MASCHINE is the go-to technology for making beats. This course is your go-to guide. Join producer and instructor JK Swopes as he demonstrates how to create beats using MASCHINE’s built-in sounds, expansions, and samples. He covers basic rhythmic theory, and MASCHINE’s main features for altering the sounds of a performance, including swing, quantization, and velocity. Next, he moves into making beats with the built-in sounds and official MASCHINE expansions, and creating melodies, drum parts, bass lines, and percussion tracks. He also demonstrates how to add variety to your patterns and arrange your patterns into a full song structure.
In Chapter 3, JK uses the same techniques to make a new sample-based track—a great way to make custom sounds you won’t hear anywhere else. Start watching to learn how to make your own beats with MASCHINE.
- Quantizing beats to align notes
- Making a simple drum pattern
- Adding groove to beats
- Using MASCHINE expansions
- Creating melodies
- Adding bass, percussion, and FX
- Creating pattern variations
- Arranging songs
- Making beats from samples