First up we’ll go over a basic intro to MASCHINE. Let's create a session and get it ready to capture ideas.
Looking for Sounds5:50
Now we can start looking for sounds to use. MASCHINE's browser make this very easy. We can drill down to very specific types of sounds to find just the right one.
Next let's capture our first idea. We will use our first group for a drum set, record a performance, and then quantize it to make it a little more perfect. We will follow up that performance with note repeat for the hats and finish the video with a couple different variations.
Now let’s talk about individual samples. We can use any sample that both come with MASCHINE or that we might have in our sound library. Then, we can use a step sequencer to capture our idea.
In this video let’s talk about melodic instruments. MASCHINE makes it easy for anyone to add ideas. We will dive into keyboard mode to get the different steps in the scale. Then, using chord mode, we can play chords that work well together. Using these tools we will add a chord idea.
More Melodic Ideas7:44
Let's add to what we already have and create some more melodic ideas to round out the song. We will take advantage of the arpeggiator and its powerful features.
Adding a Bass Line6:30
Using what we learning in the previous video, let’s add a bass line.
Next let’s talk about sampling. We can capture any instrument or sound to use in our song. After selecting some samples that ship with MASCHINE lets edit them by changing the speed, pitch, and start and end points to make them work better within our song.
Now we can start modifying and enhancing our ideas. We can add utility style effects such as EQ, Compression, and Transient Shaper. We can also add creative style effects like Reverb, Delay and Bit Crusher. These effects can go on individual sounds, Groups or the master bus. To finish the video we will go over creating a send so multiple instruments can share an effect.
We have all our ideas, let’s start creating a song. We will use Scenes to make the different sections of the song. We can use both the software and he hardware controller.
Getting a Mix9:44
Next we can start to make all these ideas work together. We will using the mixer to balance our parts with volume and also panning. MASCHINE allows us to mix individual sounds in a group and then mix the groups together. We will also take a look at automation to create variation and interest.
Finally, we will get our ideas out of MASCHINE so we can share them or mix in a separate DAW. We will make sure clipping and distorting isn’t an issue. Then we will start the export process. We can do individual ideas and sounds or the entire song as a finished product.
Ready to make your first song with Native Instrument MASCHINE? Let Maschine guru Mic Thomas show you step by step, how you can use it to create an entire song from start to finish.
Mic starts you off at the beginning with a basic intro to MASCHINE and how to get it ready to capture your ideas. Mic then reveals how to Find Sounds, Make Your First Beat, and use the Step Sequencer.
Once you have your beat laid down, Mic explores how to Add Chords, Melody, a Bass Line, and use MASCHINE's powerful Sampler. With your parts now created, Mic demonstrates how to Arrange, Mix, and Export your song, for all to hear.
If you just picked up MASCHINE and are ready to make your first production, or if you're a MASCHINE user looking for new song writing techniques, watch "First Song with MASCHINE" today!
Submitted 3 months ago
Helpful to get you going
I enjoyed this series and think its good for a beginner. One thing to note is that he demos everything on a Maschine Studio, so if you are using a different controller your workflow could be slightly different.
I am a: Professional
Submitted 6 months ago
Newbie to Maschine. Just made my first new song
No longer a complete novice will be working through ALL the Maschine courses
Submitted 8 months ago
Clear and Comprehensive. Great way to get going with Maschine!
This video series saved hours of time trying to get somewhere in Maschine 2. At the same time, all important areas are covered in a clear and concise manner.
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Logic Pro
Submitted 8 months ago
Helped my go from start to finish on some of my projects
I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer
Submitted 9 months ago
Submitted 9 months ago
Perfect for a beginner!
For a long time now I've been trying to find someone and/or a tutorial to show me how to build a song. This course provided exactly what I was looking for. I'll watch it a few more times for practice before trying to make one on my own. Good stuff!
I am a: Beginner, Student, Producer, Beat Maker, Ableton Live
Submitted 9 months ago
Extremely helpful to get you up and running in no time.
I've been working with different DAW's throughout my career but Maschine was a new toy I really wanted to try. I knew it would take some time but with the videos from Groove3, a few hours were more than enough to understand everything I needed to know. Great stuff.
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, FL Studio, Cubase, Logic Pro, Pro Tools
Submitted 9 months ago
Breat intro to maschine
Good way to get started
I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Producer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools
Submitted 10 months ago
The easiest tutorial ever! This tutorial is so good I just purchase and annual All access pass!
This tutorial is so good I just purchased and annual All access pass! I've struggled for 5 months trying to wrap my head around Maschines work flow and process and now I can do it! Great job to the instructor! Thank you!
I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason, Studio One
Submitted 11 months ago
just what I needed!
This tutorial is great for getting started with a GOOD WORKFLOW for Maschine! I´ve been building beats in Logic the "traditional way" before, and wanted to get over to Maschine, to get an "instrument" so to speak. I started out by myself with the manual etc, and quickly realized the huge potential of Maschine, and its fast workflow, but also how it depended on doing things "the right way", and keeping sort of a "tidy" flow. You can easily get lost in all its functions, and end up with groups and patterns all over the place, and a huge mess of a project where its hard to put it all together. This tutorial got me started in a more systematic workflow, growing good habits for building my beats. I also got some new tips on things you can do, which was great inspiration for me as an semi-beginner. I watched the entire series in quick succession first, then worked myself through it following each step. Worked wonders!
I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro
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