Join JK Swopes for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding melodies on top of the initial idea, part of MASCHINE: Beat Making.
- So now that I have my initial melodic idea down,…I think I want to add some more melodies on top of it.…And even though there's a lot of content in here,…Maschine makes it really quick to go in and find…what you need,…especially just being able to go directly…to the individual expansions,…or if you want to go to an individual sound type.…So let's go over here to some instruments.…And actually, I have a sound that I was playing with…in iMaschine that I imported.…So I'm just going to pull that up right here…and see how that fits with this.…(digital music)…I know you can't see me,…but I'm just playing on my keyboard…that I have in front of me.…
I'm just riffing out some things to see…what thing kind of fits with what I'm doing…and the direction I want to take it.…(digital music)…So I kind of like that; let's make a pattern.…We'll make that four bars as well.…
And make sure I can see everything.…(digital music)…Let's try it.…(digital music with added beats)…So I'm feeling more of a laid-back vibe…to this one,…so I don't need something that's really too complex…
In Chapter 3, JK uses the same techniques to make a new sample-based track—a great way to make custom sounds you won't hear anywhere else. Start watching to learn how to make your own beats with MASCHINE.
- Quantizing beats to align notes
- Making a simple drum pattern
- Adding groove to beats
- Using MASCHINE expansions
- Creating melodies
- Adding bass, percussion, and FX
- Creating pattern variations
- Arranging songs
- Making beats from samples