Native Instruments has been releasing the Abbey Road drum kits for a while now, and if you have a Maschine you probably want to know how to use them together. This tutorial will show you how!
One of the biggest benefits of using gear like Native Instruments Maschine is that it is highly customizable and can be used with just about any synth, sampler, etc without too much hassle. It’s all just a matter of learning how to get it all set up, and then you can really improve your workflows and even your performances. So what if you have some sample libraries in Kontakt that you want to be able to play in Maschine? And what if they are somewhat complicated libraries like the Abbey Road drum kits? No problem! Let’s take a quick look at how it’s done.
First you need to fire up Maschine and Kontakt. Then you need to load up one of the Abbey Road drum kits in Kontakt. Now the chances of everything being automatically mapped to your liking is highly unlikely. So you need to map the drums and percussion you want to the pads you want them on. This is the most time consuming process, but it’s something you would need to go through regardless of whether you are using Maschine or not, so it’s not too painful.
Once you have your sound mapped to the appropriate pads, you will need to map out the effects and various parameters you want associated with the samples on your Maschine. Simply click on the configuration button to enter into Edit Mode and scroll down to the Effects area, or whatever parameter you would like to be able to use in Maschine. As shown in the video, adding a couple of effects and then assigning automation controls. Just drag and drop an automation control assignment and drop it on the parameter you want it assigned to. These assignments should now show up on your Maschine when you load the Abbey Road drum kits you set up!