MASCHINE 2.6.8 WITH NEW BASS SYNTH

MASCHINE 2.6.8 introduces a monophonic, internal bass synth exclusive to MASCHINE.

MASCHINE 2.6.8 introduces a new monophonic bass synth plug-in. Design and shape rich bass tones with intuitive, fun, and fully-automatable controls directly from the hardware. Morph seamlessly from sine to saw to square – and all spots in between – to create your own unique sound. Or load any of the presets to get bass tones for any genre, including booming sub-bass or dripping acid. Unleash the full power of the bass synth with MASCHINE JAM to program classic acid glides directly from the hardware.

MASCHINE 2.6.5

The MASCHINE 2.6.5 update, free to all MASCHINE 2 customers, is out now via Native Access.

This update introduces Ideas View – a new view for mixing and matching patterns independent of the timeline. Try out new beats, vamps, and fills. Audition melodies and alternate elements to find combinations you like. MASCHINE 2.6.5 also lets you use MIDI to change Scenes in Ideas View directly from your DAW of choice. You’ll also be able to change kits or load new Groups on the fly while audio and MIDI routings stay preserved.

MASCHINE 2.6

MASCHINE 2.6 comes with more tools to spark your creativity, make you more productive in the studio, and add flair to your live sessions.

VARIATION ENGINE: RANDOMIZATION AND HUMANIZATION

The new Variation Engine helps add variety and spontaneity to your patterns. Humanize lets you shake off the shackles of quantization and loosen up a drum beat or melody. And Randomize kickstarts new tracks by creating new patterns with random velocities and positions--the perfect tool for spawning new ideas.

LOCK AND MORPH SNAPSHOTS

Whether you want to experiment creatively or just want to add some improvisation during a live performance, Lock has you covered. Simply freeze your current settings, tweak a sound’s characters, change an envelope, open a filter, and when you’re ready, return back to your initial settings at the press of a button, for up to 64 snapshots. And with the new Morph function, MASCHINE blends seamlessly from one snapshot to the next, making it easy to discover new transitions.

CONTROL EXTERNAL GEAR WITH MIDI CC

With new MIDI CC capabilities, you can control your MIDI-capable external instruments, like your favorite Roland groovebox or Korg synth, as if they were plugins. Simply load the controller template for your device in your MASCHINE software, and you can play with any MIDI-enabled parameters, like tweaking a filter or adjusting a sound’s attack, directly from MASCHINE’s ultra-responsive pads and knobs. To get you started, we’ve built a library of presets for popular devices, which you can find on our Downloads page–and if you can’t find a preset for your favorite synth, it’s easy to build your own.

NEW UPDATE AVAILABLE NOW

The MASCHINE 2.5.5 update, free to all MASCHINE 2 customers, is out now. This update means that MASCHINE now supports Ableton Link, so you can easily tempo sync with TRAKTOR, Ableton Live, your favorite music-making apps, or any other Link-enabled software. Simply connect your devices over a local network, hit play, and you are ready to jam in tightly locked sync. Adjust the tempo on one device and the others will follow suit instantly.

Check out all the apps supporting Link

MASCHINE 2.5

Available now, MASCHINE 2.5 introduces dynamic new Perform FX and updates the Library with all-new projects, kits, and presets for all versions of MASCHINE – free for all MASCHINE 2 software owners.

Still on MASCHINE 1.x? Get MASCHINE 2 sofware now to take advantage of features designed to make your production workflow faster and more intuitive than ever.

ALL-NEW SONIC DIMENSIONS

Explore MASCHINE 2.5’s advanced Perform FX multi-effects units – the FILTER, FLANGER, BURST ECHO, RESO ECHO, RING, STUTTER, TREMOLO, and SCRATCHER were expertly designed by NI for unique and spontaneous effects control during recording or live performance. All seamlessly integrated into MASCHINE workflow for all-new sound shaping possibilities.

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MORE SOUNDS INCLUDED

MASCHINE 2.5 also comes with a significant Library update featuring an additional 2 GB of inspiring new sounds and presets across several genres. Here’s the breakdown:

  • 41 new Kits with Group Macros (12 Analog, 12 Digital, 6 Drum Synth, 11 Urban)
  • 10 new Projects
  • 524 Samples in total
  • 82 new Drum Synth presets
  • 62 new MASSIVE presets

MASCHINE 2.4.6 OUT NOW!

Available now, MASCHINE 2.4.6 brings a new set of power features to MASCHINE’s sampling capabilities. Current MASCHINE 2 software owners can update for free – get the most from the ever-evolving world of MASCHINE – your workflow accelerator.

Still on MASCHINE 1.x? Update now to take advantage of features designed to make your production workflow faster and more intuitive than ever.

A NEW WAY TO SLICE

MASCHINE’s Manual slicing mode now features a new, intuitive way to work with your samples. Now, you can insert slice points on MASCHINE’s pads while the sample is playing – an ultra-fast and intuitive way to start turning a sample into your next beat.

VARIABLE SCENE LENGTH AND USER DEFAULT PRESETS

VARIABLE SCENE LENGTH

Set Scene length independent of the length of your patterns.

USER DEFAULT PRESETS

The ‘Save As Default’ function lets you save your favorite plug-in settings as defaults.

ALSO NEW IN MASCHINE 2.4.6

  • Export audio in AIFF format
  • Scene Export: Split by Scenes lets you export individual scenes for use as audio loops
  • Automatically export the entire song range without setting a loop range first
  • Eraser Tool now deletes a divider between slices instead of merging two slices
  • Browse by product group (category /vendor) via MASCHINE STUDIO
  • Remove all slices at once directly from the MASCHINE hardware to start again from scratch
  • Directly access audio and MIDI settings from the regular preferences dialog
  • "Pattern Grid" renamed to “Arrange Grid” and moved below the Group List in the software
  • In the Slicer, "Manual" mode is now the default
  • Added a field in preferences for custom names for export
  • "Slice" Button renamed to "Split" and turns into "Slice" when a slice is played back
  • Added a Loop control to the Transport in the software to enable and disable Loop playback
  • Browse directly from KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboard using the new Hardware Browse mode

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MASCHINE 2.4 OUT NOW!

Available now, the free MASCHINE 2.4 update opens the door to closer integration of third party plug-ins in MASCHINE thanks to the new Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) – Native Instruments’ groundbreaking extended plug-in format. NKS-supported plug-ins from across the industry can now take advantage of the unique workflow brought to life by MASCHINE.

ENHANCED THIRD PARTY WORKFLOW WITH NKS

Seamlessly browse, edit, and perform on MASCHINE hardware with some of your favorite third party plug-ins – now with the same instant control that KOMPLETE Instruments already offer. All your plug-ins, all in one place – software installed using the NKS extension now also appear with their presets in MASCHINE’s powerful tag-based browser.

And key parameters of NKS-ready third party products are pre-mapped to MASCHINE’s hardware controls, ready for when inspiration strikes. Effortless music creation – with true integration.

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MASCHINE 2.3 OUT NOW!

The latest MASCHINE 2 software update expands your sound with KOMPLETE SELECT – a suite of 10 premium instruments and effects. Plus an all-new drum synth for cymbals, additional engines for the hi-hat, snare, and tom drum synths, a host of new, high-quality effects, and significant workflow improvements.

NOW INCLUDES KOMPLETE SELECT

MASCHINE 2.3 includes KOMPLETE SELECT – a premium selection of instruments and effects, featuring sounds for all styles of music. MASCHINE already includes MASSIVE, REAKTOR PRISM, SCARBEE MARK I, and the SOLID BUS COMP. Now, it’s expanded with MONARK, THE GENTLEMAN, DRUMLAB, RETRO MACHINES, VINTAGE ORGANS, and WEST AFRICA .

And to be clear – this is free for all registered MASCHINE 2 software users.

NEW CYMBAL DRUM SYNTH AND HI-HAT ENGINE

MASCHINE 2.3 adds an all-new Cymbal Drum Synth and a new Hi-Hat engine.

CRASH

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.

HYBRID

A new, hybrid acoustic/electronic Hi-Hat engine allows adjustments to everything from hi-hat sizzle to the amount of metallic tone in the sound.

NEW DRUM ENGINES

New MASCHINE 2 Drum Synth engines add more possibilities to your snare and tom sounds.

BREAKER

The Breaker snare engine is an acoustic snare drum that cuts through mixes with heavy bass. This synth allows you to adjust how much ‘snare wire’ is in the sound, allowing for a huge range of snare tones.

TOM

The High Tom is an acoustic tom that complements the Floor Tom. With very few controls you can get a wide range of tom sounds.

NEW HALL AND ROOM REVERBS

MASCHINE 2.3 delivers two new, high-quality reverbs. Your existing projects using the original reverb will load with the original effect, now called Reverb (Legacy).

HALL MODE

The new Hall reverb emulates concert halls and other large acoustic spaces. Add sustain and lushness to tonal sounds, or create ambient effects using extreme settings.

ROOM MODE

The Room reverb emulates spaces with denser reverb, including smaller rooms. Great for adding decay to a snare, subtle width and air to a drum bus. Or create special effects with longer reverb times.

NEW LIMITER, DISTORTION, AND CABINET EMULATION

Add punch, grit, and shape to your sound with the new Limiter, and Cabinet effects, and an Analog distortion mode.

TRANSPARENT LIMITER

The high-quality Transparent Limiter uses special envelope detection to greatly reduce distortion, especially on low end content. The original Limiter is still available as the Legacy mode.

ANALOG DISTORTION

The new Analog distortion mode is a warm, mid-range-enhancing overdrive with the sound of a vintage tube amplifier. The old Distortion plug-in is now available as Mulholland mode.

CABINET EFFECT

The new Cabinet effect models the sound of guitar and bass cabinets, giving you full control over type of cabinet, mic position, type of microphone, and room response – a great all-around sound sculpting tool.

WORKFLOW IMPROVEMENTS

Additional workflow improvements to accelerate your creative process:

  • Quantize and Quantize 50% now available from the Pattern Editor Context Menu
  • Under MIDI Input Modes, the Source parameter off setting renamed to Focus (previously Off)
  • MIDI Export: Sounds which do not have notes in a Group Pattern are exported as empty MIDI tracks upon MIDI export, allowing consistent export of multiple patterns where some sounds have notes in only some patterns
  • Control Area, Assignment tab: New context menu with access to existing functionality, plus Cut and Paste functions for external plug-ins and Copy for MASCHINE Macros


MASCHINE 2.2

MASCHINE 2.2 features a host of new power features including perfect integration with KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards. Current MASCHINE 2 software owners can update free. Owners of MASCHINE 1.x who register KOMPLETE 10, KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE or a KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series also get a free MASCHINE 2.2 download. Your workflow is about to get even smoother...

SCALES AND CHORDS

MASCHINE 2.2 extends Keyboard Mode with a new scale and chord engine – fully integrated into the MASCHINE workflow. Simply select your scale and start playing melodies on MASCHINE’s 16 ultra-sensitive pads that are always in key. Engage Chord Mode and play chords directly into your compositions.

ARPEGGIATOR

MASCHINE 2.2 extends Note Repeat into a fully-functional arpeggiator. Play any number of notes and let MASCHINE turn them into a melodic pattern. Use the arpeggiator in combination with Scale and Chord Modes and get polyphonic performances from just one key – always in tune. What’s more, the output of the arpeggiator is recorded into the Pattern Editor – perfect for post-performance editing.

KEYBOARD INTEGRATION

MASCHINE 2.2 gives you full keyboard functionality within the MASCHINE environment. Press browse on your KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard and the KOMPLETE Browser pops up on your computer screen, letting you select and load a sound directly into a sound slot in MASCHINE. Watch scales, chords, and arpeggios light up across KOMPLETE KONTROL’s Light Guide™, see the color of your sounds in MASCHINE directly on the keyboards, and get perfectly-mapped parameters instantly with Native Map™.

WHAT’S NEW IN MASCHINE 2.1

The beat goes on with the MASCHINE 2.1 software update. Discover the new Grit kick engine, shaker performer mode, group MIDI export, and more. This update is entirely free for anyone using the MASCHINE 2 software.

Start Service Center now to update. Or watch the video from JK Swopes to see what version 2.1 has to offer.

GRIT ENGINE IN KICK DRUM SYNTH

The Grit kick is a modern, versatile electronic kick drum. Tuned loose, it’s deep, open, boomy, and airy. Tightened up, it adds punch and heft. At high tunings, it can become gritty and bitcrushed – great for IDM and electro styles.

NEW SHAKER PERFORMER MODE IN PERCUSSION DRUM SYNTH

Hold down a note, and the highly innovative Performer creates natural-sounding shaker patterns automatically. Tweak the feel of the groove in real time, and add fills and syncopated riffs, with adjustable swing, shuffle, and groove. Incredibly powerful for live performances.

ALSO NEW IN MASCHINE 2.1:

  • Sounds accessible on pads on sample recording screen
  • A batch function to set all sounds in a group to the same MIDI channel. MIDI export available on the Group and Sound levels
  • Undocked NI plug-in windows can be pinned to remain active when not in focus
  • Scenes can be selected/triggered via MIDI input when MASCHINE is running standalone
  • Mix page on MASCHINE and MASCHINE MK2 controllers has been expanded and now provides access to level and pan settings for groups and sounds
  • A setting that only turns the metronome on when the Record button is enabled
  • Real time group erase function.
  • Shift functions allow fast scroll browsing.
  • Play quantize option –notes played live on the pads are quantized in real time
  • Control software views from the navigate page on MASCHINE and MASCHINE STUDIO controllers
  • Instantiating the first plug-in on an empty sound updates the name of that sound to the plug-in name
  • Sound, group volume & pan knobs are only displayed on hover
  • ALT+Drag for copy-pasting single elements (patterns, scenes, plug-ins) in the Groups / Sounds lists and the plug-in chain
  • Browser performance improvements
  • Numerous bug fixes, as well as performance and stability improvements

WHAT'S NEW IN MASCHINE 2.0

MASCHINE 2.0 brings cutting-edge advancements to MASCHINE. Same hardware. Faster workflow. Unprecedented power.
Audio engine and multicore support MASCHINE 2.0’s new audio engine adds sidechaining plus unlimited groups and insert effects to MASCHINE’s powerful feature set. Multicore support ensures your computer handles it all in parallel with ultra-efficient processing.
User Interface MASCHINE 2.0 makes it easier to get creative. A completely redesigned user interface accelerates your workflow with improved controls and even tighter visual feedback – the perfect marriage of design and function.
Maschine Drum Synths MASCHINE 2.0 comes equipped with a set of sonically-outstanding drum synths. Design hi-fidelity drum sounds with ultimate ease thanks to a broad sweet spot and intuitive interfaces.
Mixer MASCHINE 2.0 now features a new, professional audio mixer. Finalize your tracks faster than ever with a new paradigm in visual immediacy – one view shows you groups, modular routing, aux sends, and more.
Improved sampler A new plug-in view, zero-crossing detection, and overlapping slices make sampling in MASCHINE 2.0 simultaneously easier and even more powerful. And new 8-point sample interpolation gives you the highest quality possible.
Plug-in strip MASCHINE 2.0’s new plug-in strip gives you a whole new way of seeing your instruments and effects. Each internal instrument and effect now has its own, individual layout for lightning fast visual recognition. Load any VST or AU plug-in into MASCHINE, load unlimited effect plug-ins, and get perfect integration with all KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects.
Tag-based visual browser Find your sounds faster with MASCHINE 2.0’s new tag-based visual browser. Browse by attribute, product name, and NI product visuals– the most intuitive way to find your sounds yet.
Extended Library MASCHINE’s library has never delivered more possibilities. New kits and samples across all genres, drum synth kits, new sampled instruments, MASSIVE presets, and new projects give you everything you need to start creating immediately.
Included Komplete Instruments and Effects On top of the workhorse synth for basses, leads, and pads MASSIVE, MASCHINE now includes full versions of the model synth for unique, percussive textures REAKTOR PRISM, the perfectly-sampled electric piano SCARBEE MARK I, and the high-end SOLID BUS COMP – a full production arsenal ready to instantly enhance any track.
Studio integration MASCHINE 2.0 now lets you import MIDI files directly, send CC control to your studio gear, control MASCHINE parameters directly from your host DAW (without going through Macros), and send MIDI program changes to VST/Audio Units plug-ins for even more seamless integration into your studio environment.

MORE NEW FEATURES

  • Improved Arranger View now displays pattern lengths in the Scene Arranger. Ghost patterns are automatically displayed so you see which patterns in each scene are repeating.
  • Cue Channel lets you audition sounds when browsing and sampling, and create and pre-listen to entire patterns before sending them to the master bus – an ultra-powerful feature when using MASCHINE live.
  • New Feedback Compressor based on a vintage classic features ultra-fast attack and analog-like warmth. Perfect for capturing drum and percussion transients other compressors might miss.
  • New Plate Reverb is a versatile reverb capable of sounds ranging from bright to dark with a light metallic quality. Great for snares and vocals and the perfect complement MASCHINE’s Classic Reverb.
  • Improved looping functionality lets you set loop ranges independent of scene loop ranges
  • Auto-Follow Mode keeps the cursor on the exact point in the song playing – identify sounds and make adjustments quickly and easily without having to scroll through your track to find the current playback position.
  • Time Display gives you accurate time measurement in minutes and seconds.
  • Scene and Pattern Manager for intuitive scene swapping and changing.
  • Improved Step Sequencer now with feedback on the displays and velocity triggering.
  • Gate Function lets you adjust the length of repeated notes when using the note repeat function.
  • Multiple Sound Editing lets you edit parameters across several sounds at once for increased efficiency.
  • Multiple Group Editing lets you edit parameters across several groups at once.
  • Macro Controls are now also available on sound and master levels, as well as groups.
  • Choke Group and Pad Link now on one screen for ultimate convenience.
  • Enhanced Choke Group Functionality lets you choke any sound sending MIDI – incredible power and flexibility.
  • Improved Undo Functionality now gives you the ability to undo and redo an entire take at once
  • Customizable Metronome lets you load your own metronome sounds
  • Improved Sampler Mapping gives you enhanced overview of all parameters with a list of all samples for easy access
  • Independent Macro Controls on selected groups.

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