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Native Instruments Maschine


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Native Instruments Maschine

Category:  Products / midi & controllers / midi interface

Added: 19-Jan-12  |  Author: admin

New price: 577.00 Euros - 476.48 GBP  |   S/H price: Not listed

Native Instruments Maschine

Native Instruments Maschine - groove production studio comprising pad controller and software sampler/sequencer. Controller: 16 velocity-sensitive illuminated pads with aftertouch, two 256x64 pixel backlit displays, 11 rotary knobs, 41 buttons, bus powered via USB 2.0, MIDI I/O. Software: pattern-based sequencer with 64 patterns per group, two recording modes (step sequence programming and real-time recording), drum grid and piano roll editors. Sampler, more than 20 integrated effects, more than 5GB sounds with more than 15000 samples and hundreds of patterns. Standaone/VST/AU/RTAS, ASIO/Core Audio/DirectSound and WASAPI. PC/Mac

Ok, Machine isn't really a traditional MIDI interface, but we classified it under MIDI I/O interfaces because it has no audio in/out and because other grooveboxes have built-in audio outputs (and often audio-inputs for sampling audio).

Maschine offers a software and hardware package all in/one, but you will need also a proper audio-interface in order to "play" Maschine in realtime with low-latency. You can think of Maschine therefore as a "Akai MPC style" unit, but which utilises the host computer's memory, processing, storage and audio-interface for editing, storing, sampling of sounds, creating of midi song patterns & audio-playback. Checkout the videos below for more info.

We have not reviewed this unit, but there are quite alot of reports concerning the faceplate of the unit coming "un-glued" and rising up, so that the buttons become level ith the faceplate rather than protruding above the faceplate. There are also other hardware problems being reported. So, that's something to be aware of, possible China-manufacturing problem, it seems that NI tried to keep the price down too much and consequently the quality isn't as good as it could be... let's face it, these Maschine units aren't in the old-skool Akai MPC price territory & thus it seems, aren't going to have the old-skool MPC solidity.

If you use Maschine, please add some user comments or a mini-review below & let others hear what you think of it. Cheers!

Product Videos


Maschine Tutorial #1: Introduction

This is the first in a series of videos that explain Maschine, the upcoming computer-based groove pr...

Maschine Tutorial #2: Overview

This video gives a short explanation of the Maschine hardware controller....

Maschine Tutorial #3: Browser & Library Part 1

This video explains how to find the sound you are looking for using the Maschine browser....

Maschine Tutorial #4: Browser & Library Part 2

A short explanation of the Maschine hardware controller....

Maschine Tutorial #5: Live Recording Part 1

This video shows how to record a beat using the Maschine 16 velocity-sensitive pads, quantize on the...

Maschine Tutorial #6: Live Recording Part 2

This tutorial shows how to add swing to the recorded notes and how to play melodies using instrument...

Maschine Tutorial #7: Live Recording Part 3

This episode explains how to erase parts of the recorded notes and how to use an external MIDI devic...

Maschine Tutorials #8: Step Recording

This tutorial shows how to program beats in step sequencer mode....

Maschine Tutorial #9: FX & Automation Part 1

This video shows how to browse effects and how to apply them to single Sounds, whole Groups and the ...

Maschine Tutorial #10: FX & Automation Part 2

This episode explains how to record automation on the fly by using the F2 button on the Maschine har...

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