Production Reviews

Maschine 2.6 Features [Videos]

The Maschine software has just updated to the 2.6 version and it features many helpful upgrades that make the music creation experience even that much more simple and enjoyable.  Native Instruments has released a few new videos to show users how they can take advantage of the new features using both the Maschine Jam and the Maschine Studio.

Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 [Video]

Pioneer has just announced a new analog synth called the TORAIZ AS-1.  The new TORAIZ AS-1 was created in conjunction with Dave Smith and is a great synthesizer for live performances and studio production.  The TORAIZ AS-1 features a 64-Step sequencer, rubber pads for playback, a bright OLED display, USB and MIDI ports, all in a metal chassis.

MASCHINE & TRAKTOR With Ableton-Link [Video]

The MASCHINE and TRAKTOR workflows can now easily sync together with the use of the Ableton Link software that allows many different platforms to work in harmony without the use of an additional MIDI clock style setup.  The MASCHINE 2.5.5 update is out now on Native Access, and TRAKTOR PRO 2.11 update is out now on the Service Center which will allow the Ableton Link to communicate with the two.

Maschine RADIANT HORIZON Expansion

The NI Team continues releasing brand new soundpacks for users of its popular Maschine Production Stations to keep things fresh for aspiring producers when making new tracks and beats. The newest MASCHINE Expansion is called RADIANT HORIZON which uses Caribbean style rhythms for huge bass style music perfect for trap, urban pop, and bass music.  As always it’s available for $50 and there’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app for only $1.

NI KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 Holiday 2016 Pricedrop!

Just like back in the 2014 holiday season, Native Instruments has announced that their own professional 24-bit/96 kHz sound and zero latency USB soundcard interface called the Komplete Audio 6 is now on sale for only $199 until January 10th, 2016.  We’ve reviewed both the NI Maschine Studio and the Komplete S49 Keyboard where a separate soundcard is required. This is the perfect opportunity to grab one at a great discount.

Native Instruments Thanksgiving Sales! [Video]

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the regulars who celebrate the holiday here in the US.  Native Instruments has decided (once again) to extend a huge sale in honor of the holiday giving everyone 50% off of their popular software such as Maschine Expansions, Traktor Pro 2, and other popular software.  This deal only lasts until December 5th so check out the info and details before its too late.

MASCHINE JAM Unboxing [Video]

The New Native Instruments Maschine Jam review unit here and we’re ready to roll with the full out review!  The new Maschine Jam is perfect for performances and setting up grooves using the built in sequencer. The Maschine Jam sports a 64 Pad section, touch strips for control, and many more features.  Check out the quick unboxing and first impressions video while we work on this review.

MASCHINE JAM Smartstrips [Video]

The New Native Instruments Maschine Jam has now been officially released to the public we have our review unit here and we’re ready to roll!  The new Maschine Jam is perfect for performances and setting up grooves using the built in sequencer.  The Maschine Jam sports a 64 Pad section, touch strips for control, and many more features.  Check out the new Native Instruments video showing exactly what these new smart strips can do.

NI Symphony Essentials [Videos]

Native Instruments has released lots of new Symphony Series Instruments for the Kontakt sampler. The Symphony Series Collection features recordings of many different types of instruments and chords that allow producers to pull off some extraordinary symphony sounds right on their computer.  Check out a few of the Symphony Series videos to see a demo of the collection first hand.

Native Instruments: 50% off Sample Logic & Best Service [Video]

NI has just announced today that it is offering 50% off for their new Sample Logic & Best Service Instruments from now until October 24th.  There are many KONTAKT-based instruments to choose from and all software on offer is compatible with NKS so they integrate perfectly with the KOMPLETE and MASCHINE hardware/software lineup.  Check out the full details and video after the jump.

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