Maschine Studio how to adjust project tempo from the controller

MaschineStudioTempo

If you’re new to Maschine Studio you may be wondering how to adjust the tempo, especially if you’re coming from the MK1 or MK2 controllers. There is no tempo knob so to speak, there is a tap tempo button, and there is a jog wheel. In this quick video I show how tempo is adjusted […]

Maschine 2.0 creating and saving your own custom kits

maschine2savingkits

Once you start working with Maschine you are going to come to a point where you want to save your kit you’ve been working on so that you can use it in other projects. The process in Maschine 2.0 is pretty much the same as in older versions of Maschine, and this video is mainly […]

Maschine 2.0 how to make your pads and chops cut each other off

padcutoff

One of the main questions I get about Maschine 2.0 is how to make your pads cut each other off since they removed the group polyphony setting. Many of us used this setting to quickly have our chops cut each other off as well as themselves. (really hope they bring this back) For now, you […]

How to export projects, sounds, and groups as audio files in Maschine 2.0

M2Export

So what do you do once you have your project laid out like you want it in Maschine? Most of the time you want to turn it into an audio track or tracks. In Maschine 2.o they have added some features that make it much faster to get everything out of your projects as audio […]

Using the sample record and sample history tab in Maschine 2.0

M2RecordTab

The main place you will be handling all of your sampling is from the record tab in Maschine 2.0 This is where all of your input is taken, where all of your sample history is stored, and where you start for editing and manipulating your sample content. It’s pretty similar to the original Maschine software […]

Understanding the sample edit section in Maschine 2.0

M2EditTab

Sampling, slicing, and editing samples of course is a large part of what makes Maschine so fun Thankfully there have been some really nice workflow improvements in the editor tab of Maschine 2.0 One of the main options is the ability to choose a “selection range” which is independent of the play range. This options […]

Understanding the slice section in the Maschine 2.0 sampler

m2slice

Sampling, specifically slicing, has always been a major part of Maschine. In Maschine 2.0 there have been a few changes in this area that make a bit more flexible. The ability to have your slice markers independent of each other means one slice doesn’t dictate the size or location of another. You also get better […]

Understanding the sampler zone map section in Maschine 2.0

M2ZoneMap

There have been some improvements to the way you map and layer samples in Maschine 2.0 One of the main things in my opinion is the way you can view your samples in a list for quick layering. You also now have the ability to audition your samples from the keyboard in the map area […]

How to save your projects in Maschine 2.0

SavingProjectsMaschine2

This is a simple file management thing but for those new to Maschine in general and not just Maschine 2.0 we want to make sure you understand all the options for saving your project. Now this doesn’t export your project as audio, this simply saves your project file so you can open and work on […]

Understanding the group, pattern, and automation control section in Maschine 2.0

Maschine2PatternGroupAutomation

Another one of the main section in Maschine 2 that you will be using is the group/pattern area. This is where all of your sequencing is done, and where all of your sounds/kits will appear. This is also the section where you can draw in or edit automation and modulation data. There have been a […]

Understanding the Maschine 2.0 Channel and Macro section

MaschineChannelMacroSection

The channel or “control” area has changed a little bit in Maschine 2.0, but we will make sure you understand it. The channel area is where you control the master, group, and sound level parameters as well as where you load your effects and plugins. (though these can also be loaded from the Maschine mixer […]

Understanding the Maschine 2.0 header and arranger section

Maschine2HeaderArranger

This video goes over the header and arranger section in Maschine 2.0 This is where you will do a lot of file management as well as song creation. This is also how you access product manuals and documentation as well as change the view of the software. It’s good to make sure you understand these […]

Maschine 2.0 record mode settings for metronome level, time, count-in length, and quantize

Maschine2RecordMode

So in Maschine 2.0 some things have changed in regards to your metronome and count-in settings. You now have the options to set the length of your count-in along with the time signature of your metronome, as well as a quick way to adjust the level. It’s called the Record Mode screen, and this is […]

Maschine 2.0 understanding the MIDI and Audio configuration menu

Maschine2AudioMidiSetup

What good is a music creation tool such as Maschine 2 without audio and midi functionality? This quick tutorial shows you each tab in the Audio and MIDI menu as well as what you need to setup to make sure you get sound, MIDI input, and MIDI output. If you have any questions about the […]

Maschine 2.0 understanding the preferences menu

Maschine2PreferencesMenu

Here’s a quick video going over all of the settings in the Maschine 2.0 preferences menu. This is where you will setup all of your defaults and general configuration so that you can just focus on making music! I go over everything from the default projects settings, to metronome configuration, default colors, and everything else […]

Maschine 2.0 Browser overview video

Maschine2Browser

Hey fam! One of the main sections that you will be using in Maschine 2.0 is no doubt the browser. No matter if you have your own content or if you’re browsing the Native Instruments content, the browser is a central part of the experience. In this video we focus exclusively on the browser and […]

Maschine MK2 hardware controller overview

mk2overview

This is just a basic overview for those new to the Maschine MK2 controller. I’ve went over different aspects of the controller before but wanted to do a general overview of all the sections, buttons, knobs, etc. This quick tutorial will get you familiar with the hardware so you can dig in and get to […]

Saving default project templates – updated

saving default templates

I did a video showing how to save default project templates a while ago, but NI has updated the process since then so I wanted to redo it for those that were getting confused by the old video. This process is useful if you always setup certain things like fx, instruments, or routings, or maybe […]

How to step sequence in Maschine like FL Studio

maschine step sequence like fl studio

One of the things I hear from FL Studio users coming to Maschine is how much quicker it is to lay down a quick beat, since FL Studio has a dope step sequencer. I agree, it’s very quick! And if you like to work this way, don’t fret, you can do it pretty much the […]

Focusrite loopback sampling setup for Youtube, iTunes, Windows Media, and System Audio

focusrite sampling setup

I use the Focusrite Saffire pro 24, and it seems to be getting popular among Maschine users. Well I’d say Focusrite in general, because of their flexible routing and good sound. The first question I usually get is how to set it up to sample from youtube, computer audio, etc. So this is a quick […]

Using and understanding choke groups in Maschine

using choke groups in maschine

This is a basic tutorial explaining Maschine choke groups. I think I may have slipped it into another video or two before but wanted to have a video specifically covering this for those new to maschine or those that may not understand why you would use this feature. Many are used to this feature from […]