Maschine: Classic Drum Machine Emulation

May 6, 2013

Want to create old school hip hop beats with the feel of an Akai MPC60 or E-mu SP1200? With Maschine’s vintage sampler engine settings, you can. Watch this video to learn how to change Maschine’s sampler engine and hear how the different mode change the sound of your samples.

Maschine: Applying FX to an External Instrument

May 3, 2013

Welcome to the first video tutorial for The Month on Maschine 2013. This video will show you how Maschine’s effects can be applied to an external audio source. This is particularly useful for live performance environments where you have additional audio sources connected to your computer’s soundcard. The example shown in this video is applying effects to the incoming audio from a microphone. You can use more complicated input routing and effect chains to twist and sculpt the audio coming into Maschine.

Maschine: Working with VST Plugins

February 22, 2013

The ability to use VST plugins in Maschine means that you can do even more complex sequencing in the standalone application without relying on an additional DAW. Watch this video learn how to load VST plugins and work with them inside the Maschine software.

Maschine: Working with Patterns

February 15, 2013

A pattern in Maschine is an arrangement of beats in a group. Watch this video to learn how to select, double, duplicate, and remove scenes in Native Instrument Maschine.

Ableton Live: How to Freeze Tracks to Reduce Processing Power

February 10, 2013

Ableton Live can get bogged down by running multiple VST plugins and effects. With the freeze function you can reduce the amount of real time processing that is being done and increase the number of plugins and effects that you can use in your projects. Watch this video to learn how to freeze tracks, locate the wav files it creates, and unfreeze your tracks to make adjustments.

Maschine: Sidechain Compression with Ableton Live

February 10, 2013

The compressor that comes with Maschine doesn’t allow you to use sidechain compression. However, you can use a DAW like Ableton Live and some simple audio routing to achieve the same effect. Watch this video to learn how to route audio from Maschine to Ableton Live and set up sidechain compression using Maschine as a VST plugin.