Native Instruments Releases iMaschine App
Native Instruments has just released iMaschine, an intuitive groove creation app for iPhone and iPod touch. With four flexible tracks, real-time sampling and loop recording, a range of classic drum machine features, high-quality effects and an expandable arsenal of studio-grade drum and instrument sounds, iMaschine is your pocket production rocket! Grooves can be easily exported to a computer, uploaded to SoundCloud, or even transferred into the full-featured Maschine groove production system for detailed editing and arrangement (Brilliant! —Ed.).
iMaschine complements the excellent computer-based Maschine range with a mobile component, and leverages Native Instruments’ expertise in sequencing, sampling, audio processing and sound design into the company’s first app for iPhone and iPod touch. iMaschine takes a musical and seamless approach to groove creation, with all areas of the interface carefully designed and optimized for intuitive and efficient touch-screen operation. Each of the four tracks can be switched between a 16-pad matrix for drums, a playable dual octave keyboard for instruments, and a loop sampler that can record audio from the built-in microphone in sync with the beat. The live-mode sequencer in iMaschine automatically detects and adjusts the loop length of any recording, allowing all four tracks to come together seamlessly and naturally into one cohesive groove.
iMaschine comes with a versatile range of distinctive drum kits that cater to a wide range of electronic music styles, complemented with studio-quality lead, bass and keyboard sounds, all derived from the professional Maschine sound library. The sonic arsenal can be easily extended by sampling sounds directly through the microphone on iPhone or iPod touch, by importing individual samples from a computer, and through in-app purchase of dedicated iMASCHINE sound expansions available through In-App Purchase on the App Store, with ‘Vintage Heat’, ‘Transistor Punch’, and ‘Swagg City’ already available at release.
Native Instruments’ iMaschine is available for the iPhone or iPod touch at a very reasonable $4.99 / €3.99 via the App Store.