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Maschine MK3 - New Features & Review

maschine review Sep 19, 2017

Let me know what you think of the new MK3 and ask questions in the comments below.

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Maschine Jam Video First Look

maschine review Sep 27, 2016

Something special arrived in the post today! Here's a quick first test. I'll have more details on this after I've spent some more time working with it. Ask me any questions in the comments! 

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Play Your Next Song Live

If you are on my email list, you may have noticed me mentioning there was a new Bass Kleph track coming out soon! :) The song is called Damn Fucking Right and I’m excited to say that it will be released October 14th on Hysteria Records! Home of the Bingo Players. Not only that, but I designed the entire song from the ground up to be playable on Maschine with pad drumming. So, like my other Maschine Kits on my site, there will soon be a new one, along with an instructional video, and a sample pack.

How did I design my song to be playable on Maschine? The secret is to start with a pattern. This pattern has no sound initially. It’s just something that is easy and fun to play on the pads. e.g. My right hand could be playing the drums like usual in my songs, and my left hand could be playing a few stabs etc Once I have decided on my imaginary pattern, I record it into the sequencer (there are still no sounds assigned at this point), and afterward I start assigning sounds....

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Top 8 Things About The New Maschine JAM

maschine review Aug 16, 2016

Big news today! Native Instruments launched a new Maschine unit called JAM. Does this mean we should ditch our old ones? Turns out, maybe not.

The new Maschine resembles something like the Ableton Push but designed for the Maschine software. Its 8x8 grid appears to give you a tactile hardware version of Step Sequencing, Mixer, Keyboard/Chord performance, and Scene/Pattern switching.

but, my favorite things are...

1- NO SCREEN

This may seem counterintuitive but it actually speeds things up. Well, as long as it's functions/lighting are well designed. and yes, they do indeed appear to be. Things are just put in the right place, and the light up pads tell you all you need to know. Systems like this are faster, and more like a real instrument.

2- SMART STRIP CONTROLLERS

They control the new performance FX well, and the led meters easily indicate their status at all times. Notes feature means that it's even possible to use the strips to play melodies and chords.

3- BACK LIT COLOR PADS TO...

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MASCHINE demo and Q&A @ ICON Collective

A little while back I did a live Maschine demo and Q&A at Icon Collective Production School in Los Angeles. In case you missed it, here's the video that shows the Maschine Performances and Q&A session with the ICON production students. Topics covered included Maschine, live performance, how I do my thing, genres today, studio tips, and music production in general. Hope you enjoy!

 

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“Somebody Shoulda Told You” Maschine Kit Demo

Learn how to play my recent single with Audex called “Somebody Shoulda Told You” on the Native Instruments MASCHINE! Bass Kleph & Audex – Somebody Shoulda Told You is OUT NOW on Ones To Watch Records.

DOWNLOAD THE KIT HERE

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#Tbt Happy Holidays (Live Maschine Performance)

#TBT A Christmas message from Bass Kleph, and his MASCHINE.

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"Less Is More" Live on Maschine in Australia.

Wow, what a fun show! Darwin turned up for this one! Here's a video of me playing my song Less Is More, live on Maschine in Darwin, Australia. This kit is also available for purchase in the store. Hope you like!

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"Incredible" live on Maschine

Here's a 100% live, no sequencer, all finger-drumming Bass Kleph version of a track called "Incredible" by Carnage & Borgore, on Spinnin Records. Video shot & edited by Ryan Frey.

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"Atom" live on Maschine at Avalon

A 100% live, no sequencer, all finger-drumming Bass Kleph version of a track called "Atom" by Nari & Milani.

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