Native Instruments Expansions focus on a variety of currently impacting genres and enlist artists working in those genres to create or curate the content. Our three videos below walkthrough the content of three specific Expansions: Meteoric Rise (EDM/trap), Lilac Glare (R&B/pop), and Caribbean Current (Northern Columbian fusion).
From now through May 1, 2018, if you purchase any two Expansions, you will get the Battery 4 drum sampler instrument for free. Battery 4 normally sells on its own for $199, so get in on this special offer by May 1 if you like what you see from two of the 50+ Expansions.
For $49 each, each of the 50+ Expansions titles comes with hundreds of drums and one-shot samples, as well as hundreds of loops grouped together in Construction kits. The size of each Expansion ranges roughly from 500MB to 2GB.
In addition to that sample content that can be used in any DAW, every Expansion includes several dozen drum kits for both the NI Battery 4 drum workstation plug-in, and for Maschine software. The Battery kits come with color-coded drum hits and audio Previews so that you can audition the kits quickly in the Browser before loading them.
Each of the Maschine kits include there own patterns exclusive to Maschine, that you can use as-is or edit to your own liking by altering the patterns or swapping out their sounds. Expansion also include other content exclusive to Maschine, such as full Project files, sample instruments, or presets for the Drum Synth and Bass Synth.
Finally, most—but not all—Expansions include presets for the NI synthesizers Massive, Monark, or Reaktor Prism. All of those synth plug-ins come with Komplete 11 Select, which is part of the software bundle that comes with NI Kontrol S controller keyboards or Maschine hardware.