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Native Instruments Maschine Gets Livelier With ‘Ideas View’

Native Instruments has released Maschine 2.6.5, a free software update for all Maschine 2 customers.

The update introduces Ideas View, a new layout that lets users build Scenes by mixing and matching patterns. Maschine users can now experiment with new beats, vamps, and fills, or audition melodies and alternate between elements to find combinations they like.

The update also features enhanced plug-in integration to trigger Scenes, making it easier than ever to try out ideas and find cool arrangements directly from the DAW via MIDI.

Additionally, in Maschine 2.6.5 users can load new Groups on the fly, while audio and MIDI routings remain intact. Since every sound plays on its own previously mapped channel, users are now able to audition sounds for patterns or record alternate takes into a DAW, without losing settings.

Maschine 2.6.5 is available now as a free download for Maschine 2 owners via Native Access.