Native Instruments Maschine MK2 Groove Production Studio
The ultimate performance tool for creative musicians just got upgraded! Among the best updated features of the Native Instruments Maschine MK2 Groove Production Studio are the multicolored pads that will greatly improve your workflow. Assign colors to the groups, sounds, patterns, and scenes, and see the pads and group buttons light up in the same colors. With the increased sensitivity of the pads, you also have a higher level of precision at your fingertips!
Maschine MK2 is a groundbreaking instrument that combines a pattern-based sequencer, professional sampler, multi-effect unit and VST/AU plug-in host with tactile control. Experience a fully creative workflow with the integrated hardware/software system, combining the flexibility of computer-based music production with straightforward control for composing, performing, sampling, slicing, and tweaking effects.
Supreme Sounds Inside
Maschine MK2 comes with over 6 GB of professional and inspiring sounds. Create rhythms and melodies right away with the included drum kits, one-shot samples, basses, synths and acoustic instruments. Maschine 1.8 software provides the legendary Massive synth -- a sonic monster for basses and leads with 1,300 earth-shattering sounds. Maschine MK2 also includes Komplete Elements, providing more than 1,000 stunning sounds from Komplete 8 and Komplete 8 Ultimate.
The Master section has been redesigned in the Native Instruments Maschine MK2. Control volume, tempo and swing with the multifunction master push encoder -- select modes with the 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 encoder's superb physical response. Now with 47 white, backlit click-buttons and colored transport controls, the NI Maschine MK2 provides a wealth of physical and visual excitement for intuitive beat making.
Time Stretch and Pitch Shift
The included 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. What's more, make your beats match harmonically, by tuning your samples with the pitch shift function.
The current free software update includes creative effects, specially selected for beat production. Transient Master, NI's hugely popular dynamics and mixing effect, has now been fully integrated in the Maschine 1.8 software.
Ideal for positioning drums and percussion, it lets you mix from front to back, giving each sample exactly the right amount of space. Tube, Tape Saturator and Tube Saturator effects bring the secrets of analog warmth and natural, harmonic compression to Maschine MKII, for even greater sound coloring potential.
Includes a full version of the modern legend Massive -- the synth that gave birth to the earth-shuddering bass tones and speaker-troubling leads that have defined the bass music genre. This monster synth contains 1,300 ready-to-go sounds, all instantly browseable via the Maschine MKII hardware. Maschine's 8 control knobs offer direct access to Massive's 8 Macro controls, for perfect synergy between hardware and synthesizer.
Experienced and Maschine producers alike will appreciate the big time savings from these workflow improvements in the free Maschine 1.8 software update:
*Please note that this feature isn't compatible with Pro Tools.
Creative Performance Tool
The controller is super-sturdy yet easily portable. The highly responsive, multi-color pads are addictively playable, and the click buttons, the rotary encoders and the master push encoder provide point perfect control. Two back-lit, high-contrast displays provide optimum visibility so you always know what's going on -- even in the most demanding situations.
Use Maschine MK2 as an instrument and/or MIDI controller for performing your own tracks, or sync it with other gear like Traktor Pro 2 to add more dynamics to your live set. The colored pads and buttons let you see your sounds, making the workflow smoother than ever while providing irresistible eye-candy on stage.
Native Instruments Maschine MK2 Features: