Native Instruments Maschine Groove Production Studio (OLD MODEL)
- 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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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!
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
The seamless integration of this hardware controller with Native Instruments' other products is outstanding. For example you can dial up any of the patches in any of the included synths and immediately you'll see virtually every control of that synth displayed in the easy-to-read displays of the Maschine. Not only that but you can actually record and automate every filter, envelope or oscillator within Maschine itself.
It's been years since I've seen a product that so deserves the hype surrounding it. If you are looking for a music creation tool that is fun to use and infinitely expandable, this is your choice. Maschine is in a category of its own. There is simply no comparison.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My AKAI MPD32 was immediately replaced as my main MIDI pad controller as soon as the Maschine was connected for the first time. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Eric
This Macshine is amazing. I write my entire electronics tracks with it and touch them up in ableton seamlessly. I have used it heavily for over a year without any issues. Read morePublished on August 18, 2014 by John Reiner
It's a great quality and a good variety of sounds. I would recommend it.Published on July 31, 2014 by Elvira