Much like the impetus for Native Instruments to create Maschine and for Ableton to develop Push, Zurich-based artist Ander (just Ander) also wants electronic music to get out from behind the laptop. To do so, the tinkerer and composer made Station, a grid-based, LED-and-knob-driven, multi-unit controller that he runs with Ableton Live and Max for Live for maximum improvisational possibilities.
Spotted recently on the “Maschine Movement” group on Facebook was this incredible production setup, something that we haven’t seen before. Imagine not paying for studio space, for rent, for the ability to move your studio away from your annoyed neighbors – and you might imagine something like James Michael’s mobile studio built into his RV. […]
Native Instruments put out a brand new interview video earlier this morning focusing on house legend and 20 year DJ veteran MK. In the video, MK waxes poetic on the state of DJing and it's transformation to digital - as well as sharing his own feelings on how software and controllers like his Kontrol X1 MK2 have changed his approach to the craft.
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.
There comes a time in every DJ's career where mixing two decks is no longer creatively challenging. Three or more decks, cue point juggling and effects mastery are all ways to up the excitement, but they lack the creative expression of music making. It's at this point that drum machines, synths, and truly musical hardware can unlock new territory in DJing. In today's article, we will show you how to exactly that by connecting Native Instruments' Maschine with Traktor.
DJ IZN is back with another routine, this one a collaborative bit with Canadian DJ Skratch Bastid. The two styles blend really well together, with Skratch Bastid cutting on top of IZN's controllerism melody triggering on a Maschine and Kontrol F1.
A quick four-minute live performance routine + interview
Most DJ softwares don't use velocity sensitivity in their controls - but with more and more devices including them, why not? Today Ryan shares a quick tutorial on using velocity-sensitive pads to modulate effect parameters and Remix Deck volume in Traktor - read on to learn how and to download a free mapping for Maschine!