MOTU MachFive 3 (Competitive Upgrade) Reviews4.4/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
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April 18, 2012Music Background:
Pro musician, guitar and midi guitar
Mach v3I was looking for something that would give me synth and sample sounds and this does it for me, i use it solo or in combination with several other plug ins. It's really awesome for the synth sound s
from Lancaster PA
November 22, 2011Music Background:
Such a value!The piano samples alone are worth the selling price.
Finally I got some value out of my EmulatorX investment.
This thing is vast and well-design, well-recorded, well-implemented.
from Motown, Mi USA
April 15, 2013Music Background:
MF3Machfive 3 delivers big time!
from United States
October 12, 2012Music Background:
Musician, improviser, songwriter, performer, engineer and musician advocate
like the interface / detest the instabilityI really like MOTU. MachFive1 was a very good product and I used it for many years before it seemed to no longer hold its own with other sampler software. So, I was excited to see the early ads for MachFive3.
The interface in MachFive3 is very attractive and the workflow is (mostly) useful and/or intuitive. I really like it.
The included sample set is really just "examples" of what one can do with the interface. Some of these are well-done and useful samplesets, but others are pure throw-away (or not useful in any of the music production that I do, anyway).
However, worst of all on my system, in both standalone and RTAS plug-in, MF3 crashes almost routinely. The worst crashes are usually within 1-5 minutes of importing a foreign formatted sample setup.
If MOTU can make this sampler stable, 4-5 stars will be easy to achieve.