As the technological landscape of dance-music production continues to evolve, producers are faced with a conundrum: With a plethora of production platforms, hardware/software bundles, plugins, and modular pieces of software, what is the best way to sequence drums? Today we talk with producers about which methods they prefer.
With Native Instruments' recent Maschine 2.1 software update, there's never been a better time for experienced Maschine-ists to work—or for curious newcomers to explore the Maschine world. There's some very cool new Drumsynth features, like the Grit Kick and Shaker Performer mode. Many workflow enhancements also help you make your music faster and smarter. Check out our videos to see what you need to know.
No DJ ever really makes it anymore without producing tracks, and getting into that game can be daunting, but Native Instruments’ Maschine Studio expertly combines a powerful, straightforward beat- and music-creation software with a top-notch controller. Whether you want it as a stand-alone system or expansion tool, Maschine Studio has something to offer to your musical goals.
As 2013 comes to a close, it's time to reflect back on a great year of articles and a growing DJ TechTools community. It was a slower year in general for new DJ gear as compared to the early phases of the controller craze, but we had no shortage of interesting subjects to write about. Grab your time machine and check out what you might have missed or forgotten.
Having been booked for every other Maschine product launch video, it’s no surprise that Jeremy Ellis is back to represent on the Maschine Studio. Interestingly enough, Jeremy is wearing a Google Glass headset – a bit of a distracting choice, but it actually allows us to see a shakey view through his eyes – lots […]
Well we know how Native Instruments is celebrating Halloween this year: instead of putting out jack-o-lanterns and playing spooky noises they made with Komplete, they’re launching the new Maschine 2.0 software and pushing the $999 Maschine Studio into stores a day early. Of course, there’s plenty of Maschine users out there just looking to score the new […]
Crafted deep in the Photoshop department at DJ TechTools HQ this afternoon, we’ve decided to take the rampant speculation and subtext from yesterday’s Maschine Studio announcement to share our speculation on what the next Traktor controller (we’re speculatively naming it the Kontrol S4 MK3) will look like. Maschine Studio Screens: Native Instruments clearly spent tons of development […]
Native Instruments came out swinging today with a double punch, updating the Machine software and launching the brand new Maschine Studio controller aimed at taking over even more of your production workflow. The hardware is large and in charge with jog wheels, double LED screens and full control over all editing features. On the software […]