Maschine Is My Girlfriend

Dan Rosenstark

Dan Rosenstark is the author of MIDI Designer. This blog is the tale of his adventures with his better half, Native Instrument's Maschine, and live-improvised electronic music.

Maschine 2.7.4 Release Notes (2.74)

2.74 is the last interesting update (we’re at 2.7.8 right now), except that maybe 2.7.7 looks interesting. Where are all these? Native Access, man! Personally, I’m still trying to figure out how a pattern can contain Audio. These are old but interest...

Why You Need Maschine Jam and MK3

Recently I tried working with just the Maschine MK3. Normally, I work with the MK3 to the left of the Jam. But I wanted to see how minimal I could go (and even tried out the Circuit for a bit). On the one hand, my focus and perhaps creativity is better...

Removing Modulation (Auto) from Touch Strip on MK3

I read this passage again and finally got it: The second solution works, but I wanted to just clear the touch strip modulation (not all the modulation in the pattern). The answer is: Hold ERASE and turn the two knobs involved in your touch-strip mod...

Maschine 2.7.3 Update: Text Breakdown

Highlights I've read the Change Log (below) and watched some videos so you don't have to! What's new? Here are a few important things: ADDED A LOOP recording mode to the Record tab When Maschine 2.7 came out, they introduced the "Audio" plugin. But whe...

Dan's Finger Drumming Rudiments

So I've been thinking about the basics of finger drumming on Maschine recently. This is one approach that is quite cool: And watching Zach rock it out on YouTube is always amazing, but it's not really how I want to use the tech. I use Maschine itsel...

Travel Rig Reflections from Vegas

Here in Vegas, it’s apparently the Year of the Dog. Venetian dog: Another dog (Bellagio?), quite different: My Backpack (Deconstructed) Rig And my “Backpack Rig"... my real rig does travel in a serious trap case, but this is my deconstructed rig ...

Bidirectional MIDI Control in Maschine 2.7.2

My interest in MIDI control goes back way before MIDI Designer. When I think of a MIDI controller, I think of my first one, the Novation Zero SL It has knobs, sliders, buttons. (The Novation also has a few “rotary encoders," which can respond to MIDI ...

Maschine Jam is Lighting Up and Then Shutting Off on OS X

So you connect your Maschine Jam to a new Mac. It lights up when plugged in to USB power, but then the lights shut off. Even MIDI controller mode doesn't work. The Web is no help, including Native Instruments site itself via Google. Worse, the Maschi...

How to Back Up Maschine on Mac/OS X

These locations will get you to a new Maschine without redoing much of your Maschine setup. Everything is Here ~/Library/Application Support/Native Instruments Library Locations Etc. ~/Library/Application Support/Native Instruments/Maschine 2 Favorite...