How To Use Komplete Kontrol S-Series Keyboards with Maschine 2 Software
Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards have some super elegant features that can enhance the way you work with Maschine 2 and other Komplete software.
From setup basics, to combining chords and arpeggios, to trialing and recording creative automation, this 5 part video course lifts the hood on the S-Series before putting you in the driver’s seat of a more productive workflow with highly intuitive controls.
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Parts 1 & 2: Introduction, Keyboard Setup, Browsing, Loading and Navigating Content
Learn how to make the keyboard work with Maschine 2 software from basic set up; browsing and loading via instruments and tags; to navigating content and assigning you’re own effects and parameters.
By the end of this section you’ll be able to audition sounds and start shaping them on the go.
Part 3: Transport Controls
From software set up through to using the hardware to set up projects and scenes, record melodic and drum patterns and select loop ranges.
After part 3 you will be able to navigate S-Series Transport controls and start recording your musical ideas directly into Maschine 2.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
If you’ve just got your hands on NI’s S-Series, this course will set you up with tips and techniques for a tidy workflow. Practical instruction shows you how to use S-Series Keyboards and gives you a solid working understanding of the advanced features.
Alternatively, if you’re considering a purchase, this course gives you practical insight into how the hardware can work for you and highlights the differences vs. generic midi controllers.
Part 4: Scale, Chords, Arpeggios
Discover how the Light Guide and Smart Play work as well as how to apply and combine all these scale, chord and arpeggio features in a dynamic way.
After watching Part 4 you’ll have a better sense of how the intuitive technology included in the S-Series offers and added level of convenience and inspiration. For example, you can set up chords with arpeggios using selected scales and then further tweak the sound with interesting effects.
Part 5: Touch Strips & Effect Modulation
Learn how to set up and use the pitch and modulation strips along with all the various modes available. Find out how to use the touch sensitive controller knobs and Native Map technology to set up and record effect modulation from the keyboard.
By the end of Part 5 you will be familiar with how the touch strips work and how to use them. You’ll also be able to apply parameter changes during playback and record them as part of your project.
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR
adsrsounds.com tutor and avid Maschine enthusiast, Andrew Chellman mixes experience and creativity with a clear and methodical teaching style to to give you a better understanding of the awesome power of Native Instruments Maschine hardware.
If you’re interested in composing melodies or just want to get more out of your Maschine this course will have you banging out new sounds in minutes!