Maschine Mikro Tutorials

Tutorials and training for Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK1, MK2, and MK3. If you want to learn how to setup and use the Mikro, here's where to start.

Maschine 2.8 – Manually Chop Samples with Mikro MK3

Another useful feature in the Maschine 2.8 update is the ability to adjust your start and end points for audio samples directly from the Maschine Mikro MK3. This was one of my gripes with the MK3 initially, I thought at least there should be a way to quickly adjust the start and end of your […]

Maschine Mikro MK3 – Using the Perform FX

By adding the touch strip on the Maschine Mikro MK3, NI made it easy to use all of the performance effects directly from the controller,  and even though you don’t have the same 8 macro knobs as on the bigger Maschine controllers, you can still get some nice performance action thanks to the touch strip. […]

Maschine Mikro MK3 – Using Note Humanize & Variation

Another way to alter or edit, or even generate note date within Maschine is by using the variation feature. This allows you to humanize and randomize your notes inside of Maschine, and you can control this function directly from the Maschine Mikro MK3 controller. No matter if you’re using it to add a little variance […]

Maschine Mikro MK3 – How to Use Scales and Note Modes

Another useful musical function of Maschine is the scales and modes feature, you can also access this directly from the Maschine Mikro MK3. As with the other functions, even with a small screen you can quickly dial in the key, scale, or mode you wish to use to assign which musical notes the pads on […]

Maschine Mikro MK3 – Using the Arp Function

Even with the small screen on the Maschine Mikro MK3, it’s pretty quick to access and control the arp features. This is a quick tutorial for those new to the Mikro MK3 showing how to quickly enable and change the parameters of the arpeggiator inside of Maschine directly from the Mikro controller. Of course if […]

Maschine Mikro MK3 Recording Chords in Ableton Live 10

I know a lot of folks are using the Maschine Mikro MK3 in conjunction with their favorite daw or as an add on to their current setup. Of course there’s a lot we can do with the Maschine software itself, but I wanted to make a quick video showing how you can use the dope […]

Maschine Mikro MK3 – How to Use Chord Mode

With the Maschine Mikro MK3, the added buttons above the pads give direct access to the various modes just like on the larger Maschine MK3. I’m a huge fan of these dedicated buttons, and one of the functions of course is chords mode. Even though you don’t have two huge screens you can still quickly […]

Maschine Mikro MK3 – Editing Parameters & Macros

One of the first things I wanted to see with the Mikro MK3 is how parameter or macro editing would work from the hardware. Being able to quickly adjust parameters or your own custom macros from the control is a huge part of the Maschine workflow. With the one knob and small screen I was […]

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