NI's flagship beat machine gets an entire new look, feature set, and now Maschine 2.2 software.
MASCHINE STUDIO is Native Instruments' new flagship groove production workstation for professional music production and performance. Now with two hi-r...
On his Instagram, Paper Diamond shows off the gear from his Hypetrak article on his music essentials. Amongst his gear is the Native Instruments Maschine Studio. He says, "Just recently started using it for production but i LOVE it. Native instruments makes a lot of really nice music equipment and software."more
In talking about how he made his album Urban Animal, Claude VonStroke talks about how the Native Instruments Maschine Studio improved his workflow. When asked if his setup was the same as on his 2009 album Bird Brain: "Less Reason than before. I'm trying to record into it more but [as far as] moving things around and such it's still just [Ableton [Live] 9](http://equipboard.com/items/ableton-live-9). What I did use a lot is Native Instruments Maschine. It's the best scratchpad ever for just whipping up an idea, and then it's terrible for trying to integrate it back into your DAW. "The Maschine Studio thing is awesome as it has screens on it and you don't even have to look at your computer, but it would be better if they would just add audio to it. Then they would have a Reason-like thing, because it's pretty cool and it's fast. Say you want to put together a beat in Ableton, you can do it in either 40 minutes or five minutes; Maschine is the five minute version and it's fun." "I'm trying to get faster, so I'm working more on Maschine because I find that the ideas come way faster. I do what I call the scratchpad work in Maschine and then once it gets into skeleton form I then do all the nitpicky stuff in a DAW, like automation and everything. But I also want do a lot of this analogue synth sequencing and just tweak the knobs and record for 20 minutes, and then just pick out the best three minutes." Original article [here](http://www.musicradar.com/us/news/tech/claude-vonstroke-talks-production-djing-and-new-album-urban-animal-600989).more
NI's flagship beat machine gets an entire new look, feature set, and now Maschine 2.2 software.
MASCHINE STUDIO is Native Instruments' new flagship groove production workstation for professional music production and performance. Now with two hi-res color displays; 16 touch-sensitive, multicolor pads; a new jog wheel for precise edits and scrubbing; powerful sampling, slicing, time-stretch and editing functions; an 8GB sound library; and a lot more. The sleek design of the MASCHINE STUDIO hardware give you a direct access to all key-functions, with dedicated control buttons and the added jog wheel for fast browsing, editing, level metering, and arranging. The two high-res displays on the MASCHINE STUDIO let you see patterns, scenes, plug-in icons, waveforms, and the powerful built-in mixer feature right from the hardware for an accelerated workflow.
Create and perform rhythms, harmonies, and melodies faster than you ever thought possible. MASCHINE STUDIO's workflow keeps you laser-focused on the quest for the perfect groove. Its pattern-based sequencer and high-performance sampler, exemplary drum synths, incredible suite of creative effects and pro instruments, and acclaimed sound library deliver ultimate production power.
HANDS ALL OVER
MASCHINE STUDIO redefines hands-on control. Big, high-res color screens show waveforms, patterns, scenes, NI product visuals, and mixer and meter levels in full detail. Multi-color pads provide ultimate feel in the thick of the beat.
Eight display knobs, edit buttons, and a jog wheel with LED indicator provide complete tactile control of MASCHINE's sequencer, instruments and effects. A dedicated level section delivers clear metering and monitoring. And a built-in stand delivers the perfect performance angle.
MASCHINE STUDIO is the ultimate groove production system, combining software and hardware in perfect harmony. Get absolute, hands-on control of every aspect of all-new MASCHINE 2.0 software without having to resort to hardware shortcuts or use a mouse. See everything you do on two gorgeous, hi-res color displays. And because software can be easily updated, MASCHINE 2.0 will always keep you on the cutting edge of technology, pushing your creativity further than you ever thought possible.
MASCHINE STUDIO is the ultimate instrument for blazing-fast groove production. Start working on the hardware and the ultra-intuitive workflow quickly becomes part of your muscle memory. Devote all your time to making the music you want to make, not learning the tools you use to make it.
MASCHINE STUDIO's luxurious layout lets you control the software functions from the hardware with dedicated controls- no switching menus or navigating complex key commands. This is full-time creative flow.
MASCHINE 2.0 makes you faster. A top-of-the-line audio engine saves resources while delivering the highest audio quality possible. 32-bit float internal summing gives your tracks a shine you'll instantly notice. Advanced multi-core technology runs multiple processes in parallel, dividing complex tasks between your computer's cores. Run more plug-ins. Mix with ease. Load up even more sounds on unlimited groups, and so much more. The result is the most responsive, fluid, and musical MASCHINE software ever.
Beneath MASCHINE STUDIO's advanced hardware is all-new software - exploding with cutting-edge technology. MASCHINE 2.0 delivers a spectacular, tag-based visual browser, unlimited groups and insert effects, sidechaining, and a sleek, intuitive mixer - all directly accessible from the hardware. MASCHINE 2.0 hosts any VST or AU plug-in and perfectly integrates into any studio setup as a plug-in in all major DAWs. The software also boasts full multi-core support for ultra-fast performance.
SUPREME SOUNDS INSIDE
Get inspired by MASCHINE's 8 GB library of production-ready sounds. Create your own drums with sonically-outstanding drum synths - a broad sweet spot makes it super-easy to dial in just the sound you're looking for. Modulate 24 pro-quality studio effects directly from the hardware. Plus you get full versions of MASSIVE, PRISM, SCARBEE MARK I, and the SOLID BUS COMP.
MASCHINE 2.0 sets a new benchmark in software drum synthesis. Create your own perfectly-tuned electronic and acoustic drum sounds in truly peerless sound quality. Five monophonic drum plug-ins built exclusively for MASCHINE 2.0, each with several unique algorithms give you any percussive sound you need. All fully tweakable, automatable from the hardware, and perfectly integrated into MASCHINE STUDIO - with the quality that comes from NI's acclaimed DSP expertise.
MASCHINE 2.2 SOFTWARE INCLUDED
MASCHINE 2.2 features a host of new power features including perfect integration with KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards. Current MASCHINE 2 software owners can update free. Owners of MASCHINE 1.x who register KOMPLETE 10, KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE or a KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series also get a free MASCHINE 2.2 download. Your workflow is about to get even smoother...
MASCHINE 2.2 Software updates include:
MASCHINE 2.2 unlocks MASCHINE STUDIO's touch-sensitive knobs. For example, when browsing, touching a knob automatically takes you to the tag cloud on the hardware display. Depending on which control knob you touch, you'll see all available options and functions in a pop-up list. For instance, routing options for sounds and groups. Absolutely no menu diving - a turbocharged workflow.
SCALES AND CHORDS
MASCHINE 2.2 extends Keyboard Mode with a new scale and chord engine - fully integrated into the MASCHINE workflow. Simply select your scale and start playing melodies on MASCHINE's 16 ultra-sensitive pads that are always in key. Engage Chord Mode and play chords directly into your compositions.
MASCHINE 2.2 extends Note Repeat into a fully-functional arpeggiator. Play any number of notes and let MASCHINE turn them into a melodic pattern. Use the arpeggiator in combination with Scale and Chord Modes and get polyphonic performances from just one key - always in tune. What's more, the output of the arpeggiator is recorded into the Pattern Editor - perfect for post-performance editing.
MASCHINE 2.2 gives you full keyboard functionality within the MASCHINE environment. Press browse on your KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard and the KOMPLETE Browser pops up on your computer screen, letting you select and load a sound directly into a sound slot in MASCHINE. Watch scales, chords, and arpeggios light up across KOMPLETE KONTROL's Light Guide, see the color of your sounds in MASCHINE directly on the keyboards, and get perfectly-mapped parameters instantly with Native Map.
*Effective May 1st 2015, purchase any Maschine groove production (Studio, MK2, or Mikro) workstation and get a free software download of Komplete Select bundle, featuring 10 top Native Instruments software titles. This offer is valid upon product registration withNative Instruments and is fulfilled through the Native Instruments website as a software download.
The maschine studio is very intuitive, it doesn't take long to learn how to use it. In my opinion, I think this is better than the Mpc Touch and Renaissance. Sampling on here is really quick and you can get started without having to navigate much. I will say the pads are better on Akai's but the Studio has a better response.
This is exactly everything I've been looking for in terms of creating beats, getting inspiration and work flow. I've wanted one for over a year and now I've made my dream a reality. Everyone should own one of these. Every producer deserves to have one. It is without doubt the best piece of studio equipment I have ever owned. It has so many layers for creativity and so much depth but is also easy to work around.
Great idea generator and amazing workflow help with sketching out song ideas and demoing new material. The included plugins are great sound shapers and by the time I bump out the stems into Logic Pro they sound pretty amazing. A big plus is the chord and scales feature and colour pads to help co-ordinate samples into sections. Love it.
Big pads are awesome for beat sequencing. Repeat function is awesome to add variation. Mixing, panning and processing is so easy. The only setback for me is how annoying automation can be sometimes.
Maschine Studio, is actually, as said by the company, an entire Groove Beatmaking studio inside the little box. Definitely amazing libraries coming along with Maschine 2, and incredible Step Sequencer mode, is just great for performances or production.
Love the product overall, as the interface and delay, are unbelievably fantastic.
Thanks to NI
Kick ass sound design, shit for "DAW" development. I've got it as a VST in Ableton but it's far from idea. I have a Ableton pro who is gonna fix that but I shouldn't need that help. But for sound design & that MPC feel that Push just can't do...it's a work in progress for now-and I know I'm way behind but how nice it would be if it was intuitive. Can't be said enough-SOUNDS & FEEL 5++ stars. Other issues...ugggh. Minus one.
Essentially, the Maschine Studio is the bread & butter for the basis of both the production and the live performances of the Heliocentric songs. With the seamless integration of all NI-products in the hardware's interface, it makes composing all the more enjoyable.
The Maschine studio is great. Its really pricey but worth it. It takes time to learn how to use it and can do so much stuff. The look is very expensive futuristic looking.
Features: Two hi-resolution color screens Highly-sensitive, multi-color pads Loaded with a vast 8 GB sound library Includes MASCHINE 2.0 software 24 pro-quality studio effects Dedicated edit buttons and an ultra-precise jog-wheel Full versions of MASSIVE, PRISM, SCARBEE MARK I, and SOLID BUS COMP are already on-board
If you are looking for a Native instruments product this is it. It will not be my last product by them.