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MASCHINE Tutorial

First Song with MASCHINE MK3

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9 Videos | Length: 1hr 2min 33sec
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    Loading a Kit & Creating Patterns

    Paul welcomes you and starts the series off by showing you how to browse and load groups, set recording preferences, create patterns and record your first loop with both live input and step sequencing.

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    Adding Drum Modules & Using Note Repeat

    Building on your basic beat, Paul shows you how to input notes using the Repeat function, as well as how to add new drum modules and give your track some swing.

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    Keyboard, Chords, Events & Effects Automation

    Moving onto melodics, you'll now see how to add in some chord stabs using MASCHINE's keyboard and chord modes. You'll also discover how to use the note editor to alter note lengths as well as add and automate effects using the step sequencer.

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    Configure a Master Controller Keyboard & Add Bass

    Continuing on with melodic layers, you'll now look at how to configure a controller keyboard and add in a bass line.

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    Side-Chaining

    Next up, see how to add in an ethereal/ambient melodic layer and use the compressor module to add some side-chaining effect.

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    Working with Patterns

    Now with your layers in place, discover good pattern management, including duplication and doubling to create a new scene. You'll also learn how to select, re-pitch and delete note data.

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    Working with Scenes & Arpeggios

    Next, look at how to use the arranger and scene views to chain song sections together, as well as how to duplicate scenes. How to use third party VST effects is shown as well as how to use the built in arpeggiator.

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    Introducing Audio

    In this video, Paul shows you how to use the new audio functionality to import a white noise sweep and sync it to the tempo of the project, as well as adding some filter automation to create a more exciting build.

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    Audio Slicing & Exporting Stems

    Wrapping it all up, Paul reveals how to import and manually slice a vocal sample, and then shows you how to prepare and export your files so they can be used for collaboration or mixing in another DAW.

Product Overview


Studio wizard Paul Ortiz delivers in-depth video tutorials showing what you need to know to create your first song with the Native Instruments MASCHINE MK3. Go from nothing to something in about an hour, and get that first beat out!

Designed for the newcomer to MASCHINE MK3, Paul begins by welcoming you and goes over what the series will do. He then gets right to it and covers loading a kit and creating patterns, browsing and loading groups, setting recording preferences, and how to create patterns and record your first loop with both live input and step sequencing.

Next, you'll see how to add Drum Modules and use Note Repeat for even more creative options. Then watch and learn how to add in chord stabs using MASCHINE's keyboard and chord modes, as well as how to use the note editor to alter note lengths and automate effects using the step sequencer.

Paul then shows you how to configure a master controller keyboard and add in a bass line, how to add in an ethereal / ambient melodic layer, and use the compressor module to apply sidechaining for that modern sound. Working with patterns, scenes and arpeggios are next, as well as how to use the arranger and scene views to chain song sections together and more.

You'll also learn how to use third party VST effects, utilize the new audio functionality to import a white noise sweep and sync it to the tempo of the project, as then add filter automation to create an exciting build to your song.

Wrapping it all up, Paul reveals how to import and manually slice a vocal sample, and then prepare and export your files so they can be used for collaboration or mixing in another DAW.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more detailed info. If you're new to the Native Instruments MASCHINE MK3 and want to get a head start on making your first beat, this is definitely the series to watch. Save countless hours of frustration, watch "First Song with MASCHINE MK3" today!


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First Song with MASCHINE MK3 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 21 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good Information rated the course a 4 due that I already knew a lot of the information
Date published: 2021-07-20
Rated 1.5 out of 5 by from Software explanation ok, gear work - nothing. Don't loose the time. If you are new to Maschine - look for the other tutorials to learn the gear.
Date published: 2021-03-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good ! Very good !
Date published: 2021-03-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Brilliant I am not really stupid, but sometimes technology and instructional videos can make you feel so. NOT this series. While I will have to go over it again, and again....already it has unpacked 1000% more that I knew before. Maschine can be daunting, and my use to this point has only been a speck of the tip of the iceberg. Now to dig deeper. Easy to follow, bite sized chunls and uber helpful. Thanks Groove 3.
Date published: 2021-03-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from The best beginner Maschine 3 tutorial! This was great. Easy to follow, everything clearly explained. I've watched already 2 other Maschine 3 educational video and by a great margin this was the best. Thanks
Date published: 2021-01-18
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Helpful, could have shared a little more intermediate content! I’m the type that needs to watch several times. Overall, great content for myself, first time user of any N I content.
Date published: 2020-05-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Intro It's been more advanced than I was ready for, but it's the best workflow overview I've seen yet!
Date published: 2020-04-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helful i really enjoy the tutorials, very helpful
Date published: 2020-04-06
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Good Course but Missing Content Paul is a great instructor and the course is very informative but it was a big oversight not to include the samples used in this video.
Date published: 2020-03-17
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from title is fine instructor way too fast
Date published: 2020-03-02
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Useful ! This series contains all to get started as well as lots of little useful hints...
Date published: 2020-02-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great vid to start from!!! Paul Ortiz is masterful at teaching. His knowledge and ability to articulate such knowledge in a way that anyone can understand is refreshing and worth spending the time to watch. Looking forward to more videos from Paul Ortiz!
Date published: 2020-01-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT TUTORIALS. I now have the knowledge to start making songs with Maschine.
Date published: 2019-08-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent intro into Maschine. Learned a lot. Great tutorial. Really like the instructor's style and gentle approach.
Date published: 2019-05-18
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Succinct, professional overview Nice flowing runthrough of various processes. Showcased some useful creative options with Maschine.
Date published: 2019-03-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very easy, useful and understandable! Finally a quick, but clear, introduction to Maschine MK3! I never touch a Maschine and with this tutorial I was able to make a full (basic) song using samples, VST, chopping, arpeggiators and FXs. Great! I think it's one of the best introduction tutorial around! Great!
Date published: 2019-01-26
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent! These videos far surpass anything i was able to access on youtube, etc. I'm ready for more in depth videos! Bring them on
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful Great ways of learning easy to understand
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very well explained! Finally a great tutorial explaining the Maschine MK3 from a talented artist!
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great This was a great and easy to follow tutorial. I did not get bored since he focused on the interesting stuff and probably saved me an hour or two of screen time learning the same thing from a different tutorial.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Outstanding Tutorial This is one of the most concise tutorials that I've watched. Informative, well-paced, logically structured and very focused. Thanks.
Date published: 2018-06-09
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