By NATIVE INSTRUMENTS GmbH
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THE GROOVE SKETCHPAD
iMASCHINE is an intuitive beat sketchpad perfect for developing song ideas anytime, anywhere.
Play and record drums on the 16 pads, jam a melody on the keyboard, sing on top of your loops via the built-in audio recorder, or create your own unique sample banks from any source - with iMASCHINE the focus is always on the music. And when you’re done, you can finalize your track in the full version of MASCHINE or MASCHINE MIKRO, or directly upload your mixdown to SoundCloud and share with your friends.
iMASCHINE is a professional instrument designed for beat producers of all levels - you don’t need to have experience with our Groove Production Studio MASCHINE to create spontaneous beats. With its intuitive threshold-based pad sampling, note repeat, auto-loop length feature, on-board mixer with six handy effects and the unique audio recording function, iMASCHINE makes it easy to instantly create grooves whenever the mood hits.
Use the included drum kits and melodic sounds, all in professional WAV-format, or expand your library with the iMASCHINE EXPANSIONS - available directly from your device via the in-app store.
KEY FEATURES OF iMASCHINE
* 16 pads for playing drums and one-shot samples
* Library includes 100 MB of content: 10 projects, 25 kits and over 400 samples
* Record your own one-shot samples through the iOS device's integrated microphone
* Keyboard mode for playing chords, bass and melodies
* Note repeat function ranging from 4th to 32th,for keyboard and drum pad mode
* Audio recorder mode lets you record an audio (e.g. vocal) track
* Assign any of the 4 groups to any mode, e.g. for use as a 4-track recorder
* Mixer page includes two send effects per group: Delay, Flanger, Chorus, and various filters
* The live-mode sequencer automatically detects the recorded loop length
* Import your own 44.1 kHz 16-bit WAV samples via iTunes®
* Additional drum kits and instrument sounds available through in-app store
* Export your mixdown as an audio file - or directly upload it to SoundCloud
* Project export (including samples) to MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO
* Important note for Verizon customers with iPhone® 4 - iMASCHINE is only supported with iOS 5 installed.
iMASCHINE is based on MASCHINE, the cutting-edge groove production studio from Native Instruments, which is available in two versions:
Consisting of the professional MASCHINE software and a tightly integrated hardware controller, this Groove Production Studio lets you create rhythms, chords and melodies in moments. This groundbreaking instrument combines a pattern-based sequencer, professional sampler, multi-effect unit and VST/AU plug-in host with tactile control. Experience a fully creative workflow with the integrated hardware/software system, combining the flexibility of computer-based music production with straightforward, two-handed control for composing,
performing, browsing, sampling, slicing, sound-shaping and tweaking effects.
ABOUT MASCHINE MIKRO
MASCHINE MIKRO is the perfect entry into the world of MASCHINE, giving you tactile, hands-on control for beat production, sampling and performance. This latest addition to the family has the same powerful software and 6 GB+ sample library as its big brother, as well as the same responsive pads on a more compact and portable controller. MASCHINE MIKRO makes a perfect addition for any production setup - get hands-on with your rhythms and grooves both in the studio and on the stage.
"The subway just got way more fun."
Gizmodo, US, 10/2011
"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, 01/2012
What's New in Version 1.0.4
- Fixed Export to Maschine, now working for all users again
Loved this app..rarely use now
Still laggy. It needs some better effects. Definitely better sampling ability. The sampler in GarageBand is better than this..
I wish you could tweak the synth sounds or at least arp them.
I do love the pads and the general layout.
Just like Maschine.. Fabulous for beats when the pads are not lagging...but why no audio copy/paste?
I could go on and on...
Long story short- within this app I can live without a decent synth, sampler (very sad though since Maschine is a great hardware sampler), and effects. I have apps for those.
audio copy/ paste, latency fix, and the ability to turn the freakin metronome off.
I buy ALL the in apps and those getting less and less impressive. Especially today's in app. I was excited to have some analog sounds but they are boring and the beats are barely audible.
I love NI's hardware and software but this app is used less and less. I guess I am not ambitious enough to keep dragging my samples back and forth from iTunes into this app. When I am on the go I like my apps to be as well.
I have enough software and hardware to choke a horse. It is nice to not have to be tethered to my laptop all the time but with this app I am yet again tethered to my computer.
Actually 4 1/2 stars
This app is a joy to use everything about it is so well made and it's quite intuitive once you get used to it. One thing that nobody is noted is that the sound quality is excellent it's very professional and I'm surprised that the factory sounds on this are so good and powerful.
I wish there was a better way for getting your music that you create off of your iPhone rather than using the iTunes method. Because it just starts taking up more and more space. I really wish they had an audio copy paste feature and I feel that this app would be excellent.
The main reason why purchase this is because the whole beat sketching idea really took me in I think that's exactly what this app accomplishes.
This app is mainly for hip-hop rap and house music (tech deep and progressive), some dub sounds are possible but not ideal and as of now there is no drum and bass style music or jungle music packs available on this app. I really hope that they add these two genres to this app. also I'm not sure how to add your own sounds from your computer onto Imachine.
Work of Art
This is my first ever review and this is a great app. I can't get over how I can take the power of beatmaking with me anywhere in my pocket. Ideas can happen anyplace at anytime and all I gotta do is sketch out a beat and upload it to Maschine later.
adding the recommendations below can make this app amazing:
•Step buttons that allow the user to skip or go back bars
•Make it easier to import a whole library of Maschine samples to Imaschine
•Sync imaschine projects to all devices over iCloud when connected to Wi-Fi
•When having Imaschine projects exported to Machine, have the velocity set to the machine 75 velocity instead of The iMaschine's 50 velocity
•8 pad groups like Maschine
•More export options instead of just soundcloud or Maschine
•a step sequencer along
with the keys, pads, or recording options
•a fuller functioning app for the iPad. Theres a lot that could be done with the bigger screen space
•Colored pads like the newer maschine models
This is a work of art. Thank you Native Instruments
- Category: Music
- Updated: May 22, 2012
- Version: 1.0.4
- Size: 149 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Native Instruments GmbH
- © 2011, Native Instruments GmbH
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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