Native Instruments Maschine 1.5

This free upgrade features more drum machine features, improved host integration, new sampling functions, an extended sound library and a more efficient workflow.
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This free upgrade features more drum machine features, improved host integration, new sampling functions, an extended sound library and a more efficient workflow.

Maschine 1.5 introduces two new "vintage sampler" modes that emulate the gritty sonic signatures of the MPC-60 and SP-1200 models through sophisticated component modeling. The 1.5 Version also loads the programs of nearly all MPC models built.

Maschine 1.5 also enables a new and highly efficient level of DAW integration, with host automation through new macro controls, MIDI-pattern drag-and-drop export, direct DAW recording of Maschine events, MIDI pitch bend and CC support, and more. The real-time sampling features of Maschine benefit from extended slicing and mapping options that make it easier to work with sampled grooves and other rhythmic loops. The upgrade also introduces a full arsenal of destructive audio editing functions for in-depth sample manipulation.

The Maschine 1.5 update includes an assortment of additional instrument and drum sounds, based on a gigabyte of high-quality sample material. The library has been expanded with special versions of Abbey Road 60s and 70s Drums, electric pianos and bass guitars from Scarbee, acoustic strings taken from the upcoming Session Strings instrument, sampled vintage analog synths and carefully resampled MPC-60 hip-hop kits from sample expert Goldbaby.

Further enhancements include a new "Grain Stretch" effect algorithm, a "16 Velocity Levels" pad mode, MIDI file export, extended polyphony options, improved event editing and navigation on the controller, project default templates, sample consolidation for improved song portability, and a wide range of minor optimizations.

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