What’s New In Maschine 1.6

Native Instruments has announced the details on version 1.6 of Maschine, its groove production studio for PC and Mac.

What’s New In Maschine 1.6:

  • Plugin hosting for VST/AU instruments and effects.
  • Increased number of effect slots (3 per Sound, 4 per Group, 4 on Master).
  • New “Pad Link” function with 8 pad groups and Master/Slave option.
  • Individual swing setting per sound.
  • Clip naming.
  • Sample renaming.
  • Improved scene duplication.
  • External audio input/output increased to 16 stereo channels.
  • Improved Drag&Drop mapping for samples.
  • Improved Drag&Drop from OS for Maschine files and audio files.
  • Drag&Drop rearrangement of scenes and patterns.
  • Snap-to-grid when moving events via mouse.
  • VST plugin operation under Mac OS X 64bit.
  • Rex import under Mac OS X 64bit.

Maschine 1.6 is beta; release date is to be announced.

59 thoughts on “What’s New In Maschine 1.6

  1. I love my Maschine, my favorite bit of gear since it makes drum programming so dynamic, but always wanted a way to get some synthesis into the drum parts. With this VST option that is now a possibility.

    I could ReWire Reason 5's Kong into Maschine which is, itself, running in Ableton! That is probably doable, but does anyone know of a VST similar to Kong (in quality and scope) that I could use for individual parts?

  2. I love my Maschine, my favorite bit of gear since it makes drum programming so dynamic, but always wanted a way to get some synthesis into the drum parts. With this VST option that is now a possibility.

    I could ReWire Reason 5's Kong into Maschine which is, itself, running in Ableton! That is probably doable, but does anyone know of a VST similar to Kong (in quality and scope) that I could use for individual parts?

  3. I love my Maschine, my favorite bit of gear since it makes drum programming so dynamic, but always wanted a way to get some synthesis into the drum parts. With this VST option that is now a possibility.

    I could ReWire Reason 5's Kong into Maschine which is, itself, running in Ableton! That is probably doable, but does anyone know of a VST similar to Kong (in quality and scope) that I could use for individual parts?

  4. I love my Maschine, my favorite bit of gear since it makes drum programming so dynamic, but always wanted a way to get some synthesis into the drum parts. With this VST option that is now a possibility.

    I could ReWire Reason 5's Kong into Maschine which is, itself, running in Ableton! That is probably doable, but does anyone know of a VST similar to Kong (in quality and scope) that I could use for individual parts?

  5. I love my Maschine, my favorite bit of gear since it makes drum programming so dynamic, but always wanted a way to get some synthesis into the drum parts. With this VST option that is now a possibility.

    I could ReWire Reason 5's Kong into Maschine which is, itself, running in Ableton! That is probably doable, but does anyone know of a VST similar to Kong (in quality and scope) that I could use for individual parts?

  6. I love my Maschine, my favorite bit of gear since it makes drum programming so dynamic, but always wanted a way to get some synthesis into the drum parts. With this VST option that is now a possibility.

    I could ReWire Reason 5's Kong into Maschine which is, itself, running in Ableton! That is probably doable, but does anyone know of a VST similar to Kong (in quality and scope) that I could use for individual parts?

  7. I'm a little confused by the question. As it is now you could ReWire Reason/Kong into Live using Kong's multiple outputs, load Maschine as a VST, then send MIDI from Maschine's channels to the individual Kong channels. When you mentioned 'individual parts I'm guessing this kind of setup is what you meant.
    Aside from BPM I can't think of a sampling drum app with in built synthesis. BPM is actually very good but a bit constricted next to Maschine. Microtonic, Drumaxx and Tattoo are all great drum synth VST's but none of them allow user samples.
    The way it's been going I think NI will add drum synthesis by version 2, their support of this product has been excellent. Hope some of this helps Byteblock.

  8. I'm a little confused by the question. As it is now you could ReWire Reason/Kong into Live using Kong's multiple outputs, load Maschine as a VST, then send MIDI from Maschine's channels to the individual Kong channels. When you mentioned 'individual parts I'm guessing this kind of setup is what you meant.
    Aside from BPM I can't think of a sampling drum app with in built synthesis. BPM is actually very good but a bit constricted next to Maschine. Microtonic, Drumaxx and Tattoo are all great drum synth VST's but none of them allow user samples.
    The way it's been going I think NI will add drum synthesis by version 2, their support of this product has been excellent. Hope some of this helps Byteblock.

  9. I'm a little confused by the question. As it is now you could ReWire Reason/Kong into Live using Kong's multiple outputs, load Maschine as a VST, then send MIDI from Maschine's channels to the individual Kong channels. When you mentioned 'individual parts I'm guessing this kind of setup is what you meant.
    Aside from BPM I can't think of a sampling drum app with in built synthesis. BPM is actually very good but a bit constricted next to Maschine. Microtonic, Drumaxx and Tattoo are all great drum synth VST's but none of them allow user samples.
    The way it's been going I think NI will add drum synthesis by version 2, their support of this product has been excellent. Hope some of this helps Byteblock.

  10. I'm a little confused by the question. As it is now you could ReWire Reason/Kong into Live using Kong's multiple outputs, load Maschine as a VST, then send MIDI from Maschine's channels to the individual Kong channels. When you mentioned 'individual parts I'm guessing this kind of setup is what you meant.
    Aside from BPM I can't think of a sampling drum app with in built synthesis. BPM is actually very good but a bit constricted next to Maschine. Microtonic, Drumaxx and Tattoo are all great drum synth VST's but none of them allow user samples.
    The way it's been going I think NI will add drum synthesis by version 2, their support of this product has been excellent. Hope some of this helps Byteblock.

  11. I'm a little confused by the question. As it is now you could ReWire Reason/Kong into Live using Kong's multiple outputs, load Maschine as a VST, then send MIDI from Maschine's channels to the individual Kong channels. When you mentioned 'individual parts I'm guessing this kind of setup is what you meant.
    Aside from BPM I can't think of a sampling drum app with in built synthesis. BPM is actually very good but a bit constricted next to Maschine. Microtonic, Drumaxx and Tattoo are all great drum synth VST's but none of them allow user samples.
    The way it's been going I think NI will add drum synthesis by version 2, their support of this product has been excellent. Hope some of this helps Byteblock.

  12. I'm a little confused by the question. As it is now you could ReWire Reason/Kong into Live using Kong's multiple outputs, load Maschine as a VST, then send MIDI from Maschine's channels to the individual Kong channels. When you mentioned 'individual parts I'm guessing this kind of setup is what you meant.
    Aside from BPM I can't think of a sampling drum app with in built synthesis. BPM is actually very good but a bit constricted next to Maschine. Microtonic, Drumaxx and Tattoo are all great drum synth VST's but none of them allow user samples.
    The way it's been going I think NI will add drum synthesis by version 2, their support of this product has been excellent. Hope some of this helps Byteblock.

  13. Thanks for the reply. I had never even heard of Motu BPM before, so that was interesting to see. I like Microtonic, but think I'll demo Drumaxx on your recommendation, after seeing some YouTube videos of it.

  14. Thanks for the reply. I had never even heard of Motu BPM before, so that was interesting to see. I like Microtonic, but think I'll demo Drumaxx on your recommendation, after seeing some YouTube videos of it.

  15. Thanks for the reply. I had never even heard of Motu BPM before, so that was interesting to see. I like Microtonic, but think I'll demo Drumaxx on your recommendation, after seeing some YouTube videos of it.

  16. Thanks for the reply. I had never even heard of Motu BPM before, so that was interesting to see. I like Microtonic, but think I'll demo Drumaxx on your recommendation, after seeing some YouTube videos of it.

  17. Thanks for the reply. I had never even heard of Motu BPM before, so that was interesting to see. I like Microtonic, but think I'll demo Drumaxx on your recommendation, after seeing some YouTube videos of it.

  18. Thanks for the reply. I had never even heard of Motu BPM before, so that was interesting to see. I like Microtonic, but think I'll demo Drumaxx on your recommendation, after seeing some YouTube videos of it.

  19. Ohhhh I think this is exactly what I want! There is a little mini VST with it called DrumPad for doing individual drum parts. This can create some very funky electronic drum sounds. I'm greatly looking forward to this 1.6 release now! Gonna have acoustic samples mixed with Drumaxx Drumpads for a snare and kick that are going to rock with some articulate distortion through my KP3 for some very expressive Acid-Industrial!

  20. Ohhhh I think this is exactly what I want! There is a little mini VST with it called DrumPad for doing individual drum parts. This can create some very funky electronic drum sounds. I'm greatly looking forward to this 1.6 release now! Gonna have acoustic samples mixed with Drumaxx Drumpads for a snare and kick that are going to rock with some articulate distortion through my KP3 for some very expressive Acid-Industrial!

  21. Ohhhh I think this is exactly what I want! There is a little mini VST with it called DrumPad for doing individual drum parts. This can create some very funky electronic drum sounds. I'm greatly looking forward to this 1.6 release now! Gonna have acoustic samples mixed with Drumaxx Drumpads for a snare and kick that are going to rock with some articulate distortion through my KP3 for some very expressive Acid-Industrial!

  22. Ohhhh I think this is exactly what I want! There is a little mini VST with it called DrumPad for doing individual drum parts. This can create some very funky electronic drum sounds. I'm greatly looking forward to this 1.6 release now! Gonna have acoustic samples mixed with Drumaxx Drumpads for a snare and kick that are going to rock with some articulate distortion through my KP3 for some very expressive Acid-Industrial!

  23. Ohhhh I think this is exactly what I want! There is a little mini VST with it called DrumPad for doing individual drum parts. This can create some very funky electronic drum sounds. I'm greatly looking forward to this 1.6 release now! Gonna have acoustic samples mixed with Drumaxx Drumpads for a snare and kick that are going to rock with some articulate distortion through my KP3 for some very expressive Acid-Industrial!

  24. Ohhhh I think this is exactly what I want! There is a little mini VST with it called DrumPad for doing individual drum parts. This can create some very funky electronic drum sounds. I'm greatly looking forward to this 1.6 release now! Gonna have acoustic samples mixed with Drumaxx Drumpads for a snare and kick that are going to rock with some articulate distortion through my KP3 for some very expressive Acid-Industrial!

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