Maschine Sample Slicing Tips From Bass Kleph + Maschine/Komplete Giveaway

Today we’ve got an exclusive quick Maschine video from live performer and finger drummer Bass Kleph. In this tutorial, he’s sharing some of his favorite techniques for taking a single sound from a full song and creating dynamic, playable samples out of that sound. We’re also giving away a Maschine + Komplete bundle in this post – click through to enter!


Maschine makes it incredibly easy to get sounds ready to sample, with just a few steps to quickly get a few copies of your starting sample into the unit’s pads.

  • Load a full song into the first position on a Maschine group
  • Hit the Sampling button to enable sample-trigger mode.
  • Hit the Edit button, and then adjust the start/end points to find the single sound you want to isolate
  • Switch to “Truncate” in the left Maschine LCD and press “Apply” – this puts the sound into a standalone file and removes the rest of the song.
  • Use Duplicate to make two more copies of the sample

Then you’re set to use one of the ways that Bass Kleph outlines in the video above to length a sample and make it more usable for a live routine or a remix.

  • Changing the play type to ADSR and link two of the samples together – making one short and punchy and one time stretched with a long tail.
  • Apply a Beat Delay plugin to add an echo tail to a time stretched sample – maybe add a bit of reverb to create more space.
  • Add a loop near the end of the sample – this works well in Pad Mode for playing a sample across different keys. (try adding Glide in for serious fun!)


We’re currently running a sale on a bundle of the Maschine MK2 and Komplete 9 in the DJTT webstore – $799 for the month of March. But for this article, we decided we’d give away one of the bundles! You can enter up to two times in the widget below via Twitter and Facebook – note that the contest ends Thursday Night/Friday Morning at midnight EST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Watch Our Interview: How Bass Kleph Performs Live on Maschine


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  • Ryan Harvey

    May the RaffleCopter be in my favor!

  • ted

    would be so cool to win the maschine!!!Good luck

  • Foy Justice

    Best luck every one. Fingers crossed and ready to rock.

  • Andrew Smith

    Been DJing for a while and I’d love to get into production!

  • jbad

    never won a contest before…this would make me the happiest person ever

  • kyle chumchal

    This giveaway is perfect I’ve wanted the Maschine and Komplete for a very long time now!

  • Balkstar

    Bass Kleph – what a fucking legend – and an awesome tutorial!

  • Balkstar

    That’s Mad Zach!

  • felix lenniger

    It would be AWESOME for my students to be albe to work with the new Maschine.

    • justi

      NI gives huge discounts to students in educational programs with music

      • Felix Lenniger

        Cool! Thanks for your reply.
        I will check that out for sure.

  • Anthony Rockwell

    Ive wanted the machine for sooo long to use while producing! But now I want it for performance as well! Looks so dope.

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  • Yuval Rozin

    That’s some awesome stuff! Kleph kills on that machine.

  • Lasson

    Hello! Thanks

  • Eoghain

    Fair play lads big giveaway

  • Ryan Harvey

    You guys would not believe how bad I want a Maschine! I’ve been saving for my wedding and am unable to afford one this year!!! 🙁 I don’t need the pity, but I’m dying to get my hands on one weather I win or not! #WeddingGiftMe!!! 🙂 You guys rock for making this contest! #FingerDrummer

  • Peter Cuevas H

    I want Win

  • Tyler

    It’s always nice when even though I’m not into his style of music I can still pick up some solid techniques

  • DJ PC3

    Can yo do that looping feature in Maschine 1.8? I’m still on that because I like how I can integrate it into Ableton…

  • Jacob Sutton

    cool! thanks

  • Christopher Robertson

    Wow guys. That giveaway is freakin awesome!

  • Tyler

    Bass Kleph is a beast with maschine. Cool giveaway too! Praying

  • killmedj

    Gotta love the Kleph!

  • Prof_Strangeman

    Really cool techniques!~ +1