Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2 Groove Production Studio

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Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2 | Here it is: Next-generation design, multi-colored pads, timestretching capabilities, and more! Get it today from Sam Ash Direct.

MASCHINE MK2, NI's next gen controller, has workflow improvements for an even more intuitive and faster performance. Now with heightened sensitivity, each one of MASCHINE MK2's 16 touch-pads can be assigned a different color to easily separate and identify sounds, patterns, groups, and scenes.

Classic Groove Production Studio
MASCHINE MK2 has become the industry-standard integrated hardware/software system for professional music production and performance – a groundbreaking instrument that combines a pattern-based sequencer, professional sampler, effects, a sonically outstanding drum synth, and an incredible sound library. A super-intuitive workflow delivers total track control from initial idea to final production directly from the hardware. And all-new, ultra-powerful 2.0 software with multicore support delivers a dedicated mixer, sidechaining, unlimited groups, plus a new level of KOMPLETE integration.

What is new in Maschine
All-new MASCHINE 2.0 software is bursting with power perfectly harnessed by the MASCHINE MK2 Controller. Find instruments, effects, kits, sounds, and samples fast with the spectacular tag-based visual browser – optimized for KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects. Get busy creating with unlimited groups and insert effects, and sidechaining. Then finish off your tracks with a sleek, intuitive mixer – all wrapped in a beautiful new user interface and with full multi-core support.

Supreme Sounds Inside
Get inspired by MASCHINE’s 8 GB library of production-ready sounds. Create your own drums with sonically-outstanding drum synths – a broad sweet spot makes it super-easy to dial in just the sound you’re looking for. Modulate 24 pro-quality studio effects directly from the hardware.

Includes KOMPLETE SELECT
A premium selection of 10 instruments and effects worth $1000 when purchased individually, featuring professional, production-ready sounds for
all styles of music

Features:
  • Maschine 2.0 software
  • Flexible computer-based production made as simple as a hardware groovebox
  • Dedicated group buttons, master section with push encoder and two displays
  • High quality, touch sensitive multi-color pads
  • Create and perform rhythms, harmonies and melodies
  • Powerful sampling, slicing, time stretch, sound shaping, and edit features
  • Controllable directly from the hardware
  • 8 display knobs and buttons to browse, edit & tweak
  • 8 GB library with samples, loops, instruments, presets and more
  • 25 pro-quality studio and creative effects including filter, EQ, delay, reverb and compressor; one touch automation recording, and expansive routing possibilities
  • Seamless integration with KOMPLETE 10 Instruments and Effects with automatic parameter mapping and preset browsing – with 10 full-version KOMPLETE products
  • Fast, powerful, customizable multi-mode drum synths
  • Support for NI and all third party VST, and Audio Units plug-ins
  • Dozen of pro-quality effects with expansive routing functions
  • Dedicated mixer and plug-in pane in the software
  • Side-chaining, pre-listening bus, auxes, groups and effect inserts
  • Classic groovebox features including 16 velocity levels
  • Swing, pad link, note repeat, step sequencer & vintage sampling emulation
  • Runs as a VST, Audio Units or AAX plug-in, multi-core support
  • Import MIDI and REX files, MPC programs, and iMASCHINE projects
  • Hosts VST and Audio Units plug-ins

Get your Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2 Groove Production Studio today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • MASCHINE MK2
  • Owner's Manual
Other Features 16 pads,
Model MAS 2

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Native InstrumentsMASCHINE MK2
 
4.6

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0

Beat Best Production Maschine Ever!

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from Torrance, CA

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Huge library
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beat Production
    • Effects Processing
    • Midi Controller
    • MIXING

    Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

    Look no further! This unit is the best production machine on the market. With a fully loaded sound library & ease of use, it will surely compliment any combination of gear you are currently using. In addition, the Maschine can be expanded by its software sample capabilities.

    I'm staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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    4.0

    You are going to love this

    By 

    from Southern CA

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Features
    • Interface

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Clubs
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

      The MKB offers 16 touch pads that can be assigned different colors. Making it easy to know what was assign to them. Includes the Maschine 2.0 software so other than a computer there is nothing more you would need to get started. I'm a Staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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      5.0

      Its All About The Workflow!

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      from Queens, New York

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Awesome Sound Library
      • Ios App
      • Quality build
      • Seamless integration

      Cons

      • Computer Dependant

      Best Uses

      • On The Go Creating
      • Sample Based Production

      Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

      I come from the world of MPC's. Over the last few years, I've tried moving over to or at least tried incorperating software into my workflow, but I always came back to my trusty old piece of hardware. The software route seemed to distract me from actual music production; I was too busy tweaking or setting up midi between my sampler, my computer, controllers etc.

      Then I gave the maschine a try. Now all I use is software! Theres obvious comparisons between Maschine and the MPC's or Roland MV's (16 pads, lots of buttons) but the most important of them all is the workflow. What I loved about my MPC was that I could use it with my eyes closed. If I had an idea in my head, I could translate it over to music quick and efficiently. And now I've found that in a software based controller.

      Aside from that, Maschine comes loaded with 8 gigs worth of sounds and a few KOMPLETE plug-ins. Speaking of KOMPLETE, if you add that to the arsenal, it seamlessly integrates with maschine so you can control all the parameters and play all the instruments directly off the pads.

      If you're looking to step your production game up, Native Instruments Maschine is Definatley a huge Upgrade for anyone who doesnt already own it.

      I'm A staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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      4.0

      Intuitive and easy to use

      By 

      from Ontario, Ca

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Flexible
      • Intuitive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hobbyists
        • Home studios
        • Pro Studios

        Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

        Being a guitar player myself, electronic music can be intimidating to get into. DAW's can be complex. Maschine makes it easy to create and improvise. You can load up individual sounds or entire kits. You can even load in VSTs/AUs, like the included Massive Synth, or even third-party VSTs/AUs. It's flexible and the possibilities are limitless. I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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        5.0

        Awesome!!

        By 

        from Ontario, CA

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Easy to use
        • Numerous Sounds
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Creating Music

          Comments about Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2:

          I was into making electronic music before they started calling it EDM, but I so wish it was as easy as it is today. I used to have multiple keyboards, drum machines and other devices just to make all the sounds and beats that this has built in! It's not fair! Gotta love technology! Now I can carry my "studio" in a laptop bag and take it wherever I wish. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to start making music or even the seasoned veteran.

          *I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

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