This course is an introduction to Maschine, the groove production studio from Native Instruments. Maschine comes in three flavors - Maschine MK2, Maschine Mikro MK2, and iMaschine - and is a combination of hardware and software. When used together, the hardware gives you unparallelled control over the software. You can use Maschine whether you're a DJ or producer, in the studio or the club, with the software or as a MIDI controller.
This course is a great opportunity to learn how Maschine works even if you never tried producing music before as all of the video lectures were created with beginners in mind. It starts with the very basics of the software and hardware and gradually moves on to more advanced techniques like macro controls and applying effects to external audio sources.
Please note that the course materials were created using the Maschine 1.8 and earlier software with a Maschine MK1 controller. Users of the Maschine 2.0 and later software will find that many aspects of the software are different. You can watch the free sample videos to see the some of the interface differences before purchasing this course.
The ability to use VST plugins means that you can do even more complex sequencing in the
standalone application without relying on an additional DAW. Watch this
video lecture to learn how to load and incorporate VST plugins into your projects.
In 2005 I decided that I wanted to be a DJ. Vinyl was on the way out and evolving digital technologies took its place. A lot has changed since then. Today, DJs are using all sorts of different technologies in the DJ booth: laptops, tablets, CD players, and MIDI controllers.
I created The DJ Podcast in 2009. What originally started as a class project has turned into a video series that explains techniques and features in various DJ software applications and devices.
I hope that you enjoy the courses that I have created for Udemy and look forward to your feedback.