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Mastering The Maschine

with JK Swopes

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  •   01 Enhance Drums with Velocity

    24:17
  •   09 Building a Track from Start to Finish Part 1

    44:46

Class duration: 10h 46m

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About The Class

sequence, sample, and add effects to any musical project.

If you’re ready to take your production to the next level, join CreativeLive and JK Swopes (and guests Doug Lazy aka Knocksquared and Ken "Flux" Pierce) for an in-depth exploration of Maschine, the revolutionary way to sequence, sample, and add effects to any musical project.

Throughout this two day course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to take advantage of this unique, powerful beatmaking production system -- including its sequencer, sampler, and internal fx. JK will also cover the basics of working with Maschine’s extensive built-in library of sounds. JK will also cover the tricks and hacks that let you use Maschine to author your own library of sounds to use in your tracks. From fatter kicks to deeper snares, you’ll learn about simple tweaks you can add to any track to make it more complex and compelling.

No matter what genre of music you’re passionate about, this course will give you the tools you need to work effortlessly and innovatively.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Enhance Drums with Velocity

    24:17
  2. 02

    Creating Drums with Layering

    18:21
  3. 03

    Drum Sound Design with Flux

    42:00
  4. 04

    Sampler Techniques

    40:40
  5. 05

    Sampling Tracks Demo with Knock

    27:57
  6. 06

    Using External Sound Modules with Maschine Part 1

    28:16
  7. 07

    Using External Sound Modules with Maschine Part 2

    29:35
  8. 08

    External Modules Q&A

    22:11
  9. 09

    Building a Track from Start to Finish Part 1

    44:46
  10. 10

    Building a Track Q&A

    16:26
  11. 11

    Building a Track from Start to Finish Part 2

    28:13
  12. 12

    FX Routing and Automation Part 1

    29:19
  13. 13

    FX Routing and Automation Part 2

    18:26
  14. 14

    Routing and Automation Demo with Flux

    25:03
  15. 15

    Multi Effects Demo with Flux

    19:02
  16. 16

    iPad as a Midi Controller

    28:30
  17. 17

    iPad as a Step Sequencer, Arp, or Chord Player

    12:09
  18. 18

    iPad as an External Sound Module

    16:52
  19. 19

    Sound Design Techniques Part 1

    34:47
  20. 20

    Sound Design Techniques Part 2

    33:56
  21. 21

    Sound Design Techniques Part 3

    17:40
  22. 22

    Vocal Remix Demo with Knock Part 1

    22:02
  23. 23

    Vocal Remix Demo with Knock Part 2

    27:34
  24. 24

    Vocal Remix Demo with Knock Part 3

    38:05

Meet Your Expert

JK Swopes

JK Swopes or "saintjoe" as he is known through various online communities, is a producer, editor, instructor, and all around audio tech enthusiast. He's been a lover of music since a young age, and as such, started producing music for ... read more

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  • George D

    George D

    September 2019

    Even though it's a bit old now this is still a fantastic walkthrough of Maschine. Lots of great content here!

  • William Parmlee

    October 2015

    Just what i needed, great work flow an easy to follow. looking forward to the next level . Thanks

  • alucard

    September 2016

    I think It is time to do an update to this Class, Maschine have gone to an all new level... It will be nice to have JK Swopes, Knock and Flux, giving and Advance updated class of how much Maschine has grown up.. ~Dracula NoRelation

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