Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Native Instruments have released an update to Maschine, version 2.6
This is a free update to registered Maschine users. You can download your update either through the Native Instruments Service Center or by using the new Native Access application.
The latest version of the Maschine software can be downloaded from the Native Instruments website, linked here.
System Requirments for Maschine 2.6
Windows 7, 8, or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.11 or 10.12 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
- USB 2.0 Port, 29 GB free disk space for complete installation
- An internet connection is required to download and activate MASCHINE software. Once installed, all products can be used offline.
NEW IN VERSION 2.6
Note Editing Capabilities for Maschine Jam
Now you can change a note’s pitch, velocity, length, swing, and position directly from the hardware via the step sequencer. You can also modulate parameters on each step.
16 veloctiy levels for Maschine Jam
Now you have 16 fixed velocity levels for fast programming in step mode via a grid in the lower left-hand corner.
Take control with MIDI
With new MIDI CC capabilities, you can control your MIDI-capable external instruments, like your favorite Roland groovebox or Korg synth, as if they were plugins. Simply load the controller template for your device in your MASCHINE software, hookup an external MIDI interface, and play with any MIDI-enabled parameters, like tweaking a filter or adjusting a sound’s attack, directly from MASCHINE’s ultra-responsive pads and knobs.
Snapshots are an exciting new way to experiment creatively without losing your original sound. Freeze the settings of your current session with the Lock feature, and then return to them instantly after tweaking your sound’s parameters. Similarly, the Morph function seamlessly transitions between different Snapshots.
The Variation Engine
The Variation engine helps add variety and spontaneity to your tracks for all the MASCHINE 4 x 4 controllers. Use the new Randomizer and Humanizer functions to loosen up your beats and melodies. Using both together is a powerful new way to spark track ideas.