HOW TO SET UP MASCHINE

Native Access is a small cloud-based application that handles downloads, installation, and updates for Native Instruments software. It’s the easiest way to get all your music creation tools ready for use, so you can spend more time making music and less time managing products.

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD, INSTALL, AND RUN NATIVE ACCESS

DOWNLOAD (Mac) DOWNLOAD (Win)

  • If you already have Native Access, just start the application.
  • You’ll be asked to log in with your NI account. If you don't have one, you can create one within the app.
  • Please pay particular attention to the 'Installation Preferences' – see below for details.

STEP 2: ENTER SERIAL NUMBER IN NATIVE ACCESS

Select ‘Add serial’, and enter your MASCHINE serial number as shown on the flyer in your product box or on the underside of your hardware unit.

STEP 3: INSTALL SOFTWARE

Install the MASCHINE software and library, and all other software you need. If you already have the MASCHINE software, please upgrade to the latest version.

In order to create the necessary preset database, the MASCHINE 2 software should be launched once in standalone mode prior to being used as a plug-in.
IMPORTANT: When you run Native Access for the first time, you’ll be asked to ‘select a target folder’. Native Access will install all product content, such as sample libraries, into this target folder. Sample content in particular takes up a lot of space, so you may want to install everything to a dedicated hard drive.

IMPORTANT: On Windows computers, you need to point Native Access to your preferred VST plug-in folder. Once selected, all Native Instruments VST plug-ins will be installed into this folder.

LEARN TO USE MASCHINE

MASCHINE MK3 quickstart videos from the NI blog:
HOW TO GET STARTED   HOW TO MAKE YOUR FIRST BEAT

Advanced tips and tricks videos:
MASCHINE TruTorials

All MASCHINE articles and videos in the NI blog:
MASCHINE BLOG
Need help? Check the Knowledge Base or contact Registration Support.