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Native Instruments Maschine Mk3 Drum Controller

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Product Description

Maschine MK3 is the ultimate, intuitive instrument for creating beats, tracks and songs. Easily sample, arrange, mix, add effects, and perform live. Produce right out the box with the included library of amazing sounds plus a license for KOMPLETE 11 SELECT. Redesigned from the ground up, Maschine MK3 has unrivaled workflow with well-thought features that make complex tricks easy. Add a built-in, bus-powered audio interface with two high-resolution screens and you have the ultimate beat making studio.

Native Instruments Maschine Mk3 Drum Controller Features

  • All-in-one production studio/controller/audio interface with seamless software integration
  • Sample, arrange, mix, add effects, play sounds like instruments, and perform live
  • Create full arrangements and songs without picking up the mouse or looking at your computer thanks to two high-resolution displays
  • 8GB Maschine MK2 library included with a license to download a 25GB KOMPLETE 11 SELECT library
  • Craft your sound using professional effects such as compression, reverb, delay, EQ and filters
  • 16 large, velocity-sensitive pads
  • Sample using the 96 kHz/ 24-bit audio interface
  • Tweak parameters in real time with the touch-sensitive knobs
  • Multi-function Smart Strip for re-pitching, performing with FX, or strumming notes
  • Vintage MPC-style sampling emulation with swing, note repeat, and step sequencing
  • Variation button allows for randomization and humanizing
  • Use as a VST or AU within any DAW or in stand-alone mode
INTUITIVELY DESIGNED. IMPROVED WORKFLOW.
The Maschine MK3 is everything you could ever dream of in a groovebox/ sampler format. Using customer suggestions and industry research, Native Instruments have managed to make this killer beat machine faster and easier to use than its predecessors. It has everything Maschine users are used to but adds dedicated buttons for key features and eliminates many shift functions. The result is a faster workflow and more creative experience.

SLEEK & FUNCTIONAL DESIGN
MK3 has been overhauled in every detail. The 16 performance pads are now bigger and more sensitive than before. The large pads make it easier for beginners that may want to use two fingers. Experienced players can now more easily perform intricate techniques like rolls or flams. Despite their size, the center-to-center distance has been maintained to keep you in a natural hand position. Not to mention, the Note Repeat button is now twice as big so you’ll never miss a fill. Or hold down Shift and Note Repeat to create arpeggios.

MULTI-FUNCTION PADS
Make beats in Pad mode or hit the Keyboard button to play the pads like a keyboard. Trigger individual notes or use the Chord button to play each pad as a chord. These are only some of the tools, right at your fingertips.

FULL COLOR DISPLAYS
The dual high resolution screens bring the convenience of Maschine Studio into a smaller form factor. Chop up samples, zoom into waveforms, browse sounds and more, using only the hardware. Best of all, it can be seen in any environment, regardless of viewing angle or brightness. Pair it with an NKS keyboard and use all the screens at once.

A MOBILE & HOME PRODUCTION STUDIO
Maschine MK3 has a built-in studio-grade audio interface. The rear panel has balanced ins and outs, a dedicated mic input, a high-powered headphone out, MIDI I/O, and a pedal input for expression or sustain. Amazingly, it can be powered by just a USB cable. Using the included power supply unit slightly increases pad brightness.

ENGINEERED FOR WORKFLOW
The layout of the MK3 has been designed to help you focus on what matters, the music. Dedicated buttons to common functions are strategically laid out to speed up and improve workflow. The 4-directional push encoder allows you to quickly find and choose samples, effects, instruments, sounds, groups and projects. You can even use it to mix with one hand!

INTUITIVE TOUCH
The eight knobs below the screen have capacitive touch sensitivity. To add further creativity the new multi-function Smart Strip adds unique musical expression to your tracks. Re-pitch, modulate, or perform morphing effects like stutters, scratches and ring mods in real time. Then record everything as automation. It's not only functional, its a lot of fun.

GUILT-FREE TWEAKING
Inspired from Maschine Jam, there’s now a Lock Mode button. It allows you to take a snapshot of your project. You're then free to tweak sound parameters without worry. Hitting lock again brings you back to the previous locked state. Its great for trying out new ideas without committing. And don't forget, the bus-powered MK3 was born to jam live. Extended Lock (Shift + Lock) allows you to create different snapshots for morphing between settings. Use the pads to trigger different snap shots. Adjust morphing time to switch smoothly between snapshots.

Maschine MK3 is super intuitive and laid out with function in mind. This is much more than a controller. Its an audio interface and a bonafide instrument. Pair it with Maschine Jam or an NKS controller for the ultimate experience.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We're here to help.

Product Specifications
Native Instruments Maschine Mk3 Drum Controller System Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.11 or macOS 10.12 (latest update)
  • Windows 7, 8, or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit) Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)USB 2.0 or higher
  • All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them. All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Additional Info
  • Supported Interfaces: Stand-alone, VST, Audio Units, AAX 32 and AAX 64, ASIO, CoreAudio, WASAPI
  • Please note: Native 64-bit support for stand-alone and plug-in versions.
  • MASCHINE requires activation: Activate using the serial number on the flyer inside the box.
  • In case of graphics issues, please install the latest drivers for your GPU. This can be necessary even if Windows reports them as up to date.
  • MASCHINE software, MASCHINE Factory Library, and KOMPLETE 11 SELECT are provided as downloads after registration — an Internet connection and a graphics card which supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate the software. Once installed and activated, all products can be used offline.
Dimensions and Weight
  • Width: 320 mm / 12.6"
  • Length: 301 mm / 11.85"
  • Height: 41 mm / 1.61"
  • Weight: 2.2 kg / 4.85 lbs
Hardware Specifications
  • 2 extra-large, high-resolution color displays
  • 16 high-quality, multi-color, illuminated pads with velocity and aftertouch
  • 8 multi-color group buttons
  • 8 endless rotary touch-sensitive encoders
  • 50 backlit click buttons
  • 1 dual-touch Smart Strip
  • 1 four-directional push encoder
  • 96 kHz / 24-bit built-in audio interface
  • USB 2.0, 3.0
  • 2 x 1/4” TRS line outputs, 2 x 1/4” TRS line inputs
  • 1/4” mic input for use with a dynamic microphone
  • 1 headphone output
  • 1 x MIDI in, 1 x MIDI out
  • 1 footswitch or pedal input
  • 15V 1.2A power supply included
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  323-870-8217 Warranty:  1 Year
Andre Suede Submitted: 8/16/2018
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If you’re trying to level up in this process, the Maschine MK3 is a must have.
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Opens up creativity and the workflow is uncomparrible. The keyboard and chord mode puts the MK3 ahead of any other controller for lack of a better term. My only complaint is that I waited so long to purchase the MK3.
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Talaya Logan, talaya.music@gmail.com Submitted: 8/14/2018
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Simply Amazing.
What is your opinion of this product?
This is hands down the best midi controller I’ve ever used! I started out very small with a launchkey mini and my friend had the Mk2. I knew it would change everything about my sound and it literally did. It’s so easy and quick to get my ideas out and mapped out. My work flow is smoother and length of my entire process was cut in half! I was having issues with other stores at first as well and purchasing with American Musical was such a breeze. Thanks for everything!
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Michael Cisneros, gahttzmcisneros@gmail.com Submitted: 8/13/2018
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Really sweet piece of gear
What is your opinion of this product?
I really like it, coming from a workstation to daw based production this has made it feel like hardware.
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Frank Mills Submitted: 8/10/2018
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I love this thing
What is your opinion of this product?
It's like I'm using equipment from the Starship Enterprise I really wish I could a pill to learn this instrument inside out a lot faster
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Dragon Heat Beats, Qobrakhan@gmail.com Submitted: 8/10/2018
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This thing is a Beast..!!
What is your opinion of this product?
This is an awesome piece of equipment. I did months of research, on this and other units, I decided on the Maschine MK3...and after a few days, I knew I made the right choice. The unit is beautiful, classy, pads feel great, not too stiff or too soft...perfect. I love the duel color screens, and the user friendliness of the MK3. Since having it (bout 2 months) I have made about 60 beats on it, averaging bout 1 a day, some days I will churn out 3, some times 1, sometimes I don't make may, but I am on it everyday even if just to revisit the ones I already made, to add some tweets to them. The learning curve was short, it came with a lot of sounds, adding my own was simple, sampling is superb..compatibility and set up, quick, & it being an interface make it clutch. The Chord function has taken my production to new heights, I have been able to get my ideas out and displayed musically correct effortlessly. Export is a breeze, & there are so many features I still haven't used yet, get it..!!
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Peter Submitted: 8/9/2018
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Super incredible I LOVE IT
What is your opinion of this product?
The Maschine MK3 is what I will call a beat maschine on steroids. It has been one of my favorite investment in producing beats and I will definitely recommend this maschine item to any new or season beat makers. The maschine give you so much power to do so much things from the unit itself once you get the hang of it. Even though I chose a payment plan for it I had no choice but to add this awesom maschine to my mini studio.
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Carrollina Submitted: 8/9/2018
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Close to Old school MPC
What is your opinion of this product?
Ive had the MV8800 and MPC 5000 and this Maschine is very close to those two. This version of f the Maschine is very good and even though it’s connected to my MacBook I don’t have to look at the computer at all. In fact whenever im using it my computer screen shows my screen saver which is a picture of my nephew lol. I create hiphop music. Some by sampling and some with just vst instruments. The MK3 gets the job done but some features I feel that the software is missing or should have but it’s not a DAW but for making a sample base beat it gets the job done and it’s very reliable. I also own a MPC Live. Which is in the shop ?? I had a Push2 which I sold. The MPC Live was my favorite because of standalone mode but it was unreliable and I had to ship it off for repair.... I’m still waiting for it to return so I can sell it.
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Jason Submitted: 7/24/2018
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A Homerun from NI
What is your opinion of this product?
I hardly ever write reviews, but I have to say that this is the most thought out, complete, and quality piece I have ever come across. I've owned several "drum machines" and this cannot even be put into a single category. Its a complete production tool. It just happens to have the most responsive pads on the market, but it just gets started there. Add in the ability to use it as a host controller for playback and mixing, an NKS controller, or a Maschine software controller.. you cannot go wrong with this one. After several prior models, I feel like NI has iterated the hardware almost to perfection and hit this one out of the park!
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Passport Trace Submitted: 7/23/2018
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The best interface for a drum machine
What is your opinion of this product?
I love this maschine, it makes production easier and faster. Its a great buy for all producers, but especially the ones that have no piano experience. Thats where the real magic comes in. I would suggest buying Komplete Ultimate to compliment this purchase. I already owned it and it just made things lightning quick!!! The only thing i wish, was that it had an onboard HDD, and rechargeable battery for standalone operations.
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Greg Krukemeier Submitted: 7/22/2018
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"I love this thing"
What is your opinion of this product?
My favorite sample player with the power of a DAW. The MKIII was an upgrade from my MKII and having the new on hands control, dual screen and better pads was well worth it. I create my own drum samples and use them right alongside what Maschine offers. I also use Maschine as a sequencer, master clock and midi controller with my Eurorack System and other synths rather often, as it contains so much power here in standalone or as a VST. The Dual Screen has great resolution pulling me further from the PC and Mouse. The build is solid from it's case to it's buttons. The new audio inputs makes it so much easier to capture samples. The Maschine Audio Driver works great as a standalone but it also functions under other drivers like my Presonus AR22 ASIO Driver. Maschine software is great but I would like to see them create a add the ability for a recordable tracks for outside instruments instead of tricking it's sample player. This is my go to drum machine...
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