Native Instruments Maschine Studio - Black

Hybrid Music-production System with Complete Sampling and Sequencing Workstation Software and Dedicated USB Control Surface, 4 Native Instrument Titles, and Additional Software Content - Black
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Hybrid Workstation for Next-gen Music Creation

Native Instruments' Maschine Studio is the next evolution of a breakthrough hybrid music-production platform that makes creating music fast, intuitive, and totally natural. Maschine Studio provides you with the all-hands control you can only get from hardware plus the phenomenal flexibility of a software environment. As the center of your rig, Maschine Studio lends its amazing nonlinear music- making workflow to your favorite virtual instruments, or you can add it to your favorite DAW or hardware rig as you like. Whether you're into electronic music production or live performance, you're going to love working with Native Instruments' Maschine Studio.

The powerful software you need for modern music production

Maschine Studio kicks off Native Instruments' Maschine 2 music-creation software. Sequence virtual instruments, create drum grooves, record samples, slice up loops, and take advantage of all of your favorite plug-in processors and effects all within an incredibly intuitive environment. In addition to a slick new mixer, highlights of Maschine 2 include unlimited groups and insert effects plus sidechaining. A tag-based visual browser and total integration with Native Instruments Komplete are super handy, and as a bonus, Maschine Studio even comes with four amazing Komplete products: Massive, Prism, Scarbee Mark I, and Solid Bus Comp.

Awesome hardware gives you complete 1-to-1 hands-on control

The really cool thing about Maschine Studio is the way the hardware controller integrates with the software environment. It lets you access your whole library of instrument sounds and effects and tweak them with astonishing efficiency. Whether you're step sequencing effects or creating totally original sounds, all of the controls you need are right there at your fingertips. A built-in stand makes this hardware controller ideal for any environment, and thanks to its built-in MIDI interface, Maschine Studio is the natural centerpiece of your synth rig.

Massive music-production power that fits your rig

Native Instruments' Maschine Studio provides you with a powerful toolset you can integrate into your system any way you like. As a freestanding music-production environment, Maschine Studio can act as a host for your VST and AU plug-ins, allowing you to take full advantage of your virtual instrument library and Maschine 2's amazing sequencer. But, you can also run Maschine Studio as a slave to your DAW, by inserting it as you would any other virtual instrument. And with full support for MIDI clock/sync, it's easy to integrate your Maschine Studio setup with your live gear as well.

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.

Native Instruments Maschine Studio Hybrid Music-production System Features:

  • An amazing hybrid music-production system that couples Maschine 2 software with a custom hardware controller
  • Runs as a freestanding music system (that hosts VST and AU plug-ins) or as a plug-in in your favorite DAW
  • Sequence virtual instruments, create drum grooves, record samples, slice up loops, and more all from one user-friendly environment
  • Tag-based visual browser and total integration with Native Instruments Komplete make finding the right sound easy
  • Access your whole library of instrument sounds and effects (and tweak them) from the dedicated hardware controller
  • Browse presets, select sounds, sample new sounds, and more, without looking at your computer
  • 8 mode buttons and 16 ultra-playable multicolor pads offer up direct access to all major functions and play virtual instruments
  • Stereo LED metering and volume control let you monitor and adjust your master output, input, group, send, and cue levels
  • Classic groovebox features including 16 velocity levels, swing, pad link, note repeat, step sequencer, and vintage MPC 60/SP 1200 sampling emulation
  • 8 multicolor buttons provide vital feedback and let you jump between an unlimited number of groups (each with unlimited inserts)
  • Complete multi-mode transport section with loop control and shift function lets you keep your hand off the mouse
  • Multipurpose jog wheel provides precision editing, scrubbing, browsing, and other useful functions
  • Built-in stand lets you change the angle of your controller
  • Includes 24 pro-quality effects including EQ, filter, delay, reverb, etc, plus Native Instruments' Massive, Prism, Scarbee Mark I, and Solid Bus Comp
  • Runs as an AAX, VST, or AU plug-in; hosts VST and AU plug-ins
  • Ableton Link integration offers reliable synchronization between music-production software and mobile apps

Additional Media

Native Instruments MASCHINE STUDIO Firmware Update
Hands On: Native Instruments Maschine Studio
Native Instruments Maschine Studio Demo - Sweewater Sound
Native Instruments Maschine Studio
Maschine Compatibility
Maschine Reborn!

Tech Specs

Internal Sound Engine Hardware/software hybrid
Sequencer Unlimited tracks, step sequencing
Manufacturer Presets 8GB sound library - 8,627 samples, 445 drum kits, 388 multi-sampled instruments
MIDI I/O In/Out1/Out2/Out3
Sampling Yes
Number of Performance Pads 16, velocity and aftertouch
USB 1 x Type B 3.0
Pedal Inputs 2 x 1/4"
OS Requirements - Mac Intel Core 2 Duo or higher, 4GB RAM or more recommended, OS X 10.9 or later
OS Requirements - PC Intel Core 2 Duo or higher, 4GB RAM or more recommended, Windows 7 or later
Power Supply 15V 1.2A power supply (included)
Depth 13.8"
Width 17"
Height 2.3"
Manufacturer Part Number 22550

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
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The maschine is everything I thought it was plus more!! It gave me the confidence I needed to take my production to the next level

Great Investment

Well worth the money, the workflow is great. I have the Maschine MK2 and debated on getting the Studio but glad that I finally decided to go with the Studio. Being able to view the sequencer on the Studio is a huge plus. Sweetwater has some of the best service around as I will continue to shop with them for a very long time.
Music background: Producer

This is the most beautiful piece plastic and rubber I've ever seen in my life!

This 5 star rating is contingent on this piece being complete with a built in sound card. No sound card, no good. Sound card and Maschine Studio=best thing ever. Otherwise, back to the drawing board. I will get one at launch IF it has a sound card in it. Please have a sound card, please. I could live off of this and komplete 9 ultimate alone. Maybe a sandwich here or there, but probably not necessary.
Music background: Keeper of all things MUSIC.

No soundcard...So What!

Cory, do you not realize how stupid your review sounds? That is not the mission of Maschine Studio. You would realize that this does not have a sound card by looking at the rear of the unit in one of the 14 provided pictures here on Sweetwater. Google before you post!

Truly Epic

Wow, this is the best paper weight I've ever bought. It has an awesome sound card and audio.
Music background: Hip Hop

Sweetwater Advice

Mitch Gallagher

"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 that Maschine Studio brings together both software and hardware aspects of music production. We're talking an instrument, a control surface, displays, MIDI I/O (one in, three out), and more, combined with production software that can sequence; sample; host plug-ins; run as an AAX, VST, or Audio Units plug-in (while still hosting VST and Audio Units plug-ins); and serve as a librarian for beats and full track productions, and that comes with loads of effects and instruments and a library of content. Available in black and white, the Maschine Studio hardware comprises 16 multicolor pads for playing beats and parts, transport controls, an array of dedicated buttons for selecting functions on the fly, stereo LED meters, master volume control knob, and best of all, two beautiful full-color built-in displays. Those displays let you keep your focus 100% on the Maschine Studio hardware, whether you are sequencing, creating beats, working with plug-ins, or working with audio samples -- the computer's monitor and mouse suddenly become non-central to the process. What this means is that you work with Maschine Studio as an instrument for making music. The software and the hardware merge inside the controller into a very usable and inspiring whole. If you're making beats or electronic music, Maschine Studio is a no-brainer. But it's also a great solution for anyone who works with drum instruments, samples, and software instruments. (That's most of us, these days!) It allows you to get hands on with music production and to work in a streamlined, efficient way that feels natural for a musician. The bundled sounds, instruments, and effects give you great resources for building your productions, and Maschine Studio also integrates perfectly with Native Instruments' massive (and immensely powerful) Komplete 9 and Komplete 9 Ultimate instrument/sample library/effects collections. Maschine Studio takes the "hybrid music production system" concept to stratospheric heights. The integration between software and hardware is super tight, the ergonomics are well thought out, the learning curve is easy, and the feature set is complete. Put this one on the "Very Cool, Must Have" list.
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See also: Drum Machines, Native Instruments, Native Instruments Drum Machines & Samplers, Native Instruments Sequencers, Native Instruments Electronic Drum Controllers & Multipads