NI Maschine Tutorial: Using Transient Master for Mixing

Native Instruments product specialist Matt Cellitti demonstrates how to use Maschine’s uniquely powerful Transient Master effect to tighten up mixes and various musical elements.

Maschine’s Transient Master effect is a very powerful tool for mixing that can be used to bring sounds from the back of the mix to the front, enhance attack on drums and percussion, fix muddy recordings, reduce reverb, and much more. In this tutorial, Matt Cellitti introduces Maschine’s built-in Transient Master effect and shows us how to tighten up your mixes by applying it to various musical elements.

How it Works

Transient Master

Transients are non-tonal material that occurs at the onset of a sound. The Transient Master provides an Attack control used to emphasize or de-emphasizes transients, which will make a sound more or less lively without affecting the overall level while the Sustain control cuts or lengthens the sustain part of a sound. This extremely useful dynamic effect effectively reshapes the envelope allowing you to control the sound at its source.


About Matt Cellitti

Matt Cellitti began his music career recording in four tracks with his college roommate’s borrowed gear. He now tours the world doing advanced clinics and workshops using hi-end, state-of-the-art gear and software created by Native Instruments. During Matt’s international musical journey he discovered that teaching and helping musicians is his life’s true passion.


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.