Hey fam! If you haven’t downloaded it yet, Native Instruments released the Maschine 2.7 update last week.
Probably the most anticipated feature in the new update for most people is the new audio/looper module they added.
This module comes with real-time time stretching and pitch shifting for loops so you can change tempo and pitch seamlessly without degrading the audio.
I just wanted to put together a video to show you how it works with a few extra tips so you don’t get tripped up when using it.
While it is not quite what I was hoping for from an audio/looper module in Maschine, they say it’s only the beginning so we will see how it progresses over time.
Once I am able to quickly record audio into a clip/loop and have it seamlessly playback with my project I’ll be happy…that’s all I’ve wanted for many years.
If you’ve already been using this let me know how it fits into your workflow or if not, how do you think it will fit?
Of course if you have questions let me know.*access instantly when you join today!
I’m thinking the reason why the bars didn’t come up correct was because it was being calculated on your initial preset of two bars.
Hmmm, could be,but that would be weird lol. Should just calculate the tempo and length based on the sample. I’ll have to investigate to see for sure if it’s bars or beats/quarter notes.
We may have to start using the term “measures” instead of “bars” to accurately indicate what’s going with the instrumental track itself. For example if I’m getting my trap on with a track that’s 140 bpm, every section will be typically 8bars where as if i’m on my crunk Memphis, TN ’01 DJ Paul type ish that same track will be at 70bpm with typically 4bar sections. both tracks will be 3 min+ long. At a 140bpm the chorus will typically be 16 bars, but at 70bpm that same chorus will be 8bars. Double time and Half time. The problem… Read more »
Yeah bro, that’s why I’m wondering if it’s measures or even beats/quarter notes and not actually bars. Either way, it seems to work lol.
It will be great to import accap in order to do the production around the vox… But I wonder how will it work if the vocal melody starts in anacrusis, looking forward to try this out anyway…
Yeah, I can see how it could be useful for that type of work.
I tried but I can’t find a simple and efficient way to deal with accap, as the audio plugin only takes the first bars and I don’t see a way to change the starting point. So, for now, I must export 4 bars loop from my daw, if the scenes would be 4 bars too in Maschine… I tried another way: Loading a full verse in the sampler then cut it in 4 egal slices, then copy it to a new group, but when I convert it to the audio plugin, bye bye the slices! So if you have a… Read more »
I just found a partial way to make it work. When I export the slices I set apply Mono OFF, and I choose create pattern so now the slices are there. Then in my new group I change the sampler plugin by the audio plugin and set it to gate so the patterns will trigger the accap, thats good. But in my case my verse is 8 bars and my scenes are 4 bars (and lots of people have 16 bars verses, and we didn’t not talk yet about an anacrusis vocal…) So I duplicated the pattern 1 and now… Read more »
Honestly this audio plugin doesn’t change the way we can work with vocals much lol. If you wanted the whole thing you’d have to make the pattern as long as the acap, or chop it up and make it as long smh. They just need to add regular audio tracks for that already lol.
I’m over here laughing for two reasons. One you took the words right out of my mouth..Two your avatar expression goes with your response LOL. You’ve got that look like “C’mon on man really?” totally killing me LOL. Sorry had to share that one lmao.
dope… I am gonna update today. Was totally uninterested in how they did the audio (actually I still am not interested) but I have some remix stuff coming up … and like Nelson said… may be cool to load an accapella
Thanks for explaining that Joe.
One thing I’m wondering – is there any way to shift your audio loop along the timeline, or trim it so it only plays for a section of the pattern? (ie. only the 1st bar of a two bar pattern)
Is using the Gate feature the only way to achieve the latter effect, or can the loop be trimmed within the Maschine interface, either on the hardware or software?
You can turn the pattern into a clip, then you can move along in the main timeline
One other question I have about Audio on the MK3:
I have some vocal phrase samples, which are obviously sung at a tempo, so I initially labelled them as ‘Loops’ in my tagging methodology, but then they would import and repeat as per your example here.
If I want to use these phrases in a bar, but NOT as a loop, do I have to unlabel them from being ‘LOOPS’, and then reimport them as one-shots, and then adjust the timestretch to match the tempo in the Sampling section?
You can change the pad from an audio loop to just being a sampler then it will play like a regular sample instead of a loop.