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Live Performance with Native Instruments Maschine

Understanding the technical & workflow essentials of performing live with the maschine.


French producer based in NY. Kimchi is known for his use of samples and head-knocking drums. He's done work for several brands such as Jagermeister, Redbull and Snoop Dogg's Rap Empire. In this course Kimchi explains how to use the Maschine for finger drumming. In 20 lessons, Kimchi takes you through the steps to get yourself ready to finger drum live. Course Run Time (1h 00m)


  • Learn the Maschine.
  • Learn to program drums and samples onto your Maschine.
  • Understand the process of finger drumming.
  • Learn to record and edit videos for social media.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Getting Started With The Machine
    In this step, Kimchi demonstrates the inputs and outputs, an overview of the pads and shift option, preferences, library, plugins, and how to create a group.
  • 2
    Preparing Your Samples
    In this step, Kimchi demonstrates how to choose samples, loading and retriggering samples, EQ and time stretching, and his preferred way of chopping.
  • 3
    Preparing Your Drums
    In this step, Kimchi discusses drum selection, drum placement, the overview of the drum mixer, sidechain, and compression.
  • 4
    Preparing Your Performance
    In this step, Kimchi discusses sample placement, getting familiar with your chops, drums, and samples.
  • 5
    Creating Your Video Performance
    In this step, Kimchi discusses equipment, software, equipment set up, editing, exporting and sharing your videos.
DJ and Live Performance