Maschine 2.0 / Studio Preview 2 (The Sampler)

Time For Another Maschine 2 Preview!

I have been using Maschine 2.0 for a good bit now and am very familiar with it’s workflow and changes.

With Maschine 2.0 and the Studio controller about to hit the store shelves any day now. We have all heard about the great new 32 bit floating point sound engine, but I thought it might be nice to discuss some of the changes to workflow that you can expect.

Lets get right into it by talking about the sampler section

sampler view m2studioinput selection areaThe first thing of note is now we are not limited to using only stereo inputs. This means we can sample mono sources with out having to convert later.  On the studio controller we are given input selection buttons to allow us to directly select our source right from the hardware.

The four tabs in the left hand hardware screen are Record, Edit, Slice and Zone.

Under the Edit tab we are also given a new “Selection Range” this is a great feature in that it allows us to select a portion of the sample separate from the start and end points and loop points and apply functions such as time stretching or normalization to just that selection. you can pre hear the selection range from the software by clicking play icon next to the file name. very good for checking selections without screwing up your start and end points.

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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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