>that feel when great jam session and you didn’t hit record
looking good. hold tight oh you heads.
this is probably my last post before Live 9 is out :)))))
so in honor of the unforgettable times we had with the great 8,
i give you eightKNOBS- a new DJ Rack made of 8 oneknob effects
music // Gesaffelstein - Opr
video // The Big Lebowski
what’s new?DROP ME - pitch drop CHOP ME - 8-step chopper ECHO ME - reverberation HIGH - high-pass filter LOW - low-pass filter
that feel when the clip of Ghostek’s new track has an arp synth that sounds very similar to the things I am currently working on
that … feel
a whoooole lot of factors should be considered before I could recommend the Mikro with great confidence. First - What kind of music do you produce, and do you perform, or do you intend to perform? I do not use the pads to play in phrases the way I imagine many hip-hop oriented producers would. Since I’m geared more towards techno, I find that playing in parts is only useful for live. One of the reasons I really wanted the Maschine Mikro initially was the step sequencer function, which is absolutely phenomenal for putting together techno loops on the fly - which is why I ask if you intend to perform. I think it is great for live improvisation using the step sequencer.
Anyway, with that said, I do not want to discourage you from getting the Mikro if you do not produce, but I think that if you intend to only produce with it, you are better off with the full sized Maschine rather than the Mikro, which lacks knobs that make production easier. BUT, you get the same software, samples, and Komplete Elements with either. SO - if you are looking to START producing, from point zero, Maschine is a great place to start. Also, I dont even use the hardware if I am not performing, but I use the Maschine software in every single one of the tracks I am currently working on. It’s a phenomenal piece of software.
However, I don’t think Maschine software can stand alone fully. it needs a DAW to complete the tracks. I use Ableton. this raises two issues: Live 9 and Push are coming out probably within 4 months. Push is going to have a step sequencer and is likely going to integrate a very large portion of Maschine’s functionality. it might be better to save and invest in Ableton Push. Also, Maschine’s pads experience very irritating latency in Ableton 8 because of the way Ableton deals with MIDI input. It tries to compensate for latency, but there is some weird interaction with Maschine that creates latency. I guess this is usually the case with the computer’s integrated sound card. When I am using my Komplete Audio 6 and have Ableton’s audio set to its ASIO drivers, the latency is removed. I am not sure if this is the case with all soundcards using ASIO, of if it is specifically because it is a Native instruments soudncard.
Can’t wait until the semester is over and I am back at home in my own cozy, quiet room so that I can just focus on completing this album. I just have so many pieces right now, so many devices, instrument racks, textures and sounds and samples across so many ableton sets, like a toolkit. I have developed my “go-to” devices and constructions, developed ways to put the textures and progression in my head into the DAW. I just can’t wait until I can focus on synthing, arranging, and mastering deep into cold, christmas-light illuminated nights.
but for now, I need to stop shirking on completing these papers, and deal with finals. Then the music will flow. but before I go off to do that, consider this as being a declaration of a tentative deadline: if this album isn’t completed by the end of January, you will most certainly hear at least a few completed tracks. consider it a promise.
Dubspot has great tutorials for everything related to production. they have a few Maschine ones. Winksound is also really good for very concise tutorials. Check out Maschineproducers.com as well. DJ Tech Tools also has great tutorials, primarily for digital DJing, but they recently had one pertaining to Maschine
so stoked to perform tonight!