Native Instruments Maschine MK3
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... read more
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Best piece of hardware I own
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.
A good alternative to the Ableton Push, at 1/2 the cost
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.
I needed some drum pads to compliment my Komplete Kontrol S49 keyboard and this looked like the best option. I am still learning (steep learning curve and not exactly 100% intuitive like the keyboards) but slowly every day I fall more in love with this machine. My only complaint is that it doesn't integrate well with Reason, at least yet. (works ok as a VST but no transport control or deeper integration. I hope this will change
Great sandbox with many limitations
Started cutting my teeth again with this groovebox. While editing a final track was daunting the workflow was really great. Eventually I bought a DAW and incorpeated this into my new workflow. Has been great for live jamming but still frustrating at times, with the limited software, for composition with a DAW.
Creative tool for all work cases.
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!
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.
- Built-in 24-bit / 96 kHz audio interface
- Dual high-resolution color displays
- 16 large, ultra-sensitive pads
- Touch sensitive knobs for parameter tweaking
- All-new Smart Strip
- 4-directional push encoder
- Compatible with all major DAWs
- Includes 25 GB KOMPLETE 11 SELECT library