Native Instruments has announced that Maschine, the Groove Production Studio, is now available worldwide.
It’s here – the first groove production studio that perfectly integrates with your computer. MASCHINE lets you create, arrange and perform pattern-based tracks using the stunning hardware controller and advanced software, including a massive library of 14,000 cutting-edge drum and instrument sounds. Available now in stores worldwide and the NI Online Shop.
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.
Sugar Bytes has announced Consequence, a chord groovebox, with a surprising depth of possibilities while being easy to use, due to an intuitive workflow.
Chords are alternated, split up to custom arpeggios and turned into leg-driving basslines, amazing melodies or dreamy sound textures. The internal audio recorder keeps your ideas when they come or records loops or even full tracks. The allround soundlibrary contains all possible kinds of instruments, from thick basslines to gentle violines. Combine these with individual triggering options for unheard sequences full of joy and groove! Combine sound-presets and sequencer-presets, an unlimited source of inspiration. CONSEQUENCE is a composition tool which can create chordlines or whole songs on the fly, but also chords which are played via MIDI can be supersized using the innovative sequencing engine.