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MASCHINE MK2 is the second edition of Native Instruments' highly respected groove production system and it comes stacked with numerous enhanced workflow improvements for an even more intuitive experie... Read More

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MASCHINE MK2 is the second edition of Native Instruments' highly respected groove production system and it comes stacked with numerous enhanced workflow improvements for an even more intuitive experience and faster performance. All 16 of MASCHINE's touch-pads have been upgraded with a heightened sensitivity response, and each pad can now be individually assigned a unique color to easily identify and separate sounds, patterns, groups, and scenes. You now also have the ability to time stretch samples directly from the MASCHINE MK2 hardware, eliminating the need to jump back and forth from host systems.

The hardware design has also been improved. One notable addition is the new master push encoder with grid, and the 47 all-new click-buttons that help to speed up the workflow. After all, who wants to waste valuable time digging through menus when the inspiration is running? The displays on MASCHINE MK2 have also been refreshed, now featuring high contrast screens with a higher viewing angle that will help keep your work visible both in the studio and on stage. More hardware and less software, MASCHINE allows for Host Transport Control, meaning that the hardware's transport controls can be used to control the host DAW when the unit is being used as a VST, Audio Unit or RTAS plug-in.

There are also some new effects such as Transient Master, Tape and Tube Saturators that will further help to sculpt performances, and a full version of the MASSIVE synthesizer is included with 1,300 earth-shattering sounds to play with. Additional design features include a fully customizable look; magnetic faceplates and removable knobs let you incorporate your own style with optional MASCHINE CUSTOM KITS that can be purchased separately.

MASCHINE integrates easily into your computer-based studio setup. Use the hardware controller to find, load, and play sounds, automate parameters, and arrange patterns on the fly. Combine this with the ability to control and sequence all of your external hardware instruments, or switch to MIDI mode to control other software.

After quickly and intuitively developing your ideas, drag and drop your patterns as MIDI or audio files directly into your DAW to finalize and mix your production. You'll soon realize MASCHINE is a powerhouse capable of revolutionizing the way you make music.

MASCHINE is fast becoming the ultimate performance tool for creative musicians. MASCHINE controller is super-sturdy, yet easily portable. The highly responsive pads now have heightend sensitivity and can easily be assigned different colors to keep your kits organize. The new Master Push Encoder and endless rotary knobs are addictively playable, while the two improved high-resolution backlit displays keep you informed of what's going on - perfect for any club or stage.

Use MASCHINE as an instrument for performing your own tracks, or sync it with other gear like TRAKTOR PRO 2 (sold separately) to add more dynamics to your live set.

MASCHINE comes with over 6GB of ready-to-use, professional and inspiring sounds. Create rhythms and melodies right away with the included drum kits, one-shot samples, basses, synths, and acoustic instruments - all fully tagged for easy browsing. It also includes KOMPLETE ELEMENTS, providing more than 1,000 stunning sounds drawn from the flagship KOMPLETE 7, and a full version of the MASSIVE synthesizer with 1,300 earth-shattering sounds used widely in all styles of music today. And now, you can add extra fuel to your MASCHINE with the new range of MASCHINE EXPANSIONS - premium sample kits created by renowned sound designers and artists.

MASCHINE 2.2 features a host of new power features including perfect integration with KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards. Current MASCHINE 2 software owners can update free. Owners of MASCHINE 1.x who register KOMPLETE 10, KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE or a KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series also get a free MASCHINE 2.2 download. Your workflow is about to get even smoother...

MASCHINE 2.2 Software updates include:

MASCHINE 2.2 unlocks MASCHINE STUDIO's touch-sensitive knobs. For example, when browsing, touching a knob automatically takes you to the tag cloud on the hardware display. Depending on which control knob you touch, you'll see all available options and functions in a pop-up list. For instance, routing options for sounds and groups. Absolutely no menu diving - a turbocharged workflow.

MASCHINE 2.2 extends Keyboard Mode with a new scale and chord engine - fully integrated into the MASCHINE workflow. Simply select your scale and start playing melodies on MASCHINE's 16 ultra-sensitive pads that are always in key. Engage Chord Mode and play chords directly into your compositions.

MASCHINE 2.2 extends Note Repeat into a fully-functional arpeggiator. Play any number of notes and let MASCHINE turn them into a melodic pattern. Use the arpeggiator in combination with Scale and Chord Modes and get polyphonic performances from just one key - always in tune. What's more, the output of the arpeggiator is recorded into the Pattern Editor - perfect for post-performance editing.

MASCHINE 2.2 gives you full keyboard functionality within the MASCHINE environment. Press browse on your KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard and the KOMPLETE Browser pops up on your computer screen, letting you select and load a sound directly into a sound slot in MASCHINE. Watch scales, chords, and arpeggios light up across KOMPLETE KONTROL's Light Guide, see the color of your sounds in MASCHINE directly on the keyboards, and get perfectly-mapped parameters instantly with Native Map.

*Effective May 1st 2015, purchase any Maschine groove production (Studio, MK2, or Mikro) workstation and get a free software download of Komplete Select bundle, featuring 10 top Native Instruments software titles. This offer is valid upon product registration withNative Instruments and is fulfilled through the Native Instruments website as a software download.

  • Industry-standard groove box workflow
  • Sampler, arranger, mixer, effects, and more
  • 16 highly sensitive, multi-color performance pads
  • Two high-contrast displays with 64x256 resolution
  • Eight display knobs to tweak parameters and browse presets
  • Browse, scrub, and adjust tempo, volume, and more with intuitive push encoder
  • 23 high-quality effects for instant sound enhancement
  • Step sequencing, real-time recording, note repeat, slicing, and auto-mapping
  • Extensive MIDI-mapping capabilities to control other hardware and software
  • Easy-to-use browser with tagging of kits, instruments, samples, and effects
  • Intuitive automation recording and step automation editing
  • Integrated bus-powered hardware controller
  • Full version of MASCHINE software
  • Customizable hardware
  • Compatible with MASCHINE STAND
  • Full 6+ GB sample content
  • Full version of MASSIVE synthesizer
  • KOMPLETE ELEMENTS with over 1,000 sounds
  • $30 e-voucher for additional KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects or MASCHINE Expansions
  • Number of displays: 2 (256 x 64 pixel) inverted
  • Number of endless rotary knobs for direct parameter access: 8 + 1 master push encoder (30 steps)
  • Number of back-lit buttons for direct parameter access: 47 click buttons (+16 multi-color pads)
  • Direct access to groups from hardware: YES (with 8 multi-color group buttons)
  • Browse and load sounds, effects, patterns and projects from the hardware: YES (With straight-forward filtering directly from the controller)
  • Load KOMPLETE 8 plug-in sounds directly from within the browser: YES (With straight-forward filtering directly from the controller)
  • Tweak software parameters from the hardware: YES
  • Record parameter automation directly from the hardware: YES
  • Tweak multiple parameters simultaneously from the hardware (i.e. filter cutoff and resonance): YES
  • No of groups: 8
  • Number of Scenes per Project: 64
  • Number of patterns per Scene: 16
  • Direct control over Patterns and Scenes from hardware: YES
  • Number of samples that can be loaded: Unlimited
  • Built in MIDI interface: YES
  • Kensington Lock: YES

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Very nice program and controller

By matthew

from St. Louis MO

Maschine MK2 is super nice. drum kits and the ability to tweak each sound in so many different ways is out of this world. Sample quality is very good, very high quality. Controller is also high quality and smooth. The pads are sensitive to pressure ( harder you press the louder the sound). The kits and controller are customizable. The set up/installation was a pain. First there are multiple steps for install and you need to download the actual M2 program from NI website. The package only has libraries of sounds. It is about 10 gigs of info that you must download. It took me about 3 hours plus for download time. Yes I have a fast connection. 10 gigs is a huge file. The software is not a DAW its more of a VST. The M2 program is super good and really easy to learn. The controller controls everything on the screen so its really good like that.

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There are other options

By Christian Castro

from Las Vegas

I bought the Maschine last year and it is a great drum controller. Unfortunately, Native Instruments took on the DAW marketplace. This being said it does not compare to the Pro Tools or Logic Pro. It is more like Reason. It can get the job done fast. It is kind of absurd that you have to pay this much for 16 pads too. Don't let the lights fool you. They are pretty but you are paying a lot of money for some rubber midi controller, I fell for it. If you are serious about producing get Pro Tools or another really good daw. Then if you have money to waist, get the machine.

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By Jake Papovich

from detroit, mi

maschine - the greatest musical invention ever.....seriously. this & a macbook pro, a match made in heaven, & one hell of an electronic music production powerhouse.

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short and sweet

By chris vaughn

from auburn hills michigan

Im brand new to production picked this thing up a few weeks ago and its been nothing but fun. Really easy to get use sounds could be a little better but finding your own is the fun part go get it!

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Unadulterated Joy

By Jeffrey Lopatka

from Chicago, IL

Do you remember what it was like when you were a kid and got your first gaming system? Do you remember opening your eyes in the morning to that feeling of pure, unadulterated joy of being alive? For beat-heads, loop gurus, and other sorcerers of sound, that's what owning a Maschine MK2 is like. Especially if you're a little older and remember what primitive sampler / sequencer / groove boxes were like (ASR-X, 505, MPC2000), you'll immediately notice how high-quality of a piece this is and the potential for having some serious fun. I've had mine now for 4 days, and every minute I spend with it is better than the one before. LET THERE BE NO MISTAKE: this is NOT a toy. This is HQ through and through. Sure, there are inevitably going to be some trivial preference things that some people hark about, either voicing their loyalty to another brand or just being the type of person that could find fault with anything, but I'm willing to bet their music sounds just like their attitude. What makes the Maschine so great - it's smartly designed: it makes making music fun. The fact that you can change the colors on the pads to light up underneath your fingers in some neo-Simon memory game throwback makes me think you may use more of your brain power when you rock this. You go to sleep thinking about what you're gonna do with it the next day. My girlfriend hates this about the Maschine. I dunno, I'm just one guy. But this guy loves his Maschine. I'm going to go make beats right now.

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