Ah, Christmas has come early for Native Instruments (NI) junkies, especially those of you who can't seem to let go of your Maschine controllers. The new Maschine 2.2 update has just released and the Maschine community is chomping at the bit to obtain the somewhat large update (846MB). Luckily the download took a little less then 15 minutes.

[I will preface the remainder of the review with the fact that I have been dying for this update for months].

Initial Thoughts on V2.2

I feel this may be the biggest update for Maschine, and what will ultimately transform the work flow within Maschine, for many pre-existing and future users. The reason the current update is so critical is because of two powerful creation tools; the chord generator, and the arpeggiator.