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MASCHINE Know-How: The Basics

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    Software GUI Overview

    Our introduction to MASCHINE begins with its Software GUI, approached in an easy-to-understand way. After watching, MASCHINE becomes immediately accessible.

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    Browser & Project Structure

    In this video Sami breaks down the structure of projects in MASCHINE and navigates the software browser.

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    Importing & Integrating Samples

    Learn how to import and integrate your own sample library into MASCHINE. Sami explains tagging, helping you keep your user sounds as organized as the factory content.

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    Pattern Editor

    See how to program patterns via the software editor and lay the groundwork for programming with MASCHINE’s hardware later.

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    Browsing & Loading Kits

    Now we begin our navigation of MASCHINE’s Hardware starting with how to browse and load kits, as well as how to change master volume, tempo & swing, as well as edit the grid settings.

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    Recording & Erasing Patterns

    Using the MASCHINE hardware to lay down patterns is as simple as it is gratifying. In this video Sami explains the basic process to record and erase patters on the fly, including using Note Repeat.

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    Mutes, Solo & Select

    Moving on to the Pads section of MASCHINE, Sami explores using Mutes and Solos on the fly for performance and how to select sounds for editing without triggering them when performing live, as well as how to nudge events to change the groove of a pattern.

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    Duplicate & Navigate

    Learn how to easily copy sound and events from one pad to another and quickly navigate to and control any of MASCHINE’s sound manipulation parameters.

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    Chromatic & Velocity Modes

    Crucial to making any kind of melody is the Chromatic or Keyboard mode. Sami shows you how to get to keyboard mode and explains its sub-features such as scales and chord modes. Also explained here are the fixed velocity and 16 Velocity modes.

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    Pattern & Scenes

    In this Video Sami provides a basic overview of creating, copying and deleting patterns as well as inserting patterns into scenes. He explains pattern arranging as the basis for making a full song.

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    Step Recording

    This is the classic way of recording drum patterns with hardware. and it’s more fun than ever with MASCHINE’s dynamic pads displaying all the info you need. Sami goes over the features and sub-features of step recording mode so you can easily use it in your own productions.

Product Overview


Studio guru Sami Rabia is your guide into the world of Native Instruments MASCHINE, with in-depth video tutorials designed to get you going right with this industry standard music making platform!

Sami covers all the important foundational topics such as the GUI, browsers and project structure, importing and using samples, loading and using kits, recording and editing patterns, keyboard modes, and much much more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you are new to MASCHINE, or just want a solid foundation, this is the video series for you. Watch “MASCHINE Know-How: The Basics” today!


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MASCHINE Know-How: The Basics is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 22 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Perfect to get started. Very well explained, and broken down to simple, easy to understand sections.
Date published: 2021-06-09
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Good but a little out of date Presented very well, however needs an update to latest versions and would be great to see multiple Maschine hardware shown.
Date published: 2020-03-23
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Gret basics review of Maschine! I was very pleased with how concise and thorough this tutorial was!
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic resource! A must for anyone new to Maschine! For most DAW users the change to using Maschine for the first time can be very challenging, and difficult to understand the way that parts and patterns, and even a song is completed in Maschine if very different from the way that you would do it in a DAW. If you are having trouble trying to figure out how to put a song together with Maschine this tutorial is the answer to your problems!
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome!!!!! Excellent!!! First set of Videos watched, learned so much more in a few videos than the last few months, can't wait to watch everything and really understand how to use this like a pro :))
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! Very Helpful!
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful! excellent,..very helpful
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helpful Learned alot
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Super Helpful This was a really easy to follow step by step introduction into Maschine. I would recommend it to anyone who is completely unfamiliar with the piece.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very good video This video was easy to follow and it was paced perfectly to prevent any boredom. Good stuff keep up the good work.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful for Maschine beginners- Straightforward and easy to follow.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great enjoyed
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from excellent starter Fun and easy way to start with Maschine
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Good All I need to start using my new Maschine properly thanks
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Groove3- Maschine Very Professional with tons of valuable informations. I recomend it to everyone.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very clear basic introduction I have used MASCHINE off and on over the past few years. As a hobbyist I don't play often enough to remember all the little details and features. This series of videos did a great job of reminding me of how to run my Maschine and I learned quite a few things I never knew.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from this video helped,all explained plain simple I tried so many to explain product, this the one for me
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from The best of all the Maschine videos I've seen I've been all over YouTube and other tutorial sites checking out their Maschine videos, but this was more clearly presented and thorough than any of them. The order of topics was natural and logical, and the insights to the otherwise possibly overlooked use cases of many of the features were invaluable additions. I cannot recommend this highly enough to new users of Maschine. Maschine Jam users would benefit as well, even though not all of the buttons of Maschine correspond exactly -- it is the presentation of the concepts that is so well done as to make it worth viewing for "Jam" users.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent and clear intro I'm happy that I watched these tuts about maschine. Many things have become clear.. e.g controlling ni-plug-ins via the hardware, workflow, etc. Thank You!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Comprehensive Mashine course at the right pace Course was well paced and comprehensive. I have used Maschine for over a year now and was surprised the amount of new things I learnt such as Grid mode and Select modes.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great and concise overview! Excellent introduction into the machine hardware. Competent and concise!
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Groove3 - Machine Know How the basics Very well done. The instructor explained the functions of Machine in a way that was logical and very easy to understand.
Date published: 2016-12-04
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