MASCHINE Know-How: Drum Synths

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  • Overview 3:38


    Sami begins the course with an overview of the common controls and parameters of MASCHINE Drum Synths, including how to load the factory presets and save your own.

  • Kick Pt. 1 7:58

    Kick Pt. 1

    In this video Sami uses the Kick synth to explain some of the sound shaping methods that are common across all of the drum synths.

  • Kick Pt. 2 13:23

    Kick Pt. 2

    The rest of the kick models are now explored, from the 909 style Tronic to the acoustic modeled Push.

  • Snare 10:19


    Sami now explains the 10 different snare models on offer, and shows both the similarities and unique features of each.

  • Hi-Hat 10:44


    The models available here range from crusty vintage drum machines to hybrid acoustic models. The "Circuit" model in particular is a wild card, and Sami explains the parameters of all of these models.

  • Tom 10:27


    In this video Sami explores the 4 models available in the Tom synth, and includes an explanation of the FM parameters on the Fractal model.

  • Percussion 11:16


    Sami now goes into detail on one of the most varied and interesting synths in the collection, which is capable of Kettle drums, shakers and wild experimental sounds.

  • Cymbal 5:10


    A simpler synth by comparison to the others, the cymbal has just two models. Sami explains the parameters of each in-detail.

  • Building an 808 7:42

    Building an 808

    Building on everything from the previous videos, Sami creates a drum-kit, loosely based on the classic 808.

  • Building a Techno Kit 12:35

    Building a Techno Kit

    In this final video Sami creates a Techno drum kit with melodic elements, utilizing MASCHINE's internal effects to level up the production.

Product Overview

MASCHINE expert Sami Rabia covers MASCHINE's Drum Synths in detail, showing you everything you need to know to understand, build and use Drum Synths' drum sounds and kits in your songs and productions!

Sami starts off with an in-depth overview of Drum Synths and its common controls and parameters, including how to load and save presets.

He then explores and explains each of the different drum modules and then gives you sound design tutorials on how to make a variant of the eternally popular 808 kit, and an authentic Techno drum kit with melodic parts.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you're new to MASCHINE Drum Synths or just want more detailed info about what it can do, watch "MASCHINE Know-How: Drum Synths" today!

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