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
Can't chop samples like every other music app out??? pointless app imo, yea you can load pre chopped samples, but what's the point in going to the studio, pre chopping samples (or getting pre chopped samples) loading them to your phone, making a pattern then loading them to your studio... Stay in the studio.!! If this is for making a beat on the move then use beatmaker/nanostudio load your samples into either, chop the sample up, get real creative then export the waves to ANY DAW not just maschine. Also the latency is unbearable. As soon as I load imaschine there is none. Then I look through the menus come back to the pads and I'm getting a 1 sec delay on pads? I think most of these positive reviews are from the developers... I use maschine as my main daw and it is amazing, app wise I think your better of using nanostudio or beatmaker there's alot more you can do with these apps and beatmaker 2 has the ability to take waves directly from your iPod library without hassle, and it has no latency. This app is really lacking in basic functions, is buggy and still needs alot of work. It's a real shame because native instruments puts out some really decent software, but this is far below average ATM. Wait for some updates people!!
Possibly the best sample-based music app.
Good multitrack recording app, providing drum machine, synth and microphone recording and playback.
The user interface is good, most features are quickly and easily accessed, with only a few functions tucked away in unexpected places.
There are some limitations which would, I suspect, have been addressed by now if NI were in the business of selling apps and not hardware. For me, the main one is the lack of audiopaste support. This means that if you want to do anything other than lay a basic track out, you have to be tied to a computer running itunes. This is totally, totally, stupid.
You can't import a loop or a synth sound from another app, you can't create a loop in Maschine, and reuse it.
Audiobus and midi support would make the app a lot more useful.
It just feels like this app hasn't had the love and attention it deserved.
The best app ever
I couldn't fault it forget all of them mainstream apps like angry birds even if you're a nooby musician you'll love this app for making catchy little loops its great phone and its the app I use most apart from the social apps like Facebook and twitter just like the real maschine in fact if u have a machine it's the perfect accompany to this app as you can use your maschines samples to get your catchy little sounds even further the only thing I would suggest to native instruments is... There could be more patches and more tracks but all in all the best app I have come across on the apple App Store
- Category: Music
- Updated: 22 May 2012
- Version: 1.0.4
- Size: 149 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: 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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