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Maschine 2.1 Update is Here!!

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 17 - 2014

I haven’t had time to really sit with Maschine 2.0 and here we are at a nice little update already. I’m starting a new class today and we have the weekend off..so maybe over the weekend… Im definitely updating today! Here is a video from

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Happy Beat Making to All!~
Pz til later….

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Fl Studio 11 Is Here…. OOH!

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 24 - 2013

What’s happening my great and super producers? You know my thing has been a lot of school and little music. It’s been down to once a month it seems, however you know I’ll let you know about the musical goodies along the way. Also many have been emailing me and a few have been commenting. Although my post writing time is limited, I am always available for help. Just comment or email and I will get back to you as soon as possible…..

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From the ImageLine Website:
FL Studio 11 is a complete software music production environment, representing more than 14
years of innovative developments and our commitment to Lifetime Free Updates. Everything you
need in one package to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and master professional quality music.
FL Studio 11 is the fastest way from your brain to your speakers.

Notable New Features

Performance mode – Trigger Playlist Clips live using a mouse, touch screen, typing keyboard or MIDI controller. Supports APC20/40, Launchpad, Lemur, Block, Maschine/Mikro, padKONTROL, Traktor Kontrol (and more).

Multi-touch support – FL Studio and some plugins now respond to Multi-touch with Microsoft gesture functions supported.
Playlist – 199 Playlist tracks, increased from 99.

Linking includes MIDI input port – Links now remember the MIDI input port used to avoid conflict between controllers.

Playlist & Piano roll – Horizontal & vertical movement locking. Shift is horizontal lock & Ctrl is vertical lock when dragging items.
Piano roll – Glue notes, Mouse wheel velocity, Monophonic step entry mode & Chop chords tool.

Right-click data entry – Most controls now allow a Right-click option to type in values.

Plugin Picker – Right-click to open a plugin and its presets in the Browser. Start typing plugin names to highlight entries.

Mixer – Page Up/Down keyboard keys cycle through the current mixer track’s plugin windows.

Options – Play truncated notes in clips restores notes overlapping slice points in Pattern Clips. Click and hold functions. GUI animation level now selectable from sober to entertaining.

I am off to install on two Pc’s , then back to my class finals….

Happy Beat Making To All…
Pz Til Later!~



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Reason 7 Is On The Way

Posted by Ms.Tris On March - 12 - 2013

Wonderful morning to you! It’s rainy and I will be doing animation all morning, clearing the way for some DYNAMIC BEATS later on. (which reminds me, I have a lot to share with you about Dynamic Producer!!!)..

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I upgraded to Reason 6.5 finally back in November. I am loving it and use it combined with Maschine drums by way of importing drums and rewire. I think the only thing Reason needs is the implementation of VSTI. With the addition of Rack Exapansions I am not sure this will ever happen. You know me if there is a work around I will find it!. Looks like Reason 7 may be a key to using anything external. I am excited about this because I could easily have my VSTI’s on my laptop and use them inside Reason with this update.

To think I almost got rid of a few things like the Micron and Motif. Now I can use them inside Reason 7…woo hoo 🙂

Happy Beat Making To All…
Pz Til Later!~

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Studio One 2.5 and Native Instruments Maschine

Posted by Ms.Tris On March - 1 - 2013

Happy Friday and first day of March..Spring is on the way!

I am setting up new templates today. I finally have gotten my schedule where I can actually make music again yaaaay! lol….. School has been very time consuming because I am in my coding and animation classes. I can’t promise anything right now …but I am still a 4.0 college student musician blogger ha ha :)…..

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I am really starting to like Studio One 2.5 more and more. I rewired Reason 6.5 this morning. This is something I have been trying to do forever. I had to use the 64 bit version of Studio One because Reason 6.5 is 64 bit. This was a bummer because so many of my VSTI’s are 32 bit only, including Maschine. I decided to download and install a 32 bit version of Reason to work with Studio One 2.5 32 bit. While I was waiting for the download I found a cool video showing how to set up Maschine inside Studio One 2.5

This is a very nice video. He points out a few things I did not know about Studio One 2.5. Thanks DroFontane of Vip Soundlab! * This is actually a whole new way of setting up Maschine with all the instruments on separate mid channels going in and out..really nice.

Happy Beat Making To All!~
Pz Til Later..

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Maschine 1.8 Now Available!!! Woo HOO

Posted by Ms.Tris On September - 24 - 2012

Hey all!..I’m back at it…just wanted to let Maschine users know that 1.8 update is out ..check your service center AND email for your free Massive!..Letz Go..!

SaintJoe from soundsandgear.com gives us a nice overview of what’s new:

Maschine 1.8 Update – Software overview and first look

Be back in a few with more goodies…gonna finish updating..

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz til LAter…

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I hope your unofficial end of summer weekend went great. Happy Labor Day to ya!! I have some interesting things to share with you from last weeks Sheila E. concert. I’ll be posting a video up before the end of the week….I am also seriously busy starting today, I’ll fill you in on that too…

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Well Well 2 the WELL!! Look what we have here! I admit I am such a fan of great musicians especially the ones who make hip hop in melodic fashion. If you have been on Soundclick in the past 4 years you have surely seen the name Johnny Juliano. He’s been topping the charts with almost each uploaded track. Johnny has also produced records for Wiz Khalifa and other industry artist.

What makes Johnny stand out from the rest for me is he incorporates Funk into his grooves. What I mean by that can only be referenced by listening to the artist of the 80’s. Anything coming from Princes Purple camp, or the wonderfully funky George Clinton crew. They use melodies in a certain way that heavily relies on manipulating scales in a moving manner.

The second thing that caught my ear are Johnny’s amazing mixes. I love the strong clarity that can be noticed in each beat. All this from inside Fl Studio? WOW…You can hear a collection of some of his works here:

Recently Juliano has been sharing tips and tricks. He’s released his first mixing video as many producers requested. The video touches on the basics of mixing inside Fl Studio. Hopefully he’ll continue to release them. You all know I am a strong believer of “each one teach one”. Thanks Johnny for sharing your knowledge!

Wav Pirate FL Studio Tutorials: Mixing (Levels)

Remember the techniques can be worked into any DAW. The whole idea is to leave room for each sound frequency included in your mix.
For more information on Johnny:
Follow – http://twitter.com/johnnyjuliano
‘Like’ – http://facebook.com/johnnyjuliano
Web – http://johnnyjuliano.com

Happy Beat Making To All!
Pz Til Later..



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The New Native Instruments Maschine MK2!!

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 30 - 2012

Hey Hey…have you heard about Native Instruments Maschine newness? Wow this caught me off guard lol. It’s some of the same features with even better additions like color coded pads which match the colors on the scenes. One of the most sought additions is time-stretch and pitch shift. When I first saw the picture I thought” Ummn… I’m not going to upgrade it looks kinda too colorful”. Now I know that the colors have a very cool purpose.


Here are some of the new things included from the Native Instruments website:
Perform In Color
The new color-coding lets you ‘see’ your sounds, and it will turbo-charge your workflow.

Simply assign colors to the groups, sounds, patterns, and scenes, and see the pads and group buttons on the hardware light up in the same colors. Make your kick drums red, for example, and you’ll always know which pads play your kicks. Add some color to your performances!

And with the increased sensitivity of the new pads, you also have a new level of precision at your fingertips.

New Master Section
The Master section has been redesigned. Control volume, tempo and swing with the new multifunction master push encoder – select modes with the new toggle buttons and accurately click through values without having to look at the screen or display.

Navigating and scrubbing are much easier, and changing note pitch and detailed tweaking becomes extra-precise thanks to the encoder’s superb physical response.

Now with 47 white, backlit click-buttons and colored transport controls, the Mk2 hardware provides a wealth of physical and visual excitement for intuitive beat making.

Jeremy Ellis The New Maschine Generation:

This is really interesting! I am hoping Maschine owners are able to purchase the new controller separately with a little discount :). There are many new things to check out about Maschine including Os update, build, and effects:

Native Instruments Maschine Official Page

Happy Beat Making To All!
Pz Til Later…

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