Maschine Video Tutorial – Understanding Multi FX Routing, Automation, Patterns

In this video tutorial that was created for Future Music Magazine, Dubspot Instructor Matt Cellitti explains how to use and manipulate powerful multi-fx programs in Native Instruments’ Maschine. Cellitti is co-designer and developer of our Maschine program, along with our very own Heinrich Zwahlen. This is the definitive program for high quality training on Maschine’s hardware/software combination. Classes will be available in our school in New York City and at Dubspot Online this month.

Future Music Maschine Video Tutorial – Multi Effect Chain

One of the most powerful aspects of Maschine is the ability to quickly create patterns on the fly.  Maschine users are well aware of how easy it is to record a drum pattern, duplicate it, and add variations.  What might not be so obvious to some is how easily we can create patterns for effects as well.  A pattern in Maschine does not have to always include “note” values, but rather, we can create elaborate, expanding patterns using nothing but the automation of effect parameters.

Maschine will allow you to route any sound into an “FX Group”, similar to how we experience Sends and Returns inside of your favorite recording programs.  Unlike most DAWs however, Maschine will allow you to save a complex Multi FX chain that also includes up to 64 patterns of effect automation. So imagine being able to pull up a crazy delayed-flanging-pitched-FM modultaing-reverby-grain stretched effect that will evolve over the course of your song because you are able to sequence effect changes much like you would a drum pattern.  So do yourself a favor and go create some trippy effect chains and that will spice up your drum and instrument tracks.  This is a sure fire way to make sure you don’t fall into the repetitive electronic music rut, where your patterns just loop over an over without much change.

- Dubspot Instructor Matt Cellitti

Native Instruments MASCHINE redefines hardware and software integration for music production and creative performance. Upon completion of this program, you will have written a full original track using multiple plug-in instruments and effects, produced a remix based on rearranged source material with your own musical additions, and made recordings of yourself improvising with both projects while creating break downs, build ups, and effect manipulations.

What’s Included:

  • MASCHINE Level 1: Programming and Beat Making Basics
  • MASCHINE Level 2: Sampling, Slicing and Composing
  • MASCHINE Level 3: Advanced Production and Performance Techniques

Become fluent in the language of sound design with this comprehensive program. This six-level Sound Design program uses Native Instruments’ Komplete 7 as a platform for learning synthesis and sampling techniques. Starting with an introduction to the properties of sound, this comprehensive series of courses covers most common synthesis methods available for music production in the DAW of your choice.

Discovering the right sound is like finding a needle in the digital haystack. Learn the fundamentals to make this easier, and gain the depth of knowledge to make a good sound better. Factory content is great, but everyone has it – your mix needs something special.

What’s Included:

  • Sound Design Level 1: Introduction to Komplete 8
  • Sound Design Level 2: Synthesis with Massive, FM8 and Absynth
  • Sound Design Level 3: Sampling with Kontakt and Battery
  • Sound Design Level 4: Advanced Sound Design
  • Sound Design Level 5: Reaktor Ensembles and Instruments
  • Sound Design Level 6: Reaktor Programming

Start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.

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

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