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9 Jan 2019

Buying Native Instruments Maschine MK3 controller? Read this article!

9 Jan 2019
producer/hardware Buying Native Instruments Maschine MK3 controller? Read this article!


Native Instruments develops new hardware at high speed! So we have now arrived at the Maschine MK3, the successor of the MK1 and MK2. We came to a very tight and professional device that is used both in the studio and live on stage.

In our opinion, it is one of the better-designed hardware devices that integrates finely with the software developed by Native Instruments especially for Maschine devices.

The MK1 was the first version of Maschine that should bring a change between the many drum computers that have existed since the 80s and are very popular. Native Instruments has managed to innovate again and to deliver something entirely new, with success!

It is a very diverse device with a USB/MIDI controller, so you have a complete production station with an audio interface. You simply could only produce with this device and supplied software from A to Z. Because everything can be found on the device, you can leave your keyboard and mouse alone.

The built-in audio interface has the following specifications: 96kHz/24-bit.

Display and buttons

What is very striking with the previous versions are the large full colour - high-resolution screens, two of which are included! Native Instruments has worked hard to make much visible on the screens for choice instruments, effects and insight into mixing.

Also, all buttons and the technique behind them have improved considerably! It works better and looks tighter. As with the Mikro, the MK3 also has a smart strip that is sensitive to touch. This is very useful for pitch bend and steering effects.

Construction and connections

Instead of plastic, we now work with a metal bottom, which makes the device a lot firmer. In addition, the connections have been taken care of, so there are currently 2 large jacks and a direct headphone jack. And…. Even a microphone input! With this, it will immediately turn your external audio interface offside.

It is the middle version between the Mikro and Studio, regarding functionality and price!

Buying Native Instruments Maschine MK3 controller?

Price: € 569, -

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