Native Instruments Maschine Mikro - Black

Complete Groove Production Hardware Control Surface and Software System with 8GB of Content, and Komplete Select Plug-in Bundle - Black
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An Even More Portable and Affordable Maschine!

The Native Instruments Maschine Mikro music creation system lets you experience the incredible world of NI's Maschine in a more portable and affordable format than ever before. If you're completely new to Native Instruments' Maschine environment, prepare to be blown away. This unique combination of extremely powerful yet easy-to-use software and a dedicated hardware controller lets you create music in an totally fluid and natural way. From advanced groove sequencing to powerful sampling and remixing, Maschine Mikro does it all. And when you master the versatile compact hardware controller, Maschine Mikro makes music creation absolutely effortless.

Unbelievably flexible music-creation software environment

Looping, slicing, step sequencing, MPC-style recording, scene sequencing - it's all possible with Native Instruments' Maschine environment! Run Maschine as a plug-in in your favorite DAW, or run it in standalone mode and use it to host your favorite VST and AU plug-ins. What's more, Maschine Mikro comes loaded with the same amazing content library that comes with Maschine. We're talking about amazing effects, samples, and four killer Native Instruments Komplete titles, plusNIS sound format browsing, for total integration with Komplete 8 and beyond.

Powerful hands-on hardware controller

Maschine's claim to fame extends beyond its powerhouse sampling and sequencing software. Tight hardware integration makes using Maschine an incredible tactile experience. Maschine Mikro gives you much of this same hardware integration as Maschine, but in a smaller, more streamlined format. What's great is that Native Instruments gave Maschine Mikro a complete set of navigation and function controls, as well as a full-sized set of velocity-sensitive, color-coded pads, so even though it's smaller than the original Maschine controller, you still get an amazing hands-on experience.

The ever-evolving world of Maschine

Whether they're software-based or standalone hardware, most music creation systems remain largely unchanged oncer they've been released — but not Maschine! Since the launch of Maschine, Native Instruments has released several major upgrades, including advanced sampling functions, VST and AU plug-in hosting, and NIS sound format browsing. With the jump to Machine 2.x, you get even more production power than ever before, including multicore support, effects sidechaining, a DAW-style mixer, and much more.

Includes Komplete Select software bundle

Maschine controllers include Komplete Select — a premium instrument and effect package worth $1,000 when purchased separately. Includes Massive, Prism, Monark, Retro Machines, The Gentleman, Vintage Organs, Scarbee Mark I, West Africa, Drumlab, and Solid Bus Comp. Komplete Select is provided as a download after hardware registration.

Ableton Link integration for reliable synchronization

As of Maschine 2.5.5, you can experience the collaborative freedom of Ableton Link. Lock multiple systems to a common timeline. Change tempo globally across systems. Enjoy spontaneous jamming, collaborative creation, and synchronized performances. This is a free update for Maschine 2.x owners.

New Maschine 2.x Software Features:

  • Multicore processor support lets you get the most from your Mac or Windows PC
  • Sidechaining lets you set up advanced effects routing schemes
  • Included drum synth makes defining your drums easier than ever
  • Professional mixer window gives you full DAW style mixing control
  • Next-level Komplete integration provides complete browser compatibility with Native Instruments plug-ins
  • Ableton Link integration offers reliable synchronization

Native Instruments Maschine Mikro Hybrid Groove Production System Features:

  • The same ultra-flexible environment as the original Maschine, but with a smaller, more portable hardware controller
  • Combines intuitive sequencer, sampler and high-quality effects with critical hands-on control
  • Dedicated controller with 16 multicolor pads and 28 buttons provides quick access to key functions in the Maschine software
  • Includes all basic groove-production features such as step sequencing, real-time recording, note repeat, slicing, and auto-mapping
  • VST and AU plug-in support lets you add even more production power to your rig
  • Easily find kits, instruments, samples, and effects with the tag-based browser
  • Intuitive automation recording and step automation editing lets you create complex sounds
  • Sample compatibility includes Akai MPC 500, 1000, 2000(XL), 2500, 3000, and 4000 program import
  • Threshold detection makes sampling from external and internal sources easy
  • Works as a plug-in in virtually any application that supports AAX, VST, AU, or RTAS formats
  • Extensive MIDI I/O allows you to sequence your external MIDI gear with Maschine and vice versa
  • Easy drag-and-drop pattern export lets you easily transfer MIDI and audio directly to your DAW's timeline
  • Group Macro Controls let you assign any parameter of the dedicated group to the controller's 8 knobs
  • Dedicated MIDI-mapping software makes using the Maschine controller with other applications and instruments easy

Additional Media

Virtual Instrument Buying Guide
Maschine Compatibility
Maschine Reborn!
Maschine 2: Hardware + Software Groove Production

Tech Specs

Internal Sound Engine Software/Hardware Hybrid
Sequencer 256-track
Manufacturer Presets Thousands
Sampling Yes
USB 1 x Type B
Power Supply USB Bus Powered
Depth 7.7"
Width 12.6"
Height 2.6"
Manufacturer Part Number 21931

Customer Reviews

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I love it

As always thanks to Devon and all the Sweetwater staff for their knowledge and advice. This unit is insane and I'm loving the sounds and expansions it has! A must have! I'd choose this over MPC any day!


Great hardware and software.
Music background: Producer

Freakin Best Glockenspiel Ever !!!

so as i was saying, the factory sample library is way better than i have ever had...beyond adequate as i am take my old JV-90 controller board and entire ESI-32 stock floppy stack combined couldn't hold a candle to this...why anyone pay for more sample wave instruments i have no the NI Maschine Mikro has it's physical instrument bases covered, as i am concerned.Course, given appropriate, the synths are all, and each, going to be my go to's if i have the CPU headroom hands down...very nice...for tones, as the 16 pad layout goes, running chromatic is really confining.the patterns against a chromatic backdrop are however vary "guitar brain" and i find myself taking to it like a fish to water...running scales and chords in different keys has been just a matter of minutes in settling in...but yeah...the chromatic 16 gives only a minor 3rd over an octave range.where tuned scale layouts could range from two, to over four octaves.or in shot, you get rid of the unused notes and it's like a 25 to 59 key keyboard... depending on the scale.anyway...i am going to be in the wood shed for awhile with Pism FXi am just really glad i have a direction i can go to get my baritone into a third dimension of sorts...after so many years of messing around with all kinds of stuff,....multitudes of analog partials, first fail, then the more expensive single units .....all of which , in the goal of " emulating syntisis " , lost the point to the applied term of " syntisis " of a unique offering, getting washed out into cliche to generic implementation of the term....i did have one or two " 3-d sounds" in my old VG-8 that were guitar-ish, but marginally versatile, and just a bit shy of elbow room...we have all suffered....n the broad sense of the electronic finally for me...after all that. a heartfelt cheer to Stephan Schmitt and the crew at NI....ErrrrrrrooooOO !!! , thank you...rulgert
Music background: hobbyist

The ultimate beat ma(s)chine

Awesome value, I can see how the bigger models (the MkII and Studio) could add a little to the speed of the workflow, but only after a couple days I was zooming around this thing like nobodies business. Great integration with Komplete 9, and the sounds from the additional Maschine expansions out there are top notch. I've previously used and owned the MPC1000, MPC2500, and Roland MV-8000, and this is the future of that lineage. No looking back now!
Music background: Pro Producer, Recording Engineer, Artist

Ultimate Functionality and Beat Production in a smaller package!

I own all the Maschines except the MK2. was happy with the MK1, im blown away by the Maschine Studio, and this lil guy, Gets the job done!!! Not all the functions as other models but same features through the software as all the other ones. If you are really WORRIED about looking up from the controller to the screen, then DONT get this. SO DJ's that'd be you. Otherwise BUY THIS!!! workflow is fine, look back and forth back and forth, within 2 hours of messing around and learning the buttons and functions of the new nav screen on it you will be fine. If you want the capabilities of the MK1 and Studio in a travel size package, minues the big LCD's on the Studio model then get this thing. YOUTUBE videos are a godsend with learning the nav screen. save yourself a couple hundred bucks and put it toward plug ins or whatever. Hope this review helps. As always shout out to my sales engineer Paul Rowan. Never pushes a sale, simply educates me on products and makes recommendations. Thanks!
Music background: Hobbyist/Student
See also: Drum Software, Native Instruments, Native Instruments Virtual Instruments: Drum & Rhythm, Native Instruments Drum Machines & Samplers, Native Instruments Sequencers