Native Instruments Releases NEW Maschine MK3 & Kontrol MK2!
The first incarnation of the Maschine was released back in 2009, with the MK2 coming back in 2012. Fans of the product have been eagerly awaiting news of the latest update in the series and we can now finally announce that the new MK3 is available to order. So given that it’s been five years since the release of its predecessor we should be expecting some major updates and boy have Native Instruments delivered!
The first thing you will notice about the new Maschine is the 2 high-resolution RGB colour displays (taken from Maschine studio unit), enhancing the user experience and your ability to slice samples, tweak sounds, browse more efficiently and complete tasks with ease.
One of Maschine’s key features is its ability to integrate seamlessly with NI’s own synths/software and to map to your DAW of choice depending on your personal preferences.
The 16 large, ultra-sensitive pads are still on the unit and still just as easy to use for finger drumming, the touch sensitive knobs make tweaking parameters a doddle and the smart strip is perfect if you want a strumming action or to bend notes.
The onboard effects are particularly impressive. 25 pro-quality FX including filters, EQ’s, delay, reverb and a compressor.
The Komplete Kontrol is an intuitive, hands-on keyboard controller, giving you an all immersive way of creating. With the new MK2, NI have provided you with more tools aimed at improving your music making experience. It features a Pro-grade Fatar keybeds with aftertouch and is available with 49 or 61 semi-weighted keys.
Like the new Maschine, the Kontrol MK2 also includes 2 high-resolution RGB colour displays to enhance your user experience.
The Light Guide system has been further refined, with the lights above each key highlighting drum cells, key switches, chords, scales, and more.
When used in combination with the Maschine unit the possibilities are endless, with deep integration between the two.
Both the Maschine and the Komplete keyboards come bundled with NI’s Komplete 11 select software. The software includes 11 premium instruments, including; Massive, Monark and Retro Machines. The Maschine also comes with an 8 GB library of drums and sampled instruments.