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Maschine 1.8 Update Now Available – Includes Massive!

This morning Native Instruments has made the new version of the Maschine software (announced in parallel with Maschine Mk 2 earlier this month) available for download in their Service Center. Registered Maschine users will be able to download this update, and when they do, they’ll also have access to a full version of the ever-popular Massive synthesizer.

What’s new in the 1.8 update? In addition to a number of new production-oriented effects (like Transient Master, Tube, Tape Saturator, Tube Saturator), it also includes a massive amount of workflow improvements:

  • Host transport control: Running the MASCHINE software as a plug-in in your DAW*, use the transport buttons on the MASCHINE hardware to control transport in the host software. Important: Requires the latest version of the NI Controller Editor.
  • New Browser sample preview mode: Easily scroll through the browser list and pre-hear samples without loading them.
  • Revised select screen: Now includes individual note length and velocity editing.
  • Auto-write pinning: Pin the Auto-Write button for improved automation recording – tweak with two hands!
  • New hardware shortcuts: Select and erase events quickly and easily.
  • Panic button: Immediately cuts off all sound from MASCHINE.
  • Improved missing sample handling: Now locates files per project – point the MASCHINE software to the location for one missing file, and it automatically resolves other related missing files.
  • Sampler play position indicator: See the play marker in the sampler wave display – also shown in the hardware display.
  • Save Group with samples: Now you have the option to save Group with samples.

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  • trigger

    Its disappeared out of my list in logic x after the upgrade anyone know why n how to fix it ??? Please help.

  • ObieGYN

    About multicore…I was wondering if anyone has tried this but I’m gonna be running my mk2 in host plug in mode with ableton suite 8…does abletons multi core support translate over to the maschine??

  • jon port

    too little, too late. “offline” time-stretch would have been impressive in 1984 but insulting for people that have waited so long for this. still no Multi core support. weak. time to say goodbye to Maschine. disappointing as ever NI.

    • Plauto Camargo

      I agree!

    • SK

      Meh… I was looking for that multi-core support as well. Would much rather have that than a color coded controller. But time stretching has always been an easy work around, both within Maschine or in a separate program. Glad to finally have this feature though.

    • Rayalon

      Goodbye. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.

  • Rafa

    Hi there,

    I now have 1.8.1 version installed, I had to install it twice, first time was buggy, crashed loading samples, but now is just fine.
    I don´t see Massive anywhere ! it didn´t install it, and it´s not up for download at the service center.
    So where is the massive ?

    And thanks NI great update

    • Check your email, Massive and code was sent to you by email. Do a search in your email and you will find it. Download and have fun.

      • Rafa

        I did, and haven´t got it, when didi you receive it ?
        Already send NI an email

        thank´s for your awnser

        • Rafa

          and here it´s – NI Massive
          Problem solved – thanks to NI fast support center

          • LoopKat

            wow that’s the first time I’ve heard a thank you, the word fast and NI support in the same sentence.

          • BUSYB

            I have always found NI customer service to be top-notch. Maybe I’ve just been lucky.

  • Oliver Force

    New Browser sample preview mode: Easily scroll through the browser list and pre-hear samples without loading them. – GOLD!