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Steve Lawler on Dark Pressure NI

The German factory Native Instruments continues to expand its sound platform of the famous Maschine with additions of sounds created by renowned producers.

This time a new Maschine expansion has been created in association with acclaimed british DJ and producer Steve Lawler, with further support from sound design firm Loopmasters. Lawler production and DJ style walks a line between upfront sounds for main rooms and tough, percussive underground grooves for dark warehouses. Now, with Dark Pressure, the secrets of his crowd-thrilling sets are in your hands.

The pack brings the sound of tough underground dance music to Maschine and Maschine Mikro, containing an expertly crafted selection of kicks, snares, hi-hats and percussion samples as well as a wealth of pre-produced rhythms optimized for techno, tech-house, minimal and similar genres.

Dark Pressure includes 42 kits with over 200 corresponding pre-programmed patterns – many created by Steve Lawler himself, providing professional building blocks for the production of muscular electronic music. This is also the first Maschine expansion to include 64 pre-sliced percussion loops for instant remixing.

All sounds and patches in Dark Pressure have been processed with pristine analog equipment as well as Maschine‘s internal effects. The Expansion integrates seamlessly with any existing Maschine sound library and also contains 5 demo projects that showcase the character and scope of the library.

A smaller version of Dark Pressure is also available for iMaschine, the groove sketchpad for iPhone and iPod Touch.
Dark Pressure is available at the Native Instruments Online Shop for 49 EUR. The mobile version is available through In-App Purchase on the App Store for just 0,79 EUR.

An introduction with Steve Lawler