iMaschine 1.1 adds iPad optimisation, iTunes sampling and more

When Native Instruments' iMaschine was announced back in September 2011, we never dreamed that it'd be more than two and a half years until we saw version 1.1. NI has finally released said update, though, and it comes with the much-requested iPad support.

iMaschine 1.1 adapts to the iPad's larger screen and enables two-handed operation by putting editing and performing functions on the same window as the app's 16 drum pads, 2-octave keyboard and the audio recorder.

The new version also comes with an expanded library of sounds - the new Quantum Collection expansion features sounds from the Maschine 2 library - and the option to sample music from your iTunes library and adjust these samples' start and end points.

There are workflow enhancements, too: XY performance controls can be used to tweak effects; there's a swipe undo/redo function; and a metronome on/off switch.

iMaschine 1.1 should be available now on the Apple App Store. The update is free for existing users, while new customers will have to pay £2.99/$4.99.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.