So, I bought a maschine...
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    Default So, I bought a maschine...

    Swung though GC here in San Diego yesterday, picked up a Maschine for $499. Packaging looked fine at the store. I get it home, and the packaging in the box was a bit more 'loose' than I would have expected. Well, ok. So I install it, fire off the serial to NI, and "this serial # is in use". Call to GC :"Did you folks sell me a used maschine ? " "Nope, factory sealed!" Uh huh. I have a case open with NI's registration dept now. Yay.


    THAT said, I played around with it in demo mode for a bit, and am mightily pleased with my purchase. Next week I'll order an S4 to go with it....

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    If someone returns something within 30 days of buying it at GC it is still considered new. Same thing happened to me a while back when I got an MPC 500 brand new and they wanted to give me one loose in a raw cardboard box for full price.

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    lesson here - guitar center sucks balls.


    last time i visited one i remember i worked in the neighborhood so i had some time to kill so i stopped in to mess with some synths. a salesmen approached me, and started to try to sink their hooks in me. i didnt intend on buying anything but to kill time and maybe he knew something i didnt know so i started chatting with him about how i would like multi-timbral VA synth because editting synths in ableton can feel too clinical... now we were standing next to a whole wall of digital multi-timbre synths he had no iea what i was talking about but went to recommending the most expensive moog synth they had. he didnt even know what a multi-timbre synth was.

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    Oh, I have a hate/hate relationship with GC. But its the only real gig in town for instant gratification ;\

    Now we see how the NI support really is, and how long I get to wait. Least it gives me time to read the manual.

    BTW, anyone know if there is a pdf dl for the traktor bible ? I'd love to read the thing on my ipad, vs hauling a book around...

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    Has Rainer looked at getting the Traktor Bible in the iTunes book store Karlos? It can't be that hard and I think they've got some pretty good copy protection going there.
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    I would love to have a copy on my iphone. Even if i need to buy another copy I would. Please Karlos push him into putting up in there :P
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    tau, what are you hoping to do with the maschine? ive got an S4 on its way and i was looking at the maschine too, looks like a pretty sweet tool my hands are greedy to get their hands on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by natebehe View Post
    tau, what are you hoping to do with the maschine? ive got an S4 on its way and i was looking at the maschine too, looks like a pretty sweet tool my hands are greedy to get their hands on!
    Thinking the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natebehe View Post
    tau, what are you hoping to do with the maschine? ive got an S4 on its way and i was looking at the maschine too, looks like a pretty sweet tool my hands are greedy to get their hands on!
    Mostly as an expansion to the S4's sampling buttons, but I also wanted to give NI a chance to wow me on the production side of things. I also wanted pads for writing drum parts, I have a hard time playing my synth keys for drums. All of that and the 'easy' sampling and remixing options sold me on it.

    Still waiting for NI registration support to ♥ me though, and GC is getting a fairly nasty call from me tomorrow.

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    NI support came through this am, at least on paper. I'll try to get it activated when I get out of the office today ... yay for day jobs :\

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