Maschine Studio Preview and Initial thoughts.

Maschine 2.0 and The Maschine Studio

A short preview and initial thoughts

 

October first 2013 Native Instruments dropped a bomb on the 
heads of the beat creation world.
With the first announcement video, a very slick video HERE 
that got the forums and social media drooling for more.
What was this? A new maschine hardware unit, and a rewritten 
software engine to the beloved Maschine software.
The first thing that is instantly noticeable about the new 
hardware is the luscious new screens. Hi-res screens that 
look similar to smart phone screens with gorgeous graphical 
displays allowing us to now see everything from the arranger, 
to the sample editing, to mapping etc.
These screens providea significant improvement over the previous 
MK2 hardware screens. Now sample editing is gorgeous with beautiful 
looking waveform displays and zooming that is highly detailed. 
No desire to look up to your monitor at all.
Play heads scroll quickly across the screen with no trails or signs 
of low quality refresh rates. I noticed no color bleeding or other 
issues common to low quality screens.

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Creating your own sounds Pt1

All your drums are belong to us.

Ok so you’re about to drop a cool $300 on some new sample set that has about 300 new drums in it, seems like a deal right? Hmmmm not so fast.
For that same $300 you could get yourself a great portable digital recorder and actually make an infinite number of your own custom sounds. Allowing you to break out of the norm and finally have some sounds that no one else has. The added value to this is that once you learn to create your own sounds you can better understand what it is about commercial libraries that set the ho hum from the amazing. This will allow you to better spend your money in the future on sound sets that are actually valuable to you. So you’re wondering if you have enough proper knowledge to create your own sound set. Well that’s half the fun. This should be a learning experience, an opportunity for your knowledge of sound to really expand and translate into your music. Mistakes are not always a bad thing unless you don’t learn from them and there is only one way to gain Experience.
Creating Drums of your own should mean creating a signature sound of your own. Some drums are not meant to be used over and over. Sometimes it’s just good to have a signature sound all your own for just that specified moment. Don’t get to hung up on perfect, worry more about YOUR sound.

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