Major Updates for MASCHINE Users

Native Instruments releases free MASCHINE 2.4.5 software and REAKTOR Blocks 1.2 updates.

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Overview

Native Instruments MASCHINE 2.4.5 update brings a new set of power features to MASCHINE’s sampling capabilities designed to make your production workflow faster and more intuitive than ever. Additional improvements include new ways to work within the Scene paradigm in MASCHINE, new options for exporting audio, enhanced third-party plugin features, and more. The MASCHINE 2.4.5 software update is free for all owners of the MASCHINE 2 software and is available now via Service Center.

Key Improvements

MASCHINE’s exciting 2.4.5 update includes many improvements and functionality enhancements users have been waiting for. The two standout feature advancements are real-time slicing capabilities and REAKTOR Blocks integration.

Real-time Slicing

MASCHINE’s Manual slicing mode now features a new, intuitive way to work with your samples. Users can quickly insert slice points on MASCHINE’s pads while the sample is playing, making it even faster to slice and work with samples on-the-fly.

REAKTOR Blocks Integration

REAKTOR Blocks 1.2 update adds major improvements for integrating hardware into REAKTOR-based setups. Among the many upgrades, REAKTOR Blocks 1.2 also marks the release of nine new Blocks that add enhanced functionality to MASCHINE and dedicated drum voices to the REAKTOR Blocks framework. The new MASCHINE Sequencer Block is an eight-channel trigger sequencer designed to control Blocks patches directly from the MASCHINE MK2 controller. The sequencer also features a Euclidean pattern generator that automatically creates new polyrhythmic structures within a sequence.

Variable Scene Length

A new Variable Scene Length feature allows Scene lengths to be set independent of the length of patterns. This addition makes it easier to create polyrhythms by freeing users from extending a pattern just to fit the scene it resides in.

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Plugin Upgrades

Internal plugin settings are now savable as defaults. The ‘Save As Default’ function lets you save your favorite plugin settings as defaults, accelerating workflow by eliminating the need to setup your favorite settings each time you load a plugin. In addition, users can now seamlessly browse, edit, and perform with third-party plugins thanks to the new Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) – Native Instruments’ groundbreaking extended plugin format.

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Exporting Audio

MASCHINE 2.4.5 also features the ability to export Scenes as audio. Splitting audio by Scenes is extremely useful for starting an idea in MASCHINE and finishing it in a DAW. Additional export settings improvements include the capability to export audio as lossless .AIFF files and the ability to browse by product groups. This feature is especially useful when searching for third-party plugins using the Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) file format.

Additional Improvements

  • Export audio in AIFF format
  • Scene Export: Split by Scenes lets you export individual scenes for use as audio loops
  • Automatically export the entire song range without setting a loop range first
  • Eraser Tool now deletes a divider between slices instead of merging two slices
  • Browse by product group (category /vendor) via MASCHINE STUDIO
  • Remove all slices at once directly from the MASCHINE hardware to start again from scratch
  • Directly access audio and MIDI settings from the regular preferences dialog
  • “Pattern Grid” renamed to “Arrange Grid” and moved below the Group List in the software
  • In the Slicer, “Manual” mode is now the default
  • Added a field in preferences for custom names for export
  • “Slice” Button renamed to “Split” and turns into “Slice” when a slice is played back
  • Added a Loop control to the Transport in the software to enable and disable Loop playback
  • Browse directly from KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboard using the new Hardware Browse mode

 


Maschine Program

The future of production is here. Native Instruments’ Maschine redefines the intersection of hardware and software, performance and production. With Dubspot’s Maschine program for producers and performers, you’ll go from shaking hands with this cutting-edge music platform to making full tracks and performing your music live.

About This Program

At Dubspot, you’ll learn to produce and perform music with Maschine by becoming familiar with its hardware and software simultaneously. Maschine’s tactile controls map seamlessly to their software counterparts, unlocking an advanced production environment. The first level takes you step-by-step through producing an entire track, covering the essentials of sequencing, synthesis, and mixing along the way. We start making music from the beginning–even if you’re completely new to Maschine, you’ll be making your own beats and grooves within days.

You’ll learn sampling and recording techniques to add original material into your productions, use advanced automation features and cutting-edge effects for sound design, and explore Massive, a powerful synthesizer that’s included with Maschine. You’ll also discover how plug-in instruments and effects can expand your creative workflow, and how additional hardware instruments and controllers can be integrated into your setup. Finally, you will also learn how to integrate Maschine into a DAW as a plug-in effect or MIDI controller, with examples shown in Ableton Live and Logic Pro.

What’s Included

  • Maschine Level 1: Production Essentials
  • Maschine Level 2: Sampling, Recording, and Effects
  • Maschine Level 3: Advanced Techniques and DAW Integration

Additional Information

Visit the Maschine course page for detailed information on this program here.

If you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.

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