Maschine Course | School Of Synthesis

Maschine Course

Dates Days Time Duration Price Code Spaces
27/10/2018 to 28/10/2018 Saturday, Sunday 11:00 - 18:00 2 Days $660.00 18MASC5 8

Maschine Course
BYO Maschine for an extensive exploration of Maschine across 12 hours in two days in a class of between 1-8 people to ensure you know your way around this powerful tool.

Course Overview:
Maschine is a fully flexible, multi-faceted hardware instrument from Native Instruments which now includes the Massive synthesiser onboard. Its full potential is demonstrated in this course at the School of Synthesis which covers both the original, MK2 and the recently released MK3 Maschine and its integration into a production studio and live show. This course is taken by Leroy Amphett who is Australia's official Maschine specialist and it covers the tutor's real world examples from the studio through to live performance.

Course Level:
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

Course objectives: by the end of this course you should be able to:
Navigate Machine
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


Carbon Electra: 
Each enrolment includes a software licence to use Carbon Electra, one of the worlds leading synthesizers. 

School of Synthesis Producer Pack: 
Each enrolment includes a carefully selected VST/AU plugin pack for Windows and MAC OSX with everything you need to get producing, including some of the best EQ, Compressor, FX and Limiters available.  

Analogue Sequences:
Each enrolment includes an authorised download of the Loopmaster Analogue Sequences pack designed by School of Synthesis trainers for Ableton Live. 

SOS Loopmasters Pack:
All SOS students receive a free download of samples from the award winning Loopmasters collection. 

Educational Discounts:
As an SOS students you will be eligible for student discounts from Ableton, Output, Fabfilter, Rob Papen, Plugin Boutique and more. Information on educational discounts will be sent to you via email upon enrolment.

Learning methods:

Each 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 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'!