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.

Maschine: How to Use Pad Link to Trigger Multiple Sounds

February 10, 2013

Pad link in Native Instruments Maschine allows you to trigger multiple sounds by hitting just one pad. Watch this video to learn how to assign sounds to a pad link group, set sounds to master and slave, and remove sounds from pad link groups.

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.

Maschine: Choke Groups

January 9, 2013

In today’s video tutorial we look at choke groups in Native Instruments Maschine. Choke groups allow you to mute a sound by playing another sound. Watch this video to learn how to assign sounds to choke groups and listen the effect that choke groups have on a sound.