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> "What’s your go-to drum machine?" > "Basically I have this all happening inside the computer; the drum program I use all the time is Maschine. It has a control surface that's like the old MPC drum machines from the '80s; they made all those hip hop beats with drum pads. But the main thing is that you can have a collection of every drum sound you've collected and load them up as your own personal, eclectic drum kit and build from there. -Michael Fitzpatrickmore
I bought this as an upgrade for my Maschine Mk1. Gives all the features and advantages of the Mk2, but also includes a lot of the additional plug-ins of Native Instruments. A whole new world opens for the use of my Maschine Mk1.
I just use the maschine for drum stuffs and sketching out a track. I think using a bigger DAW such as Logic X or Ableton is better because you'll get much more plugins, effects and mainly a better usability than in Maschine 2.0.
One of my favorite music softwares! You have duros, synths, simples, loops, even whole projects ready for you to try and use in your own way! It is a user friendly program that actually helps a lot while putting down ideas, even for complete songs!
Picked up the MK2 a few months back. I just love using it. The mix of manual and technology is perfect. ALOT comes with it as well in terms of sounds and software. I also love the internal effects. I usually create my loops using the maschine, and then shoot the stems to FL Studio for mixing/tracking/etc. You can also run it as a VST in FL and Ableton which is nice for my live beat sets. It was a little complicated to get it setup with Ableton though. Definitly a great buy. If you go the second hand route make sure the owner has worked with NI to deactivate the license from his account. The controller brand new comes with the Maschine software, but it isn't "auto" transferred to new owners when handed down/sold.
I use maschine in multioutput to record beats and samples or interpretations into Ableton Live 9 or Logic Pro X. I basically use the drum synth modules, is fun and good way to find "personal" drum sounds.