I have been having a bit of a play on a new piece of kit I purchased for the studio a while back called Native Instruments Maschine Studio. It’s a cool input device that is ideal for writing dance orientated tracks (although you can use it for anything you like). Some of the sounds in the thing are immense, especially the drum samples and bass synths – in fact it would take me a month to go through all the sounds available to me! Think of it as a synth without the keys – you have trigger pads instead.
I did actually buy it a while ago but not really had a massive need to use it in my music production so far but today I thought it was time to see what it can actually do. It was good not to have played around with it for a while as I started afresh and distanced myself from thinking of it as just another synth. Although the following track is not a musical masterpiece it is a good example of a soundtrack destined for an indie game developer.