Beat making just got a whole lot better.
Whether you’re making electronic dance music, hip-hop, or dance pop, you’re going to love the new Maschine 2.0 software by Native Instruments. It really does make this beat making software feel much more like a DAW.
Here’s why it’s going to help your production workflow:
1. The Mixer allows for way better control of your sounds. This was always lacking in Maschine – not being able to really see your sounds and make the adjustments easily in order to get that great sound. This has all changed with the new mixer winder. Simply pop it open and make all the adjustments – including plug-ins, levels, and panning – right from here.
2. Unlimited Groups = unlimited creativity. Well, at least its a step in the right direction! No longer will beat makers feel limited by the 8 Group rule of the old Maschine software. Now, you can load as many different patches as you like, allowing you to create much deeper productions.
3. Improved Browser. Find your sounds even faster and with even more accuracy. It was always a bit clumsy working through the Maschine browser to find the right sample – now you can do it in style.
4. Overall Interface Improvements. Things like adjusting the way in which you can interact with the MIDI Editor window, scenes window, and even adjusting the effects on certain groups/sounds from within with main window are greatly improved. It doesn’t seem to get any better than this.
So what does all of this have to do with making your productions better? Good question.
The answer is that your productions aren’t going to automatically improve overnight by upgrading to this new tool. Because this new software is just that – a tool.
But it’s a lot easier to do a better job with better tools.
And the old Maschine software felt more a like a clunky piece of software than a DAW. Although it still isn’t really a DAW, it’s getting dangerously close to stealing all of my production time – and I like that.
And for just $99 (to upgrade from any previous version), this is well worth the upgrade fee. I would strongly recommend this to anyone who is using Maschine to make beats of any kind.