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Coming in the next update of MASCHINE (2.10)

Discussion in 'MASCHINE Area' started by Kai @ NI, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. Kai @ NI

    Kai @ NI NI Team NI Team

    Hey all,

    We are currently preparing a new feature release for MASCHINE. Here are the major changes at a glance:

    MASCHINE 2.10
    • ADDED Auto-Growing Patterns:
      Upon creating a new Pattern, the length no longer needs to be defined in advance (still can be, but is optional). You can record at free Pattern length and after you are done recording, any silence will automatically be trimmed to the nearest Bar (quantisation can be adjusted via grid settings). After recording you can define the Start of your Pattern and Length, to pick the take or part of your recording that you liked best.
    • ADDED Pattern Start Position:
      You can now define a Start-Offset for each Pattern. The above mentioned play range (set via Start and Length) can be freely moved throughout the Pattern via the Position marker from HW-Controllers or by dragging the loop range left and right in the Software.
    • ADDED Pattern Play Position indicated on the LED Touchstrip for MASCHINE MK3 and MASCHINE MIKRO MK3 (when Touchstrip is not used otherwise)
    • FIXED A problem where Multi-Outputs of MASCHINE 2 were not working correctly in Pro Tools
    • FIXED A crash when loading Meteoric Rise: Tomahawk Kit and creating a Pattern
    • FIXED a crash / error message “project could not be saved” when switching between Audio-Module and Sampler

    Further down the line
    This update defines the shape of things to come for MASCHINE in 2020. We will be focusing on features that enable you to use Patterns, Scenes and the Song-View (Timeline) in more flexible ways and working towards extended and improved Arrangement Features in MASCHINE.

    In the coming months, we will be putting all our efforts into these features and enhancements and hope to share the first prototype in our Beta community around March/April.

    Our ultimate goal is to get to a point where you can produce tracks start to finish in MASCHINE and we will continue working towards this point step by step, one feature at a time. I’m looking very much forward to the journey ahead of us and I hope that the upcoming release will be a welcome workflow addition to many of you!

    Last edited: Mar 3, 2020
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  2. wetdentist

    wetdentist NI Product Owner

    i am intrigued
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  3. The Sarge

    The Sarge NI Product Owner

    yeah! thought it was my harddisc or my PC [​IMG]
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  4. ShelLuser

    ShelLuser NI Product Owner

    As a hobby (former professional) developer myself this really gives me a lot of confidence for the future. I've seen it one too many times where a rather ambitious goal was set, sort of met too but because of the ambition a lot of the features ended up not really working well together because of what I perceived to be a somewhat "hasty design cycle" (long story).

    Thanks for the update, exciting times ahead of us!
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  5. TheAndroid

    TheAndroid NI Product Owner

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  6. Richard Parker

    Richard Parker NI Product Owner

    Thanks Kai, these are awesome news. Keep the good work!
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  7. MtwoJ

    MtwoJ New Member

    This is very reassuring to hear and the right move - it will make a lot of users happy.

    Are there any updates on the hardware side? Mainly on whether NI will have any updates to improve using multiple NI controllers at the same time so they will work better together? It's one of the most requested features on the forums (link) but NI has yet to acknowledge it.
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  8. D-One

    D-One Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, banana patterns are coming guys! :D
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  9. Jamie77

    Jamie77 New Member

    Honestly all i really need is the ability to have different patterms from the same group in the same scene. Like if i have an 8 bar lead i can have a main drum part play for the first 7 bars but have a different fill at the end for the 8th. Add conditional triggering to substitute the patterns and tracks within the patterns for fills and such and it all becomes more organic.
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  10. basehead617

    basehead617 NI Product Owner

    the combination of the first two is a game changer..

    i always hated having these full 8 bar patterns just to have a little hit at the end of the 8th bar, with no visuals indicating that that’s what it was.. now it’ll be starting to look like real non linear arrangement.
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  11. skinswashdc

    skinswashdc Well-Known Member

    Let's go!
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  12. Kaldosh

    Kaldosh Well-Known Member

    Great news!! Love the direction it's taking, good job guys !
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  13. AureVoir

    AureVoir NI Product Owner

    Auto Growing Patterns, Pattern start, and Pattern Play can all be precursors to free-floating scene placement/ Growing scenes - the ability to have scenes of any length and that can be freely placed on the arranger- which could lead us closer to a free arranger not bound to the timeline, making room for AUDIO TRACKS and Time signature changes too!!!

    This is actually pretty ground breaking! looking forward to this!
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  14. Culubrus

    Culubrus NI Product Owner

    Finally a very good update. I hope the following is a programmable tempo line like any current Daw has
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  15. Zack Stephen

    Zack Stephen New Member

    I know it's been mentioned a few times but would love live slice in the Mikro! Was really saddened when I got it and that feature wasn't available for us Mikro users.
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  16. certifiedbeatz

    certifiedbeatz NI Product Owner

    I would love a rack version I know I'm the minority..good update!
  17. Hebreww

    Hebreww NI Product Owner

    Hi Kai,
    the upcoming update feels pretty good, but I can't quite see what the new added features will look like although they are so called explained. Guess I have to wait and see..
    At least every step towards completing a complete song in maschine is a good sign.

    Can’t wait!

    Bless up!
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  18. Mick @ NI

    Mick @ NI Banaholic NI Team

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  19. Kai @ NI

    Kai @ NI NI Team NI Team

    Cheers MtwoJ,
    Thanks for bringing this up again. I fully acknowledge the idea and the use case you are referring to. MASCHINE is a complex application and we have a long list of requested features in different areas of the product. Unfortunately we can not address all these at once. With our current focus we will not be working on this particular topic any time soon.
    But rest assured that these suggestions are not lost or ignored. I'm not saying that we will never address this, but I want to be transparent that this is not on our roadmap in the near future.
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  20. Kai @ NI

    Kai @ NI NI Team NI Team

    Hey Jamie77.
    There will be a solution to case as part of our work later this year, but it will not be exactly the way that you are suggesting.
    Can't really go more into detail here, but maybe it helps to know that there will be ways to more easily get to a more organic arrangement.
    Thanks for your patience!