Native Instruments Releases Maschine 1.5 Beta
We usually don’t report on beta releases, or mid-range updates for that matter, but we are fiercely following Native Instruments’ Maschine development because we feel that this particular platform will reveal what NI calls, The Future Of Sound, or at least their future to some degree.
The free update includes enhanced host integration, drag ‘n’ drop MIDI and audio, new Vintage Sampling Modes (MPC60 / SP1200), MPC sample import, and many workflow improvements. Not much more is specified, so you’ll have to download the new version and see what Aces NI has up their sleeve.
Many Maschine users are waiting for a tighter integration between Traktor and Maschine to enhance live remixing into their sets with a more minimal setup. The savvy Mike Henderson has adroitly demonstrated some of these capabilities and has helped several artists, including Richie Hawtin, to link the two programs. However, it’s going to take Native Instruments to make this plug ‘n’ play.
Registered owners of Maschine can download the update starting today from Native Instruments’ website.