MASCHINE JAM is the modern production and performance system for intuitive sequencing and track building. Sketch patterns with advanced multi-track step-sequencing. Shape your sounds with dynamic, LED... Click To Read More About This Product
MASCHINE JAM is the modern production and performance system for intuitive sequencing and track building. Sketch patterns with advanced multi-track step-sequencing. Shape your sounds with dynamic, LED-guided Smart Strips. And bring your arrangements to life with an included arsenal of premium sound from MASCHINE software and KOMPLETE SELECT. MASCHINE JAM is your shortest route from idea to reality.
MASCHINE JAM’s unified hardware and software workflow heightens creativity and product performance. You can play notes and shape sounds with Smart Strips for unique composition and design possibilities, or create drum patterns, melodies, chords, and arrangements quickly and easily with the 8x8 multi-color click-pad matrix. It works seamlessly with any DAW, the MASCHINE and KOMPLETE product ranges, and NKS-ready plug-ins. The included MASCHINE 2.5 software features cutting-edge Drum Synths and superior 9 GB sound library created by renowned sound designers and artists. KOMPLETE 11 SELECT is included, featuring 11 premium instruments and effects, over 25 GB of sound.
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Comments about Native Instruments Maschine Jam:
I've been using Maschine for 5 years for production and have had most of the controllers in my studio at one point or another. The thing that struck me about Maschine vs a traditional DAW is the speed of browsing and of track creation. Jam enhances this experience by adding controls not available on the Mikro, MK2 or Studio. The most useful feature of the Jam is the ability to easily create and duplicate patterns, not to mention set or modify pattern length. It's just so much faster than using shift commands on my Maschine Studio. They make Scenes and Patterns make much more sense than they did at any time before. Up until I got the Jam I would work within one scene and stem out audio to Reaper for arrangement and mixdown. Now I'm getting closer and closer to doing the entire track within the Maschine software.
The second most useful feature of Jam is the touch strips and the perform fx. They are incredibly fun and I could see them coming in very handy for live performance. I haven't done much of that yet so the verdict will have to come later. I WILL say I'm more interested now in routing audio from Maschine standalone to my DAW because of the new features. It's much more fun to perform the track using Jam than to sequence the whole thing & do an audio dump at the end.
One important thing to touch on which is something I wondered and I've now confirmed. Maschine Jam is NOT a replacement for any other Maschine controller. Beyond its lack of screens and sampling controls, the lack of velocity sensitivity makes the Jam an uninspiring choice for performing beats or melodic parts. There are functions to make things more "humanized" by varying velocity, etc, but it's not the same as playing it like an instrument. If you're mostly a step-sequence person, Jam might really work for you just by itself. But for me, having Maschine Studio next to my Jam is indispensable. That said, I would still HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jam as a compliment to other Maschine controllers.
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