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Universal Software Sampler Plug-in - Mac
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THE Universal Sampler - Version 1.2!

MOTU MachFive is one of the best-selling software samplers at Sweetwater for good reason: it's truly a universal sampler!. For sound design, music production or broadcast, MOTU MachFive delivers the perfect balance of superb audio quality, speed of operation, and across-the-board compatibility. Whether you simply want to have access to your vast sound library, or want to create a new one, MOTU MachFive will take you there.

MOTU MachFive at a Glance:
  • Collaborate across platforms
  • Compatibility with all sample libraries
  • Intelligent file management
  • Flexible multi-timbral performance
  • Powerful synthesis engine
  • Built-in multichannel waveform editor
  • Support for 24-bit 192kHz audio
  • A surround-capable sampler
  • Integrated multi-effects

Collaborate across platforms
No other sampler can match the across-the-board compatibility and interoperability of MOTU MachFive. Because MOTU MachFive supports every major audio production platform (MAS, VST, Audio Units, HTDM, RTAS and DXi) on both Macintosh and Windows (now shipping), you can effortlessly move from one platform to another- or collaborate with colleagues who use different audio software. For example, you might write and track a project in Digital Performer or Logic,and then move to Pro Tools for mixing. Just save a MOTU MachFive performance in DP or Logic, load it into Pro Tools, along with your MIDI tracks, and youare ready to go. MOTU MachFive is the first truly universal software sampler.

Compatibility with all sample libraries
UVI-Xtract, an import utility included with MOTU MachFive, allows you to audition and load programs and samples from every major sampler format: Akai, SampleCell, EXS24 and even Gigasampler. Legacy formats are also supported: insert your Kurzweil, E-mu or Roland CD-ROMs and convert programs - or even the entire disc - in just a few clicks. MOTU MachFive helps you bring your sound library investment into the 21st century.

Intelligent file management
The most critical thing you need from a sampler is easy access to your sounds. MOTU MachFive offers unprecedented sound bank management, helping you concentrate on the music - not file handling chores on your hard disk. MOTU MachFive always remembers where your sounds are located, and it has been optimized for browsing and loading libraries. Even multi-gigabyte libraries are quickly and efficiently scanned.

The convenience of a true plug-in
At last: a sampler that is also a real plug-in. Save your project in your host software, and everything about MOTU MachFive is saved with it. Manage everything in the same environment. Optimize your time - and your computer's CPU resources - and never leave your workstation software. MOTU MachFive's single window allows you to view all editing and performance parameters in one glance with unprecedented speed and flexibility.

Flexible multi-timbral performance
Each performance includes 16 parts. Each part has a choice of audio outputs, volume, pan, etc. Each part can receive MIDI data from any channel (for instant stacks) and send its output to unique audio outputs (depending on your host audio software). The Multi is also the place where you may enjoy the absolute power of MOTU MachFive's Expert mode: use keys to open and close multi parts in real time, mix several parts in real time using any MIDI controller, create splits with crossfades between keys - the world of sonic creativity just became much larger.

Powerful synthesis engine
The central section of the MOTU MachFive window shows the filter, three envelopes and every modulation tool. Eight filter algorithms are provided and crucial parameters, such as Filter Resonance, Cutoff Frequency, and Overdrive can be controlled and automated by MIDI. Modulation options are provided at every stage of the synth section. The award-winning UVI-Engine that powers MOTU MachFive delivers unlimited polyphony and ultra-low latency: it is truly the best-sounding sample playback engine available.

Built-in multichannel waveform editor
MOTU MachFive accepts audio samples in all formats from mono to 5.1. The waveform display allows truncating, normalizing, fading and many other destructive DSP audio manipulations - all in real time. Imagine setting the crossfade of a loop in real time while listening to your full sequence. Now you can use real-time DSP tools the way you've always wanted: listening to your edits on the fly in the full context of your mix.

Support for 24-bit 192kHz audio
MOTU MachFive takes advantage of high definition audio interfaces like the MOTU HD192. The stunning sound quality is apparent as soon as you transpose a sample on the keyboard. You don't need to keep low-res 'draft' versions of the same samples, either. High-resolution samples can be used at lower sample rates, so go ahead and sample everything at 96kHz - or 192kHz.

A surround-capable sampler
MOTU MachFive is a true surround sampler. You can play and transpose 5.1 audio files in real time, add multi-channel effects and route the multi-channel preset to your host software's mixer with multiple outputs (if your host software supports these surround features.)

Integrated tuner
MOTU MachFive is a one-stop sound design factory, with tools such as a graphic spectrum analyzer and a built-in tuner with graphic display.

Drag & drop the way it should be
Creating keymaps has never been easier with MOTU MachFive's drag and drop features. Simply drag samples from your desktop or host application to the MOTU MachFive keyboard. Drag multiple samples in one step to map chromatically, on white keys only or by pitch according to their name. You can also audition samples when importing them, listening to each note as you stretch a keymap over a range of keys.

Modulation and tempo sync
Four LFOs are available per preset. Each LFO can be routed to an assortment of destinations including filter frequency, filter resonance, drive, pitch, pan and amplitude. Of course, MOTU MachFive can sync both the LFO and effects parameters to sequence tempo.

Integrated multi-effects
MOTU MachFive is nothing short of a mega-processing machine. Each multi-timbral part can have up to four inserts effects plus four preset effects per part.Now add 4 global aux effects and 4 master effects, all operating simultaneously. That's an astonishing 136 total FX slots and 85 separate FX chains per instance of MOTU MachFive with instant recall. Dozens of effects, each with dozens of presets, are included, such as, reverb, tempo-synced delay, tremolo, chorus (and other modulation effects), filter, BitCrusher, and many others. All settings are saved with the multi for total recall. You can also save effects with each preset to build your ideal sound library. The effect section allows you to leave a part's effects in place while you audition other parts.

Soundbank Import Formats
  • Akai S1000 / S3000
  • Akai S5000 / S6000
  • Akai MPC2000 / MPC3000
  • Roland S7xx
  • EMU III / ESI / IV / EOS
  • Tascam GigaSampler/GigaStudio
  • Emagic EXS24
  • Digidesign SampleCell
  • Creamware Pulsar STS
  • Steinberg HALion
Sample Import Formats
  • Kurzweil K2xxx
  • Akai MPC .snd
  • Creamware Pulsar .s
  • AIFF
  • SDII
  • REX
Compatible Audio Formats
  • AIFF - mono, interleaved (2, 4, 6 channels)
  • AIFF - Separate files: 2 (stereo), 4 (quad), and 6 (5.1) channels
  • SDII - mono, stereo interleaved
  • SDII - Separate files: 2 (stereo), 4 (quad) and 6 (5.1) channels
  • WAVE - mono, stereo interleaved
  • WAVE - Separate files: 2 (stereo), 4 (quad) and 6 (5.1) channels
Channel formats
  • mono to stereo
  • mono to quad
  • mono to 5.1
  • stereo
  • stereo to quad
  • stereo to 5.1
  • quad to 5.1
Plug-in formats
  • MAS
  • VST (Mac & PC)
  • RTAS
  • HTDM
  • Audio Units
  • DXi

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 5950

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