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Native Instruments Maschine MK3

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Quick Overview

Production And Performance System

NEW LOOK. SAME FLOW.

The new MASCHINE takes our classic groovebox workflow and makes it faster and more intuitive. Optimized based on customer research, it’s packed with new features to boost your speed and increase your focus – all without breaking the workflow you love. 

 
See what’s new in MASCHINE

BIGGER PADS

Big, bold, and in your face, the larger pads create more room for complex moves like flams and rolls. New technological updates make the pads more sensitive to lighter touches, for more expressive playing. And since the center-to-center distance is exactly the same, your muscle memory and workflow don’t have to change.
 

FULL COLOR, HI RES SCREENS

With two full-color displays and the four-directional push encoder, you can browse sounds, FXs, plug-ins, and instruments with a tactile, one-handed, completely visual workflow – simply find the thumbnail and load directly from the hardware. Plus, the high-res screens let you get more precise with your mixing, see an overview of your arrangement, or zoom in on waveforms to slice samples like a surgeon.
 

STUDIO-GRADE AUDIO INTERFACE

MASCHINE now comes with a studio-grade, 96kHz / 24-bit audio interface for pristine sound. Simply patch in a synth or add a dynamic mic for quick recording and sampling. Stereo line and MIDI ports make it a perfect centerpiece for any studio. Plus, it’s USB-powered, so you can record anywhere with your laptop – or plug in the included power supply unit for brighter pads.
 
 

FASTER WORKFLOW

The new hardware layout cuts through the clutter to help you stay focused and get your ideas out fast. Instead of being hidden behind a shift-function button, some of the most-used features and functions can now be accessed directly with one touch.
 

PAD INPUT MODE BUTTONS

Drum rhythms, program patterns, or play melodies and chords, switching easily with the click of a button.
 

LOCK BUTTON

Take parameter snapshots, tweak settings, and return back to the original settings to discover new transitions.
 

MACRO BUTTON

Simply touch a knob to assign your favorite parameters to macros and start tweaking.
 

NOTE REPEAT BUTTON

Play fills and arps during a performance with a larger, easier-to-find button.
 

UPDATED TRANSPORT SECTION

Transport buttons now include deeper integration with most DAWs and direct access to Follow and Tempo Tap.
 

FIXED VELOCITY BUTTON

Program accents and ghost notes quickly with 16 fixed velocity levels or get a smooth, constant volume when triggering samples.
 

UPDATED FILE MANAGEMENT

Open a recent project, make changes, and save it as a new file without ever touching the mouse with new Save and Open buttons.
 

EXPANDED CONTROL SECTION

Quickly jump between views with one-touch access to the Arranger, Mixer, Sound Browser or Sampler.

 

8 TOUCH SENSITIVE KNOBS

Go beyond tweaking with eight touch sensitive knobs. Touch once to activate special contextual menus, such as tag clouds, sound settings, and FX parameters. You can also map your most frequently used FX, instruments, or plug-in parameters to macros with the touch of a button.
 
 

SMART STRIP FOR NEW WAYS TO PLAY

The Smart Strip opens up MASCHINE to whole new ways of playing. Use it like a keyboard wheel to pitch-bend and modulate sounds. Add new sonic textures, builds, or transitions with advanced performance FX like stutter and scratch. Or strum samples, synths, and drums like a guitar. 
 
 

LATEST SOFTWARE UPDATES

In case you missed the recent MASCHINE software updates, here are some of our favorite features.
 
 

IDEAS VIEW

With MASCHINE 2.6.5, Ideas view was added to make sketching and arranging tracks more intuitive. Record alternate musical phrases or play different beats nonstop. Then mix and match until you find a groove you like.

PARAMETER SNAPSHOT MORPHING

Lock lets you freeze your current settings, tweak a sound, change an envelope, and return back to your initial settings at the press of a button. Combine it with the new Morph function to discover new transitions or add improvisation during a performance.

VARIATION ENGINE

The new Variation Engine is perfect for adding texture to a track or sparking new ideas. Use Randomize to create new patterns and melodies on the fly. Or add a little swing to your drums with Humanize.
 
 
 

PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE SYSTEM

Fast, intuitive, and fun way to create and perform tracks and beats
Integrated hardware / software system includes sampler, arranger, mixer, FX, and a built-in audio interface
Includes MASCHINE 2.0 software and sound library plus KOMPLETE 11 SELECT
 
 

BUILT FOR SPEED

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.
 

 

WHAT’S NEW?

MORE VISUAL

Two high-res color screens make it easy to slice samples, browse and preview sounds, tweak FX, and mix and edit your projects – without looking at your computer.

MORE INTUITIVE

Stay in the creative zone with a truly hands-on, optimized layout with more dedicated function buttons and a new four-directional push encoder.

MORE EXPRESSIVE

Find new ways to express yourself with MASCHINE’s Smart Strip – use it like a pitchwheel to bend sounds, experiment with perform FX, or strum sounds like a guitar.

MORE CONVENIENT

USB-powered and packed with a built-in, pro-grade 96 kHz / 24-bit audio interface, you can record, play, and perform from anywhere.
 

PLAY TO YOUR OWN BEAT

MASCHINE’s 16 ultra-responsive pads makes it fun and easy to play. In Pad mode, drum in beats or lightly brush sounds on the 16 ultra-responsive pads. Switch to Keyboard mode and play like a piano. And in Step mode, program sounds precisely where you want them, and automate pitch, volume, LFO, or any other parameter step by step for incredibly intricate and musical results in record time.
 
 

BROWSE SOUNDS WITHOUT BREAKING THE FLOW

MASCHINE’s ultra-fast, tag-based browser gives your creativity no time to slow down. Use MASCHINE’s two full-color display screens plus the 4-directional push encoder to quickly find any project, group, sound, instrument, effect or sample. Then simply load it and go.
 
   

SAMPLE, SLICE, PLAY – IN THE STUDIO OR ON THE GO 

With a professional-grade, 96kHz / 24-bit built-in audio interface, MASCHINE makes sampling fluid and simple – grab audio, slice it, and shape it. The USB-powered hardware gives you total control, and the hi-res displays let you slice samples with laser precision. Experienced beatheads will love the vintage sampling modes.
 

KICKSTART NEW IDEAS

Whether you’re a pro or just making your first beat, MASCHINE helps you spark new ideas without disrupting your flow. Automatically generate random new melodies and drum patterns with the Variation Engine. And discover exciting new transitions and builds with morphing between parameter snapshots using Lock.
 

DISCOVER UNIQUE WAYS TO PERFORM AND PLAY

The Smart Strip opens up unique new ways to perform and play. Use it like a pitchwheel to bend and modulate sounds. Add new tactile dimensions to Perform FX, like stutter, echo, and flanger. Or strum samples, sounds, and drums like a guitar to discover new sonic textures.
 
 

ROBUST PRODUCTION SOFTWARE

MASCHINE software comes stocked with everything you need to turn your ideas into complete tracks. Whether you’re sketching and arranging your track, or mixing it down and performing, MASCHINE keeps you moving from one step to the next – without breaking your creative stride

 

A WORLD OF SOUND

MASCHINE comes with an acclaimed 8 GB library of high-quality samples, sliced loops, drum kits, instruments, patterns, and projects right out of the box. Plus, it also includes KOMPLETE 11 SELECT – 11 premium instruments like, MASSIVE and MONARK, and effects – for a sonic palette as vast as your imagination. 
 
 

INFINITE EXPANDABILITY

Expand your library even further with MASCHINE Expansions, KOMPLETE, and NKS-standard virtual instruments – all designed to work seamlessly with MASCHINE. 
 

MASCHINE EXPANSIONS

Expand MASCHINE anytime with genre-specific packs by renowned sound designers and artists ensure you’re always loaded with cutting-edge sounds.

KOMPLETE

KOMPLETE opens a universe of sound with unparalleled instruments and FX, plus the world’s leading sampling and synthesis platforms REAKTOR and KONTAKT.

 

NKS INTEGRATION

Hundreds of virtual instruments from Native Instruments and industry leaders like Arturia, Heavyocity, and Output, all certified to work seamlessly with MASCHINE.

 

KOMPLETE KONTROL – THE PERFECT COMPLEMENT TO MASCHINE

Turbocharge your setup with a KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboard for a seamless, professional workflow and the fastest, most-intuitive system on the market. 

FLEXIBLE FOR ANY STUDIO SETUP

MASCHINE easily fits into any production style. Use it as a self-contained production system to create and perform your own songs. Tap into its powerful software and expansive sound library as a VST or Audio Unit in Ableton Live, Logic Pro, FL Studio, or your favorite DAW. Or harness its intuitive workflow as an advanced DAW controller.
 

THE WORLD OF MASCHINE

Explore the entire MASCHINE family – integrated software/hardware systems for advanced, intuitive groove production, plus MASCHINE EXPANSIONS providing genre-specific sounds.
 
 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 Mac OS X 10.11 or macOS 10.12 (latest update), Intel Core i5, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

 Windows 7, 8, or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

Additional Requirements
 
USB 2.0 Port, 9 GB free disk space for MASCHINE software and MASCHINE Library, 18 GB free disk space for KOMPLETE 11 SELECT
An Internet connection and a graphics card which supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate MASCHINE software. Once installed and activated, all products can be used offline.
 
ADDITIONAL INFO
 
Supported Interfaces: Stand-alone, VST, Audio Units, AAX 32 and AAX 64, ASIO, CoreAudio, WASAPI
Please note: Native 64-bit support for stand-alone and plug-in versions.
MASCHINE requires activation: Activate using the serial number on the flyer inside the box.
In case of graphics issues, please install the latest drivers for your GPU. This can be necessary even if Windows reports them as up to date.
MASCHINE software, MASCHINE Factory Library, and KOMPLETE 11 SELECT are provided as downloads after registration — an Internet connection and a graphics card which supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate the software. Once installed and activated, all products can be used offline.

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Width: 320 mm / 12.6", Length: 301 mm / 11.85", Height: 41 mm / 1.61", Weight: 2.2 kg / 4.85 lbs
 

SETUP EXAMPLES

HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

2 extra-large, high-resolution color displays
16 high-quality, multi-color, illuminated pads with velocity and aftertouch
8 multi-color group buttons
8 endless rotary touch-sensitive encoders
50 backlit click buttons
1 dual-touch Smart Strip
1 four-directional push encoder
96 kHz / 24-bit built-in audio interface
USB 2.0, 3.0
2 x ¼” TRS line outputs, 2 x ¼” TRS line inputs
¼” mic input for use with a dynamic microphone
1 headphone output
1 x MIDI in, 1 x MIDI out
1 footswitch or pedal input
15V 1.2A power supply included
 
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