ShelLuser
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ShelLuser

NI Product Owner, Male, 49, from The Netherlands

Just added %HOMEPATH%\Documents\Native Instruments to OneDrive sync control... All my projects available everywhere I go :) Feb 19, 2020

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Viewing thread Guitar Rig 5 Components: Sorted by Amplifier, Feb 27, 2020 at 12:58 PM
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      ShelLuser
      Just added %HOMEPATH%\Documents\Native Instruments to OneDrive sync control... All my projects available everywhere I go :)
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        ShelLuser
        For the record: it helps that I've had a Microsoft account well over 10 years now, also participating (sometimes) with their Insider program. As a result I have a huge amount of free OneDrive space :)
        Feb 19, 2020
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        ShelLuser
        Update: so for the record.. not much of a success right now. While I can access my project (and load it) it behaves in a very weird way: no sound at all!
        Feb 19, 2020
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      ShelLuser
      You learn something new every day: turn Maschine off in MIDI mode and guess what happens when you turn it back on?
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        ShelLuser
        As much as I love my Push I can only agree that the Maschine controller is much more sophisticated...
        Feb 15, 2020
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      ShelLuser
      The only thing which annoys me a bit about Maschine is that it can sometimes take minutes before it has scanned all my VSTs...
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        ShelLuser
        But... in all fairness: this behavior isn't limited to Maschine only, Live & Reason do this as well. I suppose I should blame iZotope for making very complex VST's ;)
        Feb 8, 2020
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      ShelLuser
      Maschine + Komplete 12 is a powerful combination, but.. Don't underestimate Maschine either!
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        ShelLuser
        On the road (using Mikro) I (try) to limit myself to only using Maschine; also to help me learn more about it. The (internal) bass synth is impressive, and do not underestimate its audio effects either!
        Jan 23, 2020
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      ShelLuser
      I just discovered the Vocaloid sound engine, this is some seriously impressive stuff....
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        ShelLuser
        The one thing my setup lacks so far are vocals. Sound Iron's Kontakt libraries are highly impressive, and very useful, but at the same time also (somewhat) limited. Enter Vocaloid... I can't wait to demo this within Maschine!
        Jan 18, 2020
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      ShelLuser
      I'm slowly becoming a 'JBL' fan :) In my home studio I'm using JBL studio monitors & I now got the JBL Flip bluetooth speaker for my laptop
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        ShelLuser
        There are honestly good quality speakers. What I immediately liked about the Flip is that it's somewhat heavy (.5 kg), has 2 very decent subwoofers and you can easily pair it with multiple devices.
        Jan 16, 2020
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        The fun part is that my studio monitors are roughly the same: decently small (roughly 25x15x12 cm), quite heavy (I guess around 1.5-2kg) and most importantly: a convincing frequency range & sound quality. BUT... as much as I love my "portable Maschine (mikro) setup", nothing beats a home studio :)
        Jan 16, 2020
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      ShelLuser
      It's a good time to be a Live and Komplete Maschine user :-)
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        ShelLuser
        Had some awesome Maschine laptop sessions this week (using my Mikro) and... the more I dig into Maschine the more impressed I get. If you know your Maschine basics then the Mikro is _the_ controller to get for working "on the road" if you ask me!
        Jan 9, 2020
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      ShelLuser
      It's a good weekend when you get to show people that you weren't wrong (as claimed) by addressing the manual :)
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        ShelLuser
        Just a shame though that some people are just too proud to admit they made a mistake (after calling someone else out). Hm.. too proud or to ignorant? Let's just leave it there :)
        Jan 3, 2020
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      ShelLuser
      On the road with my limited laptop + Maschine mikro... and wel.. Absynth 5 + Maschine is one power combo!
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      ShelLuser
      The more I learn about Maschine, the more excited I become... honestly? I believe some people don't realize its full potential. _at all_
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        ShelLuser
        For the record: I'm also addressing some of the more outspoken people here, maybe even those who you may imagine as knowledgeable. One thing to know for now: anyone who claims that Maschine is a black box of some kind does *not* know what they're talking about.
        Dec 26, 2019
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        ShelLuser
        (stupid 420 limit!): FOR the record: I used to think the same thing, I -know- where it's coming from and it's a legit impression (seriously!). But it's *not* true. I'm SO much going to do a tutorial on this. 'Soonish'.
        Dec 26, 2019
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      ShelLuser
      Merry Christmas everyone! I hope all of you are going to have a great Holiday season!
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      ShelLuser
      According to my gf I suffer from 'native instrumentalitis', commonly known as the Maschine withdrawal symptom. So she bought me a Mikro! <3
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      ShelLuser
      For some reason I always get a little excited when I see my Maschine light up :)
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      ShelLuser
      Backups… did you make a recent backup? No? Do so, NOW! My SSD died. "poof" and gone. Had a backup from the day before..
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      ShelLuser
      My 4Tb(!) HD finally arrived. Now to clone / move my 2Tb disk, exchange and then fully install Komplete 12 ultimate collectors :)
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      ShelLuser
      Thanksgiving eh? We don't celebrate that in Holland but I'm still thankful for the XXL sale! :)
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        ShelLuser
        If you think that Komplete Ultimate is impressive then wait until you see the collectors edition... Oh my!!
        Nov 20, 2019
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        ShelLuser
        So many veterans sharing very good & solid info, I seriously enjoyed reading all of that!
        Nov 15, 2019
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      ShelLuser
      Best way to learn Maschine? Hook it up, start the -standalone- program and just experiment and go wild! Tip: shift-record!
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        ShelLuser
        I love this... this evening I managed to record my first beat using the Maschine VST (in Live) and it made me realize the above. Learn Maschine (software + hardware) first, then focus on the VST some more.
        Nov 10, 2019
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        ShelLuser
        And yes: Maschine + Absynth 5 = killer combo!! :)
        Nov 10, 2019
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        ShelLuser
        ... not to mention the Komplete power (bad pun ;)) of Komplete Ultimate 12. hmmmm ;)
        Nov 10, 2019
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      ShelLuser
      Had issues with my Maschine going on & off, replaced the USB cable: perfect! I _love_ how Maschine tells you what to do to make it "work"!
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        ShelLuser
        "Please start MASCHINE, CONTROL EDITOR or press SHIFT + CHANNEL for MIDI mode.". I _love_ it!
        Nov 9, 2019
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    May 20, 1970 (Age: 49)
    Home Page:
    http://synthfan.catslair.org/
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Main Instrument:
    Ableton Live 'Suite' 10,
    Reason 10,
    Maschine MkIII.
    Setup and Configuration:
    Everything evolves around Ableton Live + Push.
    Random Quote:
    Overspecialize and you breed in weakness....
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    ShelLuser
    I'm your classic Synth geek :)

    Around 2010 I had made up my mind: I was going to get a synthesizer. Of course at that time a synthesizer in my idea was a keyboard with dozens of knobs. As I always do I studied before purchasing and decided that I really liked the idea of having a soft synth vs. hardware.

    I bought into Ableton Live 'suite' (because of the instruments), an APC40 midi controller and even though I had no clue what it could do I also bought a Max for Live license as well. Then I learned the issue of sound engines and that made me decide that I should add another engine to my setup for expansion purposes. The general consensus in the Ableton 'camp' was to go Komplete but because I never focus on "commonly done" stuff I decided to go with Reason 4 instead.

    Of course that's not saying that I didn't recognize the potential that Native Instruments had to offer, heck no, and it didn't take long before I bought into Komplete Elements 7, long before it got nerfed (from 5 or 7 Gb library to 3 iirc). I still have the box today but I'm too lazy to check :)

    This setup did wonders for me.

    Fast forward to 2019...

    I did a few upgrades over time, I got to appreciate the NI players and then I had a nice break which allowed me to upgrade all my stuff. I replaced the APC40 with Ableton Push, I upgraded all my major environments (Ableton went 10, Reason went 10 & Max (stand alone) went 8) and then Reason 11 happened....

    Reason 11 drops ReWire support (which is a huge part of my setup) and instead provides a "Rack VST" which you can use in other DAWs. Just too bad that it doesn't come close to providing the regular Reason workflow (at the time of writing, 15/10/2019).

    That made me decide to look into alternatives which would be more reliable in the future.

    And then I remembered N.I. & Komplete....

    I bought into Komplete 12 to expand on both my Live & Reason setups and consider me impressed. I then replaced my Akai MPD24 with the Maschine Mk3 and also upgraded Komplete to Ultimate. And to top things off my gear will be using the Komplete Audio 6 as of today.

    Then in 2019 N.I. had an XXL Holiday sale which allowed me to do the unthinkable: getting the Ultimate 'collectors edition' of Komplete 12. It is the 19th of January 2020 when I added this update and I'm still discovering bits and pieces.

    And that's where I am.. Ableton 10 Suite (including Max for Live + Push), Max 8, Reason 10 and my NI gear: the Maschine Mk3 backed by Komplete 12 Ultimate.

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    With kind regards, Peter
    Using the 'Power' Trio: Live 10 Suite (+ Push & Max 8 ), Reason 10 and Maschine Mk3 (+ the ultimate Komplete 12).
    Blog: SynthFan (Unavailable right now)