MASCHINE Tutorial Pt. 1/3: Track Building w/ Justin Aswell

Learn how to build the foundations of a track in this first installment of a three-part video tutorial series exploring the creative production and performance possibilities of Native Instruments’ MASCHINE.

Dubspot Instructor and master finger drummer Justin Aswell takes us through his approach to building the foundations of a track in this first installment of a three-part video tutorial series exploring the creative production and performance possibilities of Native Instruments’ versatile MASCHINE Groovebox. Justin demonstrates how to slice up drum breaks, assign samples to pads, and create drum pattern variations. He then proceeds to record a bassline using a MIDI keyboard to give his breaks some meaty low-end and some synth keys for added flavor. Justin then tops the track off with a Tribe Called Quest vocal sample he chops up and edits while offering some fundamental music production techniques and sound shaping possibilities using MASCHINE’s advanced features.

Check out the final results below from Justin Aswell titled “Beats and More Beats.”

 


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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  • bankster_beats
  • 12/21/2011

This is awesom. Pretty basic stuff, but excellent tutorial. Must-see for all maschine owners.

  • Michael Walsh
  • 12/21/2011

Thanks! More to come this year.. stay tuned!