Native Instruments Maschine 2 (Black)Item ID: Maschine2BK
Groove Production Control Surface and Groove Production Software, with 6GB of Samples, and Full Version of Massive Software Synthesizer - Black
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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, plus a full version of Native Instruments' Massive virtual synthesizer, Maschine lets you unleash your creativity like never before! It works as both an instrument and a controller, giving you 16 multi-color pads, 9 rotary encoders, and 47 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!
Native Instruments Maschine Groove Production Hardware/Software at a Glance:
A smart combination of hardware and software groove production
The Maschine hardware is both an instrument and a controller in one. Sixteen color-coded, velocity-sensitive pads let you 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. Advanced AU and VST plug-in hosting capabilities give you unheard-of 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.
Over 6GB of production-ready drums, instruments, and loops
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.
Easy song creation, remixing, and performance capabilities
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 the powerful slicing tools let Maschine do everything classic groove production samplers could do and much, much more!
Native Instruments Maschine Groove Production Hardware/Software Features:
Native Instruments' Maschine combines computer-based production with a hardware groove box!
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Brandy, Upper Sandusky, OH
Reviewsbased on 6 reviews
Hard to imagine how I worked without this.
by Cody from Lafayette, LaMaschine is the best investment besides a good computer a musician could ask for. Right out the box you'll be making a beat quickly and easily, When I first started using it I rarely used the on boar... read more [+]d displays. But as time when by It is possible for me not to even look at my computer monitor anymore which makes live performances near effortless. The software that comes with machine is cable of so much by itself. However, if paired up with another DAW you will become unstoppable. I use this product every day for sampling, mixing, beat production, composing. It would be difficult for me to go back to working with out it! close [-]
February 28, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist
Changed My Workflow for the good!
by Brian from New York, NYI am late on the Maschine bandwagon but I am so glad I waited this long and got the Mk2. I wanted to use the unit for a month before I wrote the review to give it an full go.
December 28, 2012
Music Background: Artist, Engineer, Producer
To be honest,... read more [+] getting used to the workflow took a minute, but after thorough investigation of the manual, online videos and set-up guides for both Logic and Ableton Live, I have to say it's working better than I ever imagined.
Being a former studio engineer, I was forced to work with the MPC line for many years. This blows the MPC away as far as ease of use and getting something useful in minutes. The color pads are bright and very responsive to even the slightest touch. I don't miss having to look at my laptop constantly to see what's going on in a session. (Almost) every feature is available via the controller eliminating the computer screen. It is annoying that I have to use my laptop as a dongle now, but, Ce La Vie.
Integration with my DAWs is seamless and painless. One word on Ableton Live on Mac - your CPU will jump up to 70-80% (a known issue). The seamless integration with all NI products is also a HUGE plus and having every parameter available on the screen is fantastic. I literally have not opened an NI GUI in weeks!
Don't forget that this is also an amazing MIDI controller on it's own too and comes with templates for popular DAWs and Plugins. Again, great integration.
I can literally go on for days... Get it. You won't be disappointed! close [-]
Best Production Station I've Owned
by James from Ladera Ranch, CAI've had a lot of equipment over the past 15 years. I started making music when I was 20(ish) and this is by far the best thing I've come across for making beats. I was in limbo beween this and the n... read more [+]ew Ableton Push that was coming out but decided to go this route because the price was good, and the software was included. It's really easy to get into your groove with this device. That's probably the most important thing for me. I hate having to stop/start, click tracks, add new track, trigger the midi controller, then trigger the software controller. This control surface does both, controls the software and the music so doing those things i mentioned above happens on the fly.
December 5, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
The sounds that come with it are really good too, very punchy. You can make custom drum kits of course, but the stock kits are awesome. So far they've been more than enough. Another cool thing is you can use the program as a VST plugin. So you can go into GarageBand and load the Maschine software and do whatever you need to do in GarageBand (adding basslines or guitar riffs or whatever). I just started playing with that feature but so far it's really cool.
I don't wanna be one of those people that write crazy long reviews but just know this device will get you into your zone, it's easy to learn (quick start guide and youtube NI tutorials). You won't be disappointed with this device. close [-]
Ultimate is Rock Love it
by Sam Patel from United StatesMachine is Machine no one come closer.I wish i purchase earlier.
November 23, 2012
Music Background: none
MASCHINE SIMPLY WORKS
by Jon R. from New OrleansIve been using hardware since 1983 and have owned some killer synths, drum machines, and samplers. I have always questioned the use of softsynths due to the confusing hardware requirements, longevit... read more [+]y of the computer and just dumping a whole bunch of money into software which will be useless once the computer breaks.
November 7, 2012
Music Background: 15 years
Well, here I am at the recommendation of my Sweetwater salesman, (Greg Savino), with the Maschine MK II. The loading of the software was so easy that a dumb a_s like me loaded and was playing in approx. 10 minutes.
The Maschine hardware is very well built and it is like using a workstation rather than software. I'm basically doing everything from choosing sounds, sampling, and sequencing write out of the box using the Maschine itself, "not the mouse".
The sounds and drum patterns are awesome and very eassy to manipulate. The layout of the software is very easy to understand. By the way, I should tell you that I no longer use Cubase as my sequencer, I am currently using the Maschine Software as my DAW and understanding the parameters so much better than Cubase or Acid Pro 7.
In conclusion I would like to thank Greg Savino for recommending the Maschine MKII and just go out and buy the product to see for yourself. I can not say enough good about the Maschine..
Buy one now. close [-]
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