iMaschine 2

iMaschine 2

By NATIVE INSTRUMENTS GmbH

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2015-11-12
  • Current Version: 2.2.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 485.09 MB
  • Developer: NATIVE INSTRUMENTS GmbH
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 756 Ratings

Description

MAKE MUSIC ANYWHERE Produce tracks on the go with iMASCHINE 2 and share your creations with the world. ///MAKE. ARRANGE. SHARE. MAKE Create a beat on 16 pads with hundreds of professional sounds. Use the Smart Play keyboard to add melodies and basslines that are always in-key. Spice up your track with vocal and field recordings or sample directly from iTunes. Use Apple’s 3D Touch technology to optimize your workflow and get even more creative. ARRANGE The Arranger in iMASCHINE 2 lets you turn your loops and scenes into full tracks with the swipe of a finger. Add parts quickly and easily. Change the color of your pads or groups to see your entire arrangement at a glance – rearranging and editing tracks on-the-go has never been quicker or easier. SHARE Share your creations with the world by uploading them directly to Soundcloud. Or export your projects to the MASCHINE 2 software and continue working on them in the studio with your full MASCHINE hardware setup. ///KEY FEATURES OVERVIEW - Use 16 pads for real-time drum sequencing on your iOS device - Quickly create beats without finger drumming using Step Mode - Use the Arranger to structure your track by adding, moving, and deleting different patterns on the fly - Play always-in-key melodies and basslines by combining Chord, Scale, and Arpeggiator features with the Smart Play keyboard - Use Note Repeat in Keyboard and Drum Pad Modes to create rolls, fills, and fast note attacks with note ranges from 1/4 notes to 1/32 notes - Better organize your sounds using multi-colored pads and groups - Optimize your workflow using Quick Actions with Apple 3D Touch for app and pad shortcuts* - Control the velocity or rate of note repeat depending on how hard you press the screen using 3D Touch* - Capture vocals, field recordings, or any audio from the microphone on your iOS device - Sample directly from your iTunes library - Mix your sounds and choose from professional audio effects - Open your existing iMASCHINE projects effortlessly in iMASCHINE 2 - Start building tracks immediately with the included extended iMASCHINE 2 library, featuring over 300 MB of content: 19 projects, 38 drum kits and over 750 samples - Choose from a huge collection of additional drum kits, projects and instrument sounds from top sound designers and renowned artists with iMASCHINE Expansions – available at the In-App Expansions Store - No matter which iOS device you use, iMASCHINE adapts to your screen size – a compact workflow for iPhone and an optimized iPad workflow for two-handed groove production - Learn how to use the app and discover helpful tricks with the New Features Notification function - Export your mix as an audio file or directly upload it to SoundCloud and share it with the world - Export your project (including samples) to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO. Projects exported to MASCHINE support multiple Scenes as well as Pad and Group colors. - Universal App. Purchase the app and iMASCHINE Expansions once and use them on all iOS devices registered to that iTunes account *iPhone 6s and 6s Plus only ///SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Requires iOS 8.0 or higher. Reverb is supported by iPhone 5S, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, or iPod 6 or newer. ///THE WORLD OF MASCHINE iMASCHINE is based on MASCHINE – the renowned groove production system from Native Instruments, used by professional producers all around the world. MASCHINE is available in three different hardware versions: MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO. All come with the same cutting-edge software including professional sound library, drum synths and melodic synthesizers, and effects. The software also features a cutting-edge sampler, mixer, clip-based arranger, and visual browser. www.native-instruments.com/maschine

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Reviews

  • Amazing!

    4
    By Young Qeyse
    I had been contemplating getting this app for some time because I didn't know how fluid it would be far as making beats on a mobile device but after reading reviews and taking a chance, I was amazed. The interface is smooth and looks great. There's no lag and it quantizes sounds perfectly. You may struggle at first but once you get going. It's hard to stop. What really makes this app great is the ability to export this right into Maschine on your computer and pick up where you left off to do even more. By no means is this app perfect or meant for full production but if you're out and about and got an idea come to mind, look at this as a sketch pad to get those ideas out, transfer them, and go in more once you get home! Also you can get all the expansion packs separately for one price of $9.99. Which is a great deal so you can't beat it!
  • This App is Good But Needs Improvements

    3
    By D*7
    The number one thing needed is cloud support. Actually all of their product would benefit from cloud services that way you would be able to sync all projects cross all your devices and their products instead of needing work arounds when changing devices or want projects for the computer app or vice versa. Also they need to update this for iPad Pro 11” because there are big boards around the app. I don’t think they update this app much because it seems like they aren’t trying to improve the app in general because they know it’s good. But the thing is it could be better with small changes that could drastically change the user experience. If they could fix those complaints this app would be A+ because outside of those complaints it’s really good. It’s a slightly simpler version of desktop version which is a good thing on a mobile device.
  • Crashes often... decent when it doesn’t.

    2
    By zeLrsn
    I’m honestly disappointed in and with native instruments. For how many new sound packs and features they release throughout a year I feel like iMaschine 2 should run WAY more smoothly than it does on my 7 plus. I can never rely 100% for the app to even open, often times it’ll show the start screen then just crash. Funny enough, it’ll be there in the background but I can’t open it. I’m often stuck with force closing the app and trying to restart it but that rarely works. I’ve deleted the app several times, losing projects in the process, only to reinstall and nothing works. I’ve been a native instruments user for quite a while, but honestly, I’m over their slow to no response customer service and glitchy app. I haven’t even described how limited the app is, which can be cool for creativity, but c’mon native instruments, this app is begging for an update. 2-stars and I’m being generous.
  • SETLIST For onstage musicians! Reverb!!!Thanks for listening

    5
    By Oilman dry
    Great app. I'm a drummer and I actually use this to loop my click tracks during church service. I can also adjust tempo on the fly of course. The Reverb that was just recently added to the app is great too for dynamics that I can actually use during service in the loop helps create a better worship experience. I'm hoping the developers pickup on this review and also add a SETLIST. I've got so many tracks that i take too much time finding the next track, I actually end up creating a pause in service that's a little too long for what I would like to achieve, and that's smooth and fast transitions. Especially because I'm controlling it and sometimes my other hand still needs to be busy playing. Thanks!!!
  • Best 4-Track BeatMaking App

    5
    By freakwithamachine
    Like many of the best apps out there, the user interface seems simple, but it hides so many Amazing features under the hood. While only allowing 4 tracks and up to 4 patterns per track...there is so much you can do within those parameters. Each pattern can be up to 32 bars and each track in pad form can hold up to 16 sounds. You can even adjust the panning, volume, and tuning of each sound. You can combine the patterns to create an unlimited number of “Scenes” for your masterpiece. There’s no excuse for not creating great music on this App. Native Instruments, please do not abandon this app. Please update it at some point soon, so that it may be usable in upcoming versions of iOS. Thanks!
  • Pretty annoying on iOS 11

    1
    By vegathavillain
    UPDATE FOR IPHONE X YALL HAD ENOUGH TIME. I DIDN'T SPEND OVER 20 DOLLARS ON THIS APP FOR ZERO UPDATES, I UNDERSTAND YALL JUST DROPPED NEW HARDWARE AND ALL THAT BUT LETS GET THIS DONE. Overall, an AMAZING, AMAZING app. Super intuitive and sinple but After having it since launch I still have a few gripes: - still no number sliders so I have to guess and listen to see if a sample is pitched the same or at the same volume. ( cmon bruh) - no way to shut off 3D Touch in app, so if I’m hitting a pad I might accidentally screw up recording because the app thinks I’m trying to use a 3D command. ( common sense function bruh) - on iOS 11 when loading a sample sometimes the slider glitches - still no way to stretch samples (BeatMaker has this and more so it’s definitely possible and there’s ZERO excuse) - no auto chop which on an iPhone app would make things WAY easier than chopping samples then still having to go and manually load each one. ( also something beat maker has) While it’s my go to app and has been since the first one, it’s super limited for no reason. I actually went it and bought a Maschine Mikro because I love this app so much and it’s collecting dust because this is so much easier to use, but you guys shouldn’t limit it like you are, I would rather have these simple functions than a new beat pack every month.
  • Thank You "NI"

    4
    By GameCentralHQS
    Reverb! Such a nice addition. Still a lot more things that can improve the mobile capability of this app that doesn't contest with in Fruity Loops Mobile Studio. Id love to see a option on the next update involving a 1/64th for creating a more intuitive beat for on the go and also you guys should add more than just 4 tracks!!!! Maybe a couple more would spice things up a bit. Instead of just limiting this app, expand it and show off the potential that this easily usable application can put on the table. For 5$ it is still quite a steal! But until that day there is a 1/64th option for more intuitive beat creation on this app it will always remain 4 stars.
  • Good....but...Still much to be desired

    3
    By viasangp
    Many see this as just a scratch app...yes it is,but why make us all suffer. What do I mean? As an owner of too many NI tools to mention, this app is just scratching the surface with its current state. I owned version 1 and upgraded to 2 immediately. I've been waiting for portrait mode in order to use the entire screen real estate. I've also been waiting on a proper arrange window.... Like that of the MPC Pro app....what gives? Can we also get more groups and 16 levels? Please? It would really help when bringing it into the $999 piece of gear I already own. I love the MPC App, but guess what? I'm using maschine....it would be very helpful to have similar features. I'm loving all of the updates, but they seem to come quite slowly.
  • Amazing, but very flawed.

    3
    By nick_ewald
    This is an update to an earlier review I wrote up this year. iMaschine needs some work guys. These are my main complaints: 1. Launch time is FOREVER. Sometimes over 10 seconds. This is the only app on my iPhone that takes this long. The only one on my entire home screen. 2. We need a practical way to edit performances. A 16 step sequencer works great per pad but does not provide what is needed to edit keyboard performances and other goofs made during tracking. 3. Where is the EQ? Seriously. Filters do not do the job. We need a parametric EQ. 4. Better export and import options. Please give us Files app support for importing our own samples to pads. Really tired of the crappy work arounds for this. Things that people need to do like this everyday should be easier. 5. This app needs more consistent updates and a bi-yearly overhaul to meet the demands of mobile producer and musicians. It is an app with many great uses but it is also very lacking in features. For having spent like $50 on this app over the years, I am disappointed. Please step up your game and I will change my review. Thanks.
  • best app to start with.

    5
    By nextxlife666
    Got this app for fun, because I was far from having enough money to actually be able to make beats. after making some pretty cool beats off this app alone, it convinced me to look into Native Instruments even further. Now I’ve got the Maschine Mikro MK3 and I was able to expand on the beats I had made on my phone even further. I would definitely say this app sparked up my creativity for making beats, and was a major step in getting a feel for maschine software. As stated in another review, this app can very much be a useful “sketch pad” for ideas that you have to work on in the future.

Reviews

  • NI, you there?

    1
    By Average Mexican
    I sunk a decent little chunk of cash into this app, its expansions, and the previous release, and it won’t open at all! All the projects I had been working on aren’t accessible! Every time the app opens, it crashes before I can get to the workspace. I’d really like to be able to use this again, it was perfect as a go-to when I wasn’t at my laptop. But now that I haven’t used it for a while, I’m starting to notice what others are saying in terms of it needing improvement before I even had this issue. Hopefully NI doesn’t forget about this one! Please don’t make me buy another 20$ (30 something including expansions I copped) app lol, just fix this one 🙃 I really hope your pricier products don’t get abandoned like this one did
  • Bad bug

    1
    By Jcoke1
    There’s some type of bug where every time I open the app it closes and never opens
  • Stole my money

    1
    By mixer03-03
    I paid for this app and not this stupid app won’t even open in my phone. I paid for no reason
  • App Crashes and won’t open

    3
    By Skinny_chan
    I love the app, but it frequently won’t open and crashes. I don’t want to erase the app and re-download, but I need the app to work better and be reliable when I have musical inspiration.
  • It’s ok for sketching an idea.

    3
    By Menty Muziq
    The sounds are really good and the simplicity is great for sketching out a beat idea but the this app has no integration or accessibility with other DAWs which makes it hard to continue working on your idea. The fact it has no track out option is frustrating. You would have to record each track into your DAW one at a time. The options are, You either export the whole project to be imported only in NI Maschine if you own one) or your stuck with exporting the master out.
  • The App That Time Forgot...

    3
    By brothaROD
    This app is good for it was intended to do: get done rough ideas for songs and tracks using quality (44.1 kHz and 16-bit? SERIOUSLY?!!?) sounds/samples. But two years or so and countless soundpacks later, I’m looking for a swing function that DOESN’T affect all 4 tracks, MIDI support for playing keyboard parts (because large fingers don’t work well on small keys), and addressing a bug that causes the app to crash after saving custom drum kits (ever since iOS 11!!). I also agree with another reviewer who mentioned that file management (as well as importing and exporting projects to something OTHER THAN MASCHINE, which is something many of us DON’T have) needs to be better and more integrated. It’s sorta “bassackwards” to develop all of these soundpacks (again...44.1 and 16?!!?) and ignore the framework and usability of the app itself. I mean, thanks for the addition of effects and all, but at this rate, NI shoulda added this app among their numerous updates and additions to their arsenal of products across the board. Maybe an iM3 wouldn’t be too much to ask these days...?
  • UPDATED REVIEW 1/30/19

    5
    By DK New Era
    So I went thru a real rough patch with this app, because it would never open. I have found that trying to open it while in Low Power Mode is the main culprit of the problem. If this happens, when the loading screen appears and then disappears taking you back to the home screen, quit the app, turn off Low Power Mode, and reopen the app. It should work again. Thanks! Updated a year ago, that should be enough said. You spend longer trying to open the app than actually using it; and I think it’s a great app, but this is nonsense.
  • Update ASAP

    1
    By BDFS380
    I’ve been using the app on my iPad just fine. Now that I decided to use it on my phone as well the app has started to crash multiple times and sometimes the app doesn’t open or load in order for me to use. I’ve spent money on this app and would very much do like a working app to use please
  • App won’t ever open and lost songs

    1
    By disappointed devoted customer
    Idk what the issue is but I haven’t been able to open the app for a month! Every time I try it just shuts down. I’ve tried resetting browser database and still nothing. I tried reinstalling the app in the past to see if it would work and it deleted all my songs... I was really not happy about that. DO NOT REINSTALL THE APP if you have songs saved you will lose them all.
  • 5 star app but it’s not opening.. (fixed)

    5
    By Jonny Stiz
    I love this app and it has been a part of my life since imaschine 1 but...... right now it won’t open ?!?! Well there is a fix, don’t have your phone in low power mode when using imaschine. Lol my bad guys this app is awesome!!

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