Maschine Video Tutorial: Sound Design w/ Vocal Samples / Create Sampled Instruments

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In this video tutorial, Dubspot Instructor Matt Cellitti offers tips and tricks for transforming and shaping ordinary sounds with Native Instruments Maschine’s high-performance sampler and  and turning them into versatile sampled instruments. Cellitti is co-designer and developer of our Maschine program, along with our very own Heinrich Zwahlen. For those looking for high quality training on Maschine’s hardware/software combination, this is the program. The classes will be available in our school in New York City and at Dubspot Online this January.

Using random audio samples and turning them into sampled instruments is nothing new in electronic music. People have been using samplers and software for many, many years to create truly unique instruments. The interesting thing I show in this video is how easy it is to do this on Maschine, while never having to use the mouse to do any editing. It is a refreshing approach that allows for more instantaneous and creative tweaking of sampled material. Maschine is so powerful as both a software and hardware that you can quickly find yourself mangling your audio using the built in sampler functions to create these personalized instruments. Take this idea to the next level by using your smartphone to capture “found sounds” out in your environment, bring them into Maschine, and voila! – you now have completely original musical instruments to give your sound a distinctive style that nobody else will have.

-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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