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Needlz Streamlines Setup with Maschine


Bridging the Gap Between Hardware and Software

By Amir Said (Sa’id)

In this video, Needlz confirms that he has indeed joined the growing list of acclaimed beatmakers who have recently incorporated Native Instrument’s Macshine into their setup. Here, in this video (part of a series of Native Instrument product segments with notable beatmakers) Needlz speaks on some of the Maschine features that really stand out as well as his migration from the MPC, to various keyboards/synths, to software, and now to the Maschine. For Needlz, the Maschine isn’t merely an EMPI (Electronic Music Production Instrument) that contain various intuitive features, it is a production base that has allowed him to completely streamline his beatmaking process.

For educational purposes…

Hip Hop producer and composer Needlz on Maschine, video via Native Instruments

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Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual