Native Instruments Raw Voltage
Raw Voltage is a new Maschine Expansion which captures the sound of a modular synthesizer system.
For use with Maschine or Maschine Mikro, Raw Voltage contains kits, instruments and patterns that share the sound characteristics of analog synthesis.
The sounds are said to range from "grainy, noisy and raw to sleek, cool and clinical." Sampled from an analog modular system, Raw Voltage has a sonic scope inspired in part by experimental and avant-garde electronica. The drum and percussion sounds are described as "punchy, loud and direct", while the sampled basses, leads, pads and soundscapes are presented as "rich in detail and analog atmosphere." The expansion also includes 140 patterns.
Raw Voltage is based on a custom modular system used and created by Norwegian synthesis expert Roger Grønberg (Frodebeats). The system includes modules from Modcan, MOTM, Oakley, CGS, STG, Encore, Buchla plus various custom and DIY modules, as well as analog synthesizers like Arp Odyssey/2600 and Korg MiniKorg 700s.
A compact version is also available for iMaschine, the groove sketchpad for iPhone / iPod Touch.
Pricing & Availability
Raw Voltage is available at the NI Online Shop for $59/49 EUR. For owners of iMaschine, a compact version is also available via the iMaschine in-app store for $0.99/0,79 EUR.
Additional information is available at www.native-instruments.com/rawvoltage.