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PDF Content Summary: MANUAL The information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of Native Instruments GmbH. The software described by this docu- ment is subject to a License Agreement and may not be copied to other media. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced or otherwise transmitted or recorded, for any purpose, without prior written permission by Native Instruments GmbH, hereinafter referred to as Native Instruments. “Native Instruments”, “NI” and associated logos are (registered) trademarks of Native Instru- ments GmbH. Mac, Mac OS, GarageBand, Logic, iTunes and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows, Windows Vista and DirectSound are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them. Document authored by: David Gover Software version: 2.5 (09/2016) Hardware version: MASCHINE JAM Special thanks to the Beta Test Team, who were invaluable not just in tracking down bugs, but in making this a better product. Disclaimer NATIVE INSTRUMENTS GmbH Schlesische Str. 29-30 D-10997 Berlin Germany native-instruments.de NATIVE INSTRUMENTS North America, Inc. 6725 Sunset Boulevard 5th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90028 USA native-instruments.com NATIVE INSTRUMENTS K.K. YO Building 3F Jingumae 6-7-15, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001 Japan native-instruments.co.jp NATIVE INSTRUMENTS UK Limited 18 Phipp Street London EC2A 4NU UK native-instruments.co.uk © NATIVE INSTRUMENTS GmbH, 2016. All rights reserved. Contact Table of Contents 1 Welcome to MASCHINE JAM ......................................................................................9 1.1 Document Conventions ...............................................................................................................10 1.2 Where to Start? ...........................................................................................................................11 1.3 About This Document..................................................................................................................11 1.4 Connecting MASCHINE JAM.........................................................................................................12 1.4.1 Connecting MASCHINE JAM to Your Computer ........................................................... 12 1.4.2 Using MASCHINE JAM as a MIDI Device ..................................................................... 13 2 MASCHINE Project Overview ......................................................................................15 2.1 Sound Content ............................................................................................................................16 2.2 Arrangement...............................................................................................................................17 2.3 MASCHINE Software Overview.....................................................................................................19 2.3.1 Header ....................................................................................................................... 20 2.3.2 Browser ..................................................................................................................... 22 2.3.3 Arranger .................................................................................................................... 24 2.3.4 Control Area............................................................................................................... 25 2.3.5 Pattern Editor ............................................................................................................ 26 3 MASCHINE JAM Overview...........................................................................................28 3.1 MASCHINE JAM Top View.............................................................................................................28 3.1.1 Project View Section .................................................................................................. 31 3.1.2 Note Input Section ..................................................................................................... 32 3.1.3 Level Meter Section.................................................................................................... 33 3.1.4 Smart Strip Section ................................................................................................... 34 3.1.5 Solo and Mute Section ............................................................................................... 36 3.1.6 Transport Section ...................................................................................................... 36 3.2 MASCHINE JAM Rear View ...........................................................................................................37Table of Contents MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 4 4 Working with MASCHINE JAM ....................................................................................39 4.1 Accessing Channels in MASCHINE ..............................................................................................39 4.2 On-Screen Overlay ......................................................................................................................40 4.3 Controller Modes and Mode Pinning ...........................................................................................41 4.4 Undoing and Redoing Actions.....................................................................................................43 4.5 Using MASCHINE JAM in Plug-in Mode........................................................................................43 4.5.1 Differences between Stand-Alone and Plug-in Mode ................................................. 44 4.5.2 Controlling your Host’s Transport Functions in Plug-in Mode .................................... 45 4.5.3 Using Two or More MASCHINE Controllers .................................................................. 46 5 Using the Browser .....................................................................................................48 5.1 Loading Files from the Browser ..................................................................................................48 5.2 Filtering Files in the Browser ......................................................................................................50 5.3 Using Favorites...........................................................................................................................57 5.3.1 Activating and Deactivating the Favorites Filter........................................................ 57 5.3.2 Adding an Item to the Favorites List .......................................................................... 59 5.3.3 Removing an Item from the Favorites List ................................................................. 60 5.4 Accessing User Content ..............................................................................................................62 6 Recording and Editing Patterns ..................................................................................64 6.1 Setting Recording Options ..........................................................................................................64 6.1.1 Setting the Tempo ..................................................................................................... 65 6.1.2 Setting the Step Grid ................................................................................................. 66 6.1.3 Setting the Pattern Length ........................................................................................ 68 6.1.4 Setting the Record Mode............................................................................................ 69 6.2 Playing and Programming Beats ................................................................................................72 6.2.1 Loading a Drum Kit.................................................................................................... 72 6.2.2 Recording Beats in Real-time.................................................................................... 73Table of Contents MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 5 Table of Contents 6.2.2.1 Using Note Repeat .....................................................................................74 6.2.3 Sequencing Beats with Step Mode............................................................................. 76 6.2.4 Adding Swing ............................................................................................................ 80 6.2.5 Applying Choke .......................................................................................................... 81 6.3 Creating Melodies and Harmonies ..............................................................................................82 6.3.1 Loading an Instrument .............................................................................................. 82 6.3.2 Recording Melodies and Harmonies in Real-time ...................................................... 83 6.3.3 Step Sequencing Melodies and Harmonies ................................................................ 85 6.3.4 Selecting a Scale and Chords .................................................................................... 88 6.3.4.1 Setting the Root Note of a Scale ................................................................90 6.3.4.2 Setting the Scale Type ...............................................................................90 6.3.4.3 Chord Mode ...............................................................................................90 6.3.4.4 Chord Type.................................................................................................91 6.3.5 Creating Arpeggios .................................................................................................... 93 6.3.6 Playing Notes with Smart Strips ................................................................................ 98 6.4 Editing a Pattern ........................................................................................................................100 6.4.1 Quantizing Your Pattern ............................................................................................ 101 6.4.2 Doubling a Pattern .................................................................................................... 102 6.4.3 Transposing a Pattern ............................................................................................... 102 6.4.4 Nudging Events in a Pattern...................................................................................... 103 6.4.5 Adding Variation to Patterns ..................................................................................... 104 6.4.6 Clearing Groups and Sounds ..................................................................................... 108 6.4.7 Duplicating Groups and Sounds ................................................................................ 109 6.4.8 Clearing Patterns ...................................................................................................... 111 6.4.9 Duplicating Patterns ................................................................................................. 111 6.5 Saving Your Project ....................................................................................................................112 MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 6 Table of Contents 7 Arranging your Project...............................................................................................113 7.1 Creating Scenes .........................................................................................................................113 7.2 Triggering Scenes and Patterns..................................................................................................115 7.3 Looping Scenes...........................................................................................................................117 7.4 Setting the Performance Grid .....................................................................................................117 7.5 Duplicating Scenes.....................................................................................................................118 7.6 Clearing Scenes..........................................................................................................................119 8 Mixing your Project ...................................................................................................121 8.1 Basic Functions ..........................................................................................................................121 8.1.1 Setting Volume Levels ............................................................................................... 121 8.1.1.1 Setting a Sound Level ................................................................................121 8.1.1.2 Setting a Group Level ................................................................................123 8.1.1.3 Setting the Master Level ............................................................................125 8.1.1.4 Setting the Cue Level.................................................................................125 8.1.1.5 Mixing External Signals .............................................................................127 8.1.2 Adjusting Pan ............................................................................................................ 128 8.1.3 Using Solo ................................................................................................................. 128 8.1.4 Using Mute ................................................................................................................ 129 8.1.5 Adjusting AUX Send ................................................................................................... 131 8.1.6 Tuning Sounds and Groups........................................................................................ 133 8.1.6.1 Tuning a Sound .........................................................................................133 8.1.6.2 Tuning a Group ..........................................................................................135 8.2 Using Performance Effects .........................................................................................................136 8.2.1 Selecting a Performance Effect ................................................................................. 136 8.2.2 Using a Performance Effect ....................................................................................... 138 8.2.3 Automating a Performance Effect.............................................................................. 138 MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 7 Table of Contents 8.3 Controlling Plug-in Parameters ..................................................................................................139 8.4 Controlling Macros .....................................................................................................................141 8.5 Using Automation .......................................................................................................................142 8.6 Creating Parameter Snapshots using Lock .................................................................................143 9 Troubleshooting – Getting Help ..................................................................................148 9.1 Troubleshooting ..........................................................................................................................148 9.1.1 The MASCHINE Software Won’t Start.......................................................................... 148 9.1.2 Latency Issues ........................................................................................................... 148 9.1.3 The MASCHINE Software Crashes .............................................................................. 149 9.1.4 Updates ..................................................................................................................... 149 9.2 Getting Help ...............................................................................................................................149 9.2.1 Knowledge Base ........................................................................................................ 150 9.2.2 Technical Support...................................................................................................... 150 9.2.3 Registration Support ................................................................................................. 151 9.2.4 User Forum ................................................................................................................ 151 10 Glossary ...................................................................................................................152 MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 8 Welcome to MASCHINE JAM 1 Welcome to MASCHINE JAM Thank you for buying MASCHINE JAM! MASCHINE is essentially the synergy of the MASCHINE JAM controller hardware and the MA- SCHINE software combining the advantages of both worlds for making music, live as well as in the studio. The intuitive, hands-on qualities of a dedicated instrument, the MASCHINE JAM controller, with the advanced editing features and the versatility of the MASCHINE software turn it into the creative center of your musical productions. Using the MASCHINE JAM project view, with its 8x8 click-pad matrix, you can intuitively con- trol your project with unprecedented overview of your Scenes and Patterns, allowing you to cre- ate, and arrange new ideas on the fly. Create tight rhythms, harmonies and melodies — the highly enjoyable instrument combines a pattern-based sequencer, professional sampler, multi- ple studio and performance effects, and VST/AU plug-in host. Once you touch the tactile Smart Strips and interact with the 8x8 click-pad matrix the fun and intuitive workflow takes over, allowing you to stay focused on your music. Since you can integrate it in any DAW that supports VST, Audio Units or the AAX format with multiple instances, you can profit from its abilities in almost any software setup or use it as a stand-alone application. You can sample your own material, slice loops and rearrange them easily turning your ideas into full productions. However, MASCHINE is a lot more than an ordinary drum machine or sampler: It comes with an 8-gigabyte Library programmed and created by well-known artists and a sophisticated, yet easy to use tag-based Browser to give you instant access to the sounds you are looking for. But it doesn’t stop there! You can create your own sounds and samples or use MASCHINE EXPAN- SION packs, available for purchase from the Native Instruments website to further enhance your library of sounds. You can also control your external MIDI Hardware and Software with the MASCHINE JAM con- troller and customize the functions of the click-pads to your needs, utilizing the Controller Edi- tor Application. We hope you enjoy the MASCHINE playground as much as we do. Now let’s get going! MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 9 Welcome to MASCHINE JAM Document Conventions 1.1 Document Conventions This document uses particular formatting to point out special facts and to warn you of poten- tial issues. The icons introducing the following notes let you see what kind of information can be expected: The speech bubble icon indicates a useful tip that may often help you to solve a task more efficiently. The exclamation mark icon highlights important information that is essential for the giv- en context. The red cross icon warns you of serious issues and potential risks that require your full attention. Furthermore, the following formatting is used: ▪ Text appearing in (drop-down) menus (such as Open..., Save as... etc.) in the software and paths to locations on your hard disk or other storage devices is printed in italics. ▪ Text appearing elsewhere (labels of buttons, controls, text next to checkboxes etc.) in the software is printed in blue. Whenever you see this formatting applied, you will find the same text appearing somewhere on the screen. ▪ Text appearing on labels of the hardware is printed in orange. Whenever you see this for- matting applied, you will find the same text on the hardware. ▪ Important names and concepts are printed in bold. ▪ References to keys on your computer’s keyboard you’ll find put in square brackets (e.g., “Press [Shift] + [Enter]”). ► Single instructions are introduced by this play button type arrow. → Results of actions are introduced by this smaller arrow. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 10 Welcome to MASCHINE JAM Where to Start? Naming Convention Throughout the documentation we will refer to MASCHINE JAM controller as the controller and MASCHINE software as the software installed on your computer. The term “effect” will sometimes be abbreviated as “FX” when referring to elements in the MASCHINE software and hardware. These terms have the same meaning. Button Combinations and Shortcuts on Your Controller Most instructions will use the “+” sign to indicate buttons (or buttons and pads) that must be pressed simultaneously, starting with the button indicated first. E.g., an instruction such as: “Press SHIFT + PLAY” means: 1. Press and hold SHIFT. 2. While holding SHIFT, press PLAY and release it. 3. Release SHIFT. 1.2 Where to Start? There are many sources of information available for the MASCHINE software and MA- SCHINE JAM hardware. The main documents should be read in the following sequence: 1. MASCHINE Software Manual and online video tutorials. 2. MASCHINE JAM Manual (this document) 1.3 About This Document What you are reading now is the MASCHINE JAM Manual. This document provides detailed in- formation about MASCHINE JAM. Please refer to the MASCHINE Software Manual for information about MASCHINE soft- ware. This document is available from the Native Instruments website at native-instruments.com/maschinedownloads. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 11 Welcome to MASCHINE JAM Connecting MASCHINE JAM 1.4 Connecting MASCHINE JAM This chapter contains a quick walk-through of the basic hardware setups. Make sure that you have installed the latest version of the MASCHINE software, includ- ing the MASCHINE JAM hardware driver, before you connect the controller to your com- puter! 1.4.1 Connecting MASCHINE JAM to Your Computer To connect the MASCHINE JAM to your computer: 1. Attach the ‘device end’ of the included USB cable to the USB socket on the rear panel of the MASCHINE JAM. 2. Attach the ‘computer end’ of the USB cable to an available USB 2.0 (or later) port on your computer. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 12 Welcome to MASCHINE JAM Connecting MASCHINE JAM Connecting MASCHINE JAM to a computer. MASCHINE JAM will not work when it is connected to a USB 1.1 port. A USB 2.0 (or later) port is required! Windows users: In case you have installed the software including the hardware drivers, but the controller is not detected by your computer, connect the USB cable to another USB port before taking further measures. 1.4.2 Using MASCHINE JAM as a MIDI Device In addition to using your MASCHINE controller together with its dedicated MASCHINE soft- ware, you can also use it as a powerful and highly versatile MIDI controller to pilot any other MIDI-capable software application running on the computer it is connected to via USB. This is made possible by the Controller Editor software, an application that allows you to precisely de- fine all MIDI assignments for your MASCHINE controller. The Controller Editor is installed dur- MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 13 Welcome to MASCHINE JAM Connecting MASCHINE JAM ing the MASCHINE software installation procedure. For more information on this, please refer to the Controller Editor Manual available as a PDF file in the Documentation subfolder of the Controller Editor installation folder on your hard disk. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 14 2 MASCHINE Project Overview A MASCHINE Project contains all the information stored with a MASCHINE-produced piece of music. In the following diagram we can see the different aspects of a MASCHINE Project: MASCHINE Project Overview Overview of a MASCHINE Project. ▪ The Project references all the sound content: the instruments, sounds and samples, and all the effects you apply to them. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 15 MASCHINE Project Overview Sound Content ▪ The Project also contains the arrangement of your song: how Patterns are built from events which trigger Sounds, and how they are arranged into a song structure using Scenes and Clips. The following section will explain these two aspects in detail. 2.1 Sound Content The sound content aspect of a MASCHINE Project includes all the audio material — the in- struments and effects contained in your Project file, and how these are structured. 123 4The sound content aspect of a MASCHINE Project. ▪ A MASCHINE Project file (1) Groups (2) are available in Banks. Each Bank contains 8 Groups (A-H) and each Group contains 16 Sound slots (1–16) (3). Each Sound slot can be filled with samples or plug-ins. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 16 MASCHINE Project Overview Arrangement ▪ You can influence the sound on these three channels: the Project (or Master) channel, the Group channel, and the Sound channel. The relevant controls are situated in the Control area (4), which can be used for accessing Plug-in parameters or Channel properties. ▪ The Control area has three tabbed sections corresponding to each channel: MASTER, GROUP, and SOUND. ◦ The controls in the SOUND section affect the sound of the selected Sound slot (1– 16). ◦ The controls in the GROUP section affect the sound of the selected Group slot (A–H), i.e. the sound of all its Sound slots. ◦ The controls in the MASTER section affect the sound at the main outputs of MA- SCHINE, i.e. the sound of all Groups. 2.2 Arrangement The arrangement aspect of a MASCHINE Project is about building patterns, and further about putting those patterns into a loop or a song structure. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 17 MASCHINE Project Overview Arrangement MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 18 1 78 The arrangement aspect of a MASCHINE Project. The basic workflow in building a song in MASCHINE is as follows: ▪ You load samples or plug-ins into the Sound slots (1) of the selected Group (2). ▪ You record instances of your Sounds by playing the pads. A recorded instance of a Sound is called an event (3). ▪ Together, the events add up to a Pattern (4) for this Group. ▪ All of this takes place in the Pattern Editor (5), where you can create several Patterns for each of your Groups. 2 3 4 5 6 MASCHINE Project Overview MASCHINE Software Overview ▪ In the upper half of the software’s user interface, the Arranger (6) lets you organize togeth- er the Patterns of your various Groups. ▪ Here you combine your Patterns — represented by Clips (7) — into Scenes (8). ▪ Several Scenes add up to a song (...or a track, or an arrangement, or whatever you want to call it). Now that you have an overview of the core concepts, let’s have a quick look at the various areas and control elements on your hardware controller and in the MASCHINE software. 2.3 MASCHINE Software Overview

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(1) Header: The Header contains the main controls for the MASCHINE software including the Display area, the Transport controls and the Master Volume slider. You can also use this area to toggle the Browser, connect to your hardware controller and monitor the CPU usage of your computer. (2) Browser: The Browser is your tool for managing, finding, tagging and categorizing Projects, Groups, Sounds, Instruments, Effects and Samples. Using the search facility you can quickly find things and prehear Samples. (3) Arranger: Use the Arranger to combine your Patterns into Scenes in order to build your track and make arrangements. (4) Control area: The Control area allows you to control parameters and settings for each of the Plug-in slots at each Project level (Sound, Group and Master). This area can hold settings for Groups, Sounds, Plug-ins (internal or VST/AU plug-ins), MIDI, routing. (5) Pattern Editor: The Pattern Editor features both step programming and real-time recording and is the basis for each Scene. Patterns for each Group can be created here and then ar- ranged into Scenes in the Arranger. The Pattern Editor also lets you edit modulation for the Sound, Group, and Plug-in (Internal or External) parameters. 2.3.1 Header MASCHINE Project Overview MASCHINE Software Overview

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MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 20 The Header. (1) MASCHINE menu: Click the MASCHINE menu to access the software menus. This menu is particularly useful in Full screen mode and when MASCHINE is used as a plug-in in a host ap- plication. MASCHINE Project Overview MASCHINE Software Overview (2) Browser button: Use the Browser button to toggle the Browser. The Browser is your tool for managing, finding, tagging and categorizing Projects, Groups, Sounds, Instruments, Effects and Samples. From the Browser you can directly search your computer or an external drive to add new files. You may also prehear (audition) Samples directly from the Browser and apply new tags. (3) Transport controls: The Transport controls contain buttons such as Play, Restart, Record and Loop. (4) Display area: The Display area provides control regarding tempo, global swing, time signa- ture, Follow and Sync (Perform Grid and Retrigger in the Cog wheel icon.) (5) Connect button: Use the Connect button to connect an instance of the MASCHINE software to the hardware controller. (6) Master Volume slider: Shows and adjusts the level of the MASCHINE audio output. (7) CPU meter: The CPU meter represents the current load on your computer’s processor and is constantly measured; it should not go above 70 % to avoid clicks and interruptions. You can save CPU power by sampling the audio output of MASCHINE if necessary using export (for more information, please refer to the Manual). (8) Audio Engine button: Click the Audio Engine button to disable the entire sound processing of MASCHINE. (9) NI logo: The NI logo and MASCHINE logo open the About screen which displays the version number and edition of your MASCHINE software. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 21 MASCHINE Project Overview MASCHINE Software Overview 2.3.2 Browser 1 2 3 4 5678 The Browser. (1) LIBRARY tab: Use the LIBRARY tab to access your computer's hard drives via MASCHINE's selectors and filters. (2) FILES tab: Use the FILES tab to access your computer’s hard drives. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 22 MASCHINE Project Overview MASCHINE Software Overview (3) File Type selector: This contains six icons representing the different file types of MA- SCHINE. From left to right the file types are: Projects, Groups, Sounds, Instruments, Effects, and Samples. Clicking one of them causes only the files of the selected type to be displayed. (4) Content selector: The Content selector allows you to select between Factory content and User content. (5) Product selector: The Product selector allows you to browse and select any content of the same File Type as is selected in the File Type selector above. (6) Tag Filter: The Tag Filter allows you to search based on tags. You can quickly find files based on the TYPES and MODES categories by clicking the tags. (7) Search field: Use the Search field to quickly find files based on their name or tagged attrib- ute. Select the type of file you are looking for from the File Type selector and enter the name or category of a file into the Search field to perform a search. Results are displayed in the Re- sults list below. (8) Results list: The Results list displays all files that match your query. (9) Tag Editor: The Tag Editor allows you to edit Tags applied to files and add Tags to new files from the Bank, Types, and Modes and view Properties. Only Types and Modes Properties can be edited in the User content. The NI content is read only. You can show/hide it by clicking the EDIT button at the bottom right. (10) Audition controls: The Autoload button allows you to load and listen to the item selected in the Results list in context with the rest of your Project while it is playing. Additionally, if you are browsing Samples, the Prehear button allows you to quickly hear each Sample you select in the Results list, at the volume set by the slider nearby. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 23 2 MASCHINE Project Overview MASCHINE Software Overview 2.3.3 Arranger 14 3 The Arranger. (1) Arranger timeline: This area displays the current position within the track and allows you to set the loop range. (2) Groups: The Group slots can hold one Group each. Select the desired slot to load a Group into it and display the Group’s content (Sounds, Patterns...) in the Pattern Editor (see ↑2.3.5, Pattern Editor) and the Group’s Channel properties and Plug-in parameters in the Control area (see ↑2.3.4, Control Area). (3) Clip area: Each Clip represents a Pattern from a given Group. A combination of several Clips stacked vertically is called a Scene. A Scene can be moved freely by dragging and dropping it into place, or you can also Duplicate and Delete functions. (4) Mix view button: Click the Mix view button to access the Mix view. Use the Mix view to mix your project using channel strips for your Sounds and Groups, and to edit Plug-ins.MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 24

MASCHINE Project Overview MASCHINE Software Overview 2.3.4 Control Area 1 2 3 4 8 7 2 6 The Control area.

(1) Channel icon: Click the Channel icon to access Channel properties where you can display and adjust various properties for the currently selected Sound/Group or for the Master in the Parameter area. (2) Plug-in icon: Click the Plug-in icon to access Plug-ins and their parameters. (3) MASTER tab: Click the MASTER tab to control sound at the main outputs of MASCHINE (in- cluding all Groups and Sounds). (4) GROUP tab: Click the GROUP tab to gain access to Plug-ins and Channel properties of the Group loaded in the currently selected Group slot (A–H). (5) SOUND tab: Click the SOUND tab to gain access to Plug-ins and Channel properties of the Sound in the currently selected Sound slot (1-16). (6) Plug-in List: There are Plug-in slots on each project level (Sound, Group and Master). Each of them can hold one effect Plug-in. The first Plug-in slot of the Sound level can also hold a plug-in instrument (Internal, Native Instruments, and External). The Plug-in list displays the Plug-in currently loaded. Click the desired Plug-in to display its parameters in the Parameter area (8). (7) Quick Browse Icon: Use the Quick Browse icon to recall the search query you performed to find the currently loaded file/preset. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 25 MASCHINE Project Overview MASCHINE Software Overview (8) Parameter area: Displays the parameters for the selected Plug-in or Channel properties. De- pending on the number of parameters to display, these can be split into several pages. In this case, click the name of the parameter page to display it. 2.3.5 Pattern Editor

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10 11 The Pattern Editor. (1) Group View button: Click this button to show the Group view. (2) Keyboard View button: Click this button to show the Keyboard view. (3) Sample Editor button: Click this button to open/close the Sample Editor. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 26 MASCHINE Project Overview MASCHINE Software Overview (4) Sound slots: Sounds slots 1–16 of the selected Group are listed here. Click a Sound slot to bring it into focus and display its Plug-ins and Channel properties in the Control area (see ↑2.3.4, Control Area). In Keyboard view (2), click a Sound slot to display its events in the Step Grid (8). (5) Pattern Length controls: The Pattern Length controls allow you to choose the unit by which the length of the Pattern can be adjusted and to adjust the length of the currently displayed Pattern according to that unit. (6) Pattern slots: Each Group has an unlimited number of Patterns available. Each Pattern slot can hold one Pattern. A Pattern contains the events that make up a groove or a musical phrase for the selected Group. Click the drop-down arrow to open the Pattern Manager and select a Pattern slot to display and edit its Pattern. Upon slot selection this Pattern is also referenced by a Clip for that Group in the currently selected Scene in the Arranger (see ↑2.3.3, Arranger). The Clip will take the name of the Pattern. Create Clips from various Patterns to form an ar- rangement. (7) Pattern timeline: The timeline at the top of the Step Grid (8) displays musical time units, including bars and beats. Click the timeline to resize the currently selected Pattern. (8) Step Grid: Displays the content of the selected Pattern slot (6). Here you can see your re- corded events as rectangular blocks. In Group view (1) these represent the Sounds of your Group. In Keyboard view (2) they represent musical notes of the selected Sound. The events can be edited using your mouse; they can be dragged to a new position, elongated, shortened or deleted. (9) Control Lane: The Control Lane provides a visual overview and editing tools for the automa- tion of each parameter and modulation of each MIDI control change. (10) Control Lane button: The Control Lane button allows you to show/hide the Control Lane (9). (11) Edit controls: Use the Step menu to change the step size in which events can be moved/ resized and click the Arrow or Paint icons to toggle the Paint Mode on/off. (12) Dragger icons: The Dragger icons allow you to conveniently drag and drop audio or MIDI from your Patterns to your desktop or host software. For a detailed explanation of each section please refer to the MASCHINE Software Man- ual. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 27 MASCHINE JAM Overview MASCHINE JAM Top View 3 MASCHINE JAM Overview This chapter describes the areas and control elements on your MASCHINE JAM controller. 3.1 MASCHINE JAM Top View This section quickly describes the areas and control elements on your hardware controller top view. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 28 10MASCHINE JAM Overview MASCHINE JAM Top View 2 3112 411567 9 8 Overview of the MASCHINE JAM hardware controller. (1) Project View section: By default the 8x8 click-pad matrix displays your Scenes and Patterns for the corresponding Group. Here you can access Groups (A-H), arrange patterns and build your Scenes (1-8). You can also access the Sounds pertaining to each Group by pressing the click-pads labeled 1-16. The Project View can also be transform into a step sequencer, or al- low you to play sounds like a keyboard depending which of the modes from Note Inputs section is selected (2). In addition the Lock feature allows you to use the click-pads to store snapshots of parameters including Solo and Mute assignments and them morph between them. For more information on the Project View section read subchapter ↑3.1.1, Project View Section.MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 29 MASCHINE JAM Overview MASCHINE JAM Top View (2) Note Input section: This section provides access to all note input features that are displayed on the 8x8 click-pad matrix of the Project view (1), these include; Pad Mode, Keyboard Mode, Step Mode, and Piano Roll Mode. You can also find CLEAR and DUPICATE buttons here which help you manage your Scenes, Patterns, Groups and Sounds. For more information on the Note Input section, read subchapter ↑3.1.2, Note Input Section. (3) Level Meters: The Level Meter section allows you to monitor all incoming and outgoing sig- nals into MASCHINE. Use the meters to monitor volume levels and the buttons below the me- ters to switch between Master, Group, Input and Bus levels. For more information on the Level Meter section, read subchapter ↑3.1.3, Level Meter Section. (4) Encoder: Use the Encoder combined with the D-pad (12) for navigating and adjusting pa- rameters within the On-Screen Overlay, and browsing the MASCHINE Library content. (5) BROWSE button: The BROWSE button opens an on-screen overlay that provides access the MASCHINE Library. Use the Encoder (4) to scroll through content, and the D-pad (13) to navi- gate the different sections of the On-Screen Overlay. (6) Smart Strip section: Use the multifunctional Smart Strips to control your mix, work with plug-ins, record modulation, interact with the Perform FX, and input notes using NOTES mode. The buttons at either side of the Smart Strips can be used to change their function. (7) SELECT button: The SELECT button allows you to change the focused sound without trigger- ing it. (8) SOLO / MUTE buttons: Perform with Groups and Sounds by soloing and muting them. (9) Transport section: Start, stop and activate record. Use SHIFT to access the secondary func- tions such as Restart, Count-In, Metronome, Loop, Tap Tempo, and Record Mode. (10) SHIFT: While the most important features are accessible through dedicated buttons, many shortcuts are available by holding the SHIFT button and other buttons (where labeled). You can also use the SHIFT button to change parameters in finer increments when entering values with the Encoder. (11) NOTE REPEAT / ARP button: Note Repeat is a really handy way to play and record beats — it plays the selected Sound automatically at a given rate. While holding the NOTE REPEAT button, click-pad you want to play: notes will be repeatedly triggered at the rate selected in the right display. For more information Note Repeat, see ↑6.2.2.1, Using Note Repeat. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 30 MASCHINE JAM Overview MASCHINE JAM Top View Pressing SHIFT + NOTE REPEAT (ARP) switches the arpeggiator on or off. The controller will automatically switch to Keyboard Mode and allow you to play arpeggios by pressing the click- pads. For more information on the arpeggiator, see ↑6.3.5, Creating Arpeggios. (12) D-pad: The D-pad is comprised of four buttons that can be used to direct the entry point on the on-screen overlay. Press the D-pad to navigate Groups/Sounds, the Project View, when browsing, or in a Note Input Mode. Use in combination with Encoder (4) to confirm a selec- tion. 3.1.1 Project View Section This subchapter provides an overview of the Project View section. 12 3 4 Overview of the Project view section. (1) SCENE buttons: Scenes allow you to store and select different variations (patterns) of a mu- sical idea in real time. Press a Scene button to select a Scene. (2) Click-pad Matrix: By default the 8x8 click-pad matrix shows your patterns for each corre- sponding Group (A-H). MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 31 MASCHINE JAM Overview MASCHINE JAM Top View (3) Click-pad 1-16: Click-pads labelled 1-16 can be used to play and select your Sounds, the buttons also have other functions depending on the controller mode that is currently active. (4) Group buttons: Press one of the eight dedicated Group buttons A–H to select the Group of Sounds you want to work with. These buttons not only provide access to the Sounds within the Group but also allow you to access Group level functions such as Level, Perform FX, Solo, and Mute etc. 3.1.2 Note Input Section This subchapter provides an overview of the Note Input section.

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Overview of the Note Input Section (1) SONG: Press the SONG button to return to the Project view. The Project view provides an overview of your Scenes, Patterns, Groups and Sounds. (2) STEP: Step Mode doubles as a full-featured step sequencer. In this mode, each pad repre- sents one step of the selected Step Grid resolution. During playback, a running light (Play- head) shows the current position of the step sequencer. Press the click-pads to create notes on the corresponding steps (causing them to illuminate) or press the illuminated steps to remove the notes. (3) PAD MODE button: Enters Pad Mode. In this mode you can play the Sounds of Group or ac- cess Keyboard Mode and use the whole 8x8 click-pad matrix to play melodies or even chords. ▪ In the standard layout mapping, each click-pads (1-16) represent one Sound of a Group. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 32 MASCHINE JAM Overview MASCHINE JAM Top View ▪ In Keyboard Mode, the click-pads represent the steps of the selected Scale, ascending from the selected root note, this way you can play the selected Sound like a melodic instrument. Press SHIFT + PAD MODE (KEYBOARD) to quickly activate Keyboard Mode. (4) CLEAR button: Press the CLEAR button to delete note events Sounds, Group, Pattern, or Scene. Pressing SHIFT + CLEAR (CLR AUTO) will delete all modulations for the selected Sound. (5) DUPLICATE: button: Enters Duplicate Mode. Use the Duplicate button to swiftly create an- other instance of any Sound, Pattern, Group or Scene. This can be useful for creating varia- tions or trying out something new while preserving the current state of your work. Pressing SHIFT + DUPLICATE (DOUBLE) will double the length of a pattern. 3.1.3 Level Meter Section This subchapter provides an overview of the Level Meter section. 15 243 Overview of the Level Meter Section (1) Level meter The LEVEL meter displays the volume level of the selected input/output. Select an input (4) or output (2, 3, and 5) to display it in the Level meter. (2) GRP button (Group button). Press the GRP button to display the volume level of the selected Group in the Level meter (1) and use the Encoder to adjust its volume level. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 33 MASCHINE JAM Overview MASCHINE JAM Top View (3) CUE button Press the Cue button to display the Cue level in the Level meter (1) and use the Encoder to adjust its volume level. (4) IN1 button: Press the IN1 or SHIFT + IN2 buttons to meter one of the two external audio inputs. You can meter an input level using the Level meter (1) and adjust an input level using the Encoder. (5) MST button (Master button) Press the MST button to display the Master volume level (main volume output level) in the Level meter (1) and use the Encoder to adjust its volume level. 3.1.4 Smart Strip Section This subchapter provides an overview of the Smart Strip section.

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8 7 6 5 Overview of the Smart Strip section. (1) Smart Strips: The Smart Strips provide quick access to the level and settings of all your Sounds, Groups, and the Master channel. In addition, you can adjust the parameters of all your Plug-ins, record modulation, play with the Perform effects, or use the Smart Strips for note input when in Notes Mode. (2) PERFORM: Press PERFORM to access the Performance effects. The performance effects were specifically designed for MASCHINE JAM and you can interact with them using the Smart Strips. Using the Smart Strips you can add the effect applied to the selected Group and change the effect parameters, for example, the Cutoff in the Filter. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 34 MASCHINE JAM Overview MASCHINE JAM Top View Use the SHIFT button to access the FX Select function. Press SHIFT + PERFORM and turn the Encoder to select a Performance effect for a Group (A-H). The available effects are: Filter, Flanger, Burst Echo, Reso Echo, Ring, Stutter, Tremolo, and Scratcher. (3) NOTES: In Notes Mode each of the eight strips can be used to play a chord. This allows for perfect progressions in the selected scale, and interesting musical gestures. (4) LOCK: Press Allows you to create up to sixty-four snapshots, with each snapshot containing every modulatable, parameter in your project, including your Solo and Mute assignments. You can switch between these instantly, or morph between them synchronized to the tempo. This is a nice tool for extensive modulations, but also very useful to compare mixes, or to switch up snapshots during a live performance. (5) TUNE: Press TUNE to adjust the tune of a particular Group or Sound. To adjust the tuning of a Group, press the Group button (A–H) until it flashes, then turn the Encoder or slide your finger on the corresponding Smart Strip. To adjust the tune of an individual Sound, press the Group button (A–H) until it flashes, then press the Pad 1-16 to select the Sound you want to change, then turn the Encoder or slide your finger on the corresponding Smart Strip to adjust the tuning amount. (6) SWING: Press SWING to adjust the amount of Swing. Swing shifts some of the played notes or events, adding some “groove” to your Pattern to the whole project, a Group or individual Sounds. Use the Smart Strips or on-screen overlay to adjust Swing values. (7) AUTO: Press AUTO to record pattern modulation. Writing modulation means MASCHINE can record any changes you make to a selected parameter(s) and then play back those changes each time with the track. Modulation of almost any parameter on the Sound and Group chan- nel is achieved with one-touch simplicity. Press and hold the AUTO button while sliding your finger across the Smart Strips to record modulation for the corresponding parameter(s) when playback is active. (8) CONTROL: Press CONTROL to access all Sound, Group and Master parameters via the eight Smart Strips. (9) AUX: Press AUX to access AUX1 for Groups and Sounds. Press SHIFT + AUX to access AUX2. (10) LEVEL: Press LEVEL to access Group and Sound volume levels. Press SHIFT + LEVEL to access Group and Sound Pan settings. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 35 (11) MACRO: Press MACRO to access Master, Group and Sound level macro. Macro Controls enable you to control in one same location a selection of parameters from different sources. Available in every channel (Sounds, Groups, and Master), Macro Controls are very useful for playing live since you can choose a set of parameters from various sources to manipulate on one screen without having to switch screens. For detailed information on all of these features, please refer to the MASCHINE JAM Manual. 3.1.5 Solo and Mute Section This subchapter provides an overview of the Solo and Mute section. MASCHINE JAM Overview MASCHINE JAM Top View 1 2 An overview of the Solo and Mute section. (1) SOLO: Press SOLO to enter Solo Mode. In this mode, you can instantly solo any Sound or Group (equals muting all other Sounds/Groups) by pressing its pad or Group button — useful to tweak the Sound or for performing live. The pad of the soloed Sound or Group is fully lit, while all other pads (representing the muted Sounds/Groups) are dimmed. (2) MUTE: Press MUTE to enter Mute Mode. In this mode, you can instantly mute Sounds and/ or Groups by pressing the corresponding pads and/or Group buttons — good for getting on top of your production when you have many sounds playing and especially useful for performing live. Muted Sounds/Groups are represented by half-lit pads, while unmuted (i.e. audible) Sounds/ Groups are represented by fully lit pads. 3.1.6 Transport Section This subchapter provides an overview of the Transport section. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 36 MASCHINE JAM Overview MASCHINE JAM Rear View 1 2 3 4 5 6 Overview of the Transport section. (1) PLAY: Press the PLAY button to activate playback. Press PLAY a second time to stop play- back. Press the SHIFT + PLAY to restart playback at any time to restart from the beginning of the current loop range. (2) REC: When playback is on, press REC to begin recording. Or when playback is off, press SHIFT + REC to begin recording with a Count-in. Press REC a second time to stop recording. (3) Page Left: Use the left page button to navigate to the left through the pages of a plug-in Control Mode, or to switch between Sounds 1-8 or 9-16 in Level Mode. Press SHIFT + left Page button (METRO) to activate the metronome. (4) Page Right: Use the right page button to navigate to the right through the pages of a plug-in Control Mode, or to switch between Sounds 1-8 or 9-16 in Level Mode. Press SHIFT + right Page button (LOOP) to activate the Loop. (5) TEMPO: Press TEMPO to and turn the Encoder to change the tempo of the track in beats per minute (BPM). (6) GRID: Press GRID to enter Grid Mode. Grid mode allows you to select resolutions for the STEP grid (used for quantization), Nudge, Arrange, and Perform grid settings. Use the on- screen overlay to adjust settings. Press SHIFT + GRID to access REC MODE. This allows you adjust Metronome parameters (Level, Time signature and Auto-on) Count-In Length, automatic Quantize Mode, and set the Pattern Follow via the on-screen overlay. 3.2 MASCHINE JAM Rear View Here is a description of the MASCHINE JAM rear view. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 37 MASCHINE JAM Overview MASCHINE JAM Rear View 1 2 3 MASCHINE JAM controller rear view. (1) USB socket: Connect your MASCHINE JAM controller to your computer using the supplied USB cable. (2) FOOTSWITCH: Your MASCHINE JAM controller provides a footswitch inputs in the form of a 1/4" socket on its rear panel. If you have a footswitch with two buttons: ▪ Button 1: Starts/stop the playback in MASCHINE. This is equivalent to the PLAY button on your controller and the Play button in the MASCHINE software Header. ▪ Button 2: Engage/disengage recording in MASCHINE. This is equivalent to the REC button on your controller and the Record button in the software’s Header. (3) Kensington Lock: Use the Kensington Lock slot to lock your MASCHINE JAM controller to something immobile and thus save it from being stolen. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 38 Working with MASCHINE JAM Accessing Channels in MASCHINE 4 Working with MASCHINE JAM This section holds useful information for your every-day work with the MASCHINE JAM control- ler. 4.1 Accessing Channels in MASCHINE MASCHINE JAM allows you to access the different channels such as the Master, Group and Sound directly while using the mode buttons (Macro, Level, Aux, Control, Tune, and Swing) ei- ther side of the Smart Strips. Sound Channel Sounds are the building blocks of all sound content in MASCHINE. A Sound is made up of any number of Plug-ins. Each Sound of the selected Group is mapped to one of the click-pads (1-16) on the hardware controller, so you can play the Sounds by pressing the click-pads. To access a Sound channel within any mode: Press and hold a mode button. 1. Press the Group button (A–H). 2. Press a click-pad 1-16 to select a Sound. → The Smart Strips can be used to adjust the parameters of the selected mode. Group Channel A Group contains sixteen Sound. In addition to the Effect Plug-ins applied to each individual Sound, a Group can have its own insert effect. These affect all the Sounds in the Group. A Group can also contain any number of Patterns. To access a Group channel within any mode: 1. Press and hold a mode button. 2. Press the Group button (A–H) MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 39 3. Press to left and right buttons of the D-pad to access other Group banks. → The Smart Strips can be used to adjust the parameters of the selected mode. Master Channel This is where all audio signals from each of the Groups and Sounds come together and get mixed. The Master channel can also host any number of insert effects of its own, these effects are applied to all Groups and the Sounds within them. To access the Master channel within any mode: ► Press the MST button. → The Encoder can be used to adjust the parameter of the selected mode. 4.2 On-Screen Overlay When used with the MASCHINE software, the MASCHINE JAM hardware initiates an on-screen overlay, which in addition to the regular MASCHINE software provides a specific focus on the feature in use. The on-screen overlay in conjunction with the Encoder and D-pad allows you to quickly scroll and navigate through functions, change parameters, and also access the vast MASCHINE Library. Working with MASCHINE JAM On-Screen Overlay An example of the on-screen overlay. MASCHINE JAM and all its other features remain fully functional even when the on-screen overlay is in use—never stop jamming! The on-screen overlay can only be used with the Encoder and D-pad. It does not accept any interaction using the mouse. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 40 Working with MASCHINE JAM Controller Modes and Mode Pinning 4.3 Controller Modes and Mode Pinning Your controller has various other modes of operation, which you can enter by pressing their dedicated buttons. Depending on their purpose and workflow, these controller modes are of two types: ▪ Temporary modes only stay active as long as you hold down their button on the controller. When you release the button, your controller returns to the previous mode. This is for ex- ample the case with the MUTE button. ▪ Permanent modes stay active even if you release their button. To deactivate them, you must press their button a second time. This is for example the case with the BROWSE button. The following buttons are temporary; SELECT, SOLO, MUTE, DUPLICATE and CLEAR. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 41 Working with MASCHINE JAM Controller Modes and Mode Pinning Pinning Buttons on MASCHINE JAM Controller Each of these buttons needs to be held pressed in order to use the corresponding mode. Pinning the Controller Modes You can also pin (i.e. lock) controller modes, so the controller doesn’t switch back when releas- ing a mode button, for example: 1. Press and hold a controller mode button, e.g., MUTE. 2. Press the SONG ([PIN]) button. → You can release the MUTE button: The controller will remain in Mute Mode until you press MUTE again. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 42 Working with MASCHINE JAM Undoing and Redoing Actions Once a mode has been pinned your controller will automatically pin the mode next time it is pressed. You can unpin any mode by pressing its button together with SONG ([PIN]) button again. 4.4 Undoing and Redoing Actions Undoing and re-doing your last actions can be useful to cancel operations you have performed or to compare two versions before and after a change. You can undo most of the actions you performed after loading or creating your Project. Step Undo/Redo is the classic undo/redo. It cancels or re-executes each single action you have performed. ► On your controller, perform the Step Undo operation by pressing SHIFT + UNDO. To per- form the Step Redo operation, press SHIFT + REDO. 4.5 Using MASCHINE JAM in Plug-in Mode You can run the MASCHINE software as a stand-alone application or integrate it into your fa- vorite Digital Audio Workstation (or DAW, in short) by loading it as a plug-in. The MASCHINE software is available in the VST, Audio Unit, and AAX plug-in formats. For further information on plug-in compatibility and for a detailed description of how to use plug-ins in your host, please refer to the documentation included with your host software. If you did not install the plug-ins when installing the MASCHINE software, please refer to the Setup Guide available from the documentation folder in the MASCHINE software installation folder. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 43 Working with MASCHINE JAM Using MASCHINE JAM in Plug-in Mode 4.5.1 Differences between Stand-Alone and Plug-in Mode Transport Functions The most noticeable difference between the stand-alone and plug-in mode of MASCHINE re- lates to the interaction with MASCHINE’s sequencer. Indeed, when MASCHINE is used as a plug-in within a host sequencer software (e.g., Cubase or Pro Tools), MASCHINE’s sequencer is exclusively controlled by the host application: you cannot, e.g., manually start, stop or re- start the playback in MASCHINE, nor modify the tempo or the time signature of your Project within the MASCHINE plug-in itself — these are synchonized to your host’s own transport functions and tempo settings. As a direct consequence, when MASCHINE is used as a plug-in the Restart and Play buttons as well as the Tempo and Time Signature fields are grayed out and inactive in the MASCHINE Header. Obviously you cannot control MASCHINE’s playback and tempo settings from your MASCHINE controller either. However from your controller you can directly control the transport functions of your host appli- cation instead. For more information see ↑4.5.2, Controlling your Host’s Transport Functions in Plug-in Mode. Audio and MIDI Handling When MASCHINE is used in stand-alone mode, it directly communicates with your audio and MIDI interface. You can select which physical audio/MIDI ports have to be used on your inter- face, and configure crucial audio settings like the sample rate. All this is done via the Audio and MIDI Settings panel (for more information on this, please refer to the MASCHINE Software Manual. On the contrary, When MASCHINE is used as a plug-in within a host application, the commu- nication with your audio and MIDI interfaces is managed by the host — the MASCHINE plugin only communicates with the host. Native Instruments’ Online Knowledge Base provides how-to articles that will help you route the MASCHINE plug-in to multiple tracks/outputs in the major hosts: ▪ How to Route MASCHINE 2 Sounds to Separate Audio Tracks in Ableton Live: support.native-instruments.com/hc/articles/210278025 ▪ How to Route MASCHINE 2 Sounds to Separate Audio Tracks in Cubase: MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 44 Working with MASCHINE JAM Using MASCHINE JAM in Plug-in Mode support.native-instruments.com/hc/articles/209556049 ▪ How to Route MASCHINE 2 Sounds to Separate Audio Tracks in Pro Tools: support.native-instruments.com/hc/articles/209556069 ▪ How to Route MASCHINE 2 Sounds to Separate Audio Tracks in Logic Pro X: support.native-instruments.com/hc/articles/209556089 For all details on the audio and MIDI configuration of your host application, please refer to its documentation. Multiple Plug-in Instances When you are using MASCHINE as a plug-in within a host application, you can open multiple MASCHINE instances. Actually, you can load as many instances of MASCHINE as your com- puter and your host application can handle CPU-wise. In contrast to the stand-alone applica- tion, they are always synced to the host. In plug-in mode you can also send MIDI Program Change messages from your host to switch between MASCHINE’s Scenes or between patches of other plug-ins loaded into MASCHINE, or record automation for MASCHINE parameters. 4.5.2 Controlling your Host’s Transport Functions in Plug-in Mode When you are using MASCHINE as a plug-in within a host application, the Host Transport Con- trol feature allows you to split the control elements of your controller into two groups: ▪ All buttons in the Transport section except REC, SHIFT, and GRID control your host appli- cation via MIDI. ▪ All other elements control the MASCHINE plug-in instance. This allows you to simultaneously control the transport functions of your host and the various elements of your MASCHINE Project! The Host Transport Control can be activated in the MIDI Template loaded in the Controller Edi- tor. When MASCHINE is loaded as a plug-in in your host application, do the following: 1. Start the Controller Editor. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 45 Working with MASCHINE JAM Using MASCHINE JAM in Plug-in Mode 2. In the Device menu in the top left corner of the Controller Editor window, select the entry corresponding to your controller in order to edit its MIDI assignments of your MA- SCHINE JAM controller. 3. In the Templates page on the right, click the desired MIDI Template to load it. 4. Click the Host Transport Control option under the Template List to enable/disable it. → From now on the buttons in the Transport section (except REC, SHIFT, and GRID) will send MIDI data as specified in the Template loaded in the Controller Editor, while all oth- er elements will control the MASCHINE plug-in instance. For more information on the MIDI mode, please refer to the Controller Editor Manual. 4.5.3 Using Two or More MASCHINE Controllers You can use two or more MASCHINE controllers of different types (MASCHINE JAM, MA- SCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE MK2, MASCHINE MIKRO MK2, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO) simultaneously with different instances of the MASCHINE software (possibly with one instance in stand-alone mode). In doing so, the following applies: ▪ MASCHINE JAM will work alongside your existing MASCHINE hardware and share the fo- cus of the MASCHINE software. ▪ Only one MASCHINE controller of any type can be connected to an instance at a time. ▪ You can choose which instance you want to control from each controller as described in Switching Instances. ▪ When you start a new instance of the MASCHINE software, it connects to one of your other MASCHINE controllers according to following precedence rules: ◦ Rule 1: The MASCHINE STUDIO controller focus have priority over the MK2 control- lers (MASCHINE MK2 and MASCHINE MIKRO MK2), which themselves take priority over legacy controllers (MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO). ◦ Rule 2: The MASCHINE controllers (legacy and MK2) have priority focus over MA- SCHINE MIKRO controllers (legacy and MK2). ◦ Rule 1 has priority over rule 2. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 46 Working with MASCHINE JAM Using MASCHINE JAM in Plug-in Mode If you have more than one instance of the MASCHINE software running on your comput- er, you can control each instance with a different controller. See the MASCHINE Soft- ware Manual for more information. A controller not connected to any MASCHINE software instance can be used in MIDI Mode (i.e. as a MIDI controller) at the same time as the other controller(s). See the Con- troller Editor Manual for more information on MIDI Mode. On the controller you want to use with the MASCHINE software, do the following: ▪ MASCHINE JAM controller: Press SHIFT + H (INSTANCE) and turn the Encoder to select an instance, and press the Encoder to load it. + ▪ MASCHINE STUDIO controller: Press SHIFT + PLUG-IN, turn the jog wheel to select the desired instance, and press the jog wheel or Button 8 to load it. ▪ MASCHINE (MK2) controller: Press SHIFT + STEP, turn Knob 5 (or press Button 5/6) to select the desired instance, and press Button 8 to load it. ▪ MASCHINE MIKRO (MK2) controller: Press SHIFT + F2, turn the Encoder to select the de- sired instance, and press the Encoder to load it. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 47 Using the Browser Loading Files from the Browser 5 Using the Browser The Browser is the front end for accessing all MASCHINE files: Projects, Groups, Sounds, pre- sets for Instrument and Effect Plug-ins, and Samples. Each of these can be stored, tagged, and categorized in a way that allows you easy access to all of them. MASCHINE’s factory li- brary is already completely tagged, as well as factory libraries of all Native Instruments prod- ucts installed on your computer. Once both the MASCHINE software and MASCHINE JAM are up and running, your first stop is the Browser. You can access the vast library using the Browse button and navigate it using the on-screen overlay in combination with the Encoder and the D-pad. The sections within this chapter cover the generic use of the MASCHINE Browser when using the MASCHINE Jam controller. For detailed information on the MASCHINE Browser, please read the MASCHINE Software Manual. The Browser in the on-screen overlay will respect settings made in the MASCHINE Soft- ware such as; Prehear (audition), Preload, and the loading of Patterns with Groups. Please refer to the Browser in the MASCHINE Software to make changes to these set- tings. 5.1 Loading Files from the Browser To load a file type using the MASCHINE JAM controller: 1. Press BROWSE to display the Browser. 2. Press SHIFT + the left arrow of the D-pad to reset the Browser. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 48 Using the Browser Loading Files from the Browser 3. Turn the Encoder to select a file type, from left to right: Projects, Groups, Sounds, Instru- ment and Effect Plug-ins presets, and Samples, then press the Encoder to confirm your se- lection. 4. Press the right arrow of the D-pad to access the list of available projects in the results list. 5. Press the Encoder to the load the selected file. → The selected file is loaded. With the Browser still open, you can continue to load the next or previous file to see how it works in your track. To load the next or previous file: MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 49 Using the Browser Filtering Files in the Browser ► Press SHIFT + Up/Down button of the D-pad to load next or previous file. → The next/previous file is loaded. Press SHIFT and turn the Encoder to quickly scroll through the results list by ten items at a time. 5.2 Filtering Files in the Browser As browsing through your entire MASCHINE Library can be time consuming—especially in a live performance situation—the Browser comes equipped with some handy features to enhance your browsing experience, such as the TYPES and MODES filters. In this tutorial you will learn how to: ▪ Filter the library using the TYPES and MODES filters. ▪ Select and load an instrument preset from the result list. To load a file type from the Browser using Filters: ► To open the Browser, press the BROWSE button. By default the factory content is selected. For detailed information on the user content, see section ↑5.4, Accessing User Content. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 50 Using the Browser Filtering Files in the Browser 1. Press SHIFT + the left arrow of the D-pad to reset the Browser. 2. To select a category, for example, turn the Encoder to select the instruments icon. 3. To set focus to the TYPES filter, press the D-pad down button until TYPES is selected. 4. Turn the Encoder to scroll to the Type you want to use, then press the Encoder to select it. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 51 ⇨ The result list on the right side is filtered accordingly and the Subtypes appear beneath the Types. You can select a Subtype to further filter the result list. Using the Browser Filtering Files in the Browser MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 52 Using the Browser Filtering Files in the Browser 5. To set focus to the MODES filter, press the D-pad down button until the MODES filter is selected. 6. To scroll to a mode you want to use, turn the Encoder and then press it to select the mode. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 53 ⇨ The result list on the right side is filtered accordingly. 7. To set focus to the result list on the right side, press the right button of the D-pad. Using the Browser Filtering Files in the Browser MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 54 8. To scroll to an instrument preset you want to load, turn the Encoder. 9. To load the instrument preset, press either the Encoder. 10. Press SHIFT + Up/Down button of the D-pad to load next or previous preset. Using the Browser Filtering Files in the Browser MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 55 Resetting a Filter At any point you can reset a filter within the browser: ► Press SHIFT + Left button of the D-pad. → The bowser will reset so you can create a new filter. Restoring a Filter To restore a previous filter: ► Press SHIFT + Right button of the D-pad. → The browser will return to the location where the previous filter was created. → In this example, the instrument with the selected preset is loaded into the MASCHINE software and its parameters are automatically mapped to the Smart Strips on your MA- SCHINE JAM controller, giving you direct hands-on access to the controls on the instru- ment panel via the CONTROL button. Using the Browser Filtering Files in the Browser MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 56 Using the Browser Using Favorites 5.3 Using Favorites Favorites in the MASCHINE browser allow you to quickly view and browse your most frequently used items. This includes Projects, Groups, Sounds, Instrument presets, Effect presets, and Samples. Any of these items can be assigned as a Favorite. Favorites serve as an additional filter in the Browser. When activated, the results list will only show items that have been assigned as a Favorite, and also match all other selected filters, in- cluding the search query entered into the search field. Favorites are available for both the fac- tory content and user content. Here are some important notes regarding the use of Favorites: ▪ Favorites are automatically shared across MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL browser databases on one computer. ▪ Favorites are independent of the file's location: if a file is moved, it retains its favorite tag. ▪ Favorites are persistent: If a file location is rescanned or deleted and later added again to the database, all files retain their favorite tags. For more information on the use of Favorites, please refer to the MASCHINE Software manual. 5.3.1 Activating and Deactivating the Favorites Filter To activate the Favorites filter: 1. Press the BROWSE button to access the Browser. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 57 2. Press the right arrow button on the D-pad to access the Results list. 3. Press the up arrow on the D-pad to access the Favorite icon and press the Encoder to tog- gle Favorites on or off. Using the Browser Using Favorites MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 58 2. Using the Browser Using Favorites → The Favorites filter is now activated and the results list shows all Favorites that match the search criteria. 5.3.2 Adding an Item to the Favorites List Items can be added to the Favorites list from the Browser search results. To add an item to the Favorites list: 1. Select an entry in the search results list. Press SHIFT and press the Encoder to add the corresponding item to the Favorites list.MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 59 To view all your Favorite items, activate the Favorites Filter. For more information please read: ↑5.3.1, Activating and Deactivating the Favorites Filter. 5.3.3 Removing an Item from the Favorites List Items can be removed from the Browser search results or from the Favorites list. To remove an item to the Favorites list: → The item is added to the Favorites list as indicated by the highlighted icon next to its name. Using the Browser Using Favorites MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 60 1. Select an entry in the results list. Press SHIFT and press the Encoder to remove the corresponding item from the Favorites list. → The item is removed from the Favorites list, and the Favorites icon next to its name is de- activated: Using the Browser Using Favorites To view all your Favorite items activate the Favorites Filter. For more information please read: MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 61 Using the Browser Accessing User Content 5.4 Accessing User Content The Browser contains an icon on the top right-hand side which represents either the MA- SCHINE Factory library content or User created content. By default factory content is dis- played. To access the User content: 1. Press SHIFT + left button on the D-pad to reset the Browser. 2. In the Category header of the Browser turn the Encoder to select the User icon. 3. Press the Encoder to select User content. → The User library is selected as indicated by the highlighted icon. Press the Encoder again to return to the Factory library. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 62 Using the Browser Accessing User Content You can filter User content using the same workflow as described for the Factory library con- tent. For more information please see ↑5.2, Filtering Files in the Browser. After filtering the User content, the results will appear on the right–hand side of the browser. ► Use the right button of the D-pad to access the User content results list. → You can now use the Encoder to scroll through the results list. ► Push the Encoder to load the selected file. → The selected file type is loaded and ready to use. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 63 Recording and Editing Patterns Setting Recording Options 6 Recording and Editing Patterns This chapter provides an overview of the necessary steps required to record and edit a pattern. It explains the generic process of creating both a beat and melodic content. It also describes the various ways this can be accomplished with MASCHINE JAM though real-time input or us- ing the sequencer. However, it is important to first familiarize yourself with the MASCHINE Software Manual or refer to the MASCHINE Project Overview chapter before you begin, as this will help cement your knowledge of how the MASCHINE software and hardware complement each other. The MASCHINE Project Overview can be found here; ↑2, MASCHINE Project Overview. Now it’s time to learn how create some patterns! 6.1 Setting Recording Options Before you begin recording there are several options you may want to configure to help you get the most from your controller. You can of course start recording straight away using the default MASCHINE settings, but if you are an experienced MASCHINE user and have a preferred re- cording setup you can use the MASCHINE JAM controller to configure this. However, regard- less of your experience with MASCHINE you can revisit these features at any time to optimize your setup. The recording options include: ▪ Tempo. The tempo of your track can be changed at any time, but setting it upfront can of- ten give your track a certain feel that helps create the “vibe” or foundation of your track as you are recording. Additionally, you may even want to use Tap Tempo to sync up with other musicians when recording or playing live. For more information see ↑6.1.1, Setting the Tempo. ▪ Pattern Length. Set the length of the pattern you want to record in Bars. To change the de- fault setting of one Bar, see ↑6.1.3, Setting the Pattern Length. ▪ Step Grid. Step Grid affects both the size and number of steps and the quantization resolu- tion in your pattern. This is useful when recording and also when editing your pattern. For more information see ↑6.1.2, Setting the Step Grid. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 64 Recording and Editing Patterns Setting Recording Options ▪ Record Mode. The Record Mode options allow you to adjust Metronome parameters (Level, Time signature and Auto-on), Count-In Length, and automatic Quantize Mode via the on- screen overlay. The Metronome is a precise musical reference that can help you keep time when recording live input. The Quantize Mode options allow you set various options related to when and how quantization is applied to the input of your recording. Pattern Follow will set the controller to move with the Playhead through the various parts of your Pattern when step sequencing if it does not fit in the Project View at once. For more information see ↑6.1.4, Setting the Record Mode. 6.1.1 Setting the Tempo The Tempo button is located along the bottom of the controller and allows you to change the tempo of the track in beats per minute (BPM). To change the tempo of the track: 1. Press the TEMPO button. ⇨ The on-screen overlay appears. 2. Turn the encoder clockwise to increase the tempo, or turn it counterclockwise to decrease the tempo. → The tempo of the track will change, and the on-screen overlay will display the current tempo as it is adjusted. Tapping the Tempo You can use Tap Tempo to set the tempo at any time. This is an intuitive way to match another beat or sync with other musicians. As you tap the tempo once every beat, the tempo of the MASCHINE will follow your tapping. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 65 → The tempo will be adjusted to your tapping. 6.1.2 Setting the Step Grid Steps are elementary time blocks. They are notably used to apply quantization or to compose Patterns from your controller in Step mode. All steps together make up the Step Grid. In the software’s Pattern Editor, steps are visualized by vertical lines. You can adjust the step size, e.g., to apply different quantization to different events or to divide the Step Grid into finer blocks to edit your Pattern more precisely. The Step Grid resolution — in other terms the step size — directly affects the precision of all Pattern editing actions, including quantization and its default value is 1/16th. However you may use another Step Grid resolution or disable the Step Grid completely. Although we introduce here the Step Grid in the context of the Step Mode, please note that the Step Grid equally affects both the Step Mode (size and number of steps) and the Song Mode (quantization resolution)! As an example, you might want to reduce the step size from 1/16th note to 1/32nd note. This will allow you to place notes more precisely in the Pattern. To adjust the Step Grid: 1. Press and hold the GRID button. ⇨ The on-screen overlay appears. To use Tap Tempo: ► Press and hold SHIFT + tap the TEMPO (TAP) button to the desired beat. Recording and Editing Patterns Setting Recording Options MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 66 2. Press a button from 1-4 (1/4, 1/8, 1/16 and 1/32) respectively to select one of the more commonly used a Grid resolutions. → The selected resolution is indicated by the on-screen overlay. Changing the Grid Using the On-screen Overlay The on-screen overlay allows you access all available Step Grid resolutions. To change the Step Grid’s settings using the on-screen-overlay: 1. Press the GRID button. 2. Turn the Encoder to select STEP. 3. Press the Encoder. Recording and Editing Patterns Setting Recording Options MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 67 4. Turn the Encoder to select a new value. → A new Step Grid value is selected. 6.1.3 Setting the Pattern Length The Pattern Length is measured in bars and beats, and patterns can be up to 256 bars long. When you create a new empty pattern it has the default length as defined in the Default page of the Preferences panel of the MASCHINE software. To set a new Pattern Length: 1. Press the SONG button. 2. Select a pattern by pressing a half-lit click-pad on the 8x8 matrix, or create a new pattern by pressing an unlit click-pad in the same column as the Group you want to work with. 3. Press SHIFT + SOLO (PAT LENGTH) to enter the Pattern Length Mode. Recording and Editing Patterns Setting Recording Options MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 68 Recording and Editing Patterns Setting Recording Options 4. Press the click-pads in the 8x8 matrix to select the amount of bars you want. One click- pad equals one bar. 5. Press the SONG button to exit Pattern Length Mode. → The pattern length is adjusted, but can be readjusted at any time by repeating this proce- dure. 6.1.4 Setting the Record Mode The Record Mode options allow you to adjust Metronome parameters (Level, Time signature and Auto-on), Count-In Length, and automatic Quantize Mode via the on-screen overlay. On your controller do the following to access the Record Mode options: MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 69 Recording and Editing Patterns Setting Recording Options ► Press the SHIFT + GRID (REC MODE) button to enter Record Mode. → This Record Mode on-screen overlay will appear. Use the Encoder and D-pad to navigate the on–screen overlay and make your settings. The following table describes each of the parameters in the Record Mode on-screen overlay. Element Description METRONOME Level The metronome marks time at a selected rate by giving a regular audible tick This is useful to have in the background in order to keep time when recording. The metronome Level parameter adjusts the volume of the metronome. The level range is from –inf (infinity) to 10.0 dB. Time Set the musical time divisions on which the metronome is heard. Values range from 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/4T, 1/8T, 1/16T divisions. Auto-On The metronome provides a new Auto-Enable option allowing the metronome turn on automatically when you start recording a Pattern: If it is set to Rec then the metronome is always heard when record is enabled. If set to Off then enabling / disabling Record Mode has no effect on the metronome on / off state. COUNT-IN Length Adjusts the duration of the Count-in, i.e. how long the metronome will sound before the recording actually starts. The count-in length can be set to; 1 Bar, 2 Bars, and 4 Bars. QUANTIZE MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 70 Recording and Editing Patterns Setting Recording Options Element Description Mode You can choose to have notes automatically quantized as you play and record them on the click-pads, or just when they are record. This is called Input Quantization. If set to None all quantization must be applied manually If set to Record then all notes are immediately quantized to the step grid when they are recorded If set to Play/Rec then all notes are quantized on record and are also quantized in real time as played Note that real time quantizing only moves events forward, and does not change notes that would be moved backwards in time during an offline quantize operation. With Quantization enabled, as you are recording the click-pads (1-16) your notes will be quantized according to the step size (i.e. Step Grid resolution) selected. If you turn the Step Grid off, no quantization will be applied. See section ↑6.1.2, Setting the Step Grid for more information on Step Grid and the step size. INPUT VELOCITY Default Set the default input velocity level of notes added when using the 8x8 click-pad matrix in Step Mode or Piano Roll Mode. Accent Set the default input velocity level of accented notes (SHIFT + SELECT) added when using the 8x8 click-pad matrix in Step Mode or Piano Roll Mode. PAT FOLLOW Follow Set the timeline to follow through the various parts of the Pattern in the Project View when step sequencing in Step Mode. The shortcut of SHIFT + A can also be used to set Follow to On or Off. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 71 6.2 Playing and Programming Beats This chapter explains the process and features that can be used to create a beat based pattern using MASCHINE JAM. For information on creating melodic content see ↑6.3, Creating Melo- dies and Harmonies. Your controller offers several two modes that are ideal for creating beat based patterns: ▪ Pad Mode – In Pad Mode you can assign one Sound from a Group to each of the click-pads labelled 1-16. The click-pads can be used to record in real-time as you finger drum or sim- ply trigger each Sound individually. You can have many Groups, each containing up to six- teen Sounds each. Switch between your Groups and record several Patterns in order to cre- ate a set of Scenes, and ultimately a Song. ▪ Step Mode – In Step Mode, your controller can be used as a traditional step sequencer, where each of the sixty-four click-pads in the 8x8 matrix represent a step in the Step Grid. Just as on classical drum machines, a light representing the sequence runs across the 8x8 matrix, highlighting each step during playback. Select a Sound and put events at chosen steps in the sequence by pressing the corresponding click-pads. By repeating the process sound by sound you can build up a whole Pattern. However, before you begin to create a beat you must first load a drum kit using the Browser. 6.2.1 Loading a Drum Kit Since we are creating a beat you must first load a kit from the MASCHINE factory library. To load a drum kit: 1. Press the Group button (A-H) to select a Group. 2. Press BROWSE to access the MASCHINE library. 3. Press SHIFT + the left button of the D-pad to reset the Browser. 4. Turn the Encoder to select ALL GROUPS from the on-screen overlay. Recording and Editing Patterns Playing and Programming Beats MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 72 ⇨ A list of available kits appear in the results list on the right-hand side of the browser. 5. Press the right button of the D-pad to access the results list. 6. Turn the Encoder to select one of the kits. 7. Press the Encoder to confirm your selection. → The kit is loaded and you can begin to play each Sound using click-pads 1-16. 6.2.2 Recording Beats in Real-time In Pad Mode the sixteen click-pads representing the Sounds of a Group can be used to jam or record beats in real-time as the Sounds are triggered. The kit you loaded using the Browser is now assigned to the click-pad 1-16 of the Group you selected. To enter Pad Mode: 1. Press the PAD MODE button. ⇨ The Group buttons and click-pads numbered 1-16 illuminate. 2. Select a Group containing the Sounds you want to play. Recording and Editing Patterns Playing and Programming Beats MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 73 Recording and Editing Patterns Playing and Programming Beats 3. Press any of the sixteen click-pads to hear their Sound. → Once you are satisfied with your Sounds and your idea for a pattern, it’s time to record! If you want to swap any of the Sounds in your kit you can use the Browser to load differ- ent samples into each slot. Select the Sound you want to swap by selecting the click- pad (1-16) and load a new drum sample. For more information on loading files (includ- ing Samples) from the Browser see ↑5.1, Loading Files from the Browser. For information on changing Pattern Length or Step Grid settings see ↑6.1, Setting Recording Options. 6.2.2.1 Using Note Repeat Note Repeat is a really handy way to play and program beats: it plays the selected Sound or note repeatedly at a given rate. You just need to hold a button and its Sound/note will be steadily repeated until you release the pad. ▪ Note Repeat is a way to play percussion and drums live creating build-ups and breaks. ▪ Note Repeat can also come in handy to quickly record a regular beat when creating Pat- terns. General Notes on the Note Repeat ▪ Note Repeat live input from the click-pads (1-16) of your controller only. ▪ The output of the Note Repeat is recorded into the Pattern Editor. ▪ The Note Repeat cannot be modulated nor automated in MASCHINE. ▪ You can use Note Repeat even if the transport is not running: In this case the Note Repeat engine will use its own central clock. This clock will be reset as soon as you start the play- back. To use Note Repeat: MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 74 Recording and Editing Patterns Playing and Programming Beats 1. Press the NOTE REPEAT button. → MASCHINE JAM will automatically switch to Pad Mode and the Sounds within the select- ed Group are illuminated. 1. Select the Group (A-H) containing the Sound you want to repeat. 2. Press the Sound click-pads (1-16). → The sound will repeat according to the setting in the Note Repeat on-screen overlay. Element Description RHYTHM Rate The first RHYTHM parameter, Rate, is available in both Arp and Note Repeat Mode. It sets the beat of the Note Repeat engine in relation to global tempo in musical values, ranging from 1/1 to 1/128. All note values (except 1/1 and 1/128) are available as basic notes, dotted notes, and triplets. Dotted notes are 1.5 times longer than the corresponding basic notes. Triplets are 2/3 the duration of their corresponding basic notes, so that e.g. three 1/4 notes are equal in duration to two basic 1/4 notes. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 75 Recording and Editing Patterns Playing and Programming Beats Element Description Unit Selects from three variations of the original note length defined by the RATE parameter: NORMAL plays the original note length (default setting), TRIPLET plays triplets of the original note length (faster, three notes in the duration of two original notes), and DOTTED plays dotted versions of the original note length (slower, two notes in the duration of three original notes. OTHER Gate Adjusts the ratio between the duration of the notes and the duration of the silences between them, measured as a percentage of the note value set by Rate (see above in the RHYTHM section). Available values range from 1.0% to 200%: At low values the notes are very short. At 50% notes and silences are equal. At 100% (midcourse) each note last exactly until the next note is triggered. At higher values notes overlap (provided that the selected Sound is polyphonic). Lock Keeps the Note repeat feature enabled even when you leave Note Repeat Mode. For example, this can be useful to adjust the settings, switch to another Pattern, adjust Plug-in parameters, etc., while keeping Note Repeat running. Hold The Hold function allows you to latch the notes played by the Note Repeat. When set to On, the Note Repeat will continuously play a sequence. To stop Note Repeat, set the Hold parameter to Off. 6.2.3 Sequencing Beats with Step Mode Step Mode turns your controller into a fully featured step sequencer. If you are familiar with classic drum machines, you should quickly feel at home. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 76 When we record patterns “live”: We hit the various click-pads at the desired moments while the sequencer is playing and the sequencer directly records our hits. This is the recording workflow when the controller is in Pad Mode. On the contrary, in Step Mode you progressively build a Pattern by programming a sequence for each individual Sound of the selected Group. Notably, the sequencer does not need to be playing. By default the step-sequencer is set to allow one individual sound to be programmed using the 8x8 click-pad matrix but it can also be used to sequence four, or eight sounds simultaneously. The click-pad matrix will work like this for each mode: ▪ When one sound is selected for sequencing it is displayed on the first two or four parallel lanes of the click-pad (depending on the Pattern length see ↑6.1.3, Setting the Pattern Length) and each click-pad represents one step of the sequence. ▪ When four sounds are selected for sequencing each sound is displayed on two parallel lanes at a time and each click-pad represents one step of the sequence. ▪ When eight sounds are selected for sequencing they are displayed on a single lane and each click-pad represents one step of the sequence. Preparing Step Mode To prepare Step Mode before you begin sequencing: 1. Press the Group button (A-H) containing the Sounds you want to sequence (preferably a drum kit for this example). 2. Select a click-pad on the 8x8 matrix to create a pattern. Recording and Editing Patterns Playing and Programming Beats MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 77 Recording and Editing Patterns Playing and Programming Beats 3. Press and hold the STEP button at the top left of your controller and press button 1, 4 or 8 to sequence one, four, or eight sounds. Creating a Sequence To create a sequence in Step Mode: 1. Press SELECT + click-pad (1-16) containing the Sound you want to sequence. + 2. Activate each step by pressing a click-pad once. ⇨ The click-pads will illuminate to represent each entered step. If you press an illuminated click-pad the step is removed. This way it’s quick and easy to create a drum pattern. MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 78 Recording and Editing Patterns Playing and Programming Beats MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 79 3. Press SHIFT + SELECT (ACCENT) to add an accent to the step. ⇨ New steps will now be audibly more pronounced and the click-pads will be brighter to vis- ually signify the step is accented. The controller will remain in Accent Mode until you press SHIFT + SELECT (ACCENT) again. 4. Press PLAY to start the sequencer. → Now you will hear the sequence and see a light chasing through the matrix from left to right. You may continue to activate or deactivate click-pads to build your sequence during playback. Accessing the Pattern If your Pattern is larger than the 8x8 click-pad matrix you will want to access the other parts: 1. Press the numbered buttons (1-8) across the top of the Project view to access the various parts of your pattern. ⇨ The Project view will update to show each part of the pattern. 2. Press SHIFT + Group button A to allow the controller to automatically follow the pattern. ⇨ The Project view will automatically update to show each part of the pattern during play- back. 3. To switch to another Sound, press SELECT and the click-pad with the Sound you want to sequence. → Progressively, you build up a new Pattern. At any time, you can leave Step Mode: ► Press the STEP button to exit Step Mode. 6.2.4 Adding Swing Swing controls the rhythmic relationship between events in the selected channel (Sound, Group or Master). By shifting some of the events, you can e.g. give a shuffling, ternary touch to your Patterns. The groove created by swing can be adjusted for each channel individually via the on-screen overlay or using the Smart Strips. A groove configured for a channel affects all its contained channels: ▪ On the Master channel, the Groove properties affect all Sounds of all Groups. The Master’s swing is added to the groove set for each individual Group and Sound via their own Groove properties. ▪ On the Group channel, the Swing settings of a Group affect all Sounds of the Group. The Group’s swing is added to the Swing set for each individual Sound. ▪ On the Sound channel, the Swing settings of a Sound affect that single Sound. Adding Swing to the Master To add Swing to the Master channel: 1. Press the SWING button. 2. Touch the Encoder to show the on-screen overlay. 3. Turn the Encoder to select MASTER. 4. Push the Encoder and then turn it to select a Master swing value. Recording and Editing Patterns Playing and Programming Beats MASCHINE JAM - Manual - 80


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