More details on the coming Maschine 1.6 update

Past november NI announced they were working on the Maschine 1.6 update with the most important change, the new feature of hosting VST/AU plugins. A feature that has been requested by many users from the start. So with this coming 1.6 update you will allowed to use VST and AU plugins as sound sources and effects in your Maschine project. This includes both the whole NI range of instruments and effects as well as any third-party plugin.

The 1.6 update is currently in the beta testing phase. This update will include the following improvements:

New and improved features:

  • Plugin hosting for VST/AU instruments and effects
  • Increased number of effect slots (3 per Sound, 4 per Group, 4 on Master)
  • New “Pad Link” function with 8 pad groups and Master/Slave option
  • Individual swing setting per sound
  • Clip naming
  • Sample renaming
  • Improved scene duplication
  • External audio input/output increased to 16 stereo channels
  • Improved Drag&Drop mapping for samples
  • Improved Drag&Drop from OS for Maschine files and audio files
  • Drag&Drop rearrangement of scenes and patterns
  • Snap-to-grid when moving events via mouse
  • VST plugin operation under Mac OS X 64bit
  • Rex import under Mac OS X 64bit

No information yet on the release date.


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