SOUNDS FOR ANY STYLE
Whatever genre of music you make, you’ll find inspiration with the selection of sounds, samples, and FX included with MASCHINE Essentials – play, shape, and make them your own. From electronic and acoustic drum kits, to guitars, basses, and organs, to great sounding FX and more – you get everything you need to start creating, right out of the box.
CRAFT YOUR OWN DRUMSDrum Synths let you create your own perfectly-tuned electronic and acoustic drum sounds. Explore six plug-ins for designing kicks, snares, hi hats, toms, percussion, and cymbals, so you can make your drums sound exactly as they do in your head. Switch between engines to achieve different sounds, tones, and textures.
Start with a perfect kick – the foundation of your tracks. Choose from nine engines based on classic analog drum machines and acoustic models. Dial in the sound you want until you hit the sweet spot.
Thick, harsh, bold, deep, filtered – create any electronic snare imaginable. Or create realistic acoustic snare sounds and tweak them however you like. Choose from nine engines, plus a dedicated clap engine for both electronic and acoustic claps.
No samples here. Three different engines produce the full range of hi-hat sounds, from classic analog hi-hats, digital, robotic sounds, or thick, crunchy sounds from a new, grain-based oscillator. A few quick tweaks take you beyond simple hi-hat sounds, and deep into creative territory.
Craft a full set of tom sounds using three engines. Explore digital sounds from percussive to completely alien. Shape realistic sounding acoustic toms to add warmth to your track. Control pitch bend and other parameters for complete flexibility.
The Fractal engine delivers electronic percussion, from bell-like and metallic, to low and twisted. The Shaker engine gives you acoustic shakers and maracas, and the Kettle engine offers rich, resonant timpani.
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.
GO LOW WITH BASS SYNTH
Easily create rich bass tones with this monophonic bass synth, exclusive to MASCHINE. Design and shape with intuitive, fun, and fully-automatable controls. Morph seamlessly between waveforms – from sine to saw to square – to create your own unique sounds, with no programming knowledge required. Or load any of the pro-designed presets to dial in bass sounds for any genre, from booming subs to dripping acid.
GET CREATIVE WITH PERFORM FXAdd complex creative flourishes to your beats and melodies using Perform FX with your hardware. This set of eight tactile, creative effects – exclusive to MASCHINE – let you play expressively with multi-effects that alter motion, space, dynamics, and inject unpredictability into your music.
An analog-modeled High, Low, and Band-pass filter capable of raw, natural-sounding results using saturation and resonance. Roll off the highs for a thick, murky veil, or use the resonance to create sounds that float into self-oscillation infinity.
A comb filter effect with more than a few tricks up its sleeve. Get performance-ready flanger or phaser effects, or expose its wild side – setting higher decay and frequency values unleashes ping-pong delay-like flutter effects.
Warm, versatile, and with plenty of character – this effect is designed for spontaneous splashes of echo. Strong, responsive attacks that taper off into hazy trails are perfect for dub and can also be tweaked for more extreme sound design.
A complex resonant echo with advanced feedback and saturation that verge on psychedelic tendencies. Echoes range from a tight, punchy resonant hum to ambiguous howling sounds from another dimension.
Built on a carefully selected bank of ring modulators, Ring adds a bell-like quality to melodic sound sources. Using the additional plate reverb, tweak a knob or the Smart Strip to hand-pick individual notes and keep them ringing into the stratosphere.
Turn the intensity up, and down again with Stutter. This beat-mangling effect adds creative dynamics like glitches, fills, and expressive pitch-bending crescendos to drum patterns and more.
A no-frills tremolo and vibrato effect that’s perfect for creating motion and wobble on the fly. Instantly add expression with multiple modes, Rate, and Depth ranges, and use the Stereo knob to create auto-pan motion effects.
Scratcher warps your sounds with turntable motion effects that can get otherworldly. Apply a ‘brake’ to a sound, then scratch with it – just like on vinyl. Or use the pitch shifter delay to thicken the sound and create alien-sounding sweeps.
POLISH YOUR MUSIC WITH STUDIO EFFECTS
Explore 24 effects for refining your sounds including compressors, tape and tube saturators, a transient designer, reverbs, filters and EQs. Plus, creative tools like Grain-Delay, Ice Verb, and Freq Shifter, for adding color to your music. Chain effects together, and combine them with your own VST/AU plug-ins for unique results.
GIVE YOUR LIBRARY A LEVEL-UP
Ready to up your game? Upgrade to the full MASCHINE Factory Library and KOMPLETE 12 SELECT at any time to give your creativity a boost. The full MASCHINE Factory Library gives you over 6 GB of sounds, instruments, and kits to play with. Upgrade to KOMPLETE 12 SELECT and get top instruments and effects, plus three Expansions – for a huge saving over the combined cost of everything included.