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Native Instruments Maschine

Posted by Ms.Tris On March - 22 - 2010

I was really saving up for the Roland Fantom G Workstation. During the time my site was down, my trusty Asr-10 would not boot. I have had that keyboard for over 10 years 🙁 . When change comes sometimes you just have to go with the flow. I decided to dip into my Fantom money and buy an Edirol Midi Controller, a new KRK Rokit 5 monitor to replace a broken one, and a motu usb midi interface.

Before going to Guitar Center, I stumbled upon a few videos on NI Maschine. I was interested in this, but never looked into it further. After two days of researching and reading. I was completely sold.

I began to think of all the possibilities. For 1 third of the price of a Fantom, I could use Maschine, and as many sounds as I have on my hard drive. I took a look around my studio and thought long and hard about my set up. Where am I going to put another piece of large hardware?

I have mentioned how much I enjoy using hardware and software together. I finally understand midi connections etc. I found out that I could use Maschine to control vst instruments in Reaper through proper midi settings. This was the cherry on top for me!

I purchased Maschine and I love it. I’ve only been able to work on music a couple days in two weeks. I made 3 beats using Maschine within those 2 days. It was real easy to get started, something I was hoping to achieve with the Fantom. The greatest thing for me is no delay when playing melodies in real time. The software can be controlled from the hardware unit, with basically no latency.

There are a few things that could be improved. Another plus is Native Instruments can improve Maschine by updating the software. expect many tutorials on Maschine here once I really get started 🙂

Here are a few videos so you can see why I’m so excited:
Maschine Tutorial #1: Introduction

Native Instruments Maschine Demo Performance by NuVintage

Native Instruments MASCHINE – How I add Vocals (aka the Ghetto Tutorial)

This video is by KnockSquared, he’s got tons of Maschine info on his youtube page. He’s also sample based, so all the sample heads will enjoy his page even if you don’t own Maschine

As soon as I do more work on the site, I’m going to get rolling using Maschine.
Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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