Maschine Studio, whats your thoughts?

Reaktor, MAX/MSP, VST/AU, etc. A place for all things soft....

Moderators: luketeaford, Joe., lisa, Kent

Post Reply
User avatar
BHC303
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1755
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:54 pm
Location: Gold Coast Australia

Maschine Studio, whats your thoughts?

Post by BHC303 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:20 am

Live with push and now Maschine Studio, does look like fun... never used Maschine before... twice the price but it comes with a few goodies.

Whats your thoughts?
Dmmavar wrote:what do I need to get into drones
Pighood wrote:A bees nest and a small container of corn syrup.

User avatar
ignatius
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 15492
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:03 pm
Location: oregon
Contact:

Post by ignatius » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:25 am

i haven't used it either but i've read lot's of reviews over the years and have some friends who really love it.

chris randall is a maschine user and posted his thoughts..

http://www.analogindustries.com/b1858/T ... s+Forward/

a friend of mine got the new one.. i'm gonna go check it out some time. curious.

User avatar
BHC303
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1755
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:54 pm
Location: Gold Coast Australia

Post by BHC303 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:31 am

Please post back, would love to hear your thoughts, checking the link now... cheers :mrgreen:
Dmmavar wrote:what do I need to get into drones
Pighood wrote:A bees nest and a small container of corn syrup.

User avatar
ignatius
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 15492
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:03 pm
Location: oregon
Contact:

Post by ignatius » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:34 am

BHC303 wrote:Please post back, would love to hear your thoughts, checking the link now... cheers :mrgreen:
it won't be for a while. i won't be able to get over there for a bit.. all my friends who have machine really like it though...

btw - NI just updated ALL of it's software.. (reaktor to 5.9) to be more deeply integrated w/maschine. i'm sure it's wicked

User avatar
BHC303
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1755
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:54 pm
Location: Gold Coast Australia

Post by BHC303 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:35 am

No probs mate :tu: does look like fun :party:
Dmmavar wrote:what do I need to get into drones
Pighood wrote:A bees nest and a small container of corn syrup.

User avatar
craigie77
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1346
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:17 pm
Location: larbert.

Post by craigie77 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:48 am

maschine 2 is a solid update, cant comment on the hardware but the software and new stuff is well worht it,

drumsynths are superb , sidechaining is well implemented
and they smoothed out the audio engine as well, so a lot of the onboard effects are now quite polished

and they finally sorted out that stoneage database shite they were using

i now really have no need to look at a screen anymore
even for synth editing, (all macros can be named, eg Filter, Env's whatever)

as far as i can see there are only a few minor things to improve and implement, such as audio tracks , proper metering system (rather than guessing)

its not a DAW. but its nearly there

User avatar
CalvaryBand
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 620
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:50 am
Location: Baltimore, MD

Post by CalvaryBand » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:34 pm

Maschine is a weird meld of being super fun and brilliant while also quite painful to piece together an actual song with. I love using them live but unless you jam out your tracks, or unless 2.0 completely rectifies this issue (from the looks of it, it doesn't), I would try one for a bit before you drop 1k on Maschine. The way you chain together scenes is pretty annoying. I wish they would have went one step further with the emulation of the MPC-60 (or hell, SP-1200) and emulated the input of patterns from those legacy machines.
Jordan Passmore -
ONInstagram / Live synth sessions.

User avatar
limpmeat
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1113
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:40 pm
Location: Melbourne

Post by limpmeat » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:56 pm

I have the first version Maschine controller, does the upgrade work well on this hardware? will I be missing out?

User avatar
dj2sday
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 436
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:41 pm
Location: Biloxi, MS

Post by dj2sday » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:57 pm

Works great! We'll worth the upgrade

User avatar
Kent
Large Member
Posts: 11882
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:17 am
Location: Vienna, Austria

Post by Kent » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:43 am

limpmeat wrote:I have the first version Maschine controller, does the upgrade work well on this hardware? will I be missing out?
Yes, the new software works with the v1 controllers.

Ashi
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 431
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:15 am
Location: Baden, CH

Post by Ashi » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:43 pm

one question as I'm new to Macs: My mac book doesn't have OSX 10.7, obviously everything is running fine atm but will the software still work if I update as it requires 10.7?

User avatar
Junk Rhythm
Big Bottom Shaker
Posts: 2245
Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:16 pm
Location: Austin, TX

Post by Junk Rhythm » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:35 pm

Ashi wrote:one question as I'm new to Macs: My mac book doesn't have OSX 10.7, obviously everything is running fine atm but will the software still work if I update as it requires 10.7?
You need an OS that is at least 10.7 or higher.

User avatar
TheEngineer
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 405
Joined: Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:29 pm

Post by TheEngineer » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:13 am

I still have a MKI, can't see buying the Machine studio, but it looks pretty badass and has some killer features. I'd say if you don't have a MKI or MKII go for it as a new user. 1000$ is steep on the price, but it's a well built piece of equipment. I'll wait until the Studio MK II comes out to upgrade probably.

User avatar
Joxer96
Common Wiggler
Posts: 93
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:38 pm

Post by Joxer96 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:54 pm

I just picked one up during Guitar Center's Thanksgiving sale. The 15% discount was enough of an incentive. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to reconfigure my setup yet to use the unit itself, but can confirm that the software side is pretty sweet. The new drum synths are particularly impressive. Very, very good sounding. The hardware feels nice and solid. Can't wait to start working with it!

User avatar
SepticUnderground
Zombi Wiggler
Posts: 774
Joined: Sun May 31, 2009 12:10 pm
Location: Netherlands

Post by SepticUnderground » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:19 pm

yeah those 2.0 drumsynths are pretty useful indeed

can get nice 808 / 909 kicks from em and the other generators does a good replacement for the vermona drm mk3
http://soundcloud.com/septicstudio
FREE ALBUMS! http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/Septic_Underground

Stopped with becoming the biggest 5U slut in the world

botstein
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 516
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:47 am

Post by botstein » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:57 am

I love my Maschine Studio. I kept my mkII for performances, but sold my original.

The hype is real.

User avatar
Flux302
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 439
Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:29 pm
Location: Delaware (near Philly)

Post by Flux302 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:55 pm

Maschine is a a great piece of kit, if you prefer creating music in a hands on approach there isn't anything outside of actual hardware that comes close to that type of workflow. I particularly love the way it auto maps.

the new screens are a big step forward from the older units but the older units are not nerfed and still work excellent with the new software.

if you are going to get a maschine either get a full sized MK2 or a studio. don't waste time on the mikro.

I have a youtube channel and web site that has tons of maschine info. feel free to drop in and ask questions...
youtube.com/Flux302 I organized some of the maschine stuff into playlists also (but with 150 or so videos... I haven't organized em all just yet)

User avatar
ActionMaxVA
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 309
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:31 pm
Location: Richmond VA

Post by ActionMaxVA » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:31 am

I agree the update is well worth the 99.00. As far as studio I am still on mk2 hardware. The studio hardware would be great if you don't already have other control surfaces etc. Its a great program. To me it really captures the MPC feel and workflow but adds something to it.

User avatar
Needles
Common Wiggler
Posts: 243
Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:29 pm
Location: Manch USA

Post by Needles » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:13 pm

Also love maschine 2.0 software (except for the way they've switched up instrument pattern view) and the Studio controller.

The controller means biz - it's large and well built. I do feel like my MKII pads were a bit more pleasantly 'tacky' feeling, fwiw.
Creepy grimy and slimy music to be a slumball to.
- uhohspaghettiohnos

Daisy

Post by Daisy » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:18 am

Here's a song made entirely in Maschine 2.0 with the Maschine Mk 3

Not beats! Something slow and mellow...

[video][/video]

kinkujin
Common Wiggler
Posts: 226
Joined: Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Location: USA

Post by kinkujin » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:45 pm

Daisy wrote:Here's a song made entirely in Maschine 2.0 with the Maschine Mk 3

Not beats! Something slow and mellow...

[video][/video]
Thanks for posting this. Would love to hear more about your process.

Post Reply

Return to “Music Software”