Maschine 2.0 Overview
This Maschine 2.0 overview will help you quickly understand some of the key differences between the original Maschine software and the latest upgrade that was just released by Native Instruments.
What better way to kick things off here at the new MaschineSkills.com website than to have a Maschine 2.0 overview where we explore some of the biggest changes and improvements made to this amazing program. From the new browsing and tagging system to the killer drum synth feature to working in the new mixer console. No matter what type of Maschine hardware you happen to use, the software running it is the same. So we will primarily be focusing on the software in the tutorials we feature on this site.
Each feature that is touched on in this Maschine 2.0 overview will be explained in more depth in future posts, so think of this as a basic crash course in just the newest and/or most-changed features. We start with the new browsing system, which is built around a nice tagging system to help keep your samples and sounds organized in a way that makes sense to you and your workflows. This is definitely a feature you want to begin taking advantage of as soon as you can. The larger your database of sounds becomes, the harder finding sounds will be unless you are proactive about your file management.
Next up in this Maschine 2.0 overview is the drum synth. NI has kicked down something really special here and it gives us the chance to quickly and easily create custom drum sounds ranging from classic 808 to hard-hitting and edgy hybrid shots. The sky is the limit here and the only thing holding you back is your own imagination.
The new mixer console is the next topic covered in this Maschine 2.0 overview. You can now load up as many effects, plugins, groups and scenes as you can handle. I think it’s safe to say that Maschine has been unleashed with this latest upgrade and is a much more legitimate DAW for modern producers. Of course, there is still a ways to go for it to match up with the likes of Logic Pro or Ableton, but it is hands-down better than version 1.
This Maschine 2.0 overview is wrapped up after looking at some of the new ways you can interact with and manipulate samples inside the editor. Now it is easier than ever before to slice, layer, loop, etc. With all of these new features and improvements that were just added, we are excited to be starting up this new site dedicated to helping you get the most out of your time with Maschine. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you are always up-to-date and never miss out on special promos, sales, announcements and more!