Native Instruments Announces New MASCHINE & KOMPLETE KONTROL

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The next generation of MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware is coming! Starting today, Native Instruments’ MASCHINE Mk3 and KOMPLETE KONTROL Mk2 S49 / S61 now available to pre-order at native-instruments.com with both set to be released October 5th.

Both have been re-engineered to give producers everything they need to create and keep on creating.


“We’ve learned from artists and our users that the biggest challenge in creative work isn’t one of getting started, but of keeping going,” explains MASCHINE Product Owner Chris La Pietra. “We developed these new products in tandem to address this problem: Beyond sparking inspiration, they fuel the whole creative process – they help users get in the zone and stay there. They feel great, they integrate with existing setups, and they make music production as fun, intuitive, and hands-on as possible.”

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

Komplete Kontrol MK2 features:

• Smart keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments
• Pro-grade Fatar keybeds with aftertouch – 49 or 61 semi-weighted keys
• Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, plus touch strip for expression control
• Pre-mapped control of KOMPLETE instruments and hundreds of Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) instruments from leading manufacturers
• Full VSTi support
• Tag-based preset browsing: Find sounds quickly and hear instant previews
• Two high-res color screens for browsing, tweaking, mixing, and more
• Light Guide: RGB lights above each key highlight drum cells, key switches, chords, scales, and more
• Smart Play: See scales and modes on the Light Guide, play chord progressions and arpeggios with single keys, or map any scale to white keys only
• Deep integration with MASCHINE software / hardware
• Intuitive control over Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and GarageBand. Cubase and Nuendo integration coming soon after initial release
• 4-directional push encoder for one-handed sound browsing and project navigation
• Two assignable pedal inputs
• MIDI in/out
• USB 2.0 bus powered
• Includes KOMPLETE 11 SELECT