In the past a producer would be the guy sitting at the console telling the musicians or the engineer what he liked and what he didn’t. Today, being a producer means that you’re likely wearing many hats (engineer, editor, vocal tuner, beat programmer, etc)
It’s important for us as producers to know what our strengths are and to use them to make the best record possible. However, it’s also important that we grow and learn new things that can help us make new and fresh sounding music.
Native Instruments makes a great piece of equipment for programming beats, loops, and adding modern electronic elements to you music. As you can probably guess, electronic elements were not nearly as prominent a decade ago as they are today. Learning how to use tools like Maschine can certainly keep your music from sounding dated and ensure that your productions are fresh and interesting.
Watch below as Michael Emm gives us a primer on using Native Instruments “Maschine”