Automation is an important part of electronic music production, allowing you to make a range of changes to parameters, without needing to use your hands to do so — let the Maschine do the work for you! Ultimately being able to record automation creates a particular depth and flair to your music elevating your individual sound and style.
Recently I discovered a way to automate parameters per step within the step sequencer using Native Instruments‘ Maschine+. It offers heaps of scope to really enhance your tracks, whilst freeing your hand to perform other functions. In this video I’m using the Maschine+, the standalone version, however, it’s possible to apply this trick to any version of Maschine that you may be using or interested in buying. I build a beat from scratch using the arpeggiator to lay down a bass line with an instance of Monark and then modulate some parameters using Native Instruments’ technique of “step-automation”.
I’ve been using Maschine for over 10 years now and I’m still finding new ways of creating music. Love it!
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