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Native Instruments Maschine MK2 Groove Production Studio, Black
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- Easily browse, load, tweak, play, arrange, and automate all sampler, plug-in and effect parameters
- Control and sequence all of your external hardware instruments, or switch to MIDI mode to control other software
- Multicolored pads allow you to assign colors to the groups, sounds, patterns, and scenes, and see the pads and group buttons light up in the same colors
- Pads feature increased sensitivity for much more precision
- The redesigned Master section allows you to select modes with the toggle buttons and click through values without the need to look at the screen
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Native Instruments Maschine MK2
Groove Production Studio (Black)
Create and perform fast with Maschine – the groundbreaking groove production studio combining the power and flexibility of software with the tactile immediacy of hardware. Its pattern-based sequencer, high-performance sampler, incredible suite of pro studio instruments and effects, exemplary drum synths, and acclaimed sound library deliver a complete system for fast, professional groove production.
The Master section has been redesigned in the Native Instruments Maschine MK2. Control volume, tempo, and swing with the new multifunction master push encoder – select modes with the new toggle buttons and accurately click through values without having to look at the screen or display. Navigating and scrubbing are much easier, and changing note pitch and detailed tweaking becomes extra-precise thanks to the encoder’s superb physical response. Now with 47 white, backlit click-buttons and colored transport controls, the NI Maschine MK2 provides a wealth of physical and visual excitement for intuitive beat making.
- Eliminate your mouse! Easily browse, load, tweak, play, arrange and automate all sampler, plug-in and FX parameters straight from the hardware
- MIDI mode provides control of other software
- Multi-colored pads to color code groups, sounds, patterns and scenes
- Includes Komplete Elements
A clip-based pattern sequencer means your ideas come together fast. Edit patterns, nudge notes, change velocity, record modulation, and more.
Build or sketch entire tracks with scenes. A scene is a flexible collection of groups and patterns. Scenes let you structure a track easily, and are essential for live performance. Create scenes for intro, outro, main groove, variation groove, and breakdown, then trigger scenes live as required.
Create your own perfectly-tuned electronic and acoustic drum sounds in truly peerless quality. Five 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.
Slice your samples with laser-like precision. Choose the technique that fits you best with four different modes: Detect, Grid, Split, and Manual. Assign slices to the pads automatically and play them just like you would a drum groove or melody.
Supreme Sounds Inside
Get inspired by over 22 GB of sound. Create your own drums with sonically-outstanding drum synths, and dial-in 25 pro-grade effects directly from the hardware. Plus, you get Komplete select – a premium selection of 10 Komplete Instruments and Effects. Get a full suite of professional sound right out of the box and control it all from your Maschine hardware.
Top Customer Reviews
Here's the good, bad, and ugly points:
Easy to use software (Maschine only that is).
Almost everything you can do on screen with a PC can be done using the Maschine hardware.
Folks familiar with MPC series workflow can easily migrate over to Maschine.
Equipment seems pretty solid.
Pads feel good and can be assigned colors.
The Dual screens are a good size and meet their purpose.
Maschine hardware faces are interchangeable.
Large library of available samples and kits.
Very good sampler.
Compatible with Virtual synths (VST).
Hardware is not stand alone; it depends on a computer (USB) to use.
You need an audio interface or quality sound card to make it work as it should.
You need a moderate to powerful PC or Mac otherwise audio playback might suffer.
Every thing that doesn't come with the Maschine Mk2 will cost you money (plugins, synths, everything).
Company nickels and dimes you for everything.
Although the dual screens are nice, they don't pivot. NI offers you an angular base mount that slightly tilts the device.
But guess what... it's not free. NI charges you for it.
Very bad telephone customer support. It doesn't exist.
Takes a long time to install software... even longer if you're installing something like komplete.
All instructions come on a CD. It should've come with an instruction booklet as well. A video tutorial disc would've be even greater.
Although its appearance is customizable with faceplates, you won't find artsy faceplates anywhere or knobs and buttons for that matter.
Maschine versions prior to 2.0 do not provide a good graphical representation of 1-3 bar patterns.Read more ›
I have owned an MV8800, and currently own an MC808 so fully understand samplers, grooveboxes and sequencers. I also own several hardware synthesizers, and run a powerful PC & DAW in my small scale recording studio.
This is simply not a good product. I can only conclude that for NI, the purpose of Maschine is to drive sales of sample (expansion) packs and Komplete, as for sure the capabilities of Maschine in its own right are sub standard.
The sequencer is VERY weak, lacking features found on pretty much every hardware sequencer the last 15 years, and its capabilities as software are easily surpassed by free/donationware midi sequencers. As a sequencer it would be a joke, but its not funny. Any MPC, MC, MV, SY and synth workstation has sequencing abilities that FAR surpass this.
1. You cannot record audio tracks. period. Any linear recording must be done as a sample. This means you need a sequenced event to start sample playback to initiate your recorded "track"
2. The sampler is just OK. It is not flexible.. for example, if you are desiring a fluid workflow, it would be nice if you can (as it allows you to) set up the sample playback mode prior to recording. It then of course, changes to its default mode as soon as you hit record. You cannot change the default mode, and this mode has changed over software versions.
As VST host
Good luck using non NI VST plugins. most will load, but good luck finding presets, or saving presets.
Inadequate routing, poor/frustrating integration with a DAW environment (Maschine as a VST), and a clear focus on sound packs vs functionality means this is not a good purchase.. used prices reflect this.Read more ›
Started out with the 1.0 version of the software, which was intuitive enough, but now upgraded to 2.0 which is just amazingly simple to get started. I've messed around with ableton live a tiny bit, pro tools a tiny bit and reason as well. You may end up importing your stems into those DAWs but the 2.0 software is excellent in my opinion.
The colors and feel of this control are just unreal.
Couldn't be happier.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my newest and favorite toy in my studio. The pads are touch sensitive and the clarity of sounds are perfect. Read morePublished 1 month ago by The Dragons Fan
This unit I bought used. Ships with 1.8 of the software and you do have to pay to upgrade to 2.x . It works great and is easy to understand. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A.J. Fox
This is the first drum machine I've ever owned. It came in the mail right on time and in perfect condition. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Aaliyah
My 19 year old musician son wanted this for Christmas. So we bought it on Amazon after reading reviews about this supplier which were good. He writes digital music and loves this! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kathleen L. Schatzel
I purchased the black Maschine MK2 a few months back and it's currently the main hub of my home studio. Read morePublished 3 months ago by trippyturtle
I hardly ever use FL Studio now. True quality product with plenty of vsts to add onPublished 4 months ago by WesTaylor
Absolutely amazing!!! This has become the centerpiece of my studio. The sound quality from the samples are amazing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eric Palmer