If you have any version of MASCHINE, Native Instruments also creates add-on expansion packs that you can use to bring more life to your music creation. The latest one of these is ELECTRIC VICE that allows you to bring the sound of gritty drums, punchy basses, and acidic leads to your MASCHINE.
ELECTRIC VICE works with MASCHINE, MASCHINE MK2, MASCHINE MIKRO, and there is even a version for iMASCHINE. This expansion kit explores the best of modern elector house. It comes with heavy basses, acidic leads, and pulsating drums as well as percussive sounds and a fresh set of patterns and MASSIVE presets.
Included with ELECTRIC VICE, are 34 kits that include 146 patterns that are all designed to give you a lot of flexibility. Also there are 7 Special kits, 13 instruments, 50 MASSIVE presets, and 8 projects. It comes as a 321 MB download.
ELECTRIC VICE includes custom MASSIVE presets. These were especially designed for this kit and are integrated into the songs, kits, and patterns. They add powerful synthesis to MASSIVE'S groove production suite. One thing to keep in mind is that if you have MASCHINE, you have MASSIVE. As of the latest version of the MASCHINE software, you can download the latest version of MASSIVE.
The MASSIVE presets are separated out into items like bass, organ, piano, pluck, strings, sound effects, synth lead, synth misc., and synth pad. These can all be controlled from the MASCHINE's eight top row knobs which integrate perfectly with MASSIVE's eight macro controls keeping everything at your fingertips.
With ELECTRIC VICE you get a pro style workflow that automatically places many of these sounds into a choke-group style workflow that ensures that your tracks load with sound and pulse of complextro. Each sample is cut off by the next sound you trigger giving you a lot of flexibility to create in real time.
ELECTRIC VICE is aimed at electronic dance music producers, but I have found that it can be also used for creating music in other genres as well for effects and sounds. What I like is that, as with other MASCHINE kits you get the drums, loops, and other pieces, but the presets are what really set this apart. If you want, you can take a listen to some of the audio demo's that NI has on their site for a better feel of what this add-on can do.