NI Maschine 2.6 Update - What's New
Native Instruments have released MASCHINE 2.6, a new software update for bringing plenty of new features that enhance workflow, its overall usability, and the way that MIDI can be expressed. The update is free for existing users of MASCHINE 2 software.
With the MASCHINE 2.6 update, MASCHINE JAM now lets you use 16 fixed velocity levels for fast programming in step mode.
New in MASCHINE 2.6, the Variation engine helps add variety and spontaneity to your tracks for all the MASCHINE 4 x 4 controllers. This video takes a closer look at how to bring the Randomizer into play. You can also see and hear how the Humanizer loosens up your beats and melodies. Using both together is a powerful new way to spark track ideas.
Snapshots are an exciting new way to experiment creatively without losing your original sound. This video highlights how to freeze the settings of your current session with the Lock feature, and then return to them instantly after tweaking your sound’s parameters. Similarly, you can see how the Morph function seamlessly transition between different Snapshots.
Start fine-tuning your patterns directly with the MASCHINE JAM controller – change a note’s pitch, velocity, length, or swing via the step sequencer.
Another feature presented in 2.6 are MIDI CC capabilities, letting you tweak virtually any parameter on your hardware synths straight from MASCHINE. They have provided a variety of presets for most popular devices; however, NI claims that these presets can be easily built by yourself! This could get fun really fast.
It’s no doubt that MASCHINE 2.6 is for the studio musician, allowing more expressiveness and tweakage without the user having to look at a computer screen. You can go here to learn more about the update.