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Moving Native Instruments Sample Content or Maschine Directory

Posted by Ms.Tris On October - 19 - 2011

Quick Update:*Waving* HHheeey You! What’s been up? I had to handle the school business over the last 2 weeks. Yes, I will finally finish my degree after a long time away from college. I had a hard time deciding what my major would be. I already have two years in communications, with a secondary in Art. I know some are surprised, but I didn’t go with music as my 1st choice. I am really into the whole web atmosphere, as well as music. I will study Web Design and Interactive Media at Art Institute, and take a few course through point Blank Music Production School. I figured this is a win win for all of us. I’ll be able to upgrade my site, help you with yours,makes apps, and do my music..woo hoo words can’t describe how happy I am today…Expect wonderful changes here as I learn..:)……….

I’ve been meaning to share this with you since I upgraded to Maschine 1.7…..
I had a time loading 1.7, as well as moving my Kore 2 content. I installed Maschine on my second hard drive instead of main c drive. The second drive failed. Later i re-installed on the main drive. NI suggest you load everything on one drive (the c drive), but for some, it may be better to place content on different drive. If you move content after initial installation (ex:second drive fails etc.),your software will search 1st database location.

In my case, when it came time to upgrade, the software searched for the “D:” drive, which I no longer had connected. No matter what I tried I got the error:\”invalid drive d\”. Along with upgrading Maschine, I also needed to move my Kore Player 2 Sample Content.

There are two ways to fix this.

1.Replace faulty drive, and do a new install maschine/content, making sure the drive letter stays the same as before.

2.Install Maschine or Content on “C:” .Change the directory path by going to the Windows registry by typing “regedit” in the Search bar located in the
start menu.
From here….

(For Maschine)
Navigate to :
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Native Instruments\Maschine
Make sure the “InstallDir” key is correct, and if not modify it to reflect the
correct path of the Maschine.(or drive installed Maschine)

For other NI Software Sample Content
Navigate to:
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NativeInstruments\Kore 2\Kore 2 Sample Content\
Make sure “ContentDir” key is correct,and if not modify it to reflect correct path of Sample Content on your C: drive. (or which ever drive u placed content)

Here is what my corrected “ContentDir” path looks like:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Native Instruments\Kore 2\Kore 2 Sample Content\

Now everything is working smooth…I know this is a little techy, so if you have any questions hit me up in the comment section…

Happy Beat Making To All!~
Pz Til Later…

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How To Raise and Tilt Native Instruments Maschine

Posted by Ms.Tris On September - 14 - 2011

Great Evening To Ya!Been out and about today handling family and dog biz..back at it with a quick tip…:)

I posted about NI Maschine customization a few weeks ago. I have been meaning to give you my lil option as well. I am always tinkering with things, and I am sort of a build it yourself type of producer. I’ve done my make shift booth, and my work desk shelves. In a blink of an eye, I have raised Maschine efficiently… 🙂

What You will need:
Two Clamps w/rubber tips so maschine won’t slide
1 2x2X5 Wood Block (approximate height)
Maschine:)

Bamm!

You can get the clamps through my affiliate link at amazon(which helps support the site):

or your local walmart, or hardware store. The lumber is from Leow’s hardware store, cost about $2.00 USD. I had them cut a long piece into small 5 inch blocks.

With a few adjustments of the distance between clamps, it’s a very sturdy work around until you order your custom maschine plates:
Ni Custom Designs Post

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!

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How To Automate Fx On Native Instruments Maschine

Posted by Ms.Tris On July - 13 - 2011

What’s good today?.. I am smiling, working, in the lab rockin actually 🙂

I am about to mix and send a beat that is sounding so perfect straight from maschine. Being able to mix inside the box with vst plugins helps so much. I exported the beat and after listening, decided I wanted to dive into automation for the intro.

The NI video tutorial got me off and running in a second..it was almost a “duh” moment…lol

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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NI Maschine Custom Designs

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 13 - 2011

Gonna be a beautiful day..great weather..good way to start the week….

Well well well..here is something cool for Maschine owners. I posted about the Style Flip layout for Maschine a few months ago. I designed a rough draft also. I never got around to ordering, but still wanted to check out a few different options.

While on the Native Instruments forum, I came across a thread with quite interesting design and wood grain side attachments. The extra bonus is the designer has a DYI template for those who are visual artist and producers:

NI Maschine DIY Cover By Jesse Dean Designs

Wow! My mind is spinning thinking of all the possibilities..lol I could order a few and have maschine match my outfit, or match the colors in my lab…nice!

MASCHINE COVER and Wood Trim

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

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NI Maschine Multiple Outs + Fl Studio Template

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 3 - 2011

Happy Friday! ..Much to do today before a fun weekend….beats, beats, and more beats..:)

I have everything connected to my pc now. All my hardware and software are synced fairly well. I am still fiddling with a few things. I have been using Native Instruments Maschine for 85% of my beats this year. I absolutely love it, and the work flow is a breeze. The thing is, I also love Fl Studio. The mixer in Fl Studio is my favorite. What I’d eventually like to do is use both Maschine and Fl Studio together. This way I can do a better mix of my Maschine beats using Fl Studio’s mixer.

The first problem I ran into was getting Fl Studio to detect Maschine as a plugin. On My Windows 7 system the file path to Fl Studio plugins looks like this:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Image-Line\FL Studio 10\Plugins\VST

I had to copy the Maschine.dll file into the Fl Studio 10\Plugins\VST Folder.(NOTE: I did not move the original Maschine.dll but I just made a COPY)

Once Fl Studio detected Maschine, I added a Machine Channel. I used the plug in wrapper to automap Maschine’s outputs. I got to Maschine’s wrapper by clicking the left hand menu and selecting “PROCESSING”;

Next I set up “Group A” outs from Maschine to 15 Fl Studio Mixer Channels.( NOTE:”OUT 1″ on Maschine will be assigned to Fl Studio’s Master Channel in the mixer)
This means I will have to assign my Maschine”outs” starting at “OUT 2”.

For example, in my Maschine Group A, I loaded the 808 Southern Kit. I send the 1st Instrument to “OUT 2”:

I continue to assign the other Maschine outs to 14 mixer channels in Fl Studio…Snare808= OUT 3…ClosedHH= OUT 4 and so on.

It took a few steps, and I’ve set up a template (.FLP file) if you’d like to have it:

Right Click to download:

Fl Studio Maschine Template Zip
Fl Studio Maschine 808kit Template

Keep in mind this is a basic template for 16 outs. I am still trying to figure out assigning channels manually. This way I’d be able to add more than one Maschine instance, which would allow more outs. (If you know how to do this please help :)…)

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



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NI Maschine Official 1.6 Update Out Today!

Posted by Ms.Tris On March - 28 - 2011

Maschine users will be happy to download the official 1.6.2 update released just a few minutes ago. That’s right the beta testing period is over and we are rolling with the fully functional download.

I read that they are giving away copies of Komplete Elements via email. I haven’t received that yet, as it could take up to 48 hours. You know I’ll be banging out a few new tracks today…so excited!

The new update has the best feature for me, VST hosting yes!!
Here is a complete list of new features from the Native Instruments Site :

* Plugin hosting for VST/AU instruments and effects
* Increased number of effect slots (3 per Sound, 4 per Group, 4 on Master)
* New “Pad Link” function with 8 pad groups and Master/Slave option
* Individual swing setting per sound
* Clip naming
* Sample renaming
* Improved scene duplication
* External audio input/output increased to 16 stereo channels
* Improved Drag&Drop mapping for samples
* Improved Drag&Drop from OS for Maschine files and audio files
* Drag&Drop rearrangement of scenes and patterns
* Snap-to-grid when moving events via mouse
* VST plugin operation under Mac OS X 64bit
* Rex import under Mac OS X 64bit
* Free download for “Komplete Elements” instrument collection

Off to work I go installation complete :-)…hope they send the Komplete email fast….woohoo

Happy Beat Making To All!~
Pz Til Later…

(p.s. ..the Komplete email came while I was writing this post NI is on point!)…

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Native Instruments Maschine: How To Make VST Templates

Posted by Ms.Tris On February - 16 - 2011

Great Morning to ya! I’ve been rolling heavy with the production this week…working on music for 4 artist..busy busy..


I absolutely LOVE the new Maschine update. I have been working a lot faster with the addition of vst instruments inside the stand alone version.

I am still working out a few quick start up templates on my own. I found a video which pretty much sums up what I’ve been doing. It’s so much easier to start projects using templates. It really comes in handy when you need to load up general instruments like bass, keys, synths, etc.

Native Instruments Maschine 1.6 Custom VST Chains

I like the tutorial and his studio is awesome! lol Check out more videos from Matt at :mcsg27 youtube channel

Remember you can use templates in all your music production software.. Fl Studio, Reason etc. Have fun with it, but be sure to make templates that help you work smarter …

Happy Beat Making To All!
Pz Til Later!~

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