You may have read here on AskAudio last week that Native Instruments were working on Maschine 2.6.5, a free software update for all Maschine hardware that brings some useful new features.
The standout features in this new Maschine update are: Ideas View (think Maschine JAM having pattersn independent of the timeline like Ableton Live's clips), plug-in integration to trigger scenes, and loading groups in real-time while audio and MIDI routings remain the same.
We've got an exclusive 1st-look video demonstrating the new features in action, thanks to Hollin Jones:
Here's the official press release from our friends at NI:
Native Instruments today releases the MASCHINE 2.6.5 software update, available free for all MASCHINE 2 customers. The update introduces Ideas View, a new layout that lets users build Scenes by mixing and matching patterns independent of the timeline. MASCHINE users can now experiment with new beats, vamps, and fills, or audition melodies and alternate between elements to find combinations they like. The update also features enhanced plug-in integration to trigger Scenes, making it easier than ever to try out ideas and find cool arrangements directly from the DAW via MIDI.
Additionally, in MASCHINE 2.6.5 users can load new Groups on the fly while audio and MIDI routings remain intact. Since every sound plays on its own previously mapped channel, users are now able to audition sounds for patterns or record alternate takes into a DAW, without losing settings.