Native Instruments Announces Next Generation MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL Hardware

September 7, 2017

September 7, 2017 – Native Instruments today announces the next generation of MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware. Unified by an all-new industrial design, both units have been re-engineered to inspire and enable nonstop creativity, boasting more intuitive workflows, optimized layouts, vivid visual feedback, and deeper studio integration.

MASCHINE Mk3 delivers the best ever workflow for quickly sketching and capturing ideas. It adds two high-resolution color screens for easier sound browsing, editing, sample-slicing, and more. The new hardware also features more dedicated function buttons and larger, more responsive pads that retain the same ergonomic layout users know and love. For enhanced convenience and portability, MASCHINE now features a built-in 96kHz / 24-bit audio interface.

About MASCHINE Mk3

The next generation of MASCHINE hardware lets you effortlessly produce beats, melodies, and harmonies with powerful drum synths, premium sounds, an integrated sampler, and more – cutting-edge software meets intuitive hardware for an ultra-smooth workflow. 

Key Features

• 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 25 GB KOMPLETE 11 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, 96kHz / 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, and 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, and 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

 More information about MASCHINE is available here

KOMPLETE KONTROL Mk2 extends the original keyboard’s workflow with 17 additional function buttons and two high-resolution color screens for browsing, previewing sounds, and more. And now – thanks to enhanced DAW and MASCHINE integration – it’s possible to mix, navigate, and edit projects directly from the hardware. The professional-grade Fatar keybeds and unique Light Guide are joined by new pitch and mod wheels, plus a horizontal touch strip for additional expression.

About KOMPLETE KONTROL Mk2

With the latest generation of KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware, music-making becomes a more intuitive, hands-on experience. Perform expressively, browse and preview sounds, tweak parameters, sketch your ideas, and navigate and mix your project – all from one fully integrated centerpiece for studio and stage.

Key Features

• 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 25 GB KOMPLETE 11 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, 96kHz / 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, and 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, and 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

 More information about KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 and S61 is available here.

Pricing and Availability

The new MASCHINE, KOMPLETE KONTROL S49, and KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 will be available at the NI Online Shop and retailers from October 5, 2017. All three units will be available to pre-order from September 7 at the NI Online Shop. Pricing remains the same as the previous versions in all markets.

MASCHINE EUR 599, USD 599

KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 EUR 599, USD 599

KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 EUR 699, USD 699

 

About Native Kontrol Standard

Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) is Native Instruments’ extended plug-in format for all virtual instrument developers. NKS allows for intuitive and seamless interaction between plug-in instruments and KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE hardware. With NKS, support for powerful features like tag-based browsing, Light Guide feedback, and pre-mapped controls extends to hundreds of instruments from 40+ leading plug-in manufacturers.

More information about NKS can be found here.

A full list of NKS-ready plug-ins can be found here.

 

 

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