Native Instruments has announced the release of its Maschine Jam, a unique music production system for quick, intuitive track arranging and advanced performance.
Maschine Jam offers multi-track step sequencing and touch-sensitive controls, and comes with Maschine 2 software. It works seamlessly with Native Instruments Komplete, as well as 3rd party plugins, and all popular DAWs.
Designed for exploring musical ideas, MASCHINE JAM’s workflow centers on an 8×8 multicolor click-pad matrix made for advanced sequencing, experimenting with pattern and scene arrangements, and playing melodies. MASCHINE JAM also introduces innovative new ways to perform thanks to its unique functions, eight dual-touch Smart Strips, and the included MASCHINE 2.5 software and KOMPLETE 11 SELECT* bundle. Distinctive features like Notes Mode allow for strumming melodies and chords with the Smart Strips, while the Lock function stores parameter snapshots that can be instantly recalled at any point during performance, or used for gradual ‘morphed’ transitions between settings for example. The Smart Strips truly shine with gestured, tactile control of MASCHINE software’s eight new Perform FX units – detailed multi-effects that add expressive motion, space, dynamics, and more.
To showcase the creative possibilities MASCHINE JAM provides, a new video features MASCHINE wizard OddKidOut instantly building and performing an original track with the new MASCHINE instrument. In the video, OddKidOut steps into an LA warehouse transformed into a multimedia installation that visually reacts to his music. OddKid not only creates and performs on MASCHINE JAM, but also integrates his original MASCHINE controller into the performance to demonstrate the perfect sync and complementary workflow between MASCHINE hardware.
And as an introductory bonus for existing MASCHINE owners, two free MASCHINE Expansions chosen from a selection of 20** will be awarded on registration of a MASCHINE JAM controller. This limited-time offer is available exclusively to registered MASCHINE 2 software owners as a gift for expanding their MASCHINE setup.
Maschine Jam is now available for purchase for $399 USD/399 EUR/£319 GBP. The free Maschine Expansions introductory offer is only available at the NI Online Shop until December 31st, 2016 for existing Maschine 2 software owners after registration of Maschine Jam hardware.