unzipped 423 MB)
System requirements Hardware: MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, MASCHINE JAM or MASCHINE MIKRO
Software: MASCHINE 1.8.2 or higher, MASSIVE 1.3.1 or higher