Native Instruments has released an update for its Maschine software that brings with it a wealth of new and exciting features, including the ability to control your hardware synths and drum machines directly from the intuitive program.
Native Instruments have been slowly firming up their product base with new updates in recent years, with the intention of making their products even more desirable for DJs, musicians and producers.
This latest update, titled version 2.6, means that any MIDI-enabled hardware that is connected to your Maschine system can be controlled via MIDI CC messages.
In order to make this an easier proposition for the less technically astute producers, Native have even created templates for a lot of the most popular gear currently being used, which effectively means that users can use their hardware like plugins directly in Maschine.
The templates cover Roland’s AIRA and Boutique range of synths and hardware, Moog’s Mother–32, Korg’s Volca synths, and Modal’s DIY CRAFTsynth. More savvy users can create templates for their own machines and share them with the larger community.
Maschine 2.6 is a hefty update indeed and shows the direction that Native are looking to explore in the future.
To make things a little easier for users, there are four tutorial videos available to watch.
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