Throw your cap into the ring for a beat battle celebrating Native Sessions Bars: Explorations of hip hop, grime, and R&B. Create a 16-bar beat using a handpicked sample pack stemming from Expansions, for a chance to win the latest MASCHINE, select Expansions, a $100 USD NI Voucher, a one-year LANDR Pro subscription, and a commercial release on MetaPop.

The rules are simple: Create a 16-bar beat in the style of hip hop, R&B, or grime using at least two of the Expansions samples and submit it by May 20th, 2018. To get things started, we’ve compiled a custom sample pack from some of our favorite Expansions – including SIERRA GROVE, BYTE RIOT, STREET SWARM, QUEENSBRIDGE STORY, and more. Feel free to use your own sounds, provided you own the copyright.

The Native Instruments team will pick the winning beat, with extra points awarded for both originality and technical skill. Click here to enter.


Tracks should be 16 bars in length
Use at least two of the provided samples from Expansions – a variety of one-shots and loops are available in WAV format
Beats should be rooted in hip hop, R&B or grime
Do not use any material to which you do not own the copyright
The NI team will pick the winning beat based on a combination of creative and technical factors
Winners must be prepared to show project files, if necessary, in order to prove that sounds from Expansions were used


Terms & Conditions
The featured competition is being conducted by Native Instruments GmbH from March 26, 2018 until May 20, 2018. All personal information is protected by privacy and data protection laws and will not be shared by third parties. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Employees of the Native Instruments group are not eligible to participate.

Prizes are not for resale. Winners will be selected by Native Instruments. Winners will be notified by email, and are required to notify Native Instruments that he/she accepts the prize within one week of receiving the notification message. If Native Instruments does not receive notice within this period, the winner forfeits the prize and Native Instruments reserves the right to select another winner. A cash payout of the prize is ruled out. The right of appeal is excluded. The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany apply exclusively; Berlin, Germany, shall be the exclusive court of jurisdiction.