Music Production Hardware
Native Instruments MASCHINE MIKRO MK2 Black
R 8989.00
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MASCHINE 2.5 OUT NOW!

Available now, MASCHINE 2.5 introduces dynamic new Perform FX and updates the Library with all-new projects, kits, and presets for all versions of MASCHINE – free for all MASCHINE 2 software owners.

Still on MASCHINE 1.x? Get MASCHINE 2 sofware now to take advantage of features designed to make your production workflow faster and more intuitive than ever.

MASCHINE 2.4.6 OUT NOW!

Available now, MASCHINE 2.4.6 brings a new set of power features to MASCHINE’s sampling capabilities. Current MASCHINE 2 software owners can update for free – get the most from the ever-evolving world of MASCHINE – your workflow accelerator.

Still on MASCHINE 1.x? Update now to take advantage of features designed to make your production workflow faster and more intuitive than ever.

A NEW WAY TO SLICE

MASCHINE’s Manual slicing mode now features a new, intuitive way to work with your samples. Now, you can insert slice points on MASCHINE’s pads while the sample is playing – an ultra-fast and intuitive way to start turning a sample into your next beat.

VARIABLE SCENE LENGTH AND USER DEFAULT PRESETS

VARIABLE SCENE LENGTH
Set Scene length independent of the length of your patterns.

USER DEFAULT PRESETS
The ‘Save As Default’ function lets you save your favorite plug-in settings as defaults.

ALSO NEW IN MASCHINE 2.4.6
Export audio in AIFF format
Scene Export: Split by Scenes lets you export individual scenes for use as audio loops
Automatically export the entire song range without setting a loop range first
Eraser Tool now deletes a divider between slices instead of merging two slices
Browse by product group (category /vendor) via MASCHINE STUDIO
Remove all slices at once directly from the MASCHINE hardware to start again from scratch
Directly access audio and MIDI settings from the regular preferences dialog
"Pattern Grid" renamed to “Arrange Grid” and moved below the Group List in the software
In the Slicer, "Manual" mode is now the default
Added a field in preferences for custom names for export
"Slice" Button renamed to "Split" and turns into "Slice" when a slice is played back
Added a Loop control to the Transport in the software to enable and disable Loop playback
Browse directly from KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboard using the new Hardware Browse mode

MASCHINE 2.4 OUT NOW!

Available now, the free MASCHINE 2.4 update opens the door to closer integration of third party plug-ins in MASCHINE thanks to the new Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) – Native Instruments’ groundbreaking extended plug-in format. NKS-supported plug-ins from across the industry can now take advantage of the unique workflow brought to life by MASCHINE.

ENHANCED THIRD PARTY WORKFLOW WITH NKS

Seamlessly browse, edit, and perform on MASCHINE hardware with some of your favorite third party plug-ins – now with the same instant control that KOMPLETE Instruments already offer. All your plug-ins, all in one place – software installed using the NKS extension now also appear with their presets in MASCHINE’s powerful tag-based browser.

And key parameters of NKS-ready third party products are pre-mapped to MASCHINE’s hardware controls, ready for when inspiration strikes. Effortless music creation – with true integration.

MASCHINE 2.3 OUT NOW!

The latest MASCHINE 2 software update expands your sound with KOMPLETE SELECT – a suite of 10 premium instruments and effects. Plus an all-new drum synth for cymbals, additional engines for the hi-hat, snare, and tom drum synths, a host of new, high-quality effects, and significant workflow improvements.

NOW INCLUDES KOMPLETE SELECT

MASCHINE 2.3 includes KOMPLETE SELECT – a premium selection of instruments and effects, featuring sounds for all styles of music. MASCHINE already includes MASSIVE, REAKTOR PRISM, SCARBEE MARK I, and the SOLID BUS COMP. Now, it’s expanded with MONARK, THE GENTLEMAN, DRUMLAB, RETRO MACHINES, VINTAGE ORGANS, and WEST AFRICA .

And to be clear – this is free for all registered MASCHINE 2 software users.

NEW CYMBAL DRUM SYNTH AND HI-HAT ENGINE

MASCHINE 2.3 adds an all-new Cymbal Drum Synth and a new Hi-Hat engine.

CRASH
The Crash engine delivers everything from a 909-like crash to more acoustic-sounding cymbals. The Ride engine can be adjusted to sound as if the cymbal is being struck on its edge or bell.

HYBRID
A new, hybrid acoustic/electronic Hi-Hat engine allows adjustments to everything from hi-hat sizzle to the amount of metallic tone in the sound.

NEW DRUM ENGINES

New MASCHINE 2 Drum Synth engines add more possibilities to your snare and tom sounds.

BREAKER
The Breaker snare engine is an acoustic snare drum that cuts through mixes with heavy bass. This synth allows you to adjust how much ‘snare wire’ is in the sound, allowing for a huge range of snare tones.

TOM
The High Tom is an acoustic tom that complements the Floor Tom. With very few controls you can get a wide range of tom sounds.

NEW HALL AND ROOM REVERBS

MASCHINE 2.3 delivers two new, high-quality reverbs. Your existing projects using the original reverb will load with the original effect, now called Reverb (Legacy).

HALL MODE
The new Hall reverb emulates concert halls and other large acoustic spaces. Add sustain and lushness to tonal sounds, or create ambient effects using extreme settings.

ROOM MODE
The Room reverb emulates spaces with denser reverb, including smaller rooms. Great for adding decay to a snare, subtle width and air to a drum bus. Or create special effects with longer reverb times.

NEW LIMITER, DISTORTION, AND CABINET EMULATION

Add punch, grit, and shape to your sound with the new Limiter, and Cabinet effects, and an Analog distortion mode.

TRANSPARENT LIMITER
The high-quality Transparent Limiter uses special envelope detection to greatly reduce distortion, especially on low end content. The original Limiter is still available as the Legacy mode.

ANALOG DISTORTION
The new Analog distortion mode is a warm, mid-range-enhancing overdrive with the sound of a vintage tube amplifier. The old Distortion plug-in is now available as Mulholland mode.

CABINET EFFECT
The new Cabinet effect models the sound of guitar and bass cabinets, giving you full control over type of cabinet, mic position, type of microphone, and room response – a great all-around sound sculpting tool.

WORKFLOW IMPROVEMENTS

Additional workflow improvements to accelerate your creative process:

Quantize and Quantize 50% now available from the Pattern Editor Context Menu
Under MIDI Input Modes, the Source parameter off setting renamed to Focus (previously Off)
MIDI Export: Sounds which do not have notes in a Group Pattern are exported as empty MIDI tracks upon MIDI export, allowing consistent export of multiple patterns where some sounds have notes in only some patterns
Control Area, Assignment tab: New context menu with access to existing functionality, plus Cut and Paste functions for external plug-ins and Copy for MASCHINE Macros

MASCHINE 2.2

MASCHINE 2.2 features a host of new power features including perfect integration with KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards. Current MASCHINE 2 software owners can update free. Owners of MASCHINE 1.x who register KOMPLETE 10, KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE or a KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series also get a free MASCHINE 2.2 download. Your workflow is about to get even smoother...

SCALES AND CHORDS

MASCHINE 2.2 extends Keyboard Mode with a new scale and chord engine – fully integrated into the MASCHINE workflow. Simply select your scale and start playing melodies on MASCHINE’s 16 ultra-sensitive pads that are always in key. Engage Chord Mode and play chords directly into your compositions.

ARPEGGIATOR

MASCHINE 2.2 extends Note Repeat into a fully-functional arpeggiator. Play any number of notes and let MASCHINE turn them into a melodic pattern. Use the arpeggiator in combination with Scale and Chord Modes and get polyphonic performances from just one key – always in tune. What’s more, the output of the arpeggiator is recorded into the Pattern Editor – perfect for post-performance editing.

KEYBOARD INTEGRATION

MASCHINE 2.2 gives you full keyboard functionality within the MASCHINE environment. Press browse on your KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard and the KOMPLETE Browser pops up on your computer screen, letting you select and load a sound directly into a sound slot in MASCHINE. Watch scales, chords, and arpeggios light up across KOMPLETE KONTROL’s Light Guide™, see the color of your sounds in MASCHINE directly on the keyboards, and get perfectly-mapped parameters instantly with Native Map™.

WHAT’S NEW IN MASCHINE 2.1

The beat goes on with the MASCHINE 2.1 software update. Discover the new Grit kick engine, shaker performer mode, group MIDI export, and more. This update is entirely free for anyone using the MASCHINE 2 software.

Start Service Center now to update. Or watch the video from JK Swopes to see what version 2.1 has to offer.

GRIT ENGINE IN KICK DRUM SYNTH

The Grit kick is a modern, versatile electronic kick drum. Tuned loose, it’s deep, open, boomy, and airy. Tightened up, it adds punch and heft. At high tunings, it can become gritty and bitcrushed – great for IDM and electro styles.

NEW SHAKER PERFORMER MODE IN PERCUSSION DRUM SYNTH

Hold down a note, and the highly innovative Performer creates natural-sounding shaker patterns automatically. Tweak the feel of the groove in real time, and add fills and syncopated riffs, with adjustable swing, shuffle, and groove. Incredibly powerful for live performances.

ALSO NEW IN MASCHINE 2.1:

Sounds accessible on pads on sample recording screen
A batch function to set all sounds in a group to the same MIDI channel. MIDI export available on the Group and Sound levels
Undocked NI plug-in windows can be pinned to remain active when not in focus
Scenes can be selected/triggered via MIDI input when MASCHINE is running standalone
Mix page on MASCHINE and MASCHINE MK2 controllers has been expanded and now provides access to level and pan settings for groups and sounds
A setting that only turns the metronome on when the Record button is enabled
Real time group erase function.
Shift functions allow fast scroll browsing.
Play quantize option –notes played live on the pads are quantized in real time
Control software views from the navigate page on MASCHINE and MASCHINE STUDIO controllers
Instantiating the first plug-in on an empty sound updates the name of that sound to the plug-in name
Sound, group volume & pan knobs are only displayed on hover
ALT+Drag for copy-pasting single elements (patterns, scenes, plug-ins) in the Groups / Sounds lists and the plug-in chain
Browser performance improvements
Numerous bug fixes, as well as performance and stability improvements

WHAT'S NEW IN MASCHINE 2.0

MASCHINE 2.0 brings cutting-edge advancements to MASCHINE. Same hardware. Faster workflow. Unprecedented power.

Audio engine and multicore support
User Interface MASCHINE 2.0 makes it easier to get creative.
Maschine Drum Synths
Mixer MASCHINE 2.0 now features a new, professional audio mixer.
Improved sampler
Plug-in strip MASCHINE 2.0’s new plug-in strip gives you a whole new way of seeing your instruments and effects
Tag-based visual browser
Extended Library
Included Komplete Instruments and Effects
Studio integration

MORE NEW FEATURES:

Improved Arranger View now displays pattern lengths in the Scene Arranger. Ghost patterns are automatically displayed so you see which patterns in each scene are repeating.
Cue Channel lets you audition sounds when browsing and sampling, and create and pre-listen to entire patterns before sending them to the master bus – an ultra-powerful feature when using MASCHINE live.
New Feedback Compressor based on a vintage classic features ultra-fast attack and analog-like warmth. Perfect for capturing drum and percussion transients other compressors might miss.
New Plate Reverb is a versatile reverb capable of sounds ranging from bright to dark with a light metallic quality. Great for snares and vocals and the perfect complement MASCHINE’s Classic Reverb.
Improved looping functionality lets you set loop ranges independent of scene loop ranges
Auto-Follow Mode keeps the cursor on the exact point in the song playing – identify sounds and make adjustments quickly and easily without having to scroll through your track to find the current playback position.
Time Display gives you accurate time measurement in minutes and seconds.
Scene and Pattern Manager for intuitive scene swapping and changing.
Improved Step Sequencer now with feedback on the displays and velocity triggering.
Gate Function lets you adjust the length of repeated notes when using the note repeat function.
Multiple Sound Editing lets you edit parameters across several sounds at once for increased efficiency.
Multiple Group Editing lets you edit parameters across several groups at once.
Macro Controls are now also available on sound and master levels, as well as groups.
Choke Group and Pad Link now on one screen for ultimate convenience.
Enhanced Choke Group Functionality lets you choke any sound sending MIDI – incredible power and flexibility.
Improved Undo Functionality now gives you the ability to undo and redo an entire take at once
Customizable Metronome lets you load your own metronome sounds
Improved Sampler Mapping gives you enhanced overview of all parameters with a list of all samples for easy access
Independent Macro Controls on selected groups.
MASCHINE MIKRO is the perfect entry into the world of MASCHINE, giving you tactile, hands-on control for beat production, sampling and performance.