The third-generation MASCHINE controller improves on Native Instruments' most popular groove production system with some major new enhancements. New in the MK3 version has a built-in audio interface, with pro-grade 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution, t...
In this Instagram posted Sept 12 2017, Odesza post a video of them using the Native Instruments Maschine MK3. They say: > New Maschine is beautiful @nativeinstruments Judging by the date of the post and the fact that they say it's "new," it can be assumed it's the MK3 version of Maschine.more
The third-generation MASCHINE controller improves on Native Instruments' most popular groove production system with some major new enhancements. New in the MK3 version has a built-in audio interface, with pro-grade 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution, two 1/4 in. TRS line outputs, two 1/4 in. TRS line inputs, stereo headphone output, MIDI In/Out, stereo headphone output and more.
The other most notable change is the addition of two high-resolution, full-color displays for precision sample slicing, sound tweaking, note editing, mixing, browsing and more. The button and pad layouts have also received a refresh, with an all-new 4-directional push encoder for browsing, navigating and adjusting levels, and a new smart strip for strumming notes, pitch bending sounds, performing with FX, and more.
MASCHINE MK3 is ready for seamless control of the latest version of MASCHINE 2 software including everything you need to create and perform songs – with an 8 GB library of high-quality sounds, drum kits, multi-sampled instruments, patterns, projects, and sliced loops right out of the box, plus Drum Synths: 5 fully tweakable, automatable drum plug-ins built exclusively for MASCHINE. MASCHINE MK3 is compatible with all major DAWs (including Ableton Live, Logic Pro, and FL Studio) as a VST or Audio Units plug-in with full multicore support.
The MK3 is a joy to have. I previously owned the MK2 and I was extremely happy with it but ever since I've started working with the MK3 it just makes my workflow faster, sampling a tad bit easier, composing is amazing, and it makes finger drumming a lot easier as well. The performance strip is a Godsend purposed for performers and finger drummers. I highly advise anyone that is looking for a piece of hardware to get the Maschine MK3. You won't be disappointed.
Great value. Nothing compares other than Ableton's Push, and if you're like me and don't want to use Ableton all the time, this is for you. A drum machine, but also a lot lot lot more.
Probably the best bundle deal for both new and experienced music producer. One of the reasons why is the software, audio interface, and the great tutorials on youtube! Quality pads that exceed that of AKAI's MPC series (this is coming from a long time MPC user). Only real weakness is a lot of the software is CPU HEAVY! So if you don't have an amazing desktop/laptop. You might be a little upset. Still it's a better value than the Push 2 (I'm a Push 2 user as well) as it comes with FULLY FUNCTIONAL software. However, the main software isn't a full daw. So if you have plans of recording a full song than you'll be dissapointed there. Overall, its still a great product for the price of $600!
I was torn between this and the Push, until I looked at the total cost to get it up and running. Maschine Mk3 comes with a generous selection of sounds with Komplete 12 Select. The upgrade to the full version went on sale shortly after I bought the unit. Another $259 and now so much to pick from. Sounds, drum loops, orchestration, piano...you name it, it’s there. Not totally intuitive software and workflow but worth the effort.
Wonderful piece of gear and it works on so much more than just laying down hip hop beats. I use it for film score compositions, epic trailer cues, cinematic ambient pieces and funny game music cues. It's so inspirational and quick to work with. Just you and the music!