Native Instruments has recently updated its machine software to allow full integration with Sounds.com accounts. I spent a few hours playing with him, and I've never been so excited to start new music projects. It's a true cornucopia for producers, with over a million high-quality sounds that can be used to create music in any genre. Previously, however, you had to download individual samples to a folder on your computer and then manually import them into the machine.
Now you do not have to go through all rigmarole with the update. Simply log in to Sounds.com, find the sounds you want, add them to a "collection," and then choose to download the collection to your Native Instruments software. It's quite simple:
I can spend hours simultaneously with scrolling through the samples on Sounds.com – it's like the modern equivalent of digging in vinyl boxes. Sometimes I just look for sounds that I like without agenda. If I happen to find some loops or samples that I feel, I can now target them to & # 39; Collections & # 39; (essentially folders) and then download them directly to Machine, where they'll wait for me the next time I turn them off. If I'm working on a project and can not find a particular sound in my local library of add-ons and downloaded sounds, I can search on Sounds.com for what I need and send it directly to my DAW.
In practice that works pretty well. My workflow includes Midi Controller from Native Instruments, Machine Micro and Komplete Kontrol A25. I prefer to use the sound browser on my hardware because I like the tactile feeling of dialing in my sounds. Once I've sent my Sounds.com collections to Machine, I can search my local and downloaded samples in the same way. Its magical.
It takes a few seconds for downloads to be full, but you do not have to update, import, or do anything to get the integration up and running. I dig that. The less brainpower I have to devote to bring the sounds I hear from the internet to my music project, the better.
The Sounds.com library and the software and hardware from Native Instruments are a tough ecosystem for beating music. Everything in the Berlin company's portfolio fits perfectly with Lego components.
The 2.8 engine update is free and can be downloaded from Native Instruments Native Access software manager.
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Published February 26, 2019 – 19:41 UTC