The next generation music production and performance instrument
Welcome to the generation of Native Instruments MASCHINE MK3! Now with two hi-res colour screens; bigger, more sensitive pads; and a pro-grade 96kHz / 24-bit audio interface, this newly-optimised classic is a fun, intuitive, hands-on hub for in the studio or on the go.
MORE VISUAL: Two high-res colour 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.
Integrated hardware/software system includes sampler, arranger, mixer, FX, and more
8 GB MASCHINE library with samples, one-shots, sliced loops, sampled instruments, presets, patterns, drum kits, and songs
Includes 25 GB KOMPLETE 11 SELECT library – see opposite for details
25 pro-quality studio and creative FX including filter, EQ, delay, reverb and compressor
2 high-resolution RGB color displays for precision sample slicing, sound tweaking, note editing, mixing, browsing, and more
16 large, ultra-sensitive pads make two-handed drumming easy
Pro-grade, 96 kHz / 24-bit audio interface with 2 x 1⁄4” TRS line outputs, 2 x 1⁄4” TRS line inputs, 1⁄4” dynamic mic input, stereo headphone output, 1 x MIDI In, 1 x MIDI out; 1 x Footswitch
Touch sensitive knobs for parameter tweaking
Smart Strip for strumming notes, pitch bending sounds, performing with FX, and more
Four-directional push encoder for browsing, navigating, adjusting levels and balance
Powered via USB 2.0 or with the included power supply unit
Seamless integration with KOMPLETE
Classic groovebox features including 16 velocity levels, swing, pad link, note repeat, step sequencer, and vintage MPC 60/SP 1200 sampling emulation
Compatible with all major DAWs (including Ableton Live, Logic Pro, and FL Studio) as a VST or Audio Units plug-in with full multi-core support
NEW FEATURES - DIVING DEEPER
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.
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 COLOUR, 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.
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.
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.
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.
MORE ABOUT MASCHINE
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 - INTHE 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.
FLEXIBLE FOR ANY STUDIO SET-UP
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.
KOMPLETE 11 SELECT library includes: MASSIVE, Reaktor Prism, Monark, The Gentleman, Drumlab, Retro Maschines MK2, Vintage Organs, Discovery Series: West Africa, Scarbee MK 1, Solid Bus Comp, Replika
Width: 320 mm / 12.6", Length: 301 mm / 11.85", Height: 41 mm / 1.61"
Weight: 2.2 kg / 4.85 lbs
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
"Overall though, the Maschine MK3 is excellent. Native Instruments could simply have added some color screens and be done with it, but they’ve achieved something much more difficult: improving a classic without losing the essence of what made the original it so great." - Fact Mag
"Maschine Mk3 represents the pinnacle of the series thus far"- Computer Music
Mac OS X 10.11 or macOS 10.12 (latest update)
Windows 7, 8, or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit) • Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU