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How to Host VST and AU Plug-ins in Pro Tools 11

Looking to run VST and/or Audio Units plug-ins inside of Pro Tools 11? By itself, PT11 only supports AAX plug-ins. However, combine PT11 with Native Instruments Maschine, and you're in business! Maschine can run... Read more »

Native Instruments iMASCHINE 1.1

Native Instruments has released version 1.1 of iMASCHINE. The new version offers a special "two-handed workflow" for iPad, new sounds from the Quantum Collection iMASCHINE Expansion, improved sample editing and... Read more »

Hands On: Native Instruments Maschine Studio

“Hybrid music production system” is a phrase that is often applied to Native Instruments’ Maschine, especially to the newest flagship version, Maschine Studio. In this case, “hybrid music production system” means... Read more »

15th-annual MIPAs Presented

On March 13th, the MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) 2014 award ceremony was held during the Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. Journalists from more than 100 magazines around the world vote to... Read more »

Native Instruments Maschine 2.1

Native Instruments has released version 2.1 of Maschine. The new version includes the Grit kick drum engine for modern electronic kick drum sounds, the Shaker Performer for natural-sounding shaker patterns, direct... Read more »

Native Instruments Battery 4.1.2 released

Native Instruments has released version 4.1.2 of Battery 4. The new version includes a batch resave feature for importing all Battery 2 and Battery 3 kits into Battery 4 at the same time; this allows those kits to... Read more »

Native Instruments Maschine 2.0.6

Native Instruments has released version 2.0.6 of Maschine 2. This version fixes issues where Core 2 Due systems could momentarily freeze when browsing or editing samples.

Native Instruments Maschine Studio Demo – Sweewater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuAxO_aeb6Q Get Maschine Studio right here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MaschStuBK/ Matt Cellitti from Native Instruments demonstrates Maschine Studio with the Maschine... Read more »

Cool Tool: On-Stage Stands MIX400

With the proliferation of "desktop" gear — from compact mixers to small keyboard controllers to percussion controllers to DAW control surfaces — we're now able to get our hands on our music production... Read more »

Native Instruments and Mavericks

Native Instruments has announced that the current versions of their software products are compatible with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). They are reporting an issue with their non-class-compliant audio interfaces (such as... Read more »

Native Instruments Releases Pro Tools 11 and MASCHINE 2.0 Support

Native Instruments has released new versions of the instruments and effects in KOMPLETE. The new versions provide compatibility with Native Instruments' MASCHINE 2.0 software, as well as 64-bit AAX plug-in support... Read more »

Maschine Compatibility

Q: Will I be able to use the music I have created with my Maschine Mikro (great for making beats on the go) with Maschine Studio? A: Yes! Maschine Studio is compatible with Maschine, Maschine Mikro, and iMaschine!

Maschine Reborn!

Native Instruments takes groove production to an entirely new level with Maschine Studio and Maschine 2.0! Maschine Studio is a larger, even more powerful control surface for Maschine, featuring a new Edit section... Read more »

Native Instruments and iOS 7

Native Instruments is reporting some compatibility issues with their iOS software and hardware and Apple's newly released iOS 7. Early testing by the company has revealed functional errors, audio errors and... Read more »

Hands On: Native Instruments Komplete 9 Ultimate

Where to start talking about the incredible Native Instruments Komplete 9 Ultimate? With 65 instruments and effects, over 16,000 sounds, and over 370 gigabytes of samples and content, Komplete 9 Ultimate truly... Read more »

M.I.P.A. Winners Announced

Each year, at the Musikmesse trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany, the world's journalists get together and present awards to the best products in a wide range of categories — the Musikmesse International Press... Read more »

Komplete 9 and Komplete 9 Ultimate — Maximum Music-creation Power!

Making music on your computer? If so, you've got a lot to be excited about in Native Instruments' Komplete 9 software bundle! Komplete has always been a huge value in the virtual instrument realm, giving you nearly... Read more »

Native Instruments Announces Komplete 9

Native Instruments has announced the latest generation of their incredible Komplete bundle of virtual instruments and effects. They have two new versions. First is Komplete 9, which has 33 instruments and effects... Read more »


Native Instruments has released version 5.1 of KONTAKT (part of Native Instruments KOMPLETE). The new version includes added support for the 32-bit native AAX format, the "Jump" amp effect from GUITAR RIG, automatic... Read more »

Maschine 2: Hardware + Software Groove Production

Want to create and tweak first-class grooves, with hands-on control, but don’t want to give up the convenience and options a computer-based workstation offers? Here’s your solution! Native Instruments’ Maschine 2... Read more »


Native Instruments has released version 5.8 of REAKTOR 5 (part of the Komplete collection). The new version includes: Full OSC support in plug-in and stand-alone modes Updated OSC settings window for comprehensive... Read more »

Cool Tool: Native Instruments Maschine Stand

Position your Native Instruments Maschine at the perfect angle with this purpose-designed stand. The Maschine Stand works with both the original Maschine and the new Maschine 2, and safely holds the controller at a... Read more »

Maschine 1.8

Native Instruments has released version 1.8 of Maschine. The new software supports all Maschine hardware, including Maschine MkI, Maschine MkII, and Mikro MkI and Mikro MkII. A free download of Massive is included... Read more »


Don't want to wait until October to start enjoying all the groove and music production power of Native Instruments' MASCHINE MIKRO? We have a limited number of MASCHINE MIKRO Groove Production Hardware Control... Read more »