Sound Design w/ Maschine Video Tutorial: Using FM8, Massive, Reaktor (Native Instruments)

Native InstrumentsMaschine is fast becoming the weapon of choice for producers worldwide due to it’s fast workflow and physical interface that brings instant musical gratification to computer-based music production. Maschine combines the strengths of a DAW with the flexibility of MPC-style sequencing and the massive sound library that Native Instruments has been developing since the company’s inception in 1996. NI introduced a massive upgrade to the platform this spring with the release of Maschine 1.6 – an update that added more sounds and functionality for producers.

The most significant feature to come with Maschine 1.6 is support for third-party plugin hosting which allows you to use VST and AU plugins as individual sound sources and effects in your Maschine project. It also incorporates some of Kore 2′s functionality for combining plug-ins which allows for creative sound design possibilities. Layering synth sounds is a fundamental part of sound design and an essential production technique in electronic music.

In this new Maschine video tutorial, Dubspot instructor and Native Instructor specialist Matt Cellitti explains how to create and manipulate new instruments and stack multiple layers of VSTs inside Maschine for a heavy, electro synth lead. Utilizing three of NI’s versatile and celebrated synthesizers Massive, Razor, and FM8, Cellitti starts by recording a Massive synth-bass line, which he copy-and-paste to two other channels containing a snappy, low-end, heavy Razor in combination with a bright FM8 lead. He added additional effects, signal processing,

By the end of this tutorial you should have a good grasp on the way Maschine handles plug-in instruments and you’ll be able to explore sound design by layering synths and sounds together to create depth in your music.

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  • Laurie
  • 7/27/2011

Fantastic tutorial man. Thank you so much. Still amazed at just how intuitive Maschine is. Thanks again

  • Flux302
  • 7/27/2011

just a few small comments to add to matt’s great video here. alot of what was done here can also be sped up a bit via the controller. before you ever even lay the pattern you could use pad link to set your vst groups up (and also mix and match with sample instruments or modules). also you can use the select button (make sure you check the events button) then select all to select the pattern (thus not having to use the mouse to select your pattern). also you can use macro knob settings to manipulate knobs of all the linked synths from one page at the same time! oh and where the play head is determines where the clip board will paste to.
another excellent video from Matt thanks!

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  • lodi
  • 7/27/2011

how can i take a beat i have recorded on ni maschine and turn it in 2 audio or mp3? pleAsz HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michael Walsh
  • 7/27/2011

There are a couple of ways. You can export audio through the file menu.. and you can also drag and drop audio from the maschine interface into your DAW or onto your desktop. Check out these tutorial videos from N.I. Page three has Audio Export information: