Native Instruments is pretty efficient at interacting with its userbase, sharing upcoming updates and responding to customer requests. Following several update announcements from October 2019 onwards, Maschine is about to be taken up another level.
Due for release over the upcoming months, Native Instruments are planning to implement highly requested features from its userbase. Namely, a package of arrangement tools that will enhance workflow and create entire tracks on Maschine. This is starting with version 2.10, which includes an auto-growing patterns feature.
NI Team member, Kai, laid out the objectives to its community on the company’s message boards. “Our ultimate goal is to get to a point where you can produce tracks start to finish in MASCHINE and we will continue working towards this point step by step, one feature at a time. I’m looking very much forward to the journey ahead of us and I hope that the upcoming release will be a welcome workflow addition to many of you!”
Maschine 2.10 will be available in the next few days and will include the following new features:
Auto-Growing Patterns – Upon creating a new pattern, the length no longer needs to be defined in advance. You can record at free Pattern length and after you are done recording, any silence will automatically be trimmed to the nearest Bar. After recording you can define the Start of your Pattern and Length, to pick the take or part of your recording that you liked best.
Pattern Start Position – Xefine a Start-Offset for each Pattern. The above-mentioned play range (set via Start and Length) can be freely moved throughout the Pattern via the Position marker from hardware controllers or by dragging the loop range left and right in the software.
Pattern Play Position – Now indicated on the LED Touchstrip for Maschine MK3 and Maschine Mikro MK3 (when Touchstrip is not used otherwise).
Beyond version 2.10, we can expect more sophisticated tools to come into play. Additionally, Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Jeszenszky, posts on NI message boards on a monthly/bi-monthly basis. He provides some insights into future updates, as well as the general direction of NI and its products, including discussion around subscriptions.
Find out more here.