Native Instruments Maschine+ is a sampler, a drum machine, a synth, and an on-stage superpower. In short, it’s whatever you make it. Leave the laptop behind, jam with your other gear, and create beats in minutes with a wealth of on-board sounds, instruments, and effects.
It’s the iconic MASCHINE workflow, with fewer strings attached.
Native Instruments Maschine+ Key features:
- Immersive standalone workflow for creating beats and melodies, sampling, arranging music, and performing on stage or in the studio
- Includes MASCHINE+ Selection with industry-leading instruments, sounds, and effects, plus renowned MASCHINE drum and bass synth plugins and effects
- Quad-core CPU and 4 GB RAM for fast, seamless creation when it counts
- Pro-grade, 44.1 kHz / 24-bit audio interface* with 2 x ¼” TRS line outputs, 2 x ¼” TRS line inputs, ¼” dynamic mic input, stereo headphone output, 1 x MIDI In, 1 x MIDI out; 1 x Footswitch, 2 x USB ports for MIDI controllers
- Robust, anodized aluminium design for years on the road and in the studio
- Iconic MASCHINE features and workflow including 16 velocity-sensitive pads, MASCHINE effects and plugins, swing, pad link, note repeat, step sequencer, and vintage sampler emulation
- Use standalone or with a computer – integrate with your studio workflow, and unplug for DAW-less setups or live performances
- WiFi and Link enabled for wirelessly installing and updating products, collaborating with others, and syncing with other gear
- Quad-core processor
- 4 GB dual-channel DDR3L RAM
- 32 GB internal eMMC flash storage (for OS and factory content)
- 2 x color displays (480 x 272)
- 64 GB SD card included (supports up to 1 TB)
(Also expandable via USB for larger libraries)
Onboard Audio Interface
Record audio, sample, and expand your setup with an integrated 96 kHz / 24-bit audio interface, plus 2 x ¼” TRS line outputs, 2 x ¼” TRS line inputs, ¼” dynamic mic input, headphone output, and MIDI in/out.
Plug in, twist, and keep your power cable on lock. No more plugs being pulled.
MASCHINE+ ships with a 64 GB SD card for storing your own content. For the sampling aficionados with larger libraries, it’s possible to expand this up to 1 TB, or even more with a hard drive via USB.* *Coming soon via update.
One Touch Control
Less menu diving and more music making. MASCHINE+ is designed to make switching pad modes, note repeats, adding groups, and other workflow essentials as easy as hitting a button.
Power Under The Hood
MASCHINE+ packs a quad-core processor and 4 GB dual channel DDR3L RAM. That means more tracks, more sounds, and more effects – soak your sounds in reverb, or leave them dripping with delay as much as you need.
Strum notes, crank up Perform FX, pitchbend, and modulate sounds for intuitive expression. The Smart Strip also shows you the relative position in a clip when laying down a new pattern.
Ultra-sensitive and fun to play, this is where the magic happens. For finger drumming that sounds like a real kit, nuanced keys, or strummed sounds, they’re capable of all kinds of articulation.
High Resolution Displays
Find sounds, slice samples, chain up effects, edit notes, and arrange tracks. The MASCHINE+ displays pick up where muscle memory drops off, for deeper tweaks and changes to your project.
Do It Standalone
Standalone means more focus, more freedom, and more music making. Plug in, power up, and get creating straight away in the embedded MASCHINE+ production environment – from first ideas to finished tracks. Dial in effects to tweak your sounds, or sample audio and make it your own with an intuitive interface designed to keep the creative juices flowing. And if you want to bring your ideas into a DAW, copy them over, and boot up the MASCHINE software on your computer to pick up where you left off.
Sample And Sequence Everything
Whether you’re digging records or ripping radio edits, record any sound into MASCHINE+ and quickly chop and stretch the results into your own custom kits. Or transform and twist them in real-time with the Audio plug-in. The same goes for guitars, vocals, drums, and anything else – more sounds means more creative ways to make music.
Made To Be Played
Bring real expression to live performances with intuitive control over your music – tap out beats, run arpeggiators, or tweak synth melodies in real time. MASCHINE+ is an intuitive live sequencer, a fully-fledged groovebox, and a powerful performance synthesizer rolled into one.
Clips let you arrange your ideas with even more freedom. Create transitions across scenes, add unique variation to patterns, record MIDI directly into the full arrangement, and freely add audio wherever you need it. Once you’ve fleshed out your ideas, you can use MASCHINE+ as a powerful tool to push tracks past the finish line.
Connect And Control Your Setup
Play and sequence outboard gear and capture the results, or manipulate external audio in real time with effects. MASCHINE+ can control, mix, and manipulate the rest of your setup with MIDI, line, and mic inputs to bring everything together instantly. And if you want to work with a computer, it doubles up as a classic MASCHINE controller too.
Synch And Add Sounds Wirelessly
MASCHINE+ is Wi-Fi enabled, which means you can install new sounds, instruments, and effects at the touch of a button, without a computer in sight. When it comes to jamming with others or playing out live, keep in sync with other music apps, DAWs, and compatible gear with Ableton Link.
Big and in your face, but endlessly expressive – the MASCHINE+ pads are great for drumming up rhythms, working out melodies, and playing chords. Use them like a keyboard with real expression, fire up the step sequencer if that’s your thing, or slice samples across them to create custom kits in seconds.
Find the sounds you need. Choose a plug-in, add effects, chain and tweak them. Slice samples with surgical precision for custom chops. Arrange, monitor, and mix your music. Two hi-res screens keep the MASCHINE+ workflow fast, fluid, and versatile with visual, dynamic control when sketching ideas, fleshing them out, and mixing them down.
One Touch Workflow
Pad Input Modes
Go from drumming patterns to playing melodies, sequencing synths, and one-touch chords in a snap.
Hit the lock button, go wild with effects, tweaks, and more, before hitting it again to reset your tweaks for dynamic transitions.
Touch a knob, assign your favorite parameter, and get tweaking.
Big, easy to find, and great for fills or arpeggios when sketching ideas or performing live.
Program accents and ghost notes quickly with 16 fixed velocity levels or get a smooth, constant volume when triggering samples.
Essential transport functions, as well as mute control are a click away.
The Touch Encoders
Dial in effects and modulation, touch to browse tags when searching for the right sound, or get hands-on with macro controls when performing. Context-sensitive touch encoders keep tweaking quick, and sound sculpting hands-on.
The Smart Strip
Small but mighty, the Smart Strip can be used for the classic pitch modulation you’d find on a keyboard, as well as modulating other controls, an expressive way to use Perform FX, and to strum chords and samples like a guitar for both effective realism and left-field creations.
From crate-digging treasures to vocals and field recordings, sampling is ingrained in MASCHINE’s DNA. Hook up your sound source, enter the sampling mode, and stretch, chop, or loop audio in a matter of seconds.
Take ideas, mix them up, swap them about, and structure your tracks straight from MASCHINE+. Song Mode is great for building the final structure for a track, or for working out ways to progress a live set.
A curated selection of legendary synths, sampled instruments, studio effects, and Expansions that bring the noise to MASCHINE+.
Think up a sound and dial it in. As well as the MASCHINE Factory Library, MASCHINE+ includes four additional synths that cover everything you’d ever need. From subby bass to acid leads, expansive pads, funky low-end, and organic textures, these four sonic playgrounds have you covered.
Genre-defining wavetable synth that’s great for bass, lead, and pad duties – from creamy analog sounds to unashamedly digital edge.
The brilliant, intricate sound of FM synthesis in an easy-to-use instrument with innovative advanced features when it’s time to dive deeper.
Unique modal synth and FX module capable of percussive keys, bells and plucks, as well as hard basses, piercing leads, and organic atmospherics.
The kind of analog monosynths with a streamlined interface and infinite sweet spot. Perfect for rich, organic basses and full leads.
Reaktor And Kontakt Factory SelectionTwo collections full to the brim with innovative, cutting-edge sound that work seamlessly in standalone mode. REAKTOR Factory Selection packs innovative synths born in our DSP lab, including SPACE DRONE, NEWSCOOL, and LAZERBASS. KONTAKT Factory Selection includes a huge variety of sampled instruments that span a wide range of genres, styles and sounds.
16 definitive analog synths and keyboards, covering the classic, the idiosyncratic, and the exotic. Lovingly sampled, easy to play, and with advanced custom control.
In addition to the MASCHINE Factory Library effects, MASCHINE+ packs two high-fidelity ways to sculpt, transform, and finish your sounds.
Do-it-all, high-fidelity reverb capable of everything from subtle space to complex, transformative sound design.
Add movement, character, and creative magic to input signals for both classic phasing sounds and previously-unheard effects.
Moody bass tones, melancholic pads, atmospheric field recordings, and crisp percussion to give you the beautiful darkness of Berlin’s ethereal techno.
The melodic atmosphere of modern pop rhythms with raw acoustic and electronic R&B flare – expertly sampled and studio-ready.
Explore the evocative panorama of indie electronica with exclusive acoustic-electronic sounds.
Inspired sampling, hi-tech sound design, and creative drum programming for laying the foundations of the future of beatmaking.
V.I.P. access to the sultry melodies, liquid atmospheres and forward-thinking rhythms of future soul.
Drum Synth Plug-Ins
Create your own perfectly-tuned electronic and acoustic drum sounds in truly peerless quality. Six monophonic drum plug-ins built exclusively for MASCHINE 2 give you any percussive sound you need. All fully tweakable, automatable from the hardware and built with NI's acclaimed DSP expertise:
Nine engines deliver powerful low end. Four are based on classic analog machines - fat, puchy, deep, dusty and everything in between. The other five deliver some of the most realistic acoustic-sounding kicks you've ever heard. And a broad sweet spot means you get pro sound no matter what you dial in.
Thick, harsh, bold, deep, filtered – create any electronic snare imaginable. Or create breathtaking acoustic snare sounds and tweak with the total control that a real snare can’t give you. Nine engines to choose from, plus a dedicated clap engine for both electronic and acoustic claps.
No samples here. Three different engines produce the full range of hi-hat sounds, from classic analog hi-hats, digital, robotic sounds, or thick, crunchy sounds from a new, grain-based oscillator. And a few quick tweaks take you beyond simple hi-hat sounds, and deep into creative territory.
Three engines let you craft a full set of toms fast. Digital sounds from percussive to bell-like to completely alien. And acoustic sounds so warm and fat you won’t believe they’re not samples. Added control over pitch bend and advanced parameters give you total flexibility. All on the hardware, and super intuitive.
Three engines, no limits. The fractal engine delivers electronic percussion, from bell-like and metallic to sub-heavy and twisted. The shaker engine gives you acoustic shakers and maracas, and the kettle engine offers rich, resonant timpani. All sounds are mapped across the keyboard for pitched percussion and melodic accents.
The Crash engine delivers everything from a 909-like crash to more acoustic-sounding cymbals. The Ride engine can be adjusted to sound as if the cymbal is being struck on its edge or bell.
Bass Synth Plug-in
Create rich bass tones with this monophonic bass synth, exclusive to MASCHINE. Design and shape with intuitive, fun, and fully-automatable controls, including filter, mod envelope, decay, drive, and glide time, directly from the hardware. Morph seamlessly between waveforms – from sine to saw to square – to create your own unique sounds, with no synth programming knowledge required. Or load any of the pro-designed presets to get studio-ready bass for any genre, from booming subs to dripping acid.
Enliven your sounds with MASCHINE 2.5 software's advanced Perform FX. Designed for spontaneous, tactile control in recording or live performance, these eight complex multi-effects alter motion, space, dynamics and more for added expression.