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Posted: August 23, 2012 by Fade
Maschine users rejoice! Native Instruments is still hard at work releasing yet another great expansion. This time it's the Conant Gardens, an ode to the soulful side of Detroit with Hip Hop, Funk, Afrobeat, Deep House, and much more.
Conant Gardens was created by Amp Fiddler, the former Parliament/Funkadelic keyboardist and mentor to the late J Dilla. Since Dilla had lots of soulful and sample-heavy beats, that was recreated by this Maschine Expansion.
With 45 kits consisting of one-shot drums, long-sample basslines, clavinet riffs, guitar, and the ever-so-loved Rhodes piano phrases, Conant Gardens has a lot to offer. If you set your sample to ADSR mode, it recalls classic sample techniques and saves you hours of crate digging, plus gives you an intuitive way to play the phrases.
"The funky keyboards, guitar licks and pads are very much a reflection of my style, and the drums are pure Detroit Conant Gardens - gritty and hard Hip Hop sounds. Many of the snares and kicks are from my studio vintage Gretsch drum set, mixed in with my personal library and of course classic Dilla sounds that he gave to me years ago", said Amp Fiddler.
Price: $59.99 USD
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