Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK3

The compact music production system for tactile, creative music production and performance

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Maschine Mikro 3 is the perfect entry into the world of tactile, creative beatmaking and is the most affordable Maschine ever. An integrated software and hardware system with a comprehensive sound library – the compact complement to any computer-based production and performance setup.

Maschine Mikro 3 is your flexible, compact companion for making music with a laptop. Use it to tap out beats, play melodies, and build up tracks – fast, fun, and hands-on. Want to start creating right away? Native Instruments have thrown in everything you need including instruments, sounds, effects, and powerful tools like sampling and drum synths.

The Maschine Mikro MK3 is a streamlined version of its bigger brother, the Maschine. The Maschine Mikro MK3 builds on the success of previous versions with a range of upgrade and enhancements. A new touch strip is included for versatile performance control, allowing you to create dynamic sweeps and control parameters such as pitch and modulation.

The 16 velocity-sensitive pads acts as the main control for your sounds and modulation, allowing you to create rhythms, bass lines, chords and melodies on the fly. The Maschine Mikro MK3 is highly versatile allowing you to use it as a high-performance a sampler or a standalone production unit. It also comes complete with custom software which you can use to import new sounds and create full songs with.


MIKRO gives you four different ways of getting hands-on with your music using the 16 pads. Drum beats in Pad mode, with color coding for kicks, snares, and other sounds. Switch to Keyboard mode to play melodies with the pads. In Chord mode, it’s easy to lay down inspiring chord progressions. And in Step mode, program beats and patterns visually in a classic step-sequencer style on the 16 pads – get exciting musical results quickly.


Find, audition, and swap sounds without stopping the music. Browse through your favorite instruments, and load samples, projects and kits. A compact screen guides the multi-function encoder so you know exactly what you’re controlling, while staying in the creative flow.


Found a great sample? Hit the Sample button to quickly load it into your project from the software. Record from your audio interface to capture from vinyl, play in a guitar, or grab any other sound into your track. Shape and refine your samples using the powerful editing tools in the MASCHINE software. 


Add creative flourishes to your beats and melodies with the Smart Strip. Slide your fingers to bend sounds, strum instruments, or go wild with Perform FX like Stutter and Echo.


Get creating and keep going – from one step to the next. Fast. The MASCHINE software comes with powerful tools for realizing your ideas.


You’ll find inspiration using the selection of premium sounds, samples, instruments, and FX included with MASCHINE MIKRO. Plus it comes with full versions of the popular synths MASSIVE, MONARK, and REAKTOR PRISM. 


MASCHINE MIKRO gives you everything you need to get creating music, and it also works as plug-in in Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase, FL Studio, or any other compatible DAW as a VST or Audio Unit. Use it to build up loops, then work with them in your DAW to quickly flesh out tracks, making it a powerful addition to your setup, however you make music.

Key Features

  • Compact, music production instrument that integrates powerful software with tactile, responsive hardware
  • Four ways to input sound using the 16 pads – drum in pad mode, play melodies in Keyboard mode, create chord progressions in Chord mode, and program in a classic step-sequencer style from Step mode
  • Software - use on its own or as a VST, Audio Unit, or AAX plug-in in all major DAWs (including Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, and FL Studio)
  • 1.6 GB MASCHINE Factory Selection with samples, one-shots, loops, sample instruments, presets, patterns, drum kits, and songs
  • Same software as MASCHINE MK3 / STUDIO / JAM – includes 25 pro-quality studio and creative FX including filter, EQ, delay, reverb, and compressor
  • 16 large, velocity-sensitive pads for easy two-handed drumming
  • Dual-touch Smart Strip lets you slide your fingers to strum instruments, bend sounds, use Perform FX, and more
  • Push encoder and screen for browsing, navigating, adjusting volume levels and panning, and controlling parameters
  • Powered via USB 2.0
  • The Native Instruments sound universe – easily expand your library with KOMPLETE,, Expansions, and enjoy perfect integration with any third party NKS-certified instruments and effects
  • Classic groovebox features including 16 pad velocity levels, swing, pad link, note repeat, step sequencer, and vintage MPC60/SP1200 sampling emulation
  • Powerful mixer, arranger, and sampler for full creative control over your tracks
  • Comes complete with full versions of three popular Komplete plugins: Massive, Monrak and Reaktor Prism, once you have registered your hardware.

Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"If you are just getting into music production, or are looking for an affordable midi controller, the Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK2 does an excellent job at helping you turn your ideas into musical masterpieces" -

"The sequencer in the Mikro is just as powerful as the original Maschine[..]The sampler is awesome. Almost like a REX file, you can sample and then assign slicing to the sample and assign those slices to the various pads[...]If you are looking for a quick, high-quality production tool to begin making beats and tracks on the lower end of the price spectrum, then the Mikro is definitely something you should look into" - BeatPort

"For beatmakers  on a budget, and existing Maschine users looking for a perfectly portable to take on the road, Maschine Mikro Mk3 should be seen as an empowering opportunity rather than a qualitatively 'inferior' option." - Computer Music 

Tech Specs

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Mac System Requirements

  • macOS 10.12 or 10.13 (latest update)
  • Intel Core i5
  • 4 GB RAM

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 10 (latest update, 64-bit)
  • Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU
  • 4 GB RAM

Additional Requirements

  • USB 2.0 Port, 3 GB free disk space for MASCHINE Essentials (full MASCHINE software plus 1.6 GB MASCHINE Factory Selection), 1 GB free disk space for MASSIVE, MONARK and REAKTOR PRISM
  • An Internet connection and a graphics card which supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate MASCHINE software. Once installed and activated, all products can be used offline.

Additional Info

  • Supported Interfaces: Stand-alone, VST2 (64-bit), Audio Units (64-bit), AAX 64, ASIO, CoreAudio, and WASAPI

Hardware Specifications

  • Width: 320 mm / 12.6"
  • Length: 177 mm / 6.96"
  • Height: 45 mm / 1.77"
  • 1.12 kg / 2.47 lbs