Maschine 2.7.3 Update: Text Breakdown
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 when you recorded, you automatically got your sample playing in a Sampler. As I learned from this ADSR video (at 6 minutes), you can just hit the big button on your MK3 several times to switch between the Audio Plugin (i.e., the looper) and the Sampler, but this is no longer necessary! Now you get another mode for recording beyond "Detect" and "Sync"... Loop Mode. This way you get a Looper right off the bat, which starts looping automatically.
Is this fast enough to actually do this in realtime to "print" one of your kits to an audio loop while improvising? Yes, totally. It's actually pretty fun like that.
Here's a video that shows this from Saint Joe, but I'm beginning to realize that I need to actually do some videos.
- "ADDED The ability to enable and disable Audio plug-in playback per Pattern when in LOOP mode."
What? I have some hopes and dreams, but let's see...
Okay, what I thought it might do is untie the loop length from the pattern length, but that's not it.
What it actually does is give you the ability to mute a loop in another way, either by double-clicking the waveform (to toggle playback) or with some incoherent stuff happening in Step mode on the MK3 (it shows four lit-up pads for a two-bar pattern that is playing, but if you touch one of them, it shows none when playback is toggled off).
This is weird and possibly useful, but I don't see what it gives us beyond muting.
- ADDED Loading of PerformFX at the end of a Group plug-in chain
This is huge and has been hugely annoying. If you're going to add a Perform effect, you most often want it at the end of the FX chain (unless you had it someplace else before.
Now you can add it anywhere in the chain if you go through browse, or if you shift-select Perform on the MK3, it'll load at the end. Nice!
- Ideas mode on MK3 and Studio!
It's like a poor-man's Maschine Jam controller, right on your MK3... seriously, I can't imagine using this myself, ever, but I'm sure I'll figure out what the fuss is all about some day.
Also I should say that I'm realizing that I need to actually make some videos soon. Though this is a really hard space to get any viewers in, I might have some unique stuff to say. But doesn't everybody think that about their own stuff?
Change Log: 2.7.3 — 2018-03-27