Big news from Native Instruments - they're launching a brand new production controller called Maschine Jam. Jam takes elements of Maschine controllers and Kontrol S-Series keyboards and combines them with arrangement workflows found on the Push or Launchpad. Build a track on the fly and perform it live with the Maschine Jam.
Native Instruments announced the arrival of the 2.4.5 update to their MASCHINE 2 software, enabling users to get even more out of the software. This update, available in the Service Center today, offers a new Manual Slicing feature, variable scene length, and the ability to save user defaults as well as general performance improvements. Read […]
Enferno is back with a new routine and this time he is taking DJing one step higher by introducing live remix elements along side traditional turntablism and new-age controllerism. With an arsenal of NI gear, Enferno takes Just Blaze and Bauuer's track Higher to another level.
The original version of iMaschine was a fun beat-making app, but a lot of the advanced production features that users of the Maschine software were used to never quite made it into the app. Native Instruments is today launching a brand new app, iMaschine 2, that adds an Arranger, Step Mode, and Smart Play functionality. There's a whole host of features that make this app less like a toy and more like a mobile version of Maschine's production software on desktops - keep reading for the full details.
OS X DJs and producers beware! Native Instruments has announced that by upgrading to OS X 10.11, (aka El Capitan), users will lose primary functionality of multiple DJ controllers, software plug-ins, and access to audio outputs on legacy hardware. With any big upgrade there are bound to be a few hiccups, but they are rarely caught this quickly.
At the crossroads of DJing and production lies the evolving role of the live producer/performer. Not truly a DJ, but more than a producer, it begs the question – what does "playing live" mean in this day and age? It's a personal decision - some will choose to DJ – itself an honorable and life-long quest - while others will seek more performative live experiences. In today’s tutorial, Mad Zach shares one strategy for taking a finished song and using parts of it to create a performable kit in Ableton and Maschine.
We've seen what Native Instruments' Traktor team has been capable of with the integration of Stem Decks and the new on-controller screens over the last 12 months, but today we're looking forward and imagining what might become reality in Traktor Pro 3.0. One of the big, often-promised features we might see is full Maschine/Traktor integration - so today we're rounding up specific features DJTT readers want to see in this hypothetical future software pairing.
There's a massive community of producers who use the Native Instruments Maschine software/hardware combo to craft beats and perform live. Today we want to highlight one awesome tool created by the crew over at PadBangers that allows you to use Maschine like a traditional drum machine (inspired by workflows on the Roland TR-8 and DSI Tempest).