Know Your Maschine
Know your Maschine
BYO Maschine for an intensive introduction across 12 hours in a class of between 1-8 people to ensure you know your way around this powerful tool.
Maschine is a fully flexible, multi-faceted hardware instrument from Native Instruments. Its full potential is demonstrated in this course at the School of Synthesis which covers MK1, MK2 Maschine, Maschine Jam and their integration into a production studio and live show. This course covers the tutor's real world examples from the studio and from live performance. The tutor is Leigh Amphlett who is the product specialist for Maschine in Australia.
The course is suitable for most people from beginners to those with experience in music production. This course covers advanced techniques and benefits those with a basic understanding of samplers and synthesisers. Please contact the school if you have any specific needs or requirements.
Course content and features:
Maschine as an instrument: how it works
Performing with Maschine as a midi controller
Using Maschine as a performance sampler
Editing, slicing, looping and triggering sounds in Maschine
Using Maschine as a software instrument and stand alone instrument
Effects and dynamic processing withing Maschine
Recording in Maschine
Hands on with Maschine Jam
Course objectives: by the end of this course you should be able to:
Load, edit, record, program and automate your own sounds
Use Maschine as a powerful midi controller or live perfomace tool
Create Maschine scenes and patterns
Apply effects and contort your sounds within Maschine
Create entire tracks within Maschine
Use Maschine Jam
Our intensive session commences with a group demonstration and discussion, followed by solo work on one of our eight Mac workstations where you will practice set themes and techniques derived from real-world applications of the technology. Upon demonstrating your command of the necessary skills you will be further encouraged to add originality to your recreations and save various versions of your work.
Additional resources and materials:
Aside from Maschine, all hardware and software is supplied, though we recommend students bring a storage device (eg. portable usb or firewire drive) to save and back up all work, and a pen and paper to take notes.
Assessment and feedback:
You will save successive work and will receive regular support, encouragement and feedback from your tutor. All students will be sent a School of Synthesis tote bag containing a t-shirt, sticker and certificate upon the successful completion of the course. At the conclusion of the course you will be invited to leave feedback and evaluate your experience, at which point we'll email you a link to a suite of exclusive sounds and various discount offers from the School and its partners to say 'thanks'!