Native Instruments Maschine (No Longer Available)
Groove Production Control Surface with over 6GB of Samples - Maschine Software 1.7
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Hardware and Software Groove Production in One PackageNative Instruments' Maschine combines the power and convenience of computer-based production with the hands-on, "instant results" you get from a hardware groove box! Now loaded with over 6GB of killer sample content, Maschine lets you unleash your creativity like never before! It works as both an instrument and a controller, giving you 16 pads, 11 rotary encoders, and 41 buttons. You can build songs intuitively by layering, sample and re-sample in concert with your computer, and thanks to all new workflow and DAW integration, Maschine is the ultimate groove production plug-in too!
Advanced AU and VST plug-in hosting capabilities, Maschine gives you unheard-of standalone music-making power, and an integrated NIS sound browser provides complete integration with Komplete 8. With this advanced categorical browser, you can find the perfect sound in seconds - even if you have the entire Komplete 8 Ultimate library loaded.
The Maschine hardware is both an instrument and a controller in one. Sixteen illuminated, velocity-sensitive pads form an interface to intuitively make beats, tweak sounds, create patterns and sequence whole songs with the powerful Maschine software. Two large, high-resolution displays with eight corresponding rotary encoders, buttons, and transport controls integrate perfectly with the Maschine software. Maschine also offers full Akai MPC 500, 1000, 2000(XL), 2500, 3000, 4000 file support, as well as REX 2 file format support. There are even two vintage sampling modes built into the Maschine architecture, which emulate the sound of Akai MPC60 and the E-Mus SP-1200.
Maschine comes loaded with over over 6GB of production-ready sounds and patterns. You get fat drum kits and state-of-the-art synthesizer sounds, including vintage MPC 60 kits and classic synth samples from the Moog Voyager, Korg MS 20, and Juno 60. You also get pristine acoustic instrument loops that have been sliced and tagged for your convenience. Maschine features studio-quality effects too, ranging from dynamics processors to beat-mashers, plus mastering tools and a Grain Stretch effect. And all of these effects are 100% tweakable in real time via the hardware controller.
Maschine's pattern-oriented concept frees you from the limits of linear arrangement. Build song "scenes" by layering patterns, and re-arrange the scenes on the fly. Maschine offers external sampling through your computer's audio interface as well as internal re-sampling, precise editing and slicing, auto-mapping, effects and an ultra-convenient browser - all perfectly attuned to the hardware controller. There are 10 new destructive sample editing tools that let you go beyond groove arrangement, turning Maschine into a full sample editing workstation as well as groove production tool, and new slicing tools let Maschine do everything classic groove production samplers could to and much, much more!
Native Instruments Maschine Groove Production Hardware/Software Features at a Glance:
The Native Instruments Maschine combines computer-based production with a hardware groove box!
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by Dj Ernesto from USA/Costa RicaDefinitely check out the You tube clips regarding The Maschine. Check it out and I bet you would be back to buy one of these bad boys.
August 19, 2012
Music Background: PRO DJ
I love it and still learning. Its helps to have ... read more [+]the dvd tutorial. Which can be purchase via sweetwater.
Also, as far as pricing and promotions and support. Sweetwater ( Ben Porter) and his support team are awesome.
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by L. McPike from IllinoisThis is a great investment. It's easy to use and the pads are perfect. I'm impressed with it more and more each day. If you have to chance to buy one, don't pass it up.
July 27, 2012
Music Background: Hip Hop/Rap
by eBrown from Atlanta, GA...in one word, "sick!" If you like making beats and you don't buy this for $399 you're robbing yourself of a lot of fun. The ability to use the controller for just about everything is the coolest thi... read more [+]ng ever; it keeps you from thinking about the computer functions and keeps you in the creative flow of things. I use it with Ableton, the greatest DAW of all times, and whats cool is if I want to play a sound or instrument loaded on one of the pads, I just touch the pad and play it on my Akai MPK mini that sits just below the Maschine on my desktop. This makes production ridiculously fast. I bought Maschine for $399 and got a $30 voucher with it that I'll use to buy Komplete 8 for $199 (crossgrade). Thats Maschine and Komplete 8 for less that what you might pay for either one normally. Go get Maschine asap. close [-]
July 17, 2012
Music Background: Hip Hop Producer, Sound Design
Awesome drum machine/controller
by George from United StatesI really like how easy it was to set up Maschine with Ableton Live. After installing the software, all I had to do was put the Maschine in the Ableton control mode to use it as a clip launcher, and i... read more [+]t is very easy to switch back to the Maschine plugin. The pads are pretty accurate for such a compact device, and the knobs are right on target. The Maschine has so much to offer even beyond the plugin and whatever DAW it is used in. close [-]
June 29, 2012
Music Background: Music Producer/DJ
by: Mitch Gallagher
There's a reason that groove boxes such as the MPC and the SP1200 remain in high... read more »
Todd, Dunedin, FL
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