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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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. MASCHINE lets you effortlessly produce beats, melodies, and harmonies with powerful drum synths, premium sounds, an integrated sampler, and more – cutting-edge software meets intuitive hardware for ultra-smooth workflow.

MASCHINE’s multi-color pads provide ultimate feel in the thick of the beat. Dedicated group buttons and a master push encoder deliver hands-on control of sounds and key parameters. And eight display knobs automatically map to key instrument parameters for on-the-fly, two-handed tweaking and sound shaping. The included MASCHINE 2 software is exploding with cutting-edge technology. Improved browsing, arranging, and sampling, plus a new mixer, plug-in strip, and exclusive drum synths. Get ready for the most responsive, fluid, and musical beatmaking experience ever.

Scales and Chords
MASCHINE 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.

Arpeggiator
MASCHINE 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.

Keyboard Integration
MASCHINE 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™.

Introducing Native Kontrol Standard®
KOMPLETE KONTROL continues its evolution with Native Kontrol Standard® (NKS). NKS is Native Instruments’ extended plug-in format that opens up the KOMPLETE KONTROL system.

It allows VST and KONTAKT instrument developers to integrate their plug-ins with KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE at the same deep level as KOMPLETE Instruments. This means that even instruments not built by NI can be fully integrated in the KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE browsers, with instrument parameters intelligently mapped straight out of the box. NKS instruments can access the Light Guide, Smart Play features, and the full creative potential of KOMPLETE KONTROL. And what’s more, the NKS version of an instrument will be a free update for existing owners.

Save On KOMPLETE Software!
If you are purchasing, or already own a MASCHINE Series product, you qualify for special pricing on KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE. Unlock the full potential of MASCHINE by combining it with the worldwide industry-standard instrument and effect suites for production, performance, and sound design. These two collections of advanced software instruments and effects not only give you a wealth of sound to choose from – they also fire up your imagination. And MASCHINE Series Groove Production Controllers open up their full potential.

Features
  • 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
Specifications
  • WHAT'S INCLUDED
    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
    GENERAL
    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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Native InstrumentsMASCHINE MK2
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (10)
  • Good quality (10)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (6)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unadulterated Joy

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Expensive software(or controller)

It has a nice software interface. There are far too many drum kits and lots sound a like.(only found 4-5 that I like out of 300 +) My style is more...Read complete review

It has a nice software interface. There are far too many drum kits and lots sound a like.(only found 4-5 that I like out of 300 +) My style is more techno/noise than any type of dance music. Everything can be done on the software vs the hardware controller (micro may be a better purchase).Find myself using the software for programming and the controller for listening to sounds and getting a beat down. Personally I like the old Mc-505 better (more usuable drum kits). Installation was tiresome and frustrating. Lots of free software(maschine synth(good). For me the sequencer works better as a point click mouse than a midi controller. I think it depends if your a total software VST person or a hardware person. For me it is an addition and not a replacement. Probably really good fro making dance music. Bottom line is that thing is good/useful but probably over hyped.

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4.0

Great purchase

By PJ

from Hartford, Connecticut

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

    Great and work the money. Some screen glitches, but quick and great for production.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It's a good workflow

    By Jimmy Page

    from Atlanta

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Add workflow

    Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

    Maschine is the apple of Drum Machine. I never got a chance to experience the old school 2000xl old mpc heads use to use, but I can tell you this, this the "new generation" 2000xl. They updated a lot of stuff so going on YouTube is no longer an option for tutorials you have to learn this stuff yourself, and use yt as a guild line. When I said this the apple of Drum Machine I meant it you have to buy everything. Which in my opinion you really don't need to unless you using this as like your only software (which I advise don't) The thing about maschine is that this is a new workflow not a sub because pro tools, fl studio, logic, etc are hard to master. You still going to need a DAW which goes back to my previous statement you don't need to buy everything. Overall good product don't leave it plug unplug it just to be safe.

     
    4.0

    Overal good

    By Lars

    from St. Louis mo

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Workflow

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Drum programming
    • Music sequencing
    • Sampling

    Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

    Overall the Maschine has a great workflow that is a lot more streamlined than other software I have used in the past. The hardware and controller sync perfectly, and you rarely have to touch your computer. This makes making music a lot more fun and organic. It is not very user friendly or intuitive. But, I can say that once you learn how to use browse mode and groups, you can easily construct a basic 4 or 8 bar scene (loop). I am still learning but I do have a few basic complaints. One, it appears as if you can not do solo or mute automation. Correct me if I am wrong. But I am sorry, this I a very basic function in any other daw. It needs to be added. Also for people still running OS X Yosemite, Maschine hardware will not function if you have pro tools installed. There is a plug in you have to remove first. So this is something that wasted a lot of time my first day using. Overall it's a good product and I would recommend. Just be sure to have another daw to use with it just in case.

     
    5.0

    Great piece of gear for DJ

    By Nicholas

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

    This is a great beat maker

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    You'll definitely want this as part of your arsenal!!!

    By shanedigi(Groove Vandalz)

    from New York City, NY

    Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

    The Maschine is dopeness...the groove feels nice, and talk about arranging oooweee!!! it comes with Massive so i got some great sounds. i haven't broke out the keyboard controller yet. you get use to those pads as a keyboard. eventually i''ll stop being lazy and use the keyboard. I recommend if you never use or operate a Music Production Tool, you should download the Getting Starting Manual, It'll help you out in the beginning. the rest is straight forward. Its all in the Getting Started Manual, thats the thin document not the big document you'll go nutz trying to figure that out.
    Happy Producing!!!!

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    • No

    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great if you are willing to spend a lot of time learning

    By NJ-Guitarist

    from New Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

      Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

      This is not a drum machine. It is an electronic device with great software to match all of the manual hardware functions. To use it effectively I had to not only spend a lot of time learning how to use it but needed to take an instructional course on its use. Without the course it was an expensive gadget that wasn't being used. Check out the courses at producer tech dot com.

      The drum kits in the library are a good starting point for creating a beat-rhythm. However, each drum in any kit can have its sound shaped using ADSR controls as well as let you apply FX like EQ, filters, delay, reverb, etc.

      The software is truly a DAW in itself, allowing you to create complete songs with several patterns for verse, chorus, bridge, etc. It also has the ability to add musical instrument parts like bass and keyboards. I don't use these features because I play bass and keyboard and don't need a to simulate them.

      You can incorporate the software interface with LogicPro or Ableton as well.

      Another important point is that you need to have real studio monitors to appreciate the sounds it creates. I purchased monitors with 8" woofers to actually distinguish the changes you an make to a kick drum, for example, applying ADSR controls to the standard sample for that drum.

      If you are willing to spend the time to learn how to use it to its full potential I'd say the price is worth it. If not, save the expense and buy a drum machine.

      If you are a DJ who wants to create dance beats and songs with a lot of effects, this will do it for you. However, this is not what I will ever be doing.

       
      5.0

      A great tool for anyone looking to make beats

      By BassickBeatsDjs

      from Telluride, CO

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Customization
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

        This is an extremely versatile groove-making controller that has about as many possibilities to explore and customize as there a moves in chess. The unit is well built with very responsive rubber trigger pads, smooth rubber knobs, and two LCD displays for easy browsing and sampling. The included Maschine 2 software has a massive library of kits, samples, and effects but you can also sample any wav file to customize even further. For the price you'd be hard pressed to find as capable and reliable a Maschine out there. Save yourself the time of watching YouTube comparison videos and reading a bunch of reviews and just make the buy. Treat yo self.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Expensive software(or controller)

        By Matt the cat

        from Earth ( I think)

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

            It has a nice software interface. There are far too many drum kits and lots sound a like.(only found 4-5 that I like out of 300 +) My style is more techno/noise than any type of dance music. Everything can be done on the software vs the hardware controller (micro may be a better purchase).Find myself using the software for programming and the controller for listening to sounds and getting a beat down. Personally I like the old Mc-505 better (more usuable drum kits). Installation was tiresome and frustrating. Lots of free software(maschine synth(good). For me the sequencer works better as a point click mouse than a midi controller. I think it depends if your a total software VST person or a hardware person. For me it is an addition and not a replacement. Probably really good fro making dance music. Bottom line is that thing is good/useful but probably over hyped.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Like McDonald's, I'm lovin it

            By 88kee

            from Wenatchee WA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Can Use In A Live Setting
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

            It takes a little bit to get used to and to learn, but once you get the hang of it, it's really useful and fun. I had to go to YouTube for a lot of tutorials which were helpful, check out ADSR sound design & synth tutorials, those were my life savers and they also helped me learn to use it in logic. Excellent for making beats and grooves, I write mostly industrial music. In my opinion, it's a fine piece of hardware for an electronic musician.

             
            3.0

            MKII LCD Display Malfunctions!

            By Gonja Star (soundcloud)

            from Los Angels, California

            About Me Professional Musician

            Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

            I just bought one and the LCD displays went out after 20 minutes of total usage. It is very upsetting that so many other customers are experiencing the same problems, even with brand new units! Its very sad thing indeed. :( I cannot see anything on my screens, so I must look at the computer DAW GUI and use the mouse. This has been infuriatingly inconvenient and defeats the purpose of using a Maschine over any other MIDI Controller with some other DAW.
            If anyone knows a way to reset the firmware on one of these bad boys I would geatly appreciate it.

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