Native Instruments Maschine MK3
NEW LOOK. SAME FLOW.
The new MASCHINE takes our classic groovebox workflow and makes it faster and more intuitive. Optimized based on customer research, it’s packed with new features to boost your speed and increase your focus – all without breaking the workflow you love.
Next-generation production and performance controller
The Maschine MK3 is the latest edition of the renowned Maschine series form Native Instruments, featuring an upgraded design and a range of new features. The Maschine MK3 retains all the major features that made the MK2 one of the most sought-after production units on the market. The integrated hardware/software system is comprised of a sampler, arrange mixer, built-in FX and more. The intuitive and sleek design now features dual high-resolution RGB colour displays, allowing you to monitor and see information on all your major settings and parameters including preset names, tempo information, sample info and more.
Touch-sensitive pads, encoders and smart strip
The 16 RGB illuminated, touch-sensitive pads are ideal for finger-drumming and playing virtual instruments. The pads can be used for a wide range of applications from triggering samples on the fly during live performances to providing a real-time, natural sounding way to input drums in music production software. As well as large pads, the Maschine MK3 also boasts 8 touch-sensitive knobs that allow you to control your parameters and settings with extreme precision.
A smart strip is also included for added expression when playing sounds and instruments. The smart strip allows you to run your finger across the strip, reacting accordingly. This is ideal for pitch bending, strumming notes, performing with FX and more. There is also a four-directional push encoder for browsing through settings, navigating sounds, adjusting levels and balance.
Built-in audio interface and seamless integration
One of the most unique features of the Maschine MKIII is the integrated, professional-grade 96kHz/24-bit audio interface. The premium-grade audio interface ensures exceptional audio fidelity and performance. The interface can be used for capturing studio-grade recordings while playing virtual instruments or for routing external equipment such as microphones, and line level instruments.
The Maschine MK3 also provides seamless integration with popular DAW software, as well as the Komplete series from Native Instruments. The plug and play functionality means you can get setup and started within minutes, allowing you to focus on your production and/or live performance sets.
Portable design and versatile connectivity
The compact and highly portable design of the Native Instruments Maschine MK3, makes it ideal for both producers and live performers. The streamlined unit will easily fit within a backpack or larger laptop bag, allowing you to transport your Maschine MK3 with ease. It bases its design on classic drum machines and grooveboxes, including features such as velocity levels, swing, pad link, step sequencer and even sampling emulation of the vintage MPC 60/SP 1200.
The unit can be powered via the built-in USB 2.0 connection, or with the power supply unit (included). It also features a wide range of built-in connectivity including: 2 x ¼-inch TRS line outputs, 2 x ¼-inch TRS line inputs, ¼-inch, dynamic mic input, stereo headphone output, 1 x MIDI In, 1 x MIDI out; 1 x Footswitch.
Integrated hardware/software system includes sampler, arranger, mixer, FX, and more
8 GB MASCHINE library with samples, one-shots, sliced loops, sampled instruments, presets, patterns, drum kits, and songs
Includes KOMPLETE 12 SELECT library
25 pro-quality studio and creative FX including filter, EQ, delay, reverb and compressor
2 high-resolution RGB color displays for precision sample slicing, sound tweaking, note editing, mixing, browsing, and more
16 large, ultra-sensitive pads make two-handed drumming easy
Pro-grade, 96 kHz / 24-bit audio interface with 2 x ¼” TRS line outputs, 2 x ¼” TRS line inputs, ¼” dynamic mic input, stereo headphone output, 1 x MIDI In, 1 x MIDI out; 1 x Footswitch
Touch sensitive knobs for parameter tweaking
Smart Strip for strumming notes, pitch bending sounds, performing with FX, and more
Four-directional push encoder for browsing, navigating, adjusting levels and balance
Powered via USB 2.0 or with the included power supply unit
Seamless integration with KOMPLETE
Classic groovebox features including 16 velocity levels, swing, pad link, note repeat, step sequencer, and vintage MPC 60/SP 1200 sampling emulation
Compatible with all major DAWs (including Ableton Live, Logic Pro, and FL Studio) as a VST or Audio Units plug-in with full multi-core support
See what’s new in MASCHINE
Big, bold, and in your face, the larger pads create more room for complex moves like flams and rolls. New technological updates make the pads more sensitive to lighter touches, for more expressive playing. And since the center-to-center distance is exactly the same, your muscle memory and workflow don’t have to change.
FULL COLOR, HI RES SCREENS
With two full-color displays and the four-directional push encoder, you can browse sounds, FXs, plug-ins, and instruments with a tactile, one-handed, completely visual workflow – simply find the thumbnail and load directly from the hardware. Plus, the high-res screens let you get more precise with your mixing, see an overview of your arrangement, or zoom in on waveforms to slice samples like a surgeon.
STUDIO-GRADE AUDIO INTERFACE
MASCHINE now comes with a studio-grade, 96kHz / 24-bit audio interface for pristine sound. Simply patch in a synth or add a dynamic mic for quick recording and sampling. Stereo line and MIDI ports make it a perfect centerpiece for any studio. Plus, it’s USB-powered, so you can record anywhere with your laptop – or plug in the included power supply unit for brighter pads.
The new hardware layout cuts through the clutter to help you stay focused and get your ideas out fast. Instead of being hidden behind a shift-function button, some of the most-used features and functions can now be accessed directly with one touch.
PAD INPUT MODE BUTTONS
Drum rhythms, program patterns, or play melodies and chords, switching easily with the click of a button.
Take parameter snapshots, tweak settings, and return back to the original settings to discover new transitions.
Simply touch a knob to assign your favorite parameters to macros and start tweaking.
NOTE REPEAT BUTTON
Play fills and arps during a performance with a larger, easier-to-find button.
UPDATED TRANSPORT SECTION
Transport buttons now include deeper integration with most DAWs and direct access to Follow and Tempo Tap.
FIXED VELOCITY BUTTON
Program accents and ghost notes quickly with 16 fixed velocity levels or get a smooth, constant volume when triggering samples.
UPDATED FILE MANAGEMENT
Open a recent project, make changes, and save it as a new file without ever touching the mouse with new Save and Open buttons.
EXPANDED CONTROL SECTION
Quickly jump between views with one-touch access to the Arranger, Mixer, Sound Browser or Sampler.
8 TOUCH SENSITIVE KNOBS
Go beyond tweaking with eight touch sensitive knobs. Touch once to activate special contextual menus, such as tag clouds, sound settings, and FX parameters. You can also map your most frequently used FX, instruments, or plug-in parameters to macros with the touch of a button.
SMART STRIP FOR NEW WAYS TO PLAY
The Smart Strip opens up MASCHINE to whole new ways of playing. Use it like a keyboard wheel to pitch-bend and modulate sounds. Add new sonic textures, builds, or transitions with advanced performance FX like stutter and scratch. Or strum samples, synths, and drums like a guitar.
LATEST SOFTWARE UPDATES
In case you missed the recent MASCHINE software updates, here are some of our favorite features.
With MASCHINE 2.6.5, Ideas view was added to make sketching and arranging tracks more intuitive. Record alternate musical phrases or play different beats nonstop. Then mix and match until you find a groove you like.
PARAMETER SNAPSHOT MORPHING
Lock lets you freeze your current settings, tweak a sound, change an envelope, and return back to your initial settings at the press of a button. Combine it with the new Morph function to discover new transitions or add improvisation during a performance.
The new Variation Engine is perfect for adding texture to a track or sparking new ideas. Use Randomize to create new patterns and melodies on the fly. Or add a little swing to your drums with Humanize.