Native Instruments (http://www.native-instruments.com/trueschool) has just introduced True School, an US$59 entry in the series of download libraries for the Maschine and Maschine Mikro groove production systems.
Combining hip hop sensibilities with futuristic sound aesthetics, the expansion provides original drum and instruments sounds that can lay the basis for organic yet modern sounding productions in Hip Hop, Dubstep and various left-field electronic genres. A compact version of the expansion will also become available for the recently released iMaschine smartphone app.
True School includes 40 kits based both on acoustic and electronic drum sounds, all enhanced with sonic artifacts and other embellishments, but with their respective natural room sound intact. The kits are complemented by a selection of 70 instrument sounds created in the same sonic vein, ranging from re-sampled and specifically processed strings, brass and piano sounds to leads and basses sampled from selected sought-after analog synthesizers.
All sounds and patches in True School integrate with any existing sound library of Maschine, with full categorization metadata and automatic parameter assignments. The expansion also contains six demo projects with professionally produced patterns and licks that showcase the character and scope of the library.
For the iMaschine groove sketchpad for iPhone and iPod touch, a compact version of True School with three drum kits and five instrument sounds will become available shortly as an in-app purchase for $0.99.