Fast and intuitive, the Native Instruments Maschine MK2 is the next generation in beat making, a tactile piece of hardware that keeps up with the power of the software. The inclusion of 11GB of sounds, Massive and Komplete Elements are just the tip of the iceberg. Hosting a pattern-based sequencer, professional sampler, multi-effect unit and VST/AU plug-in host, the Native Instruments Maschine MK2 keeps up with your creativity. Integrated with the accompanying software, and with the option to add expansions to your set up, the Maschine MK2 is intuitive and flexible, making it easy to compose, perform, browse, sample, slice, sound-shape and tweak effects.
The new Native Instruments Maschine adds to the winning formula, with black and white options and multi-coloured pads that make it easier to find which pads are assigned to what. It also comes supplied with the latest software update, Maschine 2.0, with its colour-coding and new effects and legendary synth, Massive, onboard. The Native Instruments Maschine MK2 hardware can also be personalised with the release of Custom Kits in a variety of colours and the specially made Maschine Stand, which gives provides the perfect surface to perform on.
The Native Instruments Maschine MK2 hardware is made up of:
- 16 highly-sensitive, back-lit, multi-colour pads
- Master push encoder plus 8 rotary encoders
- 47 buttons with click-action for direct control of all software functions
- Two 64 x 256 pixel back-lit, high-contrast displays
- Bus powered hardware via USB 2.0, integrated MIDI I/O interface, plus Kensington lock
Studio or Performance Use
The Native Instruments Maschine MK2 has been designed to be flexible, meeting the demands of a variety of musicians and purposes. It will fit in perfectly as the centrepiece of your studio, by allowing you to control and sequence external hardware instruments or by giving you quick, hands-on access to software functions with MIDI mode.
The flexibility of the Native Instruments Maschine MK2 takes you out the studio, by also being the perfect performance tool. Its small size makes it portable, while the responsive, multi-colour pads are extremely playable, with rotary encoders and the master push encoder giving you finite control. The dual backlit, high-contrast displays also make it easy to see what you’re doing, in any environment.
The Native Instruments Maschine MK2 doesn’t keep you wanting, with a huge, 11GB sound library available straight from the box. This includes drum kits, one-shot samples, basses, synths and acoustic instruments. Maschine also includes the 2.x Maschine update, which itself now gives users the Massive synth software, with 1,300 sounds for basses and leads. Also included is Komplete Elements, which offers 1,000 sounds from Komplete 9 and Komplete 9 Ultimate.
In addition to the included sounds you can add even more with a variety of Maschine Expansions. A collection of packages created sound designers and artists, there is something for everyone across the range, including drum one-shots, matched kits, multi-sampled instruments and pre-programmed patterns and songs.
Manufacturer Native Instruments Model Maschine MK2 - Black Dimensions (H x W x D) 65 x 320 x 295 mm Weight 2.1kg Power Requirements Bus-powered Connectivity MIDI Input / Output Control Surfaces
- 2 Displays With 64 x 256 Pixels (Inverted)
- 16 Multi-Colour, High-Quality, Illuminated Pads With Velocity And Aftertouch
- 8 Endless Rotary Potentiometers
- 1 Endless Encoder (30 Steps)
- 47 Backlit buttons
- Audio Units
- RTAS (Pro Tools 9 + 10)
System Requirements Windows 7 Or 8
- Latest Service Pack For 32/64 Bit
- 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
- 2 GB RAM (4 GB Recommended)
- Latest Update
- Intel Core 2 Duo
- 2 GB RAM (4 GB Recommended)
- Monitor With 1024 x 768 Screen Resolution
- USB 2.0
- 11 GB Free Disc Space For Complete Installation
- Customer Reviews
- Best product ive bought this year !
Not only do you get 1.8 update for free you also get Transient Master (worth €99) and Massive (value £179) plus all the Kore expansion packs for Massive, each worth £49! Packs such as Massive Threat, which defined the dubstep genre, and Massive EXP 1 and 2, both contain fat basslines and trancey pads.
If you factor this with the included Komplete Elements (worth £39) you really do have all you need to start producing top-quality tracks.
Komplete Elements contains Kontakt Player 5, which has realistic pianos/strings/guitars/analogue synths/abbey roads drum kits...you also get Guitar Rig 5 Player were you get lots of world famous amps/ FX to play around with. Finally you get Reaktor 5 Player, which is the most in-depth synth creator you will ever see or hear! It comes bundled with lots of free drum maschines, synths and FX, all designed to blow your mind and trigger inspiration.
When you factor all this and the cutting-edge, up-to-the-minute drum samples and synth sounds you get in Maschine 1.8, you really won't need anything else.
Oh yeah, I nearly forgot to mention, you also get vouchers to spend on the native instruments website to buy new plug-ins or Maschine expansions. I’ve just bought drop squad, and highly recommend it.
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