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Berlin, March 18, 2013 – Native Instruments today released HELIOS RAY –
a new MASCHINE Expansion providing sounds and beats drawing from
London's broken beat scene and LA's abstract beat producers. Containing
three separate styles of drum kits as well as unique Melodic Kits and
new MASSIVE presets, HELIOS RAY is out now for MASCHINE and MASCHINE
MIKRO, with a compact version for iMASCHINE also now available as an
in-app purchase via the Apple App Store.

HELIOS RAY contains three distinct styles of drum kits – Vinyl, Digital
and Analog. The Vinyl Kits provide a wealth of vinyl kicks, finger
snaps, shakers, vocal samples, claps, snares, crackle, record stops and
more – representing the loose, off-kilter hip-hop of LA's abstract beat
scene. The Digital Kits feature Brazilian and Latin percussion such as
shakers, bongos and congas, and smooth, warm basses ideal for producers
working in a nu jazz and broken beat style. The Analog Kits contain
gritty drums and percussion provided by classic hardware units. All
included drum kits also feature pre-programmed patterns for each kit,
providing producers with an inspiring platform from which to improvise.

10 Melodic Kits complement the drum kits, and include a jazz guitar
exclusively recorded at Bell Studios in LA – providing instant
atmospheric chords, one shots and licks. A vintage Rhodes piano is also
featured, set to trigger in choke mode for jamming jazzy melodic
flourishes and soulful stabs. HELIOS RAY also incorporates new MASSIVE
presets tailored to its aesthetic. Modulated, filtered, and funky
sawtooth basses, ambient pads, skewed polysynth leads and eclectic sound
effects capture the vibe of influential, forward-thinking leftfield
producers.

HELIOS RAY is available at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 EUR.

 A compact version of HELIOS RAY is also available for iMASCHINE – the
groove sketchpad for iPhone / iPod touch.

The iMASCHINE version is available at the in-app store for $0.99 / 0,89 EUR.

Additional information on HELIOS RAY is available at:
www.native-instruments.com/heliosray

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