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Native Instruments Maschine 1.6 Beta Released!!

Posted by Ms.Tris On January - 28 - 2011

All I have to say is WOW !! I am so happy right now. I can use Vst plug ins inside Maschine!!! To all who own Maschine you can download the public beta for free.. check your email or head over to:

Native Instruments Forum

Saint Joe from SoundsAndGear.com has made a video already. Check out some of the new features:


Improvements for the official 1.6 an 1.6 beta release(from Ni Forum):
New and improved features:

* 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

I have just installed my copy and I am very impressed. They have really been thinking with the release of Maschine. Now it’s even better. Remember Beta releases are to help fix any bugs etc. Be sure to add your input over at the NI forum. Also back up back up back up before installing and while working..

Happy Beat Making To All…
Pz Til Later!~

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George Duke Soul Treasures

Posted by Ms.Tris On October - 28 - 2010

Hey Hey All! What’s Good?… A bunch of happenings going on here. Been in the lab deep lately. I will be posting a few things and new material starting next week. yaay 🙂

I’d say in my first year of making beats with the Asr10, George Duke was my go to musician for a lot of samples. I don’t think anyone outside my family ever heard any of those newbie beats though. ..:) I remember listening to his albums because Sheila E. once played drums for him.
One of my favorite G.Duke songs is “No Rhyme,No Reason”. I just adore the melody in this, and the chord progressions jump right out at you…

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Native Instruments has released George Duke Soul Treasures

Wow a lot of work went into this, I think it’s great that you can even edit the sounds inside Kontakt…(that beat was hot huh?)


For more Information check out:
Native Instruments George Duke Soul Treasures

I’m interested in getting this sometime soon. If you purchase before me, let me hear some of the music you create using it.

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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Reaper And Maschine Free Template

Posted by Ms.Tris On October - 5 - 2010

Great Morning to ya! Off to the musical races making many beats this week. I’m back at it big time again. I’ll be posting some final songs this fall and winter. Very excited about the projects I have going, having fun with the music yes! 😉

I received an email about Maschine and Reaper. Priych wanted to add more than 8 outs into Reaper. There are a few ways to do this. The easiest way would be to add two instances of Maschine inside Reaper. You could have one for drums, and the other for instruments and percussion.

Another way would require panning the sounds from Maschine to Reaper, duplicating and panning the Reaper Maschine inserts, and recording output as mono. This will allow you to manually split the “8 Maschine Outs” and make them 16. Reaper has many ways of routing. It sounds difficult at first, but once you do it a few times you’ll breeze through. I will try to explain the best I can today. I will do a video later this month.

Insert Maschine with routing to 8 outputs

Duplicate track 1 in Reaper, send 1st two Maschine instruments to EXT Out 1 “panning one left and one right”

Duplicate track 2 in Reaper, send 2nd two Maschine instruments to Ext Out 2 “panning one left and one right”

Once I have panned the instruments inside Maschine, I tell Reaper how to record, and pan the volume slider to correct side left or right:

Be sure to set Reaper to record ” Mono Mix Of Channel”, remember to pan the Reaper Tracks

You could continue to add tracks this way, giving you 16 outs. So your next step would be:
Duplicate Reaper Track 3. Add two more instruments inside Maschine, pan left and right. Set Reaper to record mono mix of channel. Pan the Reaper channels to the left or right. You would then have 6 Maschine instruments going out to 6 Reaper tracks.

If you’d like to add other vst instruments and record them as midi inside Maschine, you will need to send a midi signal from Maschine to the vsti. I will use Reapers included Reasynth.

I add a Reasynth using the “insert Virtual Instrument” command. Next I assign a receive from Maschine Midi channel 1:

Now you can continue to add more vst instruments assigning each to a new midi channel in both Reaper and Maschine. With this set up you can work entirely inside Maschine, then record audio or midi into Reaper or record everything on Reaper tracks. You can even do both if you’d like, it’s up to you.

Once you have a set up that you like, save as a Template. I usually save one for Reaper and one for Maschine.

In the following template, I have set up Maschine routed to Reaper with drums, 3 instruments, and Reasynth.
Group A=
Drums N Percs routed to tracks 2-8
Group B=
3 Instruments and Reasynth routed to tracks 9-12

MsTrisMusic Maschine and Reaper Template:
MsTrisMusic Reaper Maschine.zip (click on file or right click to download)

I used Native Instruments included Maschine sounds. You can replace them with the same sounds, or any sound of your choice. Let me know if this works for you..

Happy Beat Making To All!
Pz Til Later!~

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How To Use Kore Fx With Maschine Inside Reaper

Posted by Ms.Tris On September - 20 - 2010

Hey Hey All! .. How is your week starting? I’ve been getting prepared to do the video tutorials .. yaaay.. I figured why not record one and post today to kick it off. I was a little nervous, but it turned out pretty decent. 🙂

This tutorial shows how to load a free Kore Player, and the Ni Maschine into Reaper, then route Maschine to use Kore Player Fx.

I stumbled onto to this today after re-installing my free Kore Player. I haven’t gone through all the effects yet, but I plan to use them on more sounds than drums. Although I used the Kore Fx on Maschine in the tutorial, you can replace Maschine with the instrument of your choice. Just select io after adding your plug-in, and add a send to the track where you have the Kore Player…

Download the Free Kore Player w/300mb sound library: http://www.native-instruments.com/en/support/all-downloads/

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

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Contest: Win Native Instruments “Traktor Pro”

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 4 - 2010

Wednesday..this week is going by so fast. I’m about to mix some vocals for my evening session. I had to check a few emails which had nice youtube links. After checking the links, I found a cool contest that I know one of us can win :)…

Contest Info ( From Native Instruments On Youtube ):
In this spectacular quick mixing routine, DJ Shiftee juggles 35 tracks in 90 seconds! Use your classic hip hop knowledge to name all 35 tracks featured in their correct order (note that only 10 names are blurred out on the screen, so you can read 25 names from the deck details) for a chance to win a heavyweight TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO setup with the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 DJ controller and additional colored vinyl.

Check out the competition over at www.skratchworx.com, and send your answers to wintraktor@native-instruments.com before August 31, 2010.

Please note that we will approve comments manually as posting excerpts of the tracklist is not allowed to make things fair for everyone.

Good Luck To All!
Pz Til Later!~

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Style Flip:Native Instruments Maschine Skin

Posted by Ms.Tris On July - 29 - 2010

All I have to say to this is “ooh I want one!!” :)..
Check out this custom overlay video for Native Instruments Maschine..

Styleflip Customized Maschine Skin Review

Want to get a skin for your maschine, mpc, and just about any of the most popular hardware..check out
http://www.styleflip.com/
I went to the site and a did a little test skin:

…hmnn my birthday is next Sat. … let’s see… who can get this for me…lol 🙂

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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Reaper With Maschine:Ms.Tris Basic Template

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 18 - 2010

Hey All! I really wanted to do this as a tutorial today. I am editing video, and photos from a wedding I filmed in NJ last weekend. Everything is going smooth, but it takes a lot of time for the video files. Time won’t allow a full length write up, I figured I can at least add the template because I know 2 people who have gotten Maschine recently….

This is fairly easy to use, and maschine should open up when you open the project file

This is a basic Reaper Template w/ Maschine.
I have routed 8 Maschine Outs w/ drums using NI Maschine factory sounds, and two Reaper Vsts
to midi out 1&2.

I have each Reaper track set to record audio
You can record your entire project inside Maschine, then track as audio in Reaper.

If you’d like to use more vst instruments, just “insert virtual instrument on new track” inside Reaper and press “io”. Next “add new receive,” and select “Maschine 1”. Change the 1st “Midi” box from “All” to “3”. You can continue to add up to 16 vst instruments by following the exact steps. Your next vst would >>Change the 1st “Midi” box from “All” to “4”..


As you add your instruments remember to assign the proper “midi out” inside Maschine as you add them…
Vst “1” inside Reaper =Midi Out “1” inside Maschine..and so on

MsTris Basic Set Up RPP
*PASSWORD= mstrismusic
right click to download zip file, extract to folder, and open project

MsTris Basic Set Up
Feel free to ask questions in the comments section…

Happy Beats Making To All!
Pz Til Later!`


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