Anthony (on the left) is a subscriber and also bought my paid course. He happens to live 30 minutes away so he came down to kick it about Native Instruments Maschine Jam, since he recently grabbed one.
We covered the basics, as well as cool features like the variation engine that gives patterns a more human feel. Also made some loops and exported to Ableton.
We finished right around 5 pm which was the perfect time for a cocktail. Ant saw a bottle of Compari on my shelf so it was Negroni's all around.
Check this post by CVS.
OK so I'm not here to endorse Mashine, yes I'm a fan but no reason to repeat what CVS said above in his post. The kicker for me, is what "Albert Candy" wrote about the swing/groove.
And CVS relying saying he didn't even know what it is.
Do I think CVS is lying? No, but who knows. The point is that swing or no swing won't make or break your track. It's just a subtle effect that the old Akai Samplers did really well. But again, it won't make or break a track.
I found it kind of amazing that Barclay didn't know what it is. He's got some soul so it's entirely feasible that however he programs drums already has enough swing and groove built it.
I love examples of how you can be great but not need to know what every bell and whistle does, be it Maschine, Ableton, Reason, Synths etc.
Till Next Time.