Native Instruments have overhauled their legendary Maschine into the Maschine Mk2. Building on the already well established reputation of being the ultimate integrated hardware/software system for creating tracks and beats professionally. The Maschine MkII now offers you a choice of black or white hardware and highly sensitive multi-coloured pads and redesigned LCD displays.
Fusing the hands-on tactile advantages of traditional hardware grooveboxes with the immense flexibility and intuitive workflow of Native Instruments premium software MASCHINE opens up new horizons in groove production. The sleek yet rugged hardware controller is perfect for stage or studio while the vast library of kits instruments and effects are your inspiration for lively dynamic grooves. Perform in Colour The new colour-coding lets you see your sounds and it will turbo-charge your workflow. Simply assign colours to the groups sounds patterns and scenes and see the pads and group buttons on the hardware light up in the same colors. Make your kick drums red for example and youll always know which pads play your kicks. Add some color to your performances! With the increased sensitivity of the new pads you also have a new level of precision at your fingertips. Fully Massive With the Maschine MkII youll get the full version of the modern legend MASSIVE – the Synth that gave birth to the earth-moving bass tones and speaker-troubling leads that have defined the bass music genre. This monster synth contains 1300 ready-to-go sounds all instantly browseable via the MASCHINE hardware. MASCHINEs eight control knobs offer direct access to MASSIVEs eight Macro controls for perfect synergy between hardware and synthesizer and a lightning-fast workflow. New Master Section The Master section has also been revamped. Control volume tempo and swing with the new multifunction master push encoder – select modes with the new toggle buttons and accurately click through values without having to look at the screen or display. Navigating and scrubbing are much easier and changing note pitch and detailed tweaking becomes extra-precise thanks to the encoders superb physical response. Now with 47 (normally white) backlit click-buttons and coloured transport controls the Mk2 hardware provides a wealth of physical and visual excitement for intuitive beat making. Time Stretch and Pitch Shift The MASCHINE 1.8 software includes time stretch and pitch shift capability. Stretch smoothly from one BPM to another aided by the automatic BPM detection. Or stretch your audio to a specific length – to fit one sample to the same length as another for example. Whats more make your beats match harmonically by tuning your samples with the pitch shift function. New Effects The latest free software update includes new effects specially selected for beat production. TRANSIENT MASTER NIs hugely popular dynamics and mixing effect has now been fully integrated in the MASCHINE. Ideal for positioning drums and percussion it lets you mix from front to back giving each sample exactly the right amount of space. New Tube Tape Saturator and Tube Saturator effects bring the secrets of analog warmth and natural harmonic compression to MASCHINE for even greater sound colouring potential. New Stylish Look and Feeling The new Maschine MkII is an aesthetically Pleasing leap forward in usability and reliability. The inverted displays provide higher contrast and a better viewing angle for performance or studio and a sharper look in dark environments. The unit itself is slightly heavier than before the controller also works better in a studio setting and on stage due to the re-worked layout of the controllers USB-connector and MIDI I/O – less risk of accidental unplugging. Plus the new rubber feet means increased grip on the desktop keeping the hardware firmly in place during even the most aggressive beat routines. Customizable Hardware The ability to match your hardware to your personal style or decor is now also available with the Maschine MkII – using exchangeable face plates. The Black edition comes with a Black Face Plate and and Black Knobs whilst other versions are also available. Workflow Improvements: Experienced and new MASCHINE producers alike will appreciate the big time savings from these workflow improvements in the free MASCHINE 1.8 software update: Host transport control: Running the MASCHINE software as a plug-in in your DAW use the transport buttons on the MASCHINE hardware to control transport in the host software. Important: Requires the latest version of the NI Controller Editor New Browser sample preview mode: Easily scroll through the browser list and pre-hear samples without loading them Revised select screen: Now includes individual note length and velocity editing Auto-write pinning: Pin the Auto-Write button for improved automation recording ? tweak with two hands! New hardware shortcuts: Select and erase events quickly and easily Panic button: Immediately cuts off all sound from MASCHINE Improved missing sample handling: Now locates files per project – point the MASCHINE software to the location for one missing file and it automatically resolves other related missing files Sampler play position indicator: See the play marker in the sampler wave display – also shown in the hardware display Save Group with samples: Now you have the option to save Group with samples ReviewsMaschine MK2 was voted Best Live Performance Tool at the MIPA Awards 2013 “If youre looking for a product that is as useful in the studio as it is for live performance the build quality quality of its sample library and its price definitely warrant that you take a second look.” Engadget “I still find myself going to Maschine as my default instrument and controller – its addictive. Maschine is still the one to beat.” Sound On Sound “Maschine makes it very easy to get your groove on and should inspire a new generation of producers. The key to this product is intuitiveness – if only all production tools were this easy to use.” IDJ Komplete Select Now included with your Native Instruments controller is Komplete Select. This bundle allows you to create music straight out of the box and gives you access to a wide range of high quality Native Sounds. Among the included instruments are NI?s best-selling MASSIVE synth the new sampled piano instrument THE GENTLEMAN the true-to-life analog emulation MONARK synth and the acoustic/electric drum laboratory DRUMLAB providing a production-ready system out of the box.Komplete Select FeaturesKomplete Select includes: Massive Monark Reaktor Prism Retro Machines The Gentleman Vintage Organs Scrabee MK1 West Africa Drum Lab and Solid Bus Comp Worth over 1000 if purchased separately Komplete Select owners get upgrade deals towards Komplete 10 and Komplete Ultimate Registered owners Maschine 2 and Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards will receive Komplete Select for free.Features/Specifications Interface Display: 2 displays with 64×256 pixels (inverted) Pads: 16 multi-colour high-quality illuminated pads with velocity and aftertouch Controls: 8 endless rotary potentiometers 1 endless encoder (30 steps) Buttons: 47 backlit buttons Security: Kensington Lock Connectivity MIDI: MIDI I/O USB: USB 2.0 Port 11 GB free disk space for complete installation Dimensions Width: 320 mm Length: 295 mm Height: 65 mm Weight: 1.8 kg System Requirements Windows: Windows 7 (latest Service Pack 32/64 Bit) Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 2 GB RAM Mac: Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 (latest update) Intel Core Duo 2 GB RAM Native Instruments Keyboards-and-Pianos MNR
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