Best sounds for techno on Maschine
Now we can add LUNAR ECHOES to that list, though being not that 'dark' 😉
oh yeah how could I forget this new drop! Demo track 7 ain't bad?0
Now, OP already found a solution to his problem but even though I'm well aware to be talking long after the facts I still can't help add a comment of my own...
Why would you only want to rely on pre-made material in the first place? Sure, if you grab an expansion such as the latest Lunar Echos you can get some really cool sounds out of it, and of course pretty fast as well. Just go over the groups until you find something you enjoy, load it in and you're pretty much ready to play.
However... why not take the time & effort to build up your own sound kits? As someone else above me also mentioned: even the Maschine standard library has plenty of material which you can use for this. For example... the "Junkie XL kit" which contains some very dark percussion. "Kaboom Kit" anyone? Or what about the Techstar kit?
There's already so much material available. And do keep in mind that you don't have to rely on full premade groups either. The sound section also contains plenty of material which you could use as a basis and then expand on that by customizing and/or tweaking. Say... "Square Unison Too", "Tibetian", "Unobass", "Maple Detroit" or... "Fast Gate"?
But if you really want to get some dark sounds... why not go even deeper and use one of the 6 drum synths to set up your own sound?
It will take more time, true enough, but you'll also get completely different results than fully relying on premade stuff.6
You can make something autentic something with your sound because it is easy. For a Dark techno and melodic parts is best to start with Japanese scale and for drums, Bass lines and dark FX and side chain Drones are easy with Maschine. I played with Electron and sound is garage compared to what Maschine is offering, that was conclusion from my friends and me. You can definitely can make Dark techno, creating kicks and percussion to sounds like Maschine is working is like child's play but you have to be honest with what you want. I can give you example fr my live sessions . Best point to start is to first make sounds that you will latter using with Sampler and sample start with longer sounds that are making modulation over it's time so you will have new yet dark sequences , with resampling ( recorded sound play octave lower) it will be rich fat sound. For drums you can make layers to get punchy transient with body of your choice, heavy or light dependending on Bass line , best is to go with heavy kicks with higher Bass lines and vise versa. And you have libraries that will be very helpful. Give your self task to produce with what you have and that way you will get more put of Maschine. Record samples and don't worry just finish your projects , that's what is most important to go further . Don't copy sounds of other Artists and just made something that can fit in existing tracks . That's way for you to succeed because you can't become best over night , try to fit in existing music and always try something new as every Art is looking for something new. I wish you the best.0
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