Native Instruments Maschine MK2
Maschine MK2 from Native Instruments brings you into the world of Maschine; the perfect matching of hardware and software for sampling, beat making and music production. It combines all the flexibility and convenience of software, with the solid, reliable aesthetic of hardware to streamline your workflow and make beat production painless and fun. And from October 2013 all Maschine units ship with Maschine 2.0, the latest and most powerful edition yet of the Maschine software.
Maschine MK2 Hardware Features
- 16 Highly-sensitive, multi-color pads for triggering sounds, creating rhythms and pattern and scene switching
- 47 buttons with click-action for direct control of all software elements
- Multiuse rotary push encoder and 8 contextual encoders
- Group switching with 8 dedicated group buttons, now expanded to unlimited groups with the advent of Maschine 2.0
- Responsive transport controls for playback
- Two, high-contrast, 256 x 64 pixel black-and-white displays
- Bus powered via USB 2.0, plus Kensington lock socket
Maschine 2.0 Software Overview
With Maschine 2.0, a newer, fully reworked audio engine saves resources while giving you the highest audio quality possible. Advanced multi-core and 64-bit supported technology runs multiple processes in parallel, dividing complex tasks between your computer’s cores. Run more plug-ins at once. Mix with ease. Load up even more sounds on unlimited groups, and so much more.
Browse any project, group, sound, instrument, effect or sample easily with Maschine’s streamlined layout. Find your sounds fast with Maschine 2.0’s tag-based attribute system. Load Komplete Instruments and Effects with ultra-clear product icon views in the software. And when you’re head-deep in sound design, Maschine lets you tag your own sounds and samples for lightning-fast retrieval later; fast, complete immersion in your personal sound world.
Polish your tracks to perfection with the professional audio mixer in Maschine 2.0. Tweak volume, pan, solo or mute with ultimate ease. See group and individual track levels clearly on meters complete with peak level indicators. Adjust levels on any group of sounds from one multi-function knob.
Maschine 2.0 delivers a new paradigm in signal routing. Unlimited sound groups let you manage even the most demanding projects. Two aux sends per channel let you freely route sounds anywhere in your project. Send them to a simple effect or route them to multiple effect chains across several channels.
Maschine adapts to your workflow. 16 ultra-sensitive pads deliver groovebox feel with tons of power on tap. Get full velocity control, pad link, advanced note repeat, plus swing controls for sounds, groups, and the global project. Color-code your sounds and see your entire sonic palette at a glance.
A clip-based pattern sequencer helps your ideas come together fast. Color-code your patterns for quick visual reference of parts. Edit patterns, nudge notes, change velocity, and more.
An ultra-powerful step sequencer gives you another way to sculpt your grooves to perfection. Drop in sounds precisely where you want them and automate pitch, volume, LFO or any other parameter per step for incredibly intricate and musical results in record time.
Sample any source no matter the size, the length and number of samples are only limited by your computer’s RAM. Get up to 64 voice polyphony for each sound, plus choke, legato, and glide control. Vintage MPC 60 and SP1200 sampling modes deliver the feel of classic drum machines with all the advantages of modern software. And new 8-point sample interpolation is twice as accurate as Maschine 1.8, delivering incredible sample quality.
Maschine comes loaded with a vast 8 GB sound library, created by a wide range of internationally renowned sound designers and artists. Use Maschine's innovative tag-based browser to easily get to the sound you want. Included are 8627 samples, made up of 445 full drum kits, 388 multi-sampled instruments, 403 sliced loops, 1200 patterns, and 38 projects.
Free Komplete Elements
On top of the workhorse synth Massive, for basses, leads, Maschine 2.0 now includes full versions of the model synth for unique, percussive textures Reaktor Prism, the perfectly-sampled electric piano Scarbee Mark I, percussive synthesiser Drum Synth and the high-end Solid Bus Comp – a full production arsenal ready to instantly enhance any track.
Maschine MK2 Hardware Specifications
- Width: 320 mm / 12.6"
Length:295 mm / 11.6"
Height:65 mm / 2.6"
Weight: 2.1 kg / 4.6 lbs
2 inverted monochromatic displays with (64x256 pixels)
16 multi-color, high-quality, illuminated pads with velocity and aftertouch
8 multi-color group buttons
8 endless rotary encoder
1 endless push encoder (30 steps)
47 backlit buttons
1x MIDI in, 1 x MIDI out
USB 2.0, 3.0
Maschine 2.0 Software Requirements
Windows: Windows 7 or Windows 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
- Audio Units
- AAX 32 and AAX 64
Native 64-bit support for stand-alone and plug-in versions
USB 2.0 Port, 13 GB free disk space for complete installation