Experimental Sequencing with the Maschine Sequencer
Maschine’s pattern-based is very flexible and can be used in experimental and powerful ways. This tutorial shows how to string short sounds together using the Maschine sequencer for an unusual synth effect.
Maschine’s pattern-based sequencer can be used to string short sounds together. In this tutorial, we demonstrate using the Maschine sequencer to re-sequence short sounds recorded from a vintage Serge modular synthesizer, which can be found soon in our CV #1 collection in the ADSR store. In fact, this method of using the Maschine sequencer is inspired by the original sequencers found on vintage West Coast synthesizers. The result is an unusual texture that can be used to create polyrhythmic and syncopated grooves or otherworldly soundscapes.
While Maschine’s sequencer is great for typical hip hop productions and all sorts of drum and percussion applications, exploring more experimental uses of the Maschine sequencer can be very rewarding. This method is relatively easy and simple, and works well with many of the features of the Maschine sequencer. Experimenting with the note repeat function, step sequencer, and mute functions can easily and quickly create textures and soundscapes that would be difficult and time consuming on other hardware or software.