Actually, it’s a threat to virtually any electronic genre. Native Instruments Maschine in all it’s various iterations – Mikro, Mk 2, and Studio (all use the same software) is TOO GOOD! . Why do I say that? Because a novice producer can tweak one of the preset tracks that come included with the software and come up with something he can call his own, and no one will be able to tell. And it will sound better than many tracks done by those who have been making tracks for years, especially if we are talking about a genre such as tech house.
“What’s that?” you say? You don’t believe me? You’ve been making music for years? Before you dismiss this article, do yourself a favor and check it out.
There’s already too much music out there and now there will be a lot more. As far as any genre of EDM is concerned, all of us need to think long and hard as to how we can distinguish ourselves in an already overcrowded market. Sounding good is not enough; instant great sound can now be purchased for as little as $300.
At the moment, I do not own this. I want it, but find it hard to justify the purchase of something that churns out better sounding tracks than I have ever made. You may not be able to follow my logic, but Maschine makes me both excited and depressed.
(Note to self: write better songs, forget about making “tracks.”)
Update January 25, 2016 I now own Maschine . I love it, though not loving Native Instruments support (the worst). Highly recommended essential piece of gear.
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