In-Depth Overview of Sampling with Maschine 2.0
Yet another ability that saw nice improvements in the latest update is sampling with Maschine 2.0 and this video does a great job of sharing plenty of tips and tricks to help you get started!
Sampling with Maschine is easier and more robust than ever before in the latest version. Right from the very start you are presented with several options to et your sampling session started. You can select your source, the input, the mode, the length and if you want to monitor it or not while the recording is being captured. It’s just as easy to capture directly from vinyl as it is to grab audio from a microphone or even an internal audio signal. Once you’ve made your selections and you are ready to bring audio into Maschine for recording, all you need to do is press the Start button.
Of course, getting audio in is simply where it all starts. From here sampling with Maschine can go in any number of directions, which is what makes it so nice to use! What Native Instruments has given us in Maschine 2.0 is hands-down one of the most powerfully intuitive and streamlined sample editors in a program than can be used in standalone mode or you can load it up into your favorite DAW. Chop, stretch, reverse, fade, duplicate, etc, etc, etc – each with a single click of the mouse. And don’t forget that you can do all of this form your Maschine hardware device, too!
So whether you are looking to sample classic vinyl breaks or just want to glitch up a riff, sampling in Maschine couldn’t be any easier. So here are few ideas to help get you started on your own. Try simply speaking in to a microphone. Maybe just one sentence to start with. Sample that and start slicing dicing. Now assign those different chops to their own pads in a group in Maschine. Or how about this? Find a nice synth and sample it. Now slice out a nice piece of a sustained note, then stretch it out. Save that to a pad. Stretch out the sample further and save that to a pad. Do it a few more times and you are building up some cool sounds for atmospheres and backgrounds that can be chopped up rhythmically through some sidechain gating or layered for deep and complex textures.
Sampling with Maschine is really only limited by your own imagination. So spend lots of time experimenting and using the tools in new ways. Breaking away from your normal workflows is often times the quickest way to find new inspiration and even new techniques.