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Native Instruments Maschine Groove Production Studio

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  • Create tight rhythms, harmonies and melodies in moments
  • Combines a pattern-based sequencer, professional sampler, multi-effect unit and VST/AU plug-in host
  • Intuitively controllable via the fully integrated hardware
  • Find, load and play sounds, automate parameters, and arrange patterns on the fly
  • Control and sequence all of your external hardware instruments, or switch to MIDI mode to control other software
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 5 x 15 inches ; 4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B001RNZQH6
  • Item model number: 17927
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,662 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 16, 2004

Product Description

Native Instruments' MASCHINE combines the power and convenience of computer-based production with the hands-on, "instant results" you get from a hardware groove box! MASCHINE lets you use its 5GB of built-in samples or your own files to unleash your creativity in real time! It works as both an instrument and a controller, giving you 16 pads, 11 rotary encoders, and 41 buttons. You can build songs intuitively by layering, sample and re-sample in concert with your computer, and even use the MASCHINE as a plug-in in your computer's sequencer!


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Customer Reviews

This is the piece of gear I have been waiting to find for decades now.
Michael Walsh
I'd never played an MPC, never really produced anything... and while I still have a long way to go, Maschine makes it a really fun process.
Rye Clifton
The drum pads are among the best on any MIDI controller, and the hardware syncs perfectly with the software.
T. Skeens

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Michael Walsh on June 28, 2011
This is the piece of gear I have been waiting to find for decades now. It's essentially an MPC (1000, 2000 etc) that connects and integrates directly with your computer (your computer is doing the work, the Maschine interface is just a USB controller that has custom functions for Maschine.) You can run Maschine in Stand Alone mode - which is my preferred method - which allows you to use Maschine as the center of your studio - connect audio ins/outs, samples, external midi gear, effects.. then it's got internal effects, sounds, beats, kits, a SICK sequencer, note repeat and one of the easiest workflows to learn of all music gear on the market. Maschine also runs as a plug-in (for Ableton, Logic, Cubase, etc.) and comes with stock templates to use your Maschine controller as (for instance) an Ableton LIve master controller with transport control, clip control, levels, mutes, etc. (This feature has kept me from craving a launchpad or apc40.)

Maschine comes with an incredible sound library, it's dead simple to make beats, simple to sequence (anything), simple to sample (anything), easy to chop samples (by transients/sensitivity, by time, by tempo and by rhythm (1/6th notes for instance). Its got enough (solid) sounds and effects that you could make an album with nothing but this piece of kit. As of version 1.6 Maschine allows you to use VST plug ins inside the program. With VST integration you can use effects or instruments and they can be applied to individual sounds, to groups, or to the master. Flexibility of routing and the number of VSTs really depends on your computer's power but I haven't had very many crashes. Because your computer runs as the processor your limit of samples and sequences is almost limitless with today's computer hardware.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Dkmafia on November 10, 2010
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This is pretty much the coolest thing ever invented. Does more then stated on the box or the advertising material and is fairly easy to use. At the moment I have this and Traktor (NI's vinyl reproduction software) run through my studio. I create a beat or hook on Maschine upload to Traktor and I have custom vinyl. Seriously, a basic layout could take you 5-10 minutes with Maschine, and a full production could be done in as little as an hour or two (of course that is if you knew exactly what you wanted).

I did a tremendous amount of homework before I bought every piece in my studio and have been doing music (DJ, producing etc..) as a hobby for over twenty years (god I feel old saying that) and this is by far the best purchase I ever made next to my 1200s of course :p

The only "problem" I currently have with Maschine is that recording outside sources doesn't work. I have also never bothered to troubleshoot this, so it might be user error.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kwabena Okyire Appianing on December 8, 2012
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am now learning how to use it but looks great so far haven't realized any mess yet , hope it goes same way through out
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TAOS Inc on November 26, 2012
This is a good quality and very flexible controller that comes with good software for creating most forms of music. The latest 1.8 update to the software and firmware adds several useful new functions.. and NI seem committed to improving Maschine on a fairly regular basis. I docked one star simply because the sensitivity and feel of the pads is not quite up there with Akai's equivalents.. but for the price, it's a pretty good piece of equipment overall.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kevin on December 23, 2012
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Very nice machine could be a handful to learn if you are new to this, it does have a high learning curve initially and takes a lot of practice but you will find your self immersed for hours on this thing, 5/5 stars, well deserved.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rye Clifton on March 1, 2011
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I haven't played music for about 10 years, and was suddenly inspired to get back into it. I'd never played an MPC, never really produced anything... and while I still have a long way to go, Maschine makes it a really fun process. With all the videos people have posted online, and the intuitive layout, and frequent software improvements, I'm all around very happy with what I've been able to do in just a short time.

The pads feel great on the Maschine. MPCs felt a little squishy to me, or required a lot of force. These are firm and responsive. The backlighting is also a great feature, watching a beat play out visually is really helpful as you add layers to a project. I'm really happy with it.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Abel "Tha Great" on April 14, 2011
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All I have to say is OMG! It's solid, looks fantastic in the studio and the build is strong. As far production.... Please I found myself banging out beats in 10-15 mins easy!!! The fun in music production is back, and it is here to stay thanks to maschine. Any type of music maschine will hold you down.This in my honest opinion is the MPC killer. Don't get me wrong the mpc is great but it's nothing like the maschine. Maschine provides full integration with any DAW or can be used as a standalone via USB input. Also the drag and drop feature is amazing and simple. You need effects maschine has you covered, you can mix full projects within maschine. If you take music production serious you shouldn't be without maschine.
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By Pen Name on August 2, 2014
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I am unable to use the maschine I purchased because the seller sold me one where it's previous used failed to deactivate their maschine account .therefore I cannot activate the disk it came with and use the program. Native instruments will not help assist me in anyway I called several times and left emails. I have had it for 5 months or so and it is a paperweight I can use it in other programs as a midi controller but that's it. Make sure you contact the seller and confirm the program is deactivated from the previous user before purchasing
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