I love Logic, but there have been times where I find myself comically missing the Session View as a way of storing ideas. Read on to discover which product is best for you. However, the extra pads on Push give it considerably more range when step sequencing or playing melodic parts. Know what would have really helped? When it comes to integrating Maschine into Live, you should look at it almost as a parallel universe that coexists side by side with only a few bridges in between. And discover exciting new transitions and builds with morphing between parameter snapshots using Lock. White noise sweeps Depending on genre, white noise can add some added drama to your transitions and breaks. Like the smart strip, this is another function that begs for live performance.
I route all audio in separate tracks in Live for mixing with another controller sometimes a NanoKontrol, sometimes my Korg Zero 8, add effects, play keys, record guitars and bass and other instruments. You can record each parameter in real-time with the controller or the software. Obviously, you will need to setup all the audio channels in Live to receive audio from Maschine. Consisting of four MaxforLive generative sequencers, the Arcade Series Returns can help defeat writers block or be the beginning of that inspirational piece of music. In Maschine standalone mode one gets full screen whereas sadly, as I'm sure you have found out as a vst it's not resizable! Developer: Isotonik Studios Compatibility: Ableton Live 9. If you have a big enough screen you could do this in Maschine and save that as a template and work on tracks directly in Live. The last thing you need to do is set your ext outputs in Maschine to suit.
Obviously, any effect can be automated in the same way live into the mix. The following tutorial, unfortunately, does not yet apply to systems running Windows! Native Instruments is already known for interesting effects and great sounding filters; with Machine you can apply them both with inserts or auxiliary sends, and easily create automation tracks for every parameter as you play a track. A classic groove is what gets you dancing around the studio, so add a Native Instruments Maschine to your list of must-have equipment. If nothing else, the lesson here is that making your software sounds and effects accessible with a keyboard for tangible control is something people like. The smart strip, found under the push encoder, has greater functionality than its counterpart on Jam.
Now that includes effects, too. You are then left with, for instance, all 16 separate channels of audio recorded for you to tweak and arrange or add to within Live. You could already do this with Maschine Jam, which has a bunch of shortcuts for different tasks and a big grid of triggers which fits Session View. So I see you set up a drum rack with vst in each slot. Pressing the Lock button takes a snapshot of your current project, allowing you to play around, add effects, or modulate any other parameter without worrying about losing your work. It takes me away from overthinking, and I appreciate that. However, if it sounds good in Maschine then go for it as far as I'm concerned.
I really wish I could do that in Ableton to clip envelope automation instead of just using a pencil. Generally some tasks can better be done with the software computer and some better with the hardware controller. While a scene is running you can easily flip thru the patterns associated with each group. By having things like reverb and delay as inserts or as sends in Maschine, I get all the delay and reverb tails recorded too without chopping off any tails. The software and plug-in complement the hardware, and they both not only replicate but enhance each other so the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Adding to every individual sound will use much more resources than just having a group running through an effect.
Ultimately, any argument over depth comes down to the software end. It will store all the midi info feeding into it from Maschine or keyboard and you can go in and tweak the notes after as you like, or record over them, overdub, pitch bend, etc. That would be a game changer for plug-in users. These Maschine samples are all available as instant download for maximum convenience. What did you use to create? Beat making, sampling and creative endeavours are served best, but both also offer decent mixing facilities and some arrangement control. These concerns would probably go away with time.
The Lock button, also from Maschine Jam, is wildly entertaining for taking your loops off course. Developer: Mark Towers Compatibility: Ableton Live 9. Whether you want monster drum beats or smooth, fluid sounds, you can have the best music-making experience by searching for the Native Instruments Maschine in the large inventory on eBay. For Live users, in Version 1. Some people say they prefer doing the arrangements and mixing in Live. Removing elements from a song, filtering others down for dramatic effect, and then tapping out of Lock mode to slam everything back in full force was very satisfying.
Push is around two inches wider, so is the larger of the two overall. And again, a lot of us are using Ableton Live. With real-time tweaking and the great overall sound quality, the mangling and transformation possibilities produce amazing results almost instantly. Physical samplers had existed for ages, but this took the idea and paired it with software on a computer. JackAudio was designed from the ground-up to provide reliable, low-latency routing, suitable for professional audio.
Having these templates means you switch from one tool to the other, without changing workflow. Adding a bit of reverb to your drums helps give it some depth, and adding effects like delay or filter to individual sounds can mean you make them your own. This is particularly useful for adding live fills, translating pad pressure into volume intensity. Drop your effects on to the Sound or Group to add them. With JackAudio, you can set up virtual routing between your software applications without having to fiddle with any wires.