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  • Industry-standard groove box workflow
  • Sampler, arranger, mixer, effects, and more
  • 16 highly sensitive, multi-color performance pads
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Here it is! A refreshing design, multi-colored pads, timestretching capabilities, and more.

MASCHINE MK2 is the second edition of Native Instruments’ highly respected groove production system and it comes stacked with numerous enhanced workflow improvements for an even more intuitive experience and faster performance. All 16 of MASCHINE’s touch-pads have been upgraded with a heightened sensitivity response, and each pad can now be individually assigned a unique color to easily identify and separate sounds, patterns, groups, and scenes. You now also have the ability to time stretch samples directly from the MASCHINE MK2 hardware, eliminating the need to jump back and forth from host systems.

The hardware design has also been improved. One notable addition is the new master push encoder with grid, and the 47 all-new click-buttons that help to speed up the workflow. After all, who wants to waste valuable time digging through menus when the inspiration is running? The displays on MASCHINE MK2 have also been refreshed, now featuring high contrast screens with a higher viewing angle that will help keep your work visible both in the studio and on stage. More hardware and less software, MASCHINE allows for Host Transport Control, meaning that the hardware’s transport controls can be used to control the host DAW when the unit is being used as a VST, Audio Unit or RTAS plug-in.

There are also some new effects such as Transient Master, Tape and Tube Saturators that will further help to sculpt performances, and a full version of the MASSIVE synthesizer is included with 1,300 earth-shattering sounds to play with. Additional design features include a fully customizable look; magnetic faceplates and removable knobs let you incorporate your own style with optional MASCHINE CUSTOM KITS that can be purchased separately.

STUDIO POWERHOUSE
MASCHINE integrates easily into your computer-based studio setup. Use the hardware controller to find, load, and play sounds, automate parameters, and arrange patterns on the fly. Combine this with the ability to control and sequence all of your external hardware instruments, or switch to MIDI mode to control other software.

After quickly and intuitively developing your ideas, drag and drop your patterns as MIDI or audio files directly into your DAW to finalize and mix your production. You’ll soon realize MASCHINE is a powerhouse capable of revolutionizing the way you make music.

CREATIVE PERFORMANCE TOOL
MASCHINE is fast becoming the ultimate performance tool for creative musicians. MASCHINE controller is super-sturdy, yet easily portable. The highly responsive pads now have heightend sensitivity and can easily be assigned different colors to keep your kits organize. The new Master Push Encoder and endless rotary knobs are addictively playable, while the two improved high-resolution backlit displays keep you informed of what's going on - perfect for any club or stage.

Use MASCHINE as an instrument for performing your own tracks, or sync it with other gear like TRAKTOR PRO 2 (sold separately) to add more dynamics to your live set.

SUPREME SOUNDS INSIDE
MASCHINE comes with over 6GB of ready-to-use, professional and inspiring sounds. Create rhythms and melodies right away with the included drum kits, one-shot samples, basses, synths, and acoustic instruments - all fully tagged for easy browsing. It also includes KOMPLETE ELEMENTS, providing more than 1,000 stunning sounds drawn from the flagship KOMPLETE 7, and a full version of the MASSIVE synthesizer with 1,300 earth-shattering sounds used widely in all styles of music today. And now, you can add extra fuel to your MASCHINE with the new range of MASCHINE EXPANSIONS - premium sample kits created by renowned sound designers and artists.

New Software Enhancements in Version 2.0
• Enhanced 8GB sound library
• Multi-core processing support
• Powerful drum synthesis
• MK2 controller support
• Colors for Groups, Sounds, Scenes, and Patterns
• Full version of MASSIVE synthesizer
• Offline time stretching and pitch shifting
• New effect: Transient Master
• New effect: Tape and Tube Saturators
• Save group with samples feature
• Host Transport Control: If MASCHINE is run as a plug-in, the hardware transport controls can be used with the host
• Sample play position indicator on the waveform (hardware and software)
• AutoWrite pinning
• AutoWrite on MASCHINE MIKRO
• Improved handling of missing samples
• Pre-hear samples from the hardware browser before loading them
• Choke all playing sampler voices feature ("panic button": Shift + Mute)
• Revised select page (hardware) with access to note length
• Quick select events of a sound in a pattern (Shift + Select + Pad)
• Quick erase events of a sound in a pattern (Erase + Select + Pad)

Features
  • Industry-standard groove box workflow
  • Sampler, arranger, mixer, effects, and more
  • 16 highly sensitive, multi-color performance pads
  • Two high-contrast displays with 64x256 resolution
  • Eight display knobs to tweak parameters and browse presets
  • Browse, scrub, and adjust tempo, volume, and more with intuitive push encoder
  • 23 high-quality effects for instant sound enhancement
  • Step sequencing, real-time recording, note repeat, slicing, and auto-mapping
  • Extensive MIDI-mapping capabilities to control other hardware and software
  • Easy-to-use browser with tagging of kits, instruments, samples, and effects
  • Intuitive automation recording and step automation editing

Speed-up your workflow for both studio and stage, order the next-generation MASCHINE today.

 

MASCHINE MK2 Specifications:

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Integrated bus-powered hardware controller
  • Full version of MASCHINE software
  • Customizable hardware
  • Compatible with MASCHINE STAND
  • Full 6+ GB sample content
  • Full version of MASSIVE synthesizer
  • KOMPLETE ELEMENTS with over 1,000 sounds
  • $30 e-voucher for additional KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects or MASCHINE Expansions
  • GENERAL
  • Number of displays: 2 (256 x 64 pixel) inverted
  • Number of endless rotary knobs for direct parameter access: 8 + 1 master push encoder (30 steps)
  • Number of back-lit buttons for direct parameter access: 47 click buttons (+16 multi-color pads)
  • Direct access to groups from hardware: YES (with 8 multi-color group buttons)
  • Browse and load sounds, effects, patterns and projects from the hardware: YES (With straight-forward filtering directly from the controller)
  • Load KOMPLETE 8 plug-in sounds directly from within the browser: YES (With straight-forward filtering directly from the controller)
  • Tweak software parameters from the hardware: YES
  • Record parameter automation directly from the hardware: YES
  • Tweak multiple parameters simultaneously from the hardware (i.e. filter cutoff and resonance): YES
  • No of groups: 8
  • Number of Scenes per Project: 64
  • Number of patterns per Scene: 16
  • Direct control over Patterns and Scenes from hardware: YES
  • Number of samples that can be loaded: Unlimited
  • Built in MIDI interface: YES
  • Kensington Lock: YES
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Native InstrumentsMASCHINE MK2
 
4.8

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Pros

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  • Good quality (4)
  • Functional (3)

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      5.0

      Incredible.

      By doomsday

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Amazing Functionality
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Intuitive
      • Limitless

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

          I'm in love. I seriously can't put this thing down or stop reading tutorials. It can do so much and it's not difficult to learn quickly. You can do anything with this!

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Well Worth It

          By Ears

          from New York. NY

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Workflow

          Cons

          • Cost

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Studio

          Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

          I was skeptical about Maschine at first but I decided to go for it to get the cheaper Komplete crossgrade and after I learned about hosting AU and VST plugs within the Maschine application.

          Maschine has totally blown me away. I previously used an MPC1000 that had been operating JJOS2XL. The difference in workflow and integration is night and day.

          Maschine is super easy to learn and the menus are very quick and easy to navigate. Not having used MKi I cant comment on having two displays or buttons that click and all that but it seems that they have done even more things right with this version.

          One of my favorite aspects of the device/software is the ability to start and stop record mode at the drop of a hat. Its so seamless to be practicing a rhythmic phrase than just hit a button and without having to go back to metronome lay it down. In fact everything operates this way! The kits and effects are solid and there are lots of new ones being added online so even if you aren't a beat slicer this won't get dull anytime soon.

          In short, NI have nailed the future of the well integrated MIDI controller although to call this is a MIDI controller is a bit of an understatement.

          Only qualm, the pricetag is a bit much but on the whole I think its well worth it.

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          5.0

          JUST BUY IT

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sworkflow
          • Improves Workflow

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Beatmaking
            • Producing
            • Sampling
            • Sequencing
            • Songwriting

            Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

            The Maschine is one of the best pieces of gear I've ever purchased. Simply put, it puts your workflow on steroids and allows you to focus on the creative end of producing. Making EVERYTHING controllable straight from the unit leads to increased creativity for your tracks. Maschine combined with a small MIDI controller (Arturia Minilab is perfect) makes for an indestructible production force.

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            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent

            By anonymous

            from atlanta, ga

            About Me Experienced

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            Pros

            • Ease of use
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Ideas And Composition

            Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

            excellent tool for speeding up ideas / workflow with a hands on approach... pretty good sound library.

            Minor issues (like easier audio routing into a DAW like Logic ) would be preferred and i would like the patterns to have a 'hot' signal without overloading the cpu but that may be my lack of familiarity with the unit.

            Overall, you'll be pleased if making the transition from the legacy sampler / grooveboxes (emu, akai, roland).

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            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            NOT WHITE - SILVER!

            By Jamie

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Integrated

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Drum Programming
            • Live Performance
            • Midi Interface
            • Studio Sketchpad

            Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

            Compared to my old Mk1 this thing is a dream - all the buttons (not pads) now click, which I don't like (sometimes they get double responsive, and sometimes it feels like they don't respond the first time, latest 1.8) - and the 8 rotaries are a bit easier to turn, and I like more resistance, but baring these personal qualms and the regular selling price, this is a great piece of kit. If you already have/had a Maschine, and can find a new Mk1 for half the price, well, this isn't worth double. But if you never had one, it's the same price as the original always was.

            The pads are WAY more sensitive on the new one, but sometimes you can feel the pad pulling away from the sensor almost like MPC pads, which the MK1 didn't have, it felt solid and almost magically sensed your hits. But for live performance this will be fantastic. I'm used to it already in less than a week, and can play a full kit style drum part live with one hand, these are so sensitive that your pinky doesn't suffer. More sensitive than the Korg PadKontrol which used to be the best.

            The software is the same for either unit, but I suppose that is one of the reasons I took a star off, not because it's bad, but because I don't think that it's worth 3 hundo (I can't imagine this unit being worth much more than 3, and bundles always bring the total down...) and the software does seem to sell second hand on auction and classified sites for around a c note.

            That said, the software is not available as a 64 bit AU plugin, only 32, though it is a 64 bit VST (not helpful if you're a Logic user). and the Transport controls don't easily control the DAW transport while in plugin mode (for me so far, anyway.)

            Lastly, the removable faceplates - the White is not a while face - it is brushed silver/aluminum. Just be aware. I removed the face to see if it was white underneath, but it is filled with magnets underneath. THIS SAID - WHY ISN'T THERE A FACEPLATE WITH OTHER WRITING? Like for Traktor? For Makie? These maps are built in, but it would be nice to have other labels - I know what they do in Maschine, so when I use it with Traktor on occasion, I would like to have labels without using masking tape.

            All in all, if you don't have a pad controller, nothing comes close, regardless of price. This is by far the best, so I feel like NI is treating us well for a change - the LEDs are nice and bright but not obnoxious, and the different colors can be useful when playing live (so you know your kicks are always red, snares always yellow, etc, or however you want to lay it out, by banks, by individual sounds, etc).

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