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First Song with MASCHINE MK3

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  • Loading a Kit & Creating Patterns 5:37

    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.

  • Adding Drum Modules & Using Note Repeat 4:13

    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.

  • Keyboard, Chords, Events & Effects Automation 6:53

    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.

  • Configure a Master Controller Keyboard & Add Bass 4:50

    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.

  • Side-Chaining 4:28

    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.

  • Working with Patterns 9:12

    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.

  • Working with Scenes & Arpeggios 11:56

    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.

  • Introducing Audio 6:45

    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.

  • Audio Slicing & Exporting Stems 8:39

    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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