Late at night, after I finish work for the day and the family has fallen asleep, one of the things I like to do is to spend some time just browsing all the samples in the Maschine library. I usually have some little idea of a sound or atmosphere that I want to try and create, and as I find samples and sounds that I like I add them to groups to build some ad-hoc kits. If I end up with something I like, I usually save it as a custom group so that I can load it up later and actually play with it. I’ve found this to be incredible inspirational so I thought I’d go over my workflow for doing this:
[Pictures coming soon]
- Select a new, empty group to load a kit into.
- Double click a kit in the library browser to load it into the selected group.
- Listen to the pre-defines pattern(s) to get a feel for what the kit sounds like
- Listen through the individual samples in the kit by playing around with the pads. If you have a keyboard controller set up try a few different pitches for each sample.
- Drags the ones you like into a new group by grabbing the sample in the sound bank list on the left side of the pattern editor and dragging it to a new empty group in the group list on the left side of the Scene editor.
- Rename the Group that you’ve started to add sample to to make it easier to identify.
- Right click the group when you’re done with it and choose ‘Save as’ from the pop-up menu.
This way you’ll soon have your own library of custom ‘kits’ to play around with.
[Applies to Maschine 1.7]