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Is Native Instruments Maschine A Threat To Underground House?

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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Native Instruments Maschine MK2 Groove Production Studio, Black

WaveDNA Liquid Music For Ableton Update

Reading a review and then watching how fabulous WaveDNA’s new program Liquid Music for Ableton, can be; one would be tempted to run right out and buy it at the discounted price of $129 – but don’t. Download the demo first.
On the demo you will find that same short video showing how you can draw in notes perfectly in key. What you won’t find, not even in the manual is how to open the piano roll editor or how to get your midi into Liquid Music or anything vaguely helpful .
I’ve written to support at Wave DNA and not received an answer. Hopefully one day this will be a very vital program, but as of now, it is not. I want what this purports to do so badly that even though it cost me nothing but time wasted trying to get it to work, that I’ve written this negative review.

WaveDNA did finally contact me after the sale price time ran out. They helped me to get it sort of running. By that I mean, I could never get it to do what they show in their video. I would like to hear from others as to their  experience with this software. I want to be fair. Email me at Adarkjet@gmail.com. Thanks.