MASCHINE Tutorial Pt. 1/3: Track Building

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Dubspot Instructor and master finger drummer Justin Aswell takes us through his approach to building the foundations of a track in this first installment of a three-part video tutorial series exploring the creative production and performance possibilities of Native Instruments versatile MASCHINE Groovebox. Justin demonstrates how to slice up drum breaks, assign samples to pads, and create drum pattern variations. He then proceeds to record a bassline using a MIDI keyboard to give his breaks some meaty low-end and some synth keys for added flavor. Justin then tops the track off with a Tribe Called Quest vocal sample he chops up and edits while offering some fundamental music production techniques and sound shaping possibilities using MASCHINE’s advanced features.

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