Native Instruments celebrates ten years of MASCHINE

NI 10 years of Maschine

Native Instruments has kicked off its ten years of MASCHINE celebrations. 2019 marks a decade of Native’s flagship beat-making and pro-production instrument MASCHINE. Launched in 2009, MASCHINE’s first incarnation represented a breakthrough in hybrid hardware/software technology by uniting the intuitive workflow and immersive feel of classic sampler/grooveboxes with the power and flexibility of computers. Over […]

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Arturia releases firmware v1.1 for Keystep controller keyboard & step sequencer

Arturia Keystep 1.1 firmware

Arturia has released a firmware update for its Keystep, bringing additional functionality and features to its keyboard controller with a polyphonic step sequencer to control both analog and digital devices. Version 1.1 of the firmware adds new sequence length controls and “Armed” clock behavior, updated tempo quantizing and arpeggiator octave behavior, new randomness options and […]

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Roland intros DJ-707M DJ Controller for mobile DJs who demand great sound and reliability

Roland DJ-707M

Roland has announced the DJ-707M DJ Controller, a four-channel, four-deck Serato DJ Pro controller engineered for the perfect balance of functionality and portability. DJs searching for more than song mixing now have tools to manage complex event audio requirements, all-in-one with the powerful benefits of a portable live sound audio console, loudspeaker management system, and […]

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Electro Caster – Telecaster war gestern! Steuern und dennoch Gitarre spielen!

Frank Piesik Electro CasterFrank Piesik Electro Caster

Telecaster klingt so nach Fernsteuerung und WLAN, aber die kann „gar nichts“ und deshalb musste da etwas geändert werden. Aufwendige Bundbeleuchtung und Steuerung und ein OLED Display in einer Gitarre sind doch eher selten.

Wieso kann eine Gitarre kein Controller sein, ohne die Gitarrenfunktion selbst einbüßen zu müssen? Ließe sich ein auf der Gitarre gespieltes Arpeggio oder Akkord nicht auch für die Steuerung eines Arpeggiators nutzen? Ja sagte dazu auch  Frank Piesik und baute sich genau so eine Mischung aus Controller, MIDI-Gitarre – eben eine Electrocaster! Und alle genannten Möglichkeiten sind integriert.

In drei Beispielen wird der Vorteil von der Umsetzung in MIDI und USB Signale „gezeigt“ und durch das LED Feedback kann man erkennen, was der Synth oder der Rechner erkennt und was er daraus macht. Die Potis am unteren und oberen Ende scheinen die Parameter des gespielten Synths zu steuern und dennoch gibt es noch Pickups, denn die Gitarre als Sounderzeuger wird hier nicht ignoriert. Der eigentliche Klangerzeuger befindet sich außerhalb.

Am oberen Ende ist ein OLED (Display) zu sehen. Damit kann man offenbar die Controller belegen und einstellen, damit man die Gitarre beim Spiel nicht absetzen muss und sich weiter auf die Musik konzentrieren kann. Der Vorführer zeigt faktisch nur die technische Möglichkeit, würde dir als fähigen Gitarristen etwas dazu einfallen? Ich glaube schon, oder?

Weitere Information

Über diese beiden Links, kann man mehr erfahren. Dieses Teil gibt es nicht zu kaufen, aber man könnte sich inspirieren lassen:
https://hackaday.io/project/161675-elektrocaster
– https://hackaday.io/project/9301-pythagotron

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Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-1000SRT for Serato DJ Pro is now available

Pioneer DDJ 1000SRT

Serato has announced the all-new Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000SRT, the first hardware to create a professional CDJ-and-mixer workflow with a Serato DJ Pro controller. This means you get CDJ-sized jog wheels, Pioneer DJ’s coveted DJM mixing section and industry-leading software running the show. The first 5,000 units sold also come with a free Serato DJ Suite […]

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Kemper Profiler Stage combines digital guitar amplifier with controller

Kemper Profiler Stage feat

Kemper has announced availability of the Kemper Profiler Stage, the acclaimed Kemper Profiler digital guitar amplifier combined with the Profiler Remote, the quintessential foot controller for the Profiler. The PROFILER Stage is no mere accessory — it is a complete PROFILER. It offers the same features and the legendary sound as the well-known Profiler Head […]

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Grand Fretboard for Joué controller now available for purchase

Joue Grand Fretboard

Joué has announced that its new Grand Fretboard module for the Joué controller is now available on its shop. The Grand Fretboard module offers a unique playing experience, inspired by traditional instruments and paired with a selection of sounds from the UVI catalog. Sensitive to velocity, vibrato and bending, the silicone strings express all of […]

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nativeKONTROL CrossFire brings Akai Fire controller to Ableton Live

nativeKONTROL CrossFire Step Mode

Isotonik Studios has announced CrossFire by nativeKONTROL, an Ableton Live control surface script for the Akai Fire controller. CrossFire transforms the Akai Fire into a powerful Control Surface for Ableton Live. While it’s primary focus is on Drum Rack control and sequencing, it includes many other features (such as Clip/Scene launching and selected Track control) […]

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Momo releases editor/controller plugin for Korg’s prologue synthesizer

Momo Korg prologue editor

Momo has announced the release of its new Prologue Editor / Controller for the Korg prologue 8 and prologue 16 synthesizer. The MIDI editor makes it easier to integrate the prologue into your DAW, with direct access to parameters for sound design. The parameters can be automated and stored in your DAW project and you […]

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There’s evidence of standalone Maschine hardware in the latest update

What if you could get Maschine and its live performance and sound capabilities – without the computer? One inquisitive user on the Native Instruments forum has found some compelling evidence that that could be what’s next.

Maschine 2.8.3 dropped this week. A post by user moderator D-One points to materials in the scripts folder that seem to suggest standalone Maschine hardware – a device that could switch between a controller for your computer and hardware that works on its own.

This wouldn’t be the first time Native Instruments inadvertently revealed hardware before it was announced. The Maschine MK3 was also located by a user snooping around in the Lua scripts that connect the hardware and software.

The forum thread has been up since Thursday evening Berlin time, though I don’t know if eventually it will get deleted.

2.8.3 And the future of Maschine???

It’s fun reading the whole thread, but here’s the gist:

  • Maschine hardware, apparently designated MH (MH1071)
  • Shutdown, reboot, and recovery routines, suggesting it works on its own
  • Mention of an SD card, USB mode
  • Apparent references to controller and standalone modes

(1071 is a strange number to use as designation, so it seems likely that part is intended as a codename, unless there’s something we don’t know. 1071 buttons. No idea.)

D-One grabbed this image after loading the script on his/her existing hardware. Yeah, this is certainly suggestive.

The appeal of this is pretty clear. AKAI have already staked out hardware that doubles as standalone (without computer) and controller. But despite the storied “MPC” moniker being associated with that company, the overwhelming feedback I’ve seen from readers of this site is that many of you have moved on to workflows in either Maschine or Ableton Live. While the Akai Force was an interesting preview, I think we’re also waiting on a standalone device that has robust sync performance and handles complex sound production without choking its CPU. That is, these things need to be better than a computer when running on their own. So if Native Instruments are working on this, I’ll be keen to check it out.

You should take this with a grain of salt. Part of the reason manufacturers don’t announce gear ahead of time is not so much to keep secrets from competitors – many of whom know what they’re working on – as to manage our expectations. Hardware doesn’t always ship as planned, or when scheduled. So there’s no way to know for sure whether these Lua scripts mean anything about new Maschine hardware coming soon.

But… that is still very possibly what they mean. And that would be awfully nice. Stay tuned.

Because you know, what this all ultimately comes down to is getting to play these wonderful gadgets like instruments without having to worry about OS updates or drivers onstage. Ever again. Heck, it’s summer – grab a roving PA or mobile speaker and let’s head out for a techno picnic.

One reader also points us to this – it looks like the name of the product could be Maschine Plus. (You’ll see that buried in the symbols in the code.)

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