Native Instruments Byte Riot v2.0.0Hack into the retro world of 8-bit sounds from old-school video game consoles, early-gen computers, and modified vintage hardware.
MODIFIED 8-BIT MADNESS
•Captures the spirit of the chiptune and 8-bit scenes for any music style
•40 MASCHINE and 43 BATTERY Kits with circuit-bent sounds, distorted leads, and noises from modified video game consoles and classic computers
•Packed with complex MIDI patterns based on classic arcade games
For years, gaming consoles and obsolete computers sat gathering dust, long forgotten and considered useless – until the day 8-bit musicians hacked their hardware and transformed 80s nostalgia into instruments. Vintage audio chips became makeshift synths. Repurposed, modified video game gear was pushed to make bleeps, blips, and distorted sounds. And a retro DIY counterculture of music makers was born – its influence seen in genres spanning from pop to hip hop, breakcore, and grime.
BYTE RIOT was created in collaboration with Ivo Ivanov and Alex Retsis.
SONIC BIT SHIFTING
BYTE RIOT surges with crunchy circuit-bent drum kits, warm 8-bit leads, and retro video game samples. To capture drums and percussion, Game Boys were hacked using LSDJ and Nanoloop tracking software on custom cartridges. Old-school oscillators were tinkered with to create new sounds. Fast arpeggiators were driven through Commodore 64 SID chips to sample chord variations. And Windows instruments were played through the Sega Mega Drive’s FM YM2612 chip for primitive authenticity
SAMPLES AND LOOPS
Raw drum hits and one-shots come DAW-ready – plus tempo-based construction loops give you building blocks for inspiration.
•305 Construction Loops
•361 Drum Samples
•269 One Shots
Kits come pre-assembled for MASCHINE and BATTERY, with color coding for BATTERY and FX-enhanced kits for MASCHINE.
•43 BATTERY Kits
•40 MASCHINE Kits
Customizable presets for MASSIVE and MONARK by top sound designers give you the perfect sounds for your genre.
•32 MASSIVE Presets
•27 MONARK Presets
MASCHINE owners get editable patterns for building ideas fast. Plus, multi-effects macros that are custom-made for your sounds.
•43 Drum Synth Presets
•17 Sample Instruments
Drum Sample Breakdown: 72 Kicks, 75 Snares, 14 Claps, 33 Cymbals, 78 Hi Hats, 58 Percussion, 15 Shakers, 16 Toms
Installer Size: 430 MB
Optimized for: MASCHINE, MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE MIKRO , MASCHINE JAM or KOMPLETE KONTROL SERIES KEYBOARDS
•Loops and Samples work in any DAW
•MASCHINE content requires the latest version of the MASCHINE software.
•Additionally: Please update to the latest versions of BATTERY 4, MASSIVE, MONARK, REAKTOR PRISM and REAKTOR 6 or the REAKTOR 6 PLAYER
2.0.0 — 2018-02-19
Renamed MASCHINE EXPANSIONS. EXPANSE, added BATTERY, kits and audio loops.
Please note that this update requires MASCHINE 2.7.2 only supported by MacOS 10.11 or newer.
ADDED BATTERY 4.1 Kits
Following the curation of the original MASCHINE kits, BATTERY 4.1 kits were created from the unprocessed samples. Sounds within a kit produced by MASSIVE, MONARK, REAKTOR PRISM or a MASCHINE Drum Synth were resampled tor use in BATTERY 4.1. Several specially curated kits were also created to BATTERY 4.1, such as all kicks within an expansion.
ADDED Audo Loops
Exported from individual MASCHINE kit patterns, consisting of single elements and combinations, these audio loops are specially curated to provide authentic building blocks for the music genre .