From now until 3pm CET (Central European Time) on Friday 17th May 2013, you can grab 9 Maschine expansions for just €99!!! Each expansion is usually €49 each so this equates to a monumental saving! There is a countdown clock on the Native Instruments website indicating when this offer ends so get in there before it hits 'zero' if you want to take advantage of it!
The Maschine Mk2 is a groove production station, modelled on the design of classic samplers. However, its hybrid functionality, which makes use of your computer's processing power, makes it far more flexible and powerful than any fully-hardware equivalent. It's for this reason that Maschine has been adopted by a number of professional artists all over the world, offering an intuitive way to build up beats and whole songs.
Breaking news! Native Instruments have just announced that they will be releasing an update to their hugely popular Komplete software package - introducing Komplete 9 and Komplete 9 Ultimate! Komplete software comprises of a shed-load of professional instruments and effects, many of which are heavily used throughout the music and audio industry, from Native Instruments' powerful Massive synth, to the amazing guitar effects and amp models in Guitar Rig 5, an immense collection of samples and a load more! However, now Komplete 9 and Komplete 9 Ultimate include more than ever before...
Well, having just reviewed the Native Instruments Maschine Mk2, I am now lucky enough to get my hands on the recently released Akai MPC Studio with its slim silver looks to tempt anyone who is into the world of grooveboxes, loops and samples. There are many discussions and comparisons between Maschine and the different Akai MPC products and when you are trying to make the right choice it is therefore understandably very difficult. For this reason, whilst the main focus of this article will be on the Akai MPC Studio, I will also throw in the occasional comparison to the Maschine Mk2 to assist you folks sitting on the fence.
Masro is a rising young producer in the UK Grime scene whose original compositions, hard work and dedication have seen his profile rise throughout 2012. His tracks have received air time on some of the UK's biggest Urban and Grime music shows and this has lead to a number of high-profile collaborations.
Native Instruments have announced a free 1.8.2 update for their hugely popular Maschine and Maschine Mikro production stations. This update, which can be used with both Mk1 and Mk2 models, adds a number of improvements to bolster the already impressive feature-set of Maschine stations.
Purchase a Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 interface before December 31st 2012 and get Guitar Rig 5 Pro for FREE! Guitar Rig 5 Pro gives you a complete software studio of amps, cabs, mics and creative tools for sculpting the sound of your guitar and with a value of €179, this offer represents a fantastic saving!
Some fantastic news for all DJs out there. Traktor version 2.5.1 software provides plug-and-play usability with Pioneer's CDJ Series (2000, 900 and 400) and the DJM-900 Nexus mixer thanks to its advanced HID support! This means that you now get seamless integration between these Pioneer products and Traktor software, allowing you to use your CDJs as hardware controllers for Traktor software and display all relevant information on the CDJ screen!