Aquarius Earth Expansions
As we rolled into the new millenium, R&B experienced a major shift, spearheaded by artists like Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, J Dilla and the wider Soulquarians collective. Sessions at Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village saw them dusting off the vintage synths and kits of the two previous decades, and pairing analog warmth and organic live sessions with modern sampling and production techniques. AQUARIUS EARTH takes up the palette of earthy tones, funk groove, hip-hop percussion and infectious melody that brought the soul back to the 90s and beyond.
AQUARIUS EARTH was created in collaboration with MSXII.
FUNK FLOW, EARTH TONE
Build a solid foundation for your tracks with original recordings of live bass and drums using classic outboard gear, available as samples to use in any DAW, and as sample instruments in MASCHINE. Incorporate warm analog lines and stabs with sampled vintage keys like the Mellotron, as well as synths like the Moog Sub Phatty, Moog 32, and Juno 106. Custom presets for MONARK let you tweak your own soulful synth styles for productions that take any direction.
SAMPLES AND LOOPS
Raw drum hits and one-shots come DAW-ready – plus tempo-based construction loops give you building blocks for inspiration.
290 construction loops
301 drum samples
456 one shots
Kits come pre-assembled for MASCHINE and BATTERY, with color coding for BATTERY and FX-enhanced kits for MASCHINE.
57 BATTERY kits
50 MASCHINE kits
Customizable presets for MONARK by top sound designers, give you the perfect sounds for your genre.
4 MONARK presets
MASCHINE owners get editable patterns for building ideas fast. Plus, multi-effects macros that are custom-made for your sounds.
11 sample instruments
8 Drum Synth presets
11 Bass Synth presets
Installer size: 1.1 GB
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. Expansions are full of perfect sounds for your genre – from drum kits for BATTERY and MASCHINE, to customizable presets for different synths, like MASSIVE, MONARK, PRISM and more, depending on which one you pick. MASCHINE owners also get exclusive FX chains and editable patterns, plus Drum Synth and Bass Synth presets.