Native Instruments Maschine MK3

The next generation music production and performance instrument

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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.

    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.


    BIGGER PADS

    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-colour 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 centrepiece 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.


    FASTER 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. Includes Pad Input Mode Buttons, Lock Button, Macro Button, Note Repeat Button, Updated Transport Selection, Fixed Velocity Button, Updated File Management, Expanded Control Section.

    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.

     

    KEY FEATURES

    • 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
    • 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 

    The Library: A sonic palette as vast as your imagination

    The included MASCHINE software comes loaded with an 8 GB sound library, created by renowned sound designers and artists. This includes:

    • 8627 samples
    • 445 full drum kits
    • 388 multi-sampled instruments
    • 403 sliced loops
    • 1200 patterns
    • 38 projects
    • Five outstanding drum synths

    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:

    KICK:

    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.

    SNARE:

    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.

    HI-HATS:

    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.

    TOMS

    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.

    PERCUSSION

    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.

    CYMBAL

    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.

    PERFORM FX

    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.

    Filter
    An analog-modeled High, Low, and Band-pass filter capable of yielding raw, natural-sounding results using saturation and resonance. Roll off the highs for a thick, murky veil, or use the resonance to create sounds that float into self-oscillation infinity.

    Flanger
    A comb filter effect with more than a few tricks up its sleeve. Get performance-ready flanger or phaser effects, or expose its wild side – setting higher decay and frequency values unleashes ping-pong delay-like flutter effects.

    Burst Echo
    A warm, versatile echo with plenty of character, designed for spontaneous splashes of echo. Strong, responsive attacks that taper off into hazy trails are perfect for dub and can also be tweaked for more extreme sound design.

    Reso Echo
    A complex resonant echo with advanced feedback and saturation that verge on psychedelic tendencies. Echoes range from a tight, punchy resonant hum to ambiguous howling sounds from another dimension.

    Ring
    Built on a carefully selected bank of ring modulators, Ring adds a bell-like quality to melodic sound sources. Using the additional plate reverb, tweak a knob or Smart Strip to hand-pick individual notes and keep them ringing into the stratosphere.

    Stutter
    Turn the intensity up, and down again with Stutter. This beat-mangling effect adds creative dynamics like glitches, fills, and expressive pitch-bending crescendos to drum patterns and more. 


    Tremolo
    A no-frills tremolo and vibrato effect that’s perfect for creating motion and wobble on the fly. Instantly add expression with multiple modes, Rate, and Depth ranges, and use the Stereo knob to create auto-pan motion effects.

     

    Scratcher
    Scratcher warps your sounds with turntable motion effects that can get other-worldly. Apply a ‘brake’ to a sound, then scratch with it – just like on vinyl. Or use the pitch shifter delay to thicken the sound and create alien-sounding sweeps.

     

    KOMPLETE 11 SELECT 

    Maschine MK3 includes Komplete 11 Select – a premium instrument and effect package.

    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.

     

    EFFECTS


    Load 24 effects straight from the hardware. Compressors, Tape and Tube Saturators, a transient designer, reverbs, filters and EQs, plus creative tools such as Grain-Delay, Ice Verb, Freq Shifter, and more. Chain an unlimited number of effects, and combine the on-board effects with other VST/AU plug-ins.

    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-colour 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 - IN THE 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.

    HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

    • 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 colour displays
    • 16 high-quality, multi-colour, illuminated pads with velocity and aftertouch
    • 8 multi-colour 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

    Customer Reviews

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    Press Quotes

    "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

    Tech Specs

    Product Type:

    Hardware

    Product Specs:

    System Requirements

    Mac: OS X 10.11 or macOS 10.12 (latest update), Intel Core i5, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

    Windows: 7, 8, or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

    Additional Requirements

    • USB 2.0 Port,
    • 9 GB free disk space for MASCHINE software and MASCHINE Library,
    • 18 GB free disk space for KOMPLETE 11 SELECT
    • 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, VST, Audio Units, AAX 32 and AAX 64, ASIO, CoreAudio, WASAPI
    • Please note: Native 64-bit support for stand-alone and plug-in versions.
    • MASCHINE requires activation: Activate using the serial number on the flyer inside the box.
    • In case of graphics issues, please install the latest drivers for your GPU. This can be necessary even if Windows reports them as up to date.
      MASCHINE software, MASCHINE Factory Library, and KOMPLETE 11 SELECT are provided as downloads after registration — an Internet connection and a graphics card which supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate the software. Once installed and activated, all products can be used offline.