Native Instruments Tutorial

MASCHINE Explained

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The Basics

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    Tutorial 1

    Hardware Overview

    4:23

    Take a guided tour of the Maschine hardware interface that tightly integrates with the included software.

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    Tutorial 2

    Intro to the Software Interface

    3:36

    Take a guided tour of the Maschine desktop software.

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    Tutorial 3

    Setting Preferences

    6:00

    Get under the hood and figure out how to set up your Maschine to get the most out of it. This includes setting up audio, MIDI and preferences.

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    Tutorial 4

    Using the Browser

    10:45

    See how to use the browser to navigate around projects, instruments, patterns, effects and samples.

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    Tutorial 5

    Find Things Fast

    5:08

    If you're in a hurry and need to find things fast, here are some tips and tricks for speeding up your workflow.

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    Tutorial 6

    A Note about 64 Bit

    1:42

    A short video explaining the benefits of 64 Bit mode and how to make sure you are working in 64bit mode both in Mac and PC.

Working with Samples

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    Tutorial 7

    Dragging Sounds from the Desktop

    3:41

    In this video find out how to create drum kits by dragging and dropping sounds.

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    Tutorial 8

    Drag Loops into the Sampler

    5:06

    In this tutorial you'll learn how to bring in a loop, edit it, slice it and then automatically create a pattern.

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    Tutorial 9

    Drag, Drop & Map Sounds

    4:40

    Find out how to quickly build an instrument by dragging in samples from your desktop.

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    Tutorial 10

    Sampling from a DAW

    9:48

    Find out how to sample from within your DAW using the powerful sampling engine. There are several ways to make life easy, Russ shows you how.

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    Tutorial 11

    Create an Instrument

    7:09

    How to sample an instrument from within your DAW and then map it to create a great sampled instrument.

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    Tutorial 12

    Using the Synth Engine

    11:20

    Find out how to use the powerful synth engine within Maschine's sampler to take sounds to a whole new level.

Building Beats

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    Tutorial 13

    Create a Pattern Fast

    4:14

    A hit n run on how to create a pattern fast - perfect for those who just want to get up and running quickly.

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    Tutorial 14

    Creating Patterns In-Depth

    15:29

    See an in-depth tutorial on putting a pattern together from scratch.

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    Tutorial 15

    Arranger Basics

    3:31

    In this video find out how to take your patterns and build a complex song arrangement.

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    Tutorial 16

    Arranger Menus

    1:48

    Discover how to use the menus and shortcuts so you can assemble songs fast!

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    Tutorial 17

    Arranger in Live Mode

    4:05

    Want to arrange your songs on the fly? Well you can! Russ shows you how to build an arrangement that's flexible and can be used live.

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    Tutorial 18

    Applying Swing Grooves

    2:57

    Give you beats some swing using grooves. In this tutorial we look at applying swings to the Master, Group and even individual parts.

Exporting Audio and MIDI

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    Tutorial 19

    Export Audio to Logic

    6:23

    Find out how to get the audio from Maschine into the Logic timeline, there are several workflows and Russ shows you all of them.

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    Tutorial 20

    Export Audio to Pro Tools

    5:03

    See all the different ways how to get the audio from Maschine into the Pro Tools time-line.

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    Tutorial 21

    Export MIDI to Logic

    1:45

    Need to export your Maschine MIDI into Logic? This short tutorial shows you all the ways possible.

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    Tutorial 22

    Export MIDI to Pro Tools

    2:28

    See how to export MIDI from machine into Pro Tools.

Routing Audio

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    Tutorial 23

    Routing Audio to Your DAW

    4:54

    Find out how to route audio from Maschine into separate tracks within your DAW.

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    Tutorial 24

    Routing Audio within Maschine

    5:38

    Explore Maschine's complex and powerful internal routing options and how to get the most from them.

Working with Effects

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    Tutorial 25

    Using Insert & Send Effects

    10:55

    Learn to use Maschine's built in effects both as inserts and sends for maximum flexibility without overloading your computer.

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    Tutorial 26

    Maschine as an Effects Unit

    4:17

    Want to use an effect in Maschine on another track in your DAW? Russ shows you a cool trick that allows Maschine's effects to be used on anything!

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    Tutorial 27

    Effect Automation

    7:38

    Take control of your effects and automate all of their controls to drive them to the max.

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    Tutorial 28

    Tape Stop & Stutter Effects

    6:04

    Combine all the skills and tricks you've obtained about Maschines effects to create a very cool tape stop and stutter effects.

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    Tutorial 29

    How to Use Resochord

    6:16

    Discover how to take drum sounds and convert them into cool synth sounds using Resochord.

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    Tutorial 30

    Create a Dirty Drum Sound

    3:10

    There's plenty of bite and dirt in the effects within Maschine. Find out how to take your drums and give them a filthy edge.

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    Tutorial 31

    Using FM & Frequency Shifter

    12:00

    Unleash the power of FM synthesis and filters to create new sounds that have the edge.

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    Tutorial 32

    Using VST & AU Effects

    2:47

    See how to easily use 3 party VST and AU plug-ins within Maschine.

File Management

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    Tutorial 33

    Managing a Project

    5:39

    Don't lose a single thing by following these steps on saving your projects, patterns, groups and sounds!

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    Tutorial 34

    Taking a Project to Another Studio

    1:05

    A short video showing how to ensure that you move all parts of a project complete with samples so you can take it to another studio etc.

Mapping and Assigning

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    Tutorial 35

    Mapping Your Hardware Controller

    4:05

    See how easy it is to use the supplied software to map your hardware to any MIDI instrument or plug-in.

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    Tutorial 36

    Assigning Macros to Groups

    2:21

    Discover how you can map your most used controls to Macros and get to them fast.

VI Instruments and REX Loops

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    Tutorial 37

    Using VST & AU Instruments

    4:58

    Explore how you can insert and control your favorite VST and AU instruments within Maschine.

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    Tutorial 38

    Working with REX Loops

    4:03

    Find out how to work with REX2 loops within Maschine and then create a brand new audio loop file of them.

In this fantastic series, music tech master Russ Hughes takes you deep inside the software of the Native Instruments MASCHINE & MASCHINE MIKRO music production powerhouses.

Russ begins your journey with detailed overviews, setting preferences, using the browser, and how to drag & drop sounds. He then moves onto sampling, creating instruments and patterns, using the built-in synth, arranging, exporting audio and MIDI, using effects, automation, plug-ins and so much more.

MASCHINE is truly a full featured, professional music production tool. If you wanna rock it, Russ will show you how.

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started young. My father was a Jazz piano player who would play Oscar Peterson on the piano, I would go in as a kid and sit and listen to him in wonder. When he left the room I would try and knock out tunes myself. When I was 15 I swapped my bike for a really bad electric guitar which I went home and plugged into my sister's hi-fi, she was not impressed. From there I started having bands in the garage and the rest, as they say, is history.

2. What training have you had?

As a musician, no formal training, I just picked things up by ear. Over the years I've been lucky to work and play with some of the best musicians around, that rubs off on you, playing with great people means you either get better or get a different job! As a trainer I've done a lot of public speaking, presentations and seminars to groups of anything from 10 to 3,000 people. Again, you either get good or get hungry.

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was 17 I bought myself a Tascam 244 Portastudio, that was a 4 track cassette based recording system that cost around $1800! In those days that was a miracle being able to record and mix on separate tracks. Once I got that then I was hooked, in fact I forgotten the stuff I've bought over the years, I just look music and technology and so recording ticks both of my passion boxes!

4. People you have worked with/for?

It's a long list and to name drop would sound like throwing pans down a stone staircase. I've worked with and for, in a technical and programming capacity UB40, T-Pau, Elton John, The Beat, New Order, Jools Holland, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Duran Duran, and Japan to name some of those blasts from the past... I'm old!

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I didn't know I was, perhaps it's the combination of my passion for the music and the gear coupled with a genuine desire to help people to use their gear without any barriers. I read the manual as a last resort (often because they are so badly written) so I guess that other's may feel the same, so I try to find a way of making things as simple as possible, I try not to pretend to be an expert, more a guy who's just figured it out. I also have a terrible sense of humour, which means when I train live there are a lot of laughs.

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