Maschine MK3 First Look & Interview With Maschine Product Manager

I’m sure you’ve heard the news of the new Maschine MK3 controller (and the new Komplete Kontrol MK2), there’s always plenty of excitement surrounding the latest Maschine release.

I was invited to New York to get a personal demo of the new unit and while I was there I spent some time asking Maschine Product Owner/Lead Chris LaPietra about the development process, as well as some of the things he is most excited about.

Of course, let us know what questions you have about the new unit, what you’re excited about, what you like, dislike, etc.

There’s plenty more coverage to come 🙂

Price: $599 USD

Maschine MK3 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



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