Native Instruments Maschine - White

Groove Production Control Surface and Groove Production Software, with 8GB of Samples, and Komplete Selection Plug-in Bundle - White
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The Hybrid Groove Production Rig You Need!

Native Instruments Maschine combines the power and convenience of computer-based production with the hands-on workflow you get from a hardware groove box! Now loaded with over 8GB of killer sample content, plus four Native Instruments Komplete instruments, Maschine lets you unleash your creativity like never before! It works as both an instrument and a controller, giving you 16 multicolor pads, 9 rotary encoders, and 47 buttons. You can build songs intuitively by layering, sample and re-sample in concert with your computer, and thanks to all new workflow and DAW integration, Maschine is the ultimate groove production plug-in too!

A smart combination of hardware and software

The Maschine hardware is both an instrument and a controller in one. Sixteen color-coded, velocity-sensitive pads let you intuitively make beats, tweak sounds, create patterns and sequence whole songs with the powerful Maschine software. Two large, high-resolution displays with eight corresponding rotary encoders, buttons, and transport controls integrate perfectly with the Maschine software. Advanced AU and VST plug-in hosting capabilities give you unheard-of music-making power, and an integrated NIS sound browser provides complete integration with Komplete 8. With this advanced categorical browser, you can find the perfect sound in seconds — even if you have the entire Komplete 8 Ultimate library loaded.

Over 8GB of production-ready drums, instruments, and loops

Maschine comes loaded with over over 8GB of production-ready sounds and patterns. You get fat drum kits and state-of-the-art synthesizer sounds, including vintage MPC 60 kits and classic synth samples from the Moog Voyager, Korg MS 20, and Juno 60. You also get pristine acoustic instrument loops that have been sliced and tagged for your convenience. Maschine features studio-quality effects too, ranging from dynamics processors to beat-mashers, plus mastering tools and a Grain Stretch effect. And to top it all off, Maschine includes the Native Instruments Komplete Selection plug-in bundle, which comes complete with four excellent Komplete titles.

Easy song creation, remixing, and performance capabilities

Maschine's pattern-oriented concept frees you from the limits of linear arrangement. Build song s by layering patterns into scenes you can rearrange on the fly. Maschine offers external sampling through your computer's audio interface as well as internal re-sampling, precise editing and slicing, auto-mapping, effects and an ultra-convenient browser — all perfectly attuned to the hardware controller. Powerful sample editing tools let you go beyond groove arrangement, turning Maschine into a full sample editing workstation as well as groove production tool. And the amazing slicing tools let Maschine do everything classic groove production samplers could do and much, 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.

Native Instruments Maschine Hybrid Groove Production System Features:

  • Innovative software/hardware hybrid groove production and performance system
  • Combines intuitive sequencer, sampler and high-quality effects with comprehensive hands-on control
  • Dedicated controller with 16 multicolor pads, 47 buttons, and 9 rotary encoders for playing, recording, sequencing, automation and arrangement lets you keep your eyes off your monitor
  • 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

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 make 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

Komplete Selection Bundle Includes Full Versions Of:

  • Massive
  • Solid Bus Comp
  • Reaktor Prism
  • Scarbee Mark I

Additional Media

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

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
Sampling Yes
Looper Yes
Number of Performance Pads 16, velocity and aftertouch
USB 1 x Type B 3.0
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 USB Bus Powered
Depth 11.6"
Width 12.6"
Height 2.4"
Manufacturer Part Number 21933

Customer Reviews

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Not just for beat makers

I picked this up just because I could and I thought it would be good to explore alternative writing methods. I am a studio only guy at this point so I hesitated to pick up a tool that appeared to be a performance oriented tool. Little did I know what a workflow changer this was.I have always worked in pretty standard DAWs, particularly Sonar. My problem was that I really had a difficult time separating the exercise of writing from the exercise of mixing. It wasn't that I couldn't. I was just that I didn't because I was using the same tool for both.Enter Maschine. With this beast, I can completely concentrate on the writing activity. Having an "instrument" really gets me immersed in writing. When I get the track to a place where I am done with the writing, I export the audio at the sound level, pull it into Sonar and mix away. If I need to make a change a part, I just load up Maschine 2, make the change, export again, and just replace the audio in the corresponding track in Sonar. Quick and easy.I am even writing cinematic orchestral tracks with Maschine. I like it so much that I ordered a Mikro for the road. (Some will tell you that this is fine in a backpack but I travel internationally and the Mikro makes more sense after lugging this a couple of times.Highly recommended bit of kit.
Music background: Semi-Professional

The Future is Now

Have been hemming and hawing over whether (or really when) to buy a workstation as I've been missing the immediacy of a hardware interface where everything jives from the get-go. I had that back in the day with my beloved and dearly missed Motif ES6 and I was so productive because of it. so here I am, wanting to get the MOXF6 or, due to the price drop, maybe a Korg Krome 61...but i just can't stand the idea of really just buying the keyboard for hardware control (primarily for the sequencer with an on-the-fly performance scenario in mind) with all those ROMpler sounds...sorry, just NOT interested in the multilayered pianos, wurlies, b-3s, get the idea. and here i have AMAZING software synths with exotic synthesis methods & flexibility yet not as immediate or intimate to control, to play as an extension of myself...well, after eyeballing this Machine thing for a while now (because I have really not connected with NI the way I have with my primary softsynth arsenal) I went ahead and committed to Maschine mk2...BEST THING I HAVE DONE! A beast, highest quality build/ergonomics, actually a killer value if you consider it comes with the acclaimed Massive amongst the other extras.Now I am back to a level of productivity, interaction, inspiration not really seen since my beloved Motif ES6 days. The NI Maschine software/hardware integration and coalesance IS the is realized HERE & NOW! The Maschine 2.2 pattern sequencing software is GREAT standalone not to mention working without a hitch within my DAW love Logic Pro X!I tell you what, I did the e-voucher thing and picked up one of their extension packs for Maschine: worth it. And now, I must admit, Maschine has been THAT convincing to me, THAT satisfying as they have got me hooked and they know's a gateway drug for wanting due time once i pay off the Maschine purchase (my buddy thought it best to hold off on Komplete so my wife doesn't murder me...tee hee hee...he's looking out for my well-being, that's what friends are for). Actually, I am a good friend to him too...because of me, he got the Maschine Studio before I got my Maschine mk2. i was SO impressed by the afore mentioned build quality and workflow fluidity and it sold me right then and there...I was like "Cry many...totally insane and worth every penny...I need one now"Bottom Line after my banter: GET IT NOW if you have been going back and forth about will NOT regret it for a second. dude, seriously, get it now-Italo Forever
Music background: Artist

it s powerfull . and easy to use after u learn , just love it.....

My dj had the first generation mpc. and i also planned on buying the mpc but when i saw the native maschine and how easy and fast it was to make beat i decided to get it . i am recording my alblum and i know my native mashine will rock for life....sweetwater keep the good work , thanks to helping my dream to be on top
Music background: pro musician ,rapper

More than I expected

Intro - A brief background for those of you who might be in a similar situation and looking for a better solution. I’m not a drummer but I need drum tracks. The drummers I know won’t go near anything digital (yeah, I know, “real drums are made out of real wood’). I’ve tried my hand at programming drum machines and VSTi virtual drum machines, bought a MIDI pad controller - but I was never able to program patterns that were something I would call ‘inspiring’. I ended up going with loops, which are time consuming to find the right loop and the cost starts getting out of hand when you have to buy a new percussion-loops CD for every new song. With that history, I was apprehensive about buying Maschine. I really didn’t expect to do much better than what I had accomplished in the past, but the abundance of Maschine videos on YouTube looked enticing. I considered going the cheaper route with the Mikro, but in the end, I bought Maschine and I’m glad I did.Review - Maschine sounds fabulous and has loads of tweakable parameters and FX built in. There’s enough included MIDI patterns that I’m able to copy \ paste \ tap some seriously tight grooves. I’m beyond impressed. I didn’t think I would be able to dial in the sound and decent grooves so quickly. Yes, I’m finally programming (copy and tap actually) some decent grooves. Additionally, Maschine integrates with Cubase as a VSTi, complete with the Maschine sequencer. While you would normally think “why would I need a sequencer within my sequencer?” The Maschine VST window shows available patterns, kits and FX all in one window. It works out rather nicely.What I didn’t know about is that the Maschine hardware also functions as a general MIDI controller for Kong, Battery, Superior Drummer, etc. meaning that the selection of kits at my disposal is simply unbelievable. Lastly, I can load samples of chords on different pads and because I think musically in terms of a piano keyboard, I end up composing chord progressions that I normally wouldn’t come up with. Wow.
Music background: old geezer - done it all

More Than Meets the Eye!

Maschine is more than you expect. It runs within a DAW in a typical instrument channel and simultaneously offers MIDI control over the sequencer. If so desired a single pad from one of the groups can be controlled by a keyboard meaning that Maschine can be the central hub connecting you with the DAW while master controlling your VST instruments. The possibilities are so endless that I'm left rethinking how to best use it!!! That's a fun place to be.
Music background: Project Studio

Sweetwater Advice

Brian Dillon

I've been a producer for the better part of a decade, and I'm always looking out for better hands-on ways to chop samples and make beats. Native Instruments Maschine was exactly what I was missing. I mostly use it to create sounds in standalone mode, but it's also great as a plug-in in Pro Tools. The Komplete Select bundle comes with a lot of great sounds, and I use the included Massive synth on virtually all of my productions.
See also: Drum Software, Native Instruments, Native Instruments Virtual Instruments: Drum & Rhythm, Native Instruments Drum Machines & Samplers, Native Instruments Sequencers