When I first started making beats, I began like many other producers, with two excellent software programs: FL Studio and Cool Edit Pro (now known as Adobe Audition). Together these tools created an workflow that was fast fun and creative especially for editing samples. A year ago, I decided I was sick of always having to stare at a the computer screen and all the mouse clicking that using software for production requires and decided to get my hands on Native Instrument's Maschine. Maschine, a software and MPC like hardware controller, allowed me to make music with all the advantages of software but without the requirement of having to look at a screen, or use a mouse. However, one thing I did miss is chopping/editing samples in Cool Edit Pro. Maschine is also good for editing audio but Cool Edit Pro provided a much faster workflow with pinpoint accuracy. With Maschine's new drag and drop function (added in the 1.6 update) I made this little video showing how easy it is to chop samples in Adobe Audition (using the mac trial version) and lay them out on the Maschine's pads.