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    Published: 2015-05-28, by .

    An interesting and fully-loaded music creation app

    9.2
    • It's got a load of options
    • It's addictive and interesting
    • A smooth design
    • It doeesn't work on all iPhones; it needs iOS 7
    • No tutorial included

    "Keep the beat..."

    THE VERDICT

    If you're a music lover and you think you'd make a good songwriter or DJ, iMaschine has everything you'll ever need. This app lets you make your own beats in a variety of ways; with a 16-key keyboard, loads of keyboard tunes and even your own voice.

    The fact is that iMaschine has literally hundreds of options to personalize your compositions. Actually, it has so many that you'll probably never get round to trying them all. It's perfect for those of us who want to delve into the world of music making, as well as anyone with a spark of inspiration who just wants to make the most of it.

    THE PROS

    iMaschine is just so thorough and addictive that no-one can help spending at least ten minutes trying it. OK, so you've never been interested in making music; but it doesn't matter 'cos this app is simply that great you'll want to give it a shot. As for extras, iMaschine has up to 100 MB of extra content that can be used as samples or as the basis of your projects.

    THE CONS

    There isn't a tutorial to help us get under way. And yes, as it's missing that option, you'll probably feel a little lost at first. In any case, you'll learn the ropes soon enough and see that it's the perfect app for creating your own sounds.

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    by Ana , Appszoom

    May 28, 2015

    Description

    THE GROOVE SKETCHPAD

    iMASCHINE puts professional groove production in the palm of your hand.

    "The subway just got way more fun." (GIZMODO)

    "A brillliantly designed little app, far more flexible than beatboxes and more than the sketchpad it is billed as. Export to Maschine rounds off the package." (Music Tech, UK)

    Create a beat on 16 pads. Add a melody with the keyboard. Spice up your track with a field recording or lay down vocals, and even sample directly from iTunes.

    No matter which iOS device you use, iMASCHINE adapts to your screen size – a compact workflow for iPhone and an optimized iPad workflow for two-handed groove production.

    ///KEY FEATURES

    - 16 pads for real-time groove production on your iOS device
    - Included library features 100 MB of content: 10 projects, 25 kits, and over 400 samples
    - Additional ‘Quantum Collection’ sound pack derived from MASCHINE 2 Library adds 20 kits, 10 projects, 15 instruments, and over 400 samples to iMASCHINE’s library (email registration required)
    - Sample directly from your iTunes library
    - Record your own one-shot samples through the integrated microphone on your iOS device
    - Keyboard mode for playing chords, bass, and melodies
    - Note repeat with 1/4 note to 1/32 note range for keyboard and drum pad mode
    - Audio recorder lets you record vocals, field recordings or any audio from your iOS device’s microphone
    - Assign any of the 4 groups to any mode, e.g. for use as a 4-track recorder
    - Mixer page with XY performance pads includes two send effects per group: delay, flanger, chorus, and various filters
    - Live-mode sequencer automatically detects recorded loop length
    - Import your own 44.1 kHz 16-bit .WAV samples via iTunes
    - Huge collections of additional drum kits and instrument sounds called iMASCHINE Expansions available through in-app store
    - Export your mix as an audio file or directly upload it to SoundCloud
    - Export your project (including samples) to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO
    - Universal Binary. Purchase the app and iMASCHINE Expansions once and use them on all devices connected with that iTunes account

    ///SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    Requires iOS 8.0 or higher.

    ///THE WORLD OF MASCHINE

    iMASCHINE is based on MASCHINE – the renowned groove production system from Native Instruments. MASCHINE is available in three different hardware versions: MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO. All come with the same cutting-edge software including professional sound library, drum synths and melodic synthesizers, and effects. The software also features a cutting-edge sampler, mixer, clip-based arranger, and visual browser.

    MASCHINE STUDIO is the flagship music production system with unprecedented physical control thanks to its generous control layout, jog wheel, and two big high res displays for ultimate visual feedback.

    MASCHINE is the classic groove production system with straight forward hardware workflow, 8 display knobs for tweaking instruments and effect parameters plus dedicated groups button to switch sounds fast.

    MASCHINE MIKRO has the same high-quality, touch-sensitive pads as MASCHINE STUDIO and MASCHINE in a more compact format. The perfect entry into the world of MASCHINE or a tactile addition to any production or performance setup.

    Check out the Native Instruments website for more info, artist and product videos, images, sound examples and more:

    www.native-instruments.com/maschine

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