Garage Sale, Goodbye Maschine Studio


Well, I guess at the very least the last thing I will ever need to worry about is where to store all my gear. Kind of hard to stockpile stuff when you barely hang on to it for even a year.

Maybe I should back up.

I’m selling the Maschine Studio, and likely most of my guitar pedals. Sigh, I know, I know, not again dude, didn’t you do this before? Yes, in only a few short weeks my love affair with Maschine has come to an end, once again. Although this time around the fault lies entirely with me, and not with Maschine like before.

It’s impressive, again and again it surprised me at how capable and well thought out Maschine has grown. The Studio controller was fantastic, really well done, and unlike the MKI version, let me create all the music I wanted out once needing to look at the computer. It truly is the best groovebox I’ve ever used, hands down. Kudos to Native Instruments for really nailing it on this one.

Unfortunately, the more I used it, the more I realized that right now perhaps the groovebox workflow is not really the best way for me to work at the moment. A bitter pill when you have the best groovebox in front of you, but lately I’ve just been more into recording longer passages for my music. Doable on Maschine, but cludgy compared to just recording into a DAW.

I was afraid this might happen, but luckily I bought it during the big sale last month, so I hopefully won’t lose too much money selling it. In the meantime, Control Voltage in Portland has a Teenage Engineering OP-1 on its way to me, something I’ve been wanting to try out for awhile. More on that at a later date though. 🙂

On to the guitar pedals, why in the hell am I selling those?

Going with separate pedals and making a really nice pedal board has always been something I’ve wanted to do. It was a fun experience planning and putting it all together, and it was everything I wanted it to be when I was done.

Except that I realized I’m too much of a sound designer at times to settle for such a simple set up. Not so much simple, but really to get the best use out a pedal board you’re leaving all the pedals largely to set and forget mode. I wanted to explore more, and most importantly be able to save those explorations if I hit on something cool sounding.

Another factor was just that I realized I’d likely have more fun with just a really nice delay and looper pedal, and that the TE-2 and MO-2 pedals just weren’t getting used that much. The EP Booster and Hall Of Fame Reverb I’ll likely keep for now, but the rest are up for sale to help pay for the Strymon Timeline that’s also on its way to me right now. More on that at a later date as well 🙂

So, in the meantime, I’ve got a few bits of gear up for sale if anyone is interested. Everything is in like new condition and comes with all original items/boxes, shipping extra if you’re outside Seattle.  If you need pics, let me know.

Maschine Studio (black) – $780

Akai MPK25 – $100

NI Traktor Audio6 – $120 (does not include Traktor software or scratch vinyl, this version was released before those were bundled)

Pedaltrain JR with dB11 Hotstone SM PSU – $120

Boss Tera Echo Pedal – $90

Boss Multiovertone Pedal – $90

Sony MDR V700 headphones – $40 (carry bag only included)

2 Replies to “Garage Sale, Goodbye Maschine Studio”

  1. Have you heard of Pedal Genie dot com?

    It looks like the Netflix of guitar pedals… I haven’t tried it out yet but the pedal sale reminded me of it.

    Can’t wait for the review of the OP-1!

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