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The Soul of Conant Gardens Comes To Maschine

Sean W. Aug 24, 2012 0


The latest expansion for Native Instruments Maschine and Maschine Mikro is Conant Gardens, named after a neighborhood in Detroit’s upper east side.  This new expasntion was created by soul artist Amp Fiddler and this collection contains samples for Hip-Hop, funk, deep house an afrobeat.

Conant Gardens will add on 45 additional kits with a variety of one shots, Rhode riffs, guitar bass and clavinet riffs.  It is for sale for $60 and there is a version of Conant Gardens for iMashine for IOS devices.

Here is an example of the library.

Press Release

New MASCHINE Expansion created by Amp Fiddler focuses on the
soulful side of Detroit’s music heritage

Berlin, August 22, 2012 – Native Instruments today introduced CONANT
GARDENS, a new MASCHINE Expansion that reflects the soulful side of
Detroit – covering hip-hop, funk, afrobeat and deep house. Named after
the district of Detroit renowned as the birthplace of many African-
American musicians and artists, this expansion explores the distinctive
sound of the neighborhood through tailored drum sounds, percussion and
sampled phrases.

CONANT GARDENS was created by Amp Fiddler – former
Parliament/Funkadelic keyboardist and long-time mentor to J Dilla. As a
producer, the late J Dilla is credited with defining modern underground
hip-hop. Dilla’s smoky, soulful and sample-heavy sound is recreated by
this MASCHINE Expansion, and further enriched by Amp’s access to
Dilla’s extensive library.

The 45 kits in CONANT GARDENS mix one-shot drums and long-sample
basslines, clavinet riffs, guitar and Rhodes piano phrases. Set to ADSR
mode, classic sample techniques are emulated, while providing an
intuitive way to play the phrases. Amp Fiddler’s riffs and melodies,
recorded on his own pristine collection of vintage and modern gear, are
provided in their raw forms as additional Melodic Kits.
For instant use with MASCHINE or MASCHINE MIKRO, a number of pre-
programmed patterns are provided that span Detroit’s rich and varied
musical landscape. Driving bass and drum rhythms from respected
Detroit artists Black Milk and DJ Dez complement Amp’s layered,
melodic approach.

A compact version of CONANT GARDENS is also available for
iMASCHINE – the groove sketchpad for iPhone® / iPod touch®.

Pricing and availablitly
CONANT GARDENS is available at the NI Online Shop for $59/49 EUR.
A percentage of each purchase will be donated to the J Dilla Foundation.

The iMASCHINE version is available at the in-app store for $0.99 / 0,79