Just bought Maschine!

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Just bought Maschine!

Post by condra » Fri May 06, 2011 6:41 pm

Sorry I know its annoying when people get so horny about new gear that they have to tell the world, but holy crap!

Bought Maschine yesterday and can't get my hands off it. I'm like a Maschine pervert.

Maschine already does things Ableton, Steinberg, Novation, etc couldn't sort out in the last ten years.

Still learning, it goes surprisingly deep, but it seems to be capable of doing a lot of different jobs really well.
I mean, its a Drum Pad Controller, a step sequencing groovebox, an MPC style sampler, a plug-in tweaker, a basic DAW...
8O


2 defining moments for me since I got Maschine yesterday:

1 - Messing with tutorials and got lost in the groove. Was experimenting with Maschine and having fun when suddenly my screen saver came on - I hadn't touched the mouse in 20 minutes!

2 - The first time I loaded a VST into Maschine and saw pages of parameters automatically mapped to the 8 knobs. WOW.

I'm just blown away.

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Re: Just bought Maschine!

Post by necho » Fri May 06, 2011 6:45 pm

great innit :-)

the free updates are amazing. can't wait until they add timestretching to the sampler...
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Re: Just bought Maschine!

Post by razorblade » Fri May 06, 2011 6:49 pm

It's the shit... no doubt about it.
No...I am 3phase!

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Re: Just bought Maschine!

Post by The Northern Contingent » Fri May 06, 2011 7:02 pm

Welcome aboard the Maschine love mobile :D

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Re: Just bought Maschine!

Post by timothyallan » Fri May 06, 2011 7:07 pm

do you make hip hop?

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Re: Just bought Maschine!

Post by condra » Fri May 06, 2011 7:07 pm

num num num num num

its a nice place to be

:D

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Re: Just bought Maschine!

Post by condra » Fri May 06, 2011 7:08 pm

timothyallan wrote:do you make hip hop?
sometimes, kinda.

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Re: Just bought Maschine!

Post by glitchrock-buddha » Fri May 06, 2011 8:59 pm

Ya Maschine is one of those things where it's hard to keep your excitement bottled up.

You will certainly find that you wish it had this or that after no time, especially used as a plug-in.

Needs:
-timestretch.
-automation of patterns, volumes, mutes and more parameters (or more macros)
-timeline cursor over sample playback
Professional Shark Jumper.

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Re: Just bought Maschine!

Post by condra » Fri May 06, 2011 9:13 pm

Yeah I was trying to explain my excitement to my girlfriend and she seemed more concerned with how much it cost me :lol: Maschine was never gonna be friends with her though anyway.

I think what I want already is Ableton come up with a rival device. Either that, or NI make a bull blown DAW out of Maschine. Or both, for the sake of competition.

Either way, I'm finally getting close to my ideal level of mousing, i.e as little as possible.

I'm really looking forward to getting some good maps going and getting used to using some of my favourite plug-ins with the 8 knobs.

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Re: Just bought Maschine!

Post by kanuck » Fri May 06, 2011 9:18 pm

condra wrote:Yeah I was trying to explain my excitement to my girlfriend and she seemed more concerned with how much it cost me :lol: Maschine was never gonna be friends with her though anyway.
Haha i know exactly what you mean. I always get really excited over new gear and it ends up coming up when I'm hanging out with my girlfriend. I later realize it probably bored her to death. Maschine looks cool.. if i was into beat making.

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Re: Just bought Maschine!

Post by delicioso » Sat May 07, 2011 12:25 pm

kanuck wrote:Maschine looks cool.. if i was into beat making.
It's far from being just for "beat making". It's a full-on workstation with a hardware style hands-on workflow. And a x0x step sequencer. And an alternative to Live's session view that can record automation in realtime.

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Re: Just bought Maschine!

Post by condra » Sat May 07, 2011 12:53 pm

.. and an alternative to Novation Automap

It seems to have evolved into something much bigger than a groovebox

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Re: Just bought Maschine!

Post by ze2be » Sat May 07, 2011 1:23 pm

I sooo want one.
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Re: Just bought Maschine!

Post by condra » Sat May 07, 2011 1:54 pm

ze2be wrote:I sooo want one.
whatever it is, do it :twisted: (unless you were thinking of selling a kidney, or a daughter)

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Re: Just bought Maschine!

Post by ze2be » Sat May 07, 2011 2:44 pm

condra wrote:
ze2be wrote:I sooo want one.
whatever it is, do it :twisted: (unless you were thinking of selling a kidney, or a daughter)
Haha! Ill check my bank account against my bills when I get home from work!! ;) Got perfect space for it ready in the studio, and it even gets its own screen. I love sampling, and thats the main reason for me. Now I just sample straight into Session, make some cuts, crop/consolidate and so on. But this shold be much quicker on the Maschine!
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