Native Instruments Introduces Hexagon Highway Maschine Expansion

New Maschine Expansion Provides the Powerful, Rhythmically Sophisticated Sound of Experimental Electronic Music
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New MASCHINE Expansion provides the powerful, rhythmically sophisticated sound of experimental electronic music.

Native Instruments introduces HEXAGON HIGHWAY – a new MASCHINE Expansion combining up-front, expressive drums and percussion with advanced multi-effect kits. The expansion is aimed at producers creating music that lives between the lines of established genres, with a strong focus on beat making. The expansion was created in collaboration with Twisted Tools, the team behind NI’s randomizing drum sampler POLYPLEX. HEXAGON HIGHWAY 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.

HEXAGON HIGHWAY was designed for producers who have a passion for musical experimentation. A collection of expertly designed drum and percussion sounds provide a foundation necessary for adventurous, contemporary electronic music. The expansion also features custom Multi-Effect kits that make advanced sound manipulation intuitive and easy. Once a Multi-Effect kit is loaded, producers can cycle through a host of detailed parameter automations in real time, providing instant rhythmic and sonic variation during live performances and fresh
inspiration in the studio. A new set of presets for NI’s acclaimed MASSIVE and MONARK synths deliver a dose of heavy bass accompaniment that perfectly complements the high-impact drums included in the expansion.

A compact version of HEXAGON HIGHWAY is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion, for creating beats on the go. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.

Pricing and availability

HEXAGON HIGHWAY is available now at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € / £44 / ¥ 6,280 / AU$ 79 and runs in the MASCHINE 2 software.

The iMASCHINE expansion is available at the iMASCHINE in-app store for $0.99 / 0,99 € / £0.79 / ¥ 120 / AU$ 1.29.

Further product information on HEXAGON HIGHWAY is available at:

More information on Twisted Tools is available at:

About Native Instruments

Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for computer-based music production and DJing. The company’s mission is to develop innovative, fully integrated solutions for all professions, styles and genres. The resulting products regularly push technological boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and amateurs alike.

Native Instruments opened up the fascinating world of real-time sound synthesis on standard computers in 1996, and today offers an extensive product range for musicians, producers and DJs. The company currently employs more than 400 people in its offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shenzhen, and London and works closely with more than 40 international distribution partners to ensure its future growth and success.

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