Native Instruments announces MASCHINE

Native Instruments MASCHINE

Native Instruments has announced MASCHINE, a hardware & software groovebox with seamless studio integration.

MASCHINE combines the flexibility of computer-based music production with the ease of a groove box into one powerful creative tool. Utilizing onboard samples or your own audio files, MASCHINE’s symbiosis of hardware and software not only ensures a fast and fun workflow, but lets you easily turn your ideas into professional productions.

Maschine top features

  • Combines intuitive sequencer, sampler and over 20 high-quality effects with real-time control and flexible routing into an inspiring Groove Production Studio
  • Dedicated controller with 16 high-quality pads, 41 buttons, and 11 rotary encoders for playing, recording, sequencing, automation and arrangement
  • Fastest workflow with pattern-based arrangement and perfect hardware, software and host environment integration
  • Features step sequencing, real-time recording, note repeat, slicing, and auto-mapping for intuitive jamming
  • Over 5 GB of inspiring, studio-quality sounds with over 15,000 samples and hundreds of patterns perfectly suited for electronic, urban and “indietronic” genres
  • Extensive MIDI-mapping capabilities to control other hardware and software
  • Easy-to-use browser with tagging of kits, instruments, samples, and effects
  • Intuitive automation recording and step automation editing
  • Sampling from external and internal sources with threshold detection
  • Works as a plug-in for any software sequencer supporting VST®, AU™, or RTAS®

MASCHINE will be available March 1st 2009 in stores worldwide and the NI Online Shop for $669 USD / 599 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments

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