Fusing the hands-on tactile advantages of traditional hardware grooveboxes with the immense flexibility and intuitive workflow of Native Instruments' premium software, MASCHINE opens up new horizons in groove production. The sleek yet rugged hardware controller is perfect for stage or studio, while the vast library of kits, instruments and effects are your inspiration for lively, dynamic grooves.
Perform in Colour
The new colour-coding lets you 'see' your sounds, and it will turbo-charge your workflow. Simply assign colours to the groups, sounds, patterns, and scenes, and see the pads and group buttons on the hardware light up in the same colours. Make your kick drums red, for example, and you'll always know which pads play your kicks. Add some colour to your performances!
With the increased sensitivity of the new pads, you also have a new level of precision at your fingertips.
With the Maschine MkII you'll get the full version of the modern legend MASSIVE - the Synth that gave birth to the earth-moving bass tones and speaker-troubling leads that have defined the bass music genre. This monster synth contains 1,300 ready-to-go sounds, all instantly browseable via the MASCHINE hardware.
MASCHINE's eight control knobs offer direct access to MASSIVE's eight Macro controls, for perfect synergy between hardware and synthesizer, and a lightning-fast workflow.
New Master Section
The Master section has also been revamped. Control volume, tempo and swing with the new multifunction master push encoder - select modes with the new toggle buttons and accurately click through values without having to look at the screen or display.
Navigating and scrubbing are much easier, and changing note pitch and detailed tweaking becomes extra-precise thanks to the encoder's superb physical response.
Now with 47 (normally white), backlit click-buttons and coloured transport controls, the Mk2 hardware provides a wealth of physical and visual excitement for intuitive beat making.
Time Stretch and Pitch Shift
The MASCHINE 1.8 software includes time stretch and pitch shift capability. Stretch smoothly from one BPM to another, aided by the automatic BPM detection. Or stretch your audio to a specific length - to fit one sample to the same length as another, for example.
What's more, make your beats match harmonically, by tuning your samples with the pitch shift function.
The latest free software update includes new effects, specially selected for beat production. TRANSIENT MASTER, NI's hugely popular dynamics and mixing effect, has now been fully integrated in the MASCHINE 1.8 software.
Ideal for positioning drums and percussion, it lets you mix from front to back, giving each sample exactly the right amount of space. New Tube, Tape Saturator and Tube Saturator effects bring the secrets of analog warmth and natural, harmonic compression to MASCHINE, for even greater sound colouring potential.
New Stylish Look and Feeling
The new Maschine MkII is an aesthetically Pleasing leap forward in usability and reliability. The inverted displays provide higher contrast and a better viewing angle for performance or studio, and a sharper look in dark environments.
The unit itself is slightly heavier than before, the controller also works better in a studio setting and on stage due to the re-worked layout of the controller's USB-connector and MIDI I/O - less risk of accidental unplugging. Plus the new rubber feet means increased grip on the desktop, keeping the hardware firmly in place during even the most aggressive beat routines.
The ability to match your hardware to your personal style or decor is now also available with the Maschine MkII - using exchangeable face plates. The Black edition comes with a Black Face Plate and and Black Knobs whilst other versions are also available.
"If you're looking for a product that is as useful in the studio as it is for live performance, the build quality, quality of its sample library, and its price definitely warrant that you take a second look." - Engadget
"I still find myself going to Maschine as my default instrument and controller - it's addictive. Maschine is still the one to beat." - Sound On Sound
"Maschine makes it very easy to get your groove on and should inspire a new generation of producers. The key to this product is intuitiveness - if only all production tools were this easy to use." - IDJ
Komplete 9 Software
Komplete 9 is the next generation of the most successful software instrument and effects bundle. Its incredible range of 12,000 cutting edge sounds are designed for instant results in a wide range of musical styles. The huge selection of ready to use presets cover a wide musical spectrum. Komplete 9's high-quality audio engines give perfect sound delivery and all instruments also run stand alone which is ideal for live performance.
Komplete 9 gives unlimited possibilities to create new sounds and the intuitive user interface makes your workflow fast and efficient. Komplete 9 supports all major plug-ins and sample formats and is ready for Pro Tools®, Logic®, Cubase®, Live™ and all other major DAWs. The software also features seamless integration with Native Instrument's MASCHINE when browsing and tweaking sounds.
Komplete 9 offers a product portfolio with high-end studio effects, a string ensemble, a state-of-the-art new synth and a best-of-class piano. Komplete gives users 33 products in total, including Monark, a Minimoog emulation with pristine sound quality, setting a new standard for software synths. Battery 4 is an industry-standard software drum program with reworked interface and browser design for a state-of-the-art sound and workflow.
The Giant is not only the world's biggest piano synth but also the best sounding, with stunning dynamics and realism. One of the most sought-after and best-selling Komplete Instruments, Session Strings expands sonic horizons with a high-class string ensemble for contemporary production styles. The Solid Mix Series is a bundle of high-end studio effects offering precise, transparent sound, supercharged with features like Solid Bus Comp, Solid EQ and Solid Dynamics.
Maschine MK2 was voted Best Live Performance Tool at the MIPA Awards 2013
Maschine MKII Features and Specifications
- Display: 2 displays with 64x256 pixels (inverted)
- Pads: 16 multi-colour, high-quality, illuminated pads with velocity and aftertouch
- Controls: 8 endless rotary potentiometers, 1 endless encoder (30 steps)
- Buttons: 47 backlit buttons
- Security: Kensington Lock
- MIDI: MIDI I/O
- USB: USB 2.0 Port, 11 GB free disk space for complete installation
- Width: 320 mm
- Length: 295 mm
- Height: 65 mm
- Weight: 1.8 kg
Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM
Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 (latest update), Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM
Komplete 9 Features
To read more about the different instruments and effects in Komplete 9 please download the PDF at the top of the page.
- Battery 4
- SOLID EQ
- SOLID BUS COMP
- SOLID DYNAMICS
- Session Strings
- The Giant
From Komplete 8:
Creative & Studio Effects:
- Absynth 5
- Retro Machines MK2
- Reaktor Spark
- Reaktor Prism
Drums & Percussion:
- Transient Master
- The Finger
- Traktor's 12
Guitar & Bass:
- Studio Drummer
- West Africa
- Battery 3
- Abbey Road 60's Drummer
Piano & Keys:
- Guitar Rig 5 Pro
- Scarbee MM-Bass
- Vintage Organs
- Scarbee Clavinet/Pianet
- Scarbee Mark
- Scarbee A-200
- New York Concert Grand
- Vienna Concert Grand
- Berlin Concert Grand
- Upright Piano