Never used a beat machine in my life!!!
By: New2music29 from Waco,TX,USA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
This product is made very well! It is light weight but very dependable, you don't even have to use much pressure on the pads or knob.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
The best feature of this product would have to be the library! So many sounds and groups to choose from you will never get bored or run out of creative options.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
This is the kicker! I have never used a beat machine EVER and I am a second semester Audio Engineering student at the local community college with not much experience with music production at all so the learning curve was very steep for me BUT the start up guide, manual and tutorials had me playing with the maschine in no time! It has been 3 months since I purchased the machine mikro mk2 and I am going step by step through the tutorials so I would say I am progressing pretty smooth but it does take a while to learn the ins and outs and to be able to make a pattern without referring back to the tutorials. I must say one thing that did stop me in my tracks was the fact that I couldn't find MASSIVE which is one of the early steps in the guide, nobody told me that the link to add it to the software was e mailed to my inbox the day after I purchased it so beware of that. All in all this maschine is GREAT and well worth the time and effort it takes to get good with it! Learning curve steep!
How is the tone?
Tones are good, ZERO complaints on this end.
Your general opinion of this product.
This product is truly truly AWESOME! After a day or so of playing around with this thing I began asking myself what else could I possibly need since machine has everything all sounds, instruments and plug ins! Highly pleased with this machine! I have never even touched any other beat machine and i probably never will! I don't see how they could possible compare to native instruments products at all! GREAT product! Get it, you wont be sorry! Oh BTW don't purchase without software/installation disk! That would be totally pointless!
Was this item an overall good value?
This item was an overall GREAT value!