COMPACT GROOVE PRODUCTION STUDIO
Perfect entry into hands-on beatmaking
- 16 ultra-responsive, multi-color pads
- Includes MASCHINE 2 software, instruments, and new drum synths
- Includes KOMPLETE 11 SELECT – 11 premium instruments and effects worth US$ 199.00
The included MASCHINE software comes loaded with an 8 GB sound library, created by renowned sound designers and artists. 8627 samples, 445 full drum kits, 388 multi-sampled instruments, 403 sliced loops, 1200 patterns, and 38 projects, plus five outstanding drum synths. A sonic palette as vast as your imagination.
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.
MASCHINE MIKRO’s responsive multi-color pads provide ultimate feel in the thick of the beat. Its compact size and bus-powered operation mean you’re in control no matter where you are. And the MASCHINE 2 software gives you power that takes you to the furthest reaches of your creativity.
FIND THE RIGHT SOUND FAST
MASCHINE MIKRO’s ultra-fast, tag-based browser gives your creativity no time to slow down. Use MASCHINE MIKRO's display screen to quickly find any project, group, sound, instrument, effect or sample. Then simply load it and go.
SAMPLE. SLICE. EDIT.
MASCHINE makes sampling fluid and simple – grab audio, slice it, and shape it with incredible flexibility. Then kick out a groove with your new sounds on super-responsive pads.
Get up to 64 voice polyphony for each sound, plus choke, legato, and glide control. And experienced beatheads will love the vintage sampling modes.
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.
Get creative with a toolbox of destructive editing features including truncate, normalize, reverse, cut, copy, paste, fade-in, fade-out, silence, DC correct, and duplicate. Timestretching and pitchbending with automatic beat detection deliver highest possible sound quality.
MASCHINE MIKRO adapts to your workflow. Get full velocity control, pad link, advanced note repeat, plus swing controls for sounds, groups, and the global project. Color-code your sounds and see your entire sonic palette at a glance.
A clip-based pattern sequencer means your ideas come together fast. Edit patterns, nudge notes, change velocity, record modulation, and more.
An ultra-powerful step sequencer gives you another way to sculpt your grooves to perfection. Drop in 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.
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.
Polish your tracks to perfection with the audio mixer with MASCHINE 2 software. Tweak volume, pan, solo or mute with ultimate ease. See group and individual track levels clearly on meters complete with peak level indicators. Adjust levels on any group of sounds from one multi-function knob.
MASCHINE 2 software delivers a new paradigm in signal routing. Unlimited sound groups let you manage even the most demanding projects, and two aux sends per channel let you freely route sounds anywhere in your project.
Add a KOMPLETE collection to your setup and get worldwide industry-standard sound inside your MASCHINE. The latest MASCHINE 2 software browser lets you find and load KOMPLETE 10 Instrument or Effect presets at a glance. Best of all, key instrument or effect parameters, such as filter cutoff, automap to MASCHINE’s eight display knobs for immediate, performance-ready tweakability.
MIKRO IN YOUR STUDIO
MASCHINE MIKRO fits easily into even the most compact studio or stage setup. A compact beatmaking instrument to complement your DAW, and a sturdy performance tool for live beats.
HOST YOUR PLUGINS
Load any VST or Audio Units plug-in into one of 16 sound slots in any of MASCHINE’s unlimited groups. Every channel can also host unlimited effect plug-ins for customized unique chains – limitless room to play.
MASCHINE IN YOUR DAW
Load MASCHINE 2 software as a VST, Audio Units or AAX plug-in in your DAW. Open several instances and toggle between them from one controller. Route up to 16 stereo outs to your DAW for mixing. You can even use MASCHINE MIKRO to control your DAW’s transport functions.
Use intelligent shortcuts and button combination to quickly navigate the full power of MASCHINE 2 software. MASCHINE MIKRO lets you trigger sounds with hardware immediacy, keeping you locked in the creative flow.
Under the hood, a top-of-the-line audio engine saves resources while delivering the highest audio quality possible. Advanced multi-core technology runs multiple processes in parallel, dividing complex tasks between your computer’s cores. Run more plug-ins. Mix with ease. Load up even more sounds on unlimited groups, and so much more.
Optimize your workflow with MASCHINE Trutorials – inspiring short videos designed to get you creating in under 90 seconds.
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)
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.
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.
Width: 320 mm / 12.6"
Length: 195 mm / 7.7"
Height: 50 mm / 2.0"
1.2 kg / 2.6 lbs
1 monochromatic display (64 x 128 pixel)
16 high-quality multi-color, illuminated pads with velocity and aftertouch
One endless push encoder for controlling numerous functions (30 steps)
USB 2.0, 3.0