Native Instruments Updates iMaschine
Native Instruments has updated iMaschine, the beat sketchpad for iOS devices. The latest version of the app is optimized for iPad, adapting to its larger screen layout. The update also includes a set of new sounds, iTunes sampling, and more. Current owners of iMaschine receive the update free.
iMaschine allows users to create music sketches on-the-go with their iPad or iPhone. With an eclectic selection of drums, synths, one-shots, and a built-in audio recorder, it is designed for on-the-go beatmaking. The update features a new user interface and an optimized layout for iPhone 5, iPad and iPad mini. On the iPad, the modified interface allows two-handed operation: editing and performing functions are now on the same window as iMaschine’s 16 drum-pads, 2-octave keyboard and the audio-recorder, making its workflow easier. Aside from iMaschine’s standard library, the update also includes Quantum Collection – a brand-new iMaschine Expansion featuring a selection of sounds from the recently released Maschine 2 Library. The new iTunes sampling allows users to capture parts from the music on their iOS device and edit the samples’ start and end points.
Intuitive XY performance controls are a new way to perform effects. A swipe redo/undo function is a welcome addition for an even faster workflow. Lastly, this iMaschine update adds a metronome on/off switch.
Native Instrument’s iMaschine app costs $4.99 / €4.49 / £2.99 / ¥500, and is available from the Apple App Store.