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DJ Khalil Shares New Artist Expansion With Native Instruments
Rounik Sethi on Tue, March 10th 0 comments
West Coast hip hop legend DJ Khalil brings his signature sound to the frontcourt in the second edition of Native's Artist Expansions series.

March 10, 2020 – Native Instruments releases hand-crafted sounds from an LA mastermind who has worked with the likes of 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Logic, Nipsey Hussle, and many more. Expect smooth funk, vintage synth tones, and hard-hitting live drums from a master of the craft. 

This is the second edition of Native Instruments' Artist Expansions, a new artist-created series which channels the signature sounds of leading music producers, sharing their own production toolkits with the world.   

Years in the making, Artist Expansion: DJ Khalil sees the producer share a range of sounds that underpin his approach and signature West Coast style. DJ Khalil shares his distinct method for creating, recording, and sampling. From recordings of his personal synth collection, to live musicians from his studio sessions, Khalil has created a comprehensive library dripping with his signature vintage feel. 

The Expansion comes packed with almost 300 melodic samples and loops, 25 MASCHINE kits, and 34 BATTERY kits full of grooved-up bass, live drums, and one-of-a-kind synth samples. DJ Khalil also lets us inside his process, giving us insights into his sound design with original presets for MONARK.

In an exclusive video, Native visits Khalil at his Los Angeles studio for a look at his storied career, a breakdown of the classic West Coast sound, and a peek behind his production philosophy.

Artist Expansion: DJ Khalil joins a growing range of over 60 Expansions. These sound packs contain everything a musician needs to create a full track in a specific style, and can be used in any DAW. For everything on Expansions, head to


Pricing and availability 
Artist Expansion: DJ Khalil is available now exclusively at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € / £44 / ¥ 6,280 / AU$ 79. 

A compact version of Artist Expansion: DJ Khalil is also available as an iMASCHINE 2 Expansion, for sketches on the go. The iMASCHINE 2 expansion is available at the iMASCHINE 2 in-app store for $0.99 / 0,99 € / £0.79 / ¥ 120 / AU$ 1.29.





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