The latest in NI’s Expansions series is full of blissed-out, downtempo beats
January 21, 2018, Berlin – Native Instruments today releases OPALINE DRIFT, a new Expansion that draws on downtempo indie-electronica and beyond.
OPALINE DRIFT echoes the blissful reverie of indie-electronica, shoegaze, and contemporary electronic styles. With shimmering guitars, wistful synths, and warmly-textured drums, OPALINE DRIFT provides producers with a palette of iridescent colors and dreamy textures for building the foundations of sublime sonic excursions.
Original recordings of reverb-washed guitars and bass – coming as kits, samples, and construction loops for any DAW – make it easy to create captivating melodies. Warmly-saturated kicks, snares, hi-hats, and percussion come as kits for BATTERY and MASCHINE for building driving, hypnotic beats. While specially-designed presets for MASSIVE and MONARK give producers hazy pads and warm analog basses for adding dream-like textures to their tracks.
OPALINE DRIFT joins a range of over 60 Expansions. Based on the acclaimed MASCHINE Expansions series, these genre-focused sound packs contain everything a musician needs to create a full track in a specific style, and can be used in any DAW. For everything on Expansions, head to https://www.native-instruments.com/expansions.
Pricing and availability:
OPALINE DRIFT is available now exclusively at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € / £44 / ¥ 6,280 / AU$ 79.
A compact version of OPALINE DRIFT is also available as an iMASCHINE 2 Expansion, for sketches on the go. The iMASCHINE 2 expansion is available at the iMASCHINE 2 in-app store for $0.99 / 0,99 € / £0.79 / ¥ 120 / AU$ 1.29
The samples, loops, and one-shots from OPALINE DRIFT are also available on Sounds.com. Users can sign up to Sounds.com to get samples and loops from a range of Expansions, plus content from hundreds of other suppliers, for a monthly subscription.
Further product information:
For more on OPALINE DRIFT, including audio demos, go to:
About Native Instruments
Native Instruments is the industry leader in innovative, software, hardware and digital services for music creation, production, and DJing. Founded in 1996, the company pioneered the application of real-time sound synthesis on standard computers.
Today, NI caters to producers, performers, and DJs with a comprehensive ecosystem of connected hardware and software systems: KOMPLETE, the industry-leading collection of virtual instruments and effects, complemented by a range of keyboard controllers and audio interfaces; MASCHINE, a powerful range of beat-making instruments now at the heart of hip-hop and electronic music communities; and TRAKTOR, the first DJ software to conquer the club, and now a range of integrated controllers that power house parties, club booths, and the world’s biggest stages.
In 2018, Native Instruments launched Sounds.com, a market-leading online subscription platform for loops and samples that also creates new revenue and promotion opportunities for individuals, brands, and business across the music industry. Along with recent acquisitions of Metapop and The Loop Loft, these three online platforms further enhance NI’s ecosystem for music creation and community.
Based in the heart of the German capital’s creative hub, the company currently employs more than 500 people in its seven offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, Toronto, Paris, and Shenzhen, and works closely with more than 40 international distribution partners to ensure its future growth and success.