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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to build a drum kit on a single pad

single pad drum kit

Yo what’s good MT Fam! This is just a creative way to use Maschine’s sampler to build an entire drum kit on a single pad, similar to drum kits in Kontakt, keyboard workstations, etc. This is useful if you plan to process your drums all together, and don’t need separated drum hits. *access instantly when […]

MT Quick Tip: See the proper midi channel for each group’s midi batch setting

group midi batch setup channel

When using the “sound midi batch setup” command to make your groups respond to a midi channel, it can be confusing when you go back to check them because that screen only shows the last midi batch setting you’ve made, it doesn’t store the midi channel for each group. This is because this is actually […]

Advanced Sequencing Part 2 – Turn Maschine into a linear sequencer and draw in your song arrangement

maschine linear sequencer

This is part 2 in the Advanced Sequencing tutorial series. This one is all about linear arrangement! Nothing further to say, watch part 1 if you haven’t, and check this out!

MT Quick Tip: How to quantize and nudge individual pads using pad mode

editing with pad mode

Just like the video showing how to delete single sounds, I previously did a video on how to quantize individual pads using the select button quantize single sounds using select button And just like I showed howto delete individual patterns using the pad mode button, I wanted to also show how to quantize and nudge […]

MT Quick Tip: Quickly delete the pattern for a single sound using pad mode

editing with pad mode

I previously showed how to delete single sounds using the select button delete single sounds with select button However today I want to show you an even quicker way, well, at least in my opinion when it comes to workflow and when you want to quickly delete the pattern of a specific  sound or pad. […]

MT Quick Tip: How to zoom and scroll in samples, scenes, and patterns

scroll and zoom in samples, patterns, and scenes

I use these features in Maschine a lot, especially from the software.  And I usually get asked “what did you just do” when using it in videos. This shows the 3 different ways you can zoom in and out of patterns, samples, and scenes, as well as how to scroll through them. *instantly accessible when […]

MT Quick Tip: Mute and solo sounds and groups from the software interface

mute and solo in gui

Yo what’s good MT fam! I noticed people seem to really enjoy the small quick tips we post as much as the in depth stuff. So I have a few smaller tips I want to share that may enhance or aid your workflow This one is just about how to mute and solo sounds in […]

Sequencing Maschine in your DAW part 2: setting up midi routing properly in Studio One

sequncing maschine in your daw

This is part two in the Maschine in your Daw series. In this one I get into how to setup the midi routing properly so it can be recorded into your daw instead of maschine This is where it all comes together and where the flexibility happens, because now you can sequence in your favorite […]

Maschine pattern renaming, drag and drop patterns, drag and drop scenes

pattern rename, scene drag and drop, pattern drag and drop

New in the Maschine 1.6 update is the ability to rename patterns, drag patterns around to arrange them, as well as the ability to drag scenes around.  If you are new to Maschine you probably don’t know the difference, but with this addition things become a lot more flexible and easier to keep track of. […]

Understanding the sampler and pattern areas

maschine sampler and pattern area

This is another tutorial from the software interface overview series that shows the various parts of the sampler and pattern view areas in Maschine You definitely want to be familiar with these areas as you will probably be doing most of your work in these sections. Editing and slicing samples and creating new patterns are […]

Managing VST and AU plugins inside Maschine – Installing Plugins

managing plugins in maschine

This video shows you how to get your plugins inside Maschine no and will work for you no matter if you are using VST or AU plugins.  It also explains how Maschine handles 32bit and 64 bit plugins differently, and how which version of the Maschine software (32 bit or 64 bit) you are using […]

Maschine software header section overview

Maschine header overview

This video in the software interface overview series takes a look at the header and explains some of the basic controls you will use when operating Maschine This includes the transport areas, file menus, volume control, swing, cpu meter, and other general functions that you need to be aware of when using the product. *you […]