Keep an eye out for two other videos in this series coming soon with Zach showing how he makes similar routines in Ableton Live and Traktor Remix Decks. If you’ve got questions, let us know in the comments!
Think that you might want to check out a Maschine MkII after watching this vid? They’re in the DJTT webstore now!
My Maschine 2.2 software doesnt say disk? im really really curious how to put the parts of the songs onto the pads so i can play live but i dont know how to put a mp3 file into maschine 2.2 please help
[…] week Mad Zach showed off how to build remix routines in Maschine, but with our Traktor users in mind, he made this new tutorial for a different style of remixing. […]
That was really informative and inspiring! Thank you! I just got Maschine recently and haven’t quite figured out how my workflow will go with it. This gave me some awesome ideas!
also this works best in ableton running as a vst/au that way you can beat warp your specific track and reload it into machine so that it is in better time with your bpm for recording purposes. i still do this in maschine from time to time when i want to use the keyboard playability on the samples but i find it to be pretty close to abletons “slice to midi function” so i’ve been doing that more often.
Much easier using the Masch Remix app which allows you to use the Maschine just like the F1, you have 4 deck control plus effects.
Yeah man this is exactly what I’ve been looking for… Basic creative ways to remix and also amazing for live performance
Lol forgot to thank you for it! Cheers man
I been missing the useful stuff like this from DJTT. THANKS!!
This is one of the reasons I picked up a Maschine Mikro. Too many cool factors were pointing toward getting one. While it’s true the Mikro is less of an all-in-one kit, it appears every other feature on the Maschine is in the Mikro… which I have no problem with because I’m already using the computer, I have a keyboard controller with dials and sliders and pads (oh my) and I don’t have any illusions that the drum machine is hooked up to the computer at all times.
good stuff my dudes! Maschine is really a great piece of kit with an awesome workflow
Hey Zach! I love your tutorials and soundpacks. It would be nice if you did a tutorial on how you make the soundpacks in ableton. As it’s a great mystery to me how you set them up as an instrument (or what it’s called, still new to Ableton).
cool,but yo,this is notta’ ‘stand-alone controller like normal/ or ‘older’ drum machines ala’ MPC or Dr.Rhythm boxes?…can this be done all in just ‘maschine,with no computer?’-sorry if this is an off-topic question,but i am curious to purchase,thanks in advance.
Yes it can. The software will work fine in standalone. Problem is, finding the software since the software and Maschine come packaged. The Maschine operates just like any other drum machine but has a computer based software to help you expand what you do. Biggest difference I love is seeing the pattern markers as you create and have a big screen to work with. if you never tried one, hit a local shop and try it out.
Thanks Mad Zach, I gust got my Maschine last week and have been stumbling through it. This I will now try tonight.
Great Article!!!, helps a lot really, although I’m waiting for the one about Traktor Remix Decks.
Oo, totally should apply looping more to my drum samples. Looking forward to your first release on chronologic! 🙂
Is there a video where you show the same technique in Ableton? J
You mean sampling in Ableton? Ableton has tutorials built into the program under the help menu. It will walk you thru it. They also have a youtube video explaining how to.
Best. Video. Yet.
that was sick! i want that remix. the little bit that you made in this vid is so sick! i want it! where can i get it?!
I followed the instructions for looping with no luck… is there something I might need to do extra or am I stupid?
Simple but very effective, feeling inspired now. Thanks man
Exactly what I needed! Thanks Zach! Would you mind at sometime doing this with the Maschine Mikro? Thanks again, really helpful.
You should make a quick video on how to do all of that in Ableton with a Midi Fighter
it’s basically the same concept and in my opinion works a little better because it’s beat warped. take your audio file, beat warp it to your bpm then right click it and select slice to new midi track. select the timing you want it sliced in and which device you want it dropped into (my preference is always the drum rack/default) and viola!!
So so so helpful.. I have been dissecting your ableton sound packs for maschine for quite some time now. Mad Zach for the win
Can i use my “Korg padKontrol” with Machines Software? Please let me know 🙂
Is it this easy on the Mikro?
yes, but some of the tweaking must be done with the mouse.
King Zach does it again. Thank you sir.
well done homey — well done
thanks Mike 🙂
Is it possible to do this with the old Maschine controller?
Yeah! Really the only difference between MKI & MKII is the colored pads. (There’s also a different knob on the MKII, but that doesn’t stop you from doing any of the above.)
yes for sure
Okay cool, i’m definitely gonna try this out 😀
and again… always very inspiring…
Can i Use My “Korg Kontrolpad” with the Maschine Software?
please let me know ^.^ :D)
No, you can only midi-map very few features in Maschine, the pads not included.
You can’t buy the software without the hardware anyway.
Don’t think so… AfaIk it’s not possible to map any Maschine software function to any controller.
the beauty of maschine is the tight integration between the hardware and the software. there are very few points where you’ll need to touch a mouse or keyboard. pretty much everything can be done on the hardware.
Well then whats some Good Software for the Korg Padkontrol? or thats good with any Drum pad? im a newbie But im Learning haha Thank you Btw for the Response.
you can do this same thing in ableton with your pad kontrol and have that pitch effect at your finger tips on the xy pad instead of taking up a pad slot for a pitched hit. take your audio file, beat warp it to your bpm
then right click it and select slice to new midi track. select the
timing you want it sliced in and which device you want it dropped into
(my preference is always the drum rack/default) and viola!! it’s the same thing.
you should check out my korg padkontrol scratch video demo on youtube under msngr415…the pad kontrol is a highly overlooked midi controller.
Awesome! hope theres more video on maschine!
Can I do this on Maschine Mikro ?
you may have to do more of it with the mouse, but they run the same software so yes!
Nice touch having the 3D changing colors in the background. 🙂
was thinking the same thing!
Hmz – I think it would have been as least as helpful to show what kind of sounds you should look for…. juicy bits is just a bit too generic. Maybe it could have been more helpful for some people to say something about having a good range of sounds (low / mid / high) and showing that with a number of songs?
Also – if you take a sample from your harddisk it’s ALWAYS in Oneshot mode. The first thing you want to do is put it in ADSR mode (page 2 by head – I’m at work now 🙂 so when you hit the pad you don’t hear the whole song, just how long you hold down the pad (just put Sustain to 100% and the rest to 0%)
you’re right about the oneshot mode but I skipped that step and decided to add it as a comment in the annotations instead, thanks for the reminder!
I went in and added annotations to clear up your questions and suggestions 🙂 hope that helps!
you’re the f’n man zach!
Thanks just what i needed help with , more pls
couldnt agree more!
This is great! I basically do the same cutting up songs with start and end points, but especially those variation and modification tips come in handy to give it more character! I wonder if you could also do a good tutorial on how to prepare, import and grid loop samples for remix deck use. I prepare loops occasionally but I don’t always get good results gridding so I can use remixs decks in Sync mode. I normally import the loop in a track deck, grid it and save to the collection, but I feel this isn’t the right way of doing it. Any tips on that?
I’m putting together a similar tutorial on remix decks for next week 🙂
Can’t wait! and loved this one (makes me want to have a mashine even more)