Slicing, Recomposing, and Reinforcing Breaks in with Maschine's Sampler
The Maschine sampler’s slicing modes are all perfect for recomposing and reenforcing breaks to create new beats.
In this tutorial, slicing, recomposing, and reenforcing sampled breaks to create new beats are covered. With just a few abilities of Maschine’s sampler and two simple production techniques, a sampled break can be made into a new beat quickly and easily.
Maschine’s sampler’s slicing modes- Split, Grid, and Detect – are all useful for making beats with breaks. All of the modes allow producers to easily recompose the breaks, as Maschine automatically detects and associates slices with a sample’s tempo (or BPM) and number of bars of duration, and maps the slices across the sequencer when they are applied to a group.
Split and Grid are faster and simpler for the purpose of recomposing sampled breaks, but the Detect slicing mode offers much more precision and is perfect for reenforcing breaks. Using another ability of Maschine’s sampler and the browser, it’s very easy to layer a slice with any sound from Maschine’s library. When slicing in Detect mode, it’s important to consider whether Maschine is making more than 16 slices (more than one per pad) and whether those slices have multiple hits in them.
Using these two slicing modes and two production skills, it’s very easy to quickly create new beats in Maschine by slicing, recomposing, and reenforcing breaks. Let us know in the comments if you make beats using sampled breaks.
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