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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 »

New MASCHINES Coming October 1

Native Instruments has announced MASCHINE MK2, MASCHINE MIKRO MK2, and MASCHINE software version 1.8, which will be launched on October 1, 2012. Here's what's new in the upcoming generation: MASCHINE MK2 Available... Read more »


Native Instruments has released version 2.5.1 of TRAKTOR. The new version provides plug-and-play compatibility and integration with Pioneer DJ's CDJ series, including the CDJ-400, CDJ-900, and CDJ-2000, and the... Read more »


Native Instruments has announced free, updated versions of REAKTOR, REAKTOR PLAYER, ABSYNTH, and MASSIVE that are compatible with Avid's new AAX plug-in format, introduced in Pro Tools 10.

Mountain Lion Compatibility: Native Instruments

Native Instruments has found in testing that some USB devices are experiencing issues with Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). At this time, they are working with Apple to resolve the issue. According to NI, these... Read more »

Get Maschine for Less

Now through August 31, 2012, you can save big on Native Instruments Maschine and Maschine Mikro — you can pick up Maschine for just $399 and you can score Maschine Mikro for a very affordable $249! Don't miss... Read more »

3 Free with Komplete

Purchase Native Instruments Komplete 8 between August 1, 2012 and September 30, 2012, and you'll receive three great collections: Razor, Session Strings, and The Mouth! Plus, from May 24, 2012 through December 31... Read more »

Native Instruments Redefines Live Remixing

This spring, Native Instruments gave controllerists, remix producers, and old-school DJs a great new way to perform. In many ways, the combination of the Traktor Kontrol F1 remix controller with Traktor Pro 2.5’s... Read more »

NI Updates

Native Instruments has released version 5.7 of Reaktor and version 5.0.3 of Kontakt. The new versions include a variety of fixes and enhancements.

18 Months, Same As Cash!

Our huge "18 months, same as cash financing promotion continues to roll on! Simply use your Sweetwater Musician's All Access Platinum Card to make your purchase! (Monthly payments are required; be sure to read all... Read more »

Komplete Audio Price Drop!

Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 is now available at an even lower price than before! This USB audio interface offers six channels of input and output — four analog and two digital plus MIDI in and out... Read more »

MIPA 2012

At a ceremony held on March 22, the 13th annual MIPAs (Musikmesse International Press Award) were presented to the industry. For the MIPAs, journalists from more than 100 magazines vote for the best music and pro... Read more »


Native Instruments has released version 5.1 of GUITAR RIG. The new version includes the following: New Demo Mode now works for individual components and without restart Instantiation/plug-in loading time decreased... Read more »


Native Instruments has released version 5.0.2 of KONTAKT. The new version includes several enhancements and fixes: Significant Time Machine Pro improvements, including wider ranges for speed and tune and a new "keep... Read more »


Native Instruments has released version 1.7.2 of MASCHINE. The new version is a maintenance update that addresses issues that were reported after the introduction of Maschine MIKRO and KOMPLETE support in version... Read more »

24-day Giveaway!

You could win big — and you have 24 chances to do it! That's right, it's 24-day Holiday Giveaway time here at Sweetwater. Each and every day, from December 1 to December 24, we're giving away an awesome prize... Read more »

A More Portable and Affordable Maschine

Whether you’re making beats live, slicing grooves, or laying down backing tracks to fill out your mix, Maschine is the ultimate all-in-one music creation system. Maschine Mikro gives you the flexibility of this... Read more »

NI Comparisons

We've had a number of questions from customers wondering about the differences and similarities between various Native Instruments bundles, so we thought we'd pass along handy references from the Native Instruments'... Read more »

UPdates & UPgrades

Native Instruments has released version 2.1.1 of TRAKTOR. The new version includes support for multi-core processors, expanded Sample Decks with keylock, effects enable, and headphone cueing for each slot, improved... Read more »

UPdates & UPgrades

Native Instruments has released version 1.7 of MASCHINE. The new version adds seamless integration with KOMPLETE 8 and support for Native Instruments' new NIS sound format.


If you're making beats, programming drums, creating rhythm parts, or using software instruments, then Native Instruments' MASCHINE is probably on your radar — it's an incredibly powerful beat/rhythm production... Read more »

Hands On Review: Native Instruments Maschine

There’s a reason that groove boxes such as the MPC and the SP1200 remain in high demand. They’re the perfect tools for putting together a beat or even constructing an entire song. But wouldn’t it be cool if you... Read more »

Thousands of Sounds to Spark Your Creativity

Native Instruments’ Komplete 8 and Komplete 8 Ultimate have arrived! These two amazing virtual instrument and processor bundles are changing the way people everywhere are writing music. If you’re looking for the... Read more »