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MASCHINE Tutorial

MASCHINE Explained®

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Chapter 1 : The Basics

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    Hardware Overview

    Take a guided tour of the Maschine hardware interface that tightly integrates with the included software.

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    Intro to the Software Interface

    Take a guided tour of the Maschine desktop software.

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    Setting Preferences

    Get under the hood and figure out how to set up your Maschine to get the most out of it. This includes setting up audio, MIDI and preferences.

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    Using the Browser

    See how to use the browser to navigate around projects, instruments, patterns, effects and samples.

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    Find Things Fast

    If you're in a hurry and need to find things fast, here are some tips and tricks for speeding up your workflow.

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    A Note about 64 Bit

    A short video explaining the benefits of 64 Bit mode and how to make sure you are working in 64bit mode both in Mac and PC.

Chapter 2 : Working with Samples

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    Dragging Sounds from the Desktop

    In this video find out how to create drum kits by dragging and dropping sounds.

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    Drag Loops into the Sampler

    In this tutorial you'll learn how to bring in a loop, edit it, slice it and then automatically create a pattern.

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    Drag, Drop & Map Sounds

    Find out how to quickly build an instrument by dragging in samples from your desktop.

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    Sampling from a DAW

    Find out how to sample from within your DAW using the powerful sampling engine. There are several ways to make life easy, Russ shows you how.

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    Create an Instrument

    How to sample an instrument from within your DAW and then map it to create a great sampled instrument.

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    Using the Synth Engine

    Find out how to use the powerful synth engine within Maschine's sampler to take sounds to a whole new level.

Chapter 3 : Building Beats

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    Create a Pattern Fast

    A hit n run on how to create a pattern fast - perfect for those who just want to get up and running quickly.

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    Creating Patterns In-Depth

    See an in-depth tutorial on putting a pattern together from scratch.

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    Arranger Basics

    In this video find out how to take your patterns and build a complex song arrangement.

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    Arranger Menus

    Discover how to use the menus and shortcuts so you can assemble songs fast!

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    Arranger in Live Mode

    Want to arrange your songs on the fly? Well you can! Russ shows you how to build an arrangement that's flexible and can be used live.

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    Applying Swing Grooves

    Give you beats some swing using grooves. In this tutorial we look at applying swings to the Master, Group and even individual parts.

Chapter 4 : Exporting Audio and MIDI

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    Export Audio to Logic

    Find out how to get the audio from Maschine into the Logic timeline, there are several workflows and Russ shows you all of them.

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    Export Audio to Pro Tools

    See all the different ways how to get the audio from Maschine into the Pro Tools time-line.

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    Export MIDI to Logic

    Need to export your Maschine MIDI into Logic? This short tutorial shows you all the ways possible.

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    Export MIDI to Pro Tools

    See how to export MIDI from machine into Pro Tools.

Chapter 5 : Routing Audio

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    Routing Audio to Your DAW

    Find out how to route audio from Maschine into separate tracks within your DAW.

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    Routing Audio within Maschine

    Explore Maschine's complex and powerful internal routing options and how to get the most from them.

Chapter 6 : Working with Effects

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    Using Insert & Send Effects

    Learn to use Maschine's built in effects both as inserts and sends for maximum flexibility without overloading your computer.

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    Maschine as an Effects Unit

    Want to use an effect in Maschine on another track in your DAW? Russ shows you a cool trick that allows Maschine's effects to be used on anything!

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    Effect Automation

    Take control of your effects and automate all of their controls to drive them to the max.

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    Tape Stop & Stutter Effects

    Combine all the skills and tricks you've obtained about Maschines effects to create a very cool tape stop and stutter effects.

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    How to Use Resochord

    Discover how to take drum sounds and convert them into cool synth sounds using Resochord.

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    Create a Dirty Drum Sound

    There's plenty of bite and dirt in the effects within Maschine. Find out how to take your drums and give them a filthy edge.

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    Using FM & Frequency Shifter

    Unleash the power of FM synthesis and filters to create new sounds that have the edge.

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    Using VST & AU Effects

    See how to easily use 3 party VST and AU plug-ins within Maschine.

Chapter 7 : File Management

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    Managing a Project

    Don't lose a single thing by following these steps on saving your projects, patterns, groups and sounds!

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    Taking a Project to Another Studio

    A short video showing how to ensure that you move all parts of a project complete with samples so you can take it to another studio etc.

Chapter 8 : Mapping and Assigning

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    Mapping Your Hardware Controller

    See how easy it is to use the supplied software to map your hardware to any MIDI instrument or plug-in.

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    Assigning Macros to Groups

    Discover how you can map your most used controls to Macros and get to them fast.

Chapter 9 : VI Instruments and REX Loops

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    Using VST & AU Instruments

    Explore how you can insert and control your favorite VST and AU instruments within Maschine.

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    Working with REX Loops

    Find out how to work with REX2 loops within Maschine and then create a brand new audio loop file of them.

Product Overview


In this fantastic series, music tech master Russ Hughes takes you deep inside the software of the Native Instruments MASCHINE & MASCHINE MIKRO music production powerhouses.

Russ begins your journey with detailed overviews, setting preferences, using the browser, and how to drag & drop sounds. He then moves onto sampling, creating instruments and patterns, using the built-in synth, arranging, exporting audio and MIDI, using effects, automation, plug-ins and so much more.

MASCHINE is truly a full featured, professional music production tool. If you wanna rock it, Russ will show you how.


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