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First fully STANDALONE MASCHINE

Discussion in 'Feature Request Archive' started by Emdeka, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Emdeka

    Emdeka Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm new on this forum, I had maschine MK1 from two years. I always like standalone gear like MPC 2000XL, Roland MV-8800 ect. I'm electronic too so when I bought Maschine I started to thinking how to bulid standlone device. Today my child is born. My maschine has built in mainboard, core 2 duo processor, 4GB DDR, HDD, and all stuff like in laptop. It has battery inside so i don't have any cables, I take only my maschine with me and I can make my beats - It's crazy. It has also build in ASIO In/Out card with headphone amp - everything you need in one device - for those like me, who likes old standalone gear like MPC it's just awsome. Currently I'm working on phono stage which will build inside I attached photo of my Standalone Maschine. Enjoy IMG_20140219_183856.jpg IMG_20140219_183907.jpg IMG_20140219_183915.jpg IMG_20140219_184010.jpg IMG_20140219_184017.jpg
     
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  2. BombBeats71

    BombBeats71 Forum Member

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    Oh man that looks sick ! You sure put a lot of effort in that Maschine and i am sure that you made something that a LOT of people would like to have aswell, kudo's for that !

    How do you deal with adding sounds ? Wifi or a hidden Usb port ?
    Also, how do you deal with the features that do require a computer screen/mouse control ?

    Once more, you outdid yourself and it makes me want to make something like this for myself.
     
  3. Emdeka

    Emdeka Member

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    It has USB port and VGA on the left side (there is not visible on those pictures). It is possible to add wi-fi
     
  4. champamoore

    champamoore NI Product Owner

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    Cool project.
     
  5. Uwe303

    Uwe303 NI Product Owner

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    Hello,


    really nice and the build in usb sound card - what a great idea - love this.
     
  6. wordice

    wordice New Member

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    AWESOME. It seems counter-intuitive that companies shifted from highly portable to a format locking users to a computer. The company BKE have a very good concept with their Beat Thang which is truly a Hybrid in that it can be used as a standalone hardware Device with everything built in along with a recargeable lithium ion battery or it can be used as a controller for its software counterpart on a PC or Mac. BKE Beat Thang however has very buggy software and some implementation issues. Man if you start modding these for other let me know as I want mine modded badly.
     
  7. phemox

    phemox Forum Member

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    I agree. I'd like to see a stand-alone new version of machines like the MV8800 myself. I liked how it's just all in one box. Now with Maschine we need at least a laptop and still require power. Can't really use a field power supply either, because it's far too noisy.
     
  8. blezz

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    Thats genius man, does it boot straight to the software?
     
  9. selfinflict

    selfinflict New Member

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    so, how do you name stuff?? what if you save a beat, can you name it with the controller?? or do u have to hook in that keyboard and monitor???
     
  10. Lifer

    Lifer NI Product Owner

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    Genius! I had been thinking of doing something similar by stripping down a mac mini/laptop..especially with the new screen navigations on the Studio. I don't think it will be long till Akai do something like this tbh..
     
  11. Emdeka

    Emdeka Member

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    According to blezz, yes, it start straight to the software. First start to Windows screen, but after few second Maschine is lounched. I don't really named my stuff, it just "Maschine Emdeka mod". It was problem how to open new project without mouse or keyboard, thera are two solutions:
    1 - I have wireless kayboard with touchpad, I can also plug VGA monitor straight into my maschine - it has VGA out and USB on the back panel.
    2 - Before I start to make beats I created 10 or more new empty project and I named them (names for ex. from 01 to 10). Then I can open those project an work on them without mouse and monitor - just maschine and headpones:)
     
  12. Emdeka

    Emdeka Member

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    Here is a few more pictures of my MASCHINE

    standalonehr16.jpg standalone3.jpg standalone.jpg
     
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  13. Komplete Tuts

    Komplete Tuts New Member

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    Very cool!
     
  14. Uwe303

    Uwe303 NI Product Owner

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    no problem - just add to autostart if you want


    This is sooo cool maybe i built my own thanks for that great idea :thumbsup::)
     
  15. alexbuga

    alexbuga NI Product Owner

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    WOW! Freaking wow.
    I wanted to do the same with a USB hub + Soundcard, but I think I'm going for a cheap mac mini.
     
  16. KillerDoxen

    KillerDoxen Member

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    That is slick!
     
  17. philkglr

    philkglr New Member

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  18. Huboi

    Huboi NI Product Owner

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    That's incredible. You should offer that as a paid service. Native Instruments should employ you to do it! That's fantastic.
     
  19. troublegum

    troublegum New Member

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    awesome.

    there must be some consensus between laptop manufacturers and companies such as NI, akai, ableton, etc so they don't develop portable hardware with embarked OS. I guess that would be very bad for the laptop business.

    and this doesn't only concern maschine or maschine-alikes. but also products such as the S series, or some more complete live-oriented stations. even with standard smartphone specs we could have powerful portable samplers, DJ mixers/turntables, etc.

    no more laptop...
     
  20. alexbuga

    alexbuga NI Product Owner

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    This remind me of the MPC Renaissance 2 that we saw in the Microsoft Keynote. It has Windows Embedded something and it runs standalone. Now that I'd buy:D

    Also, your Maschine looks freaking dope.... again :)
    How do you do input? BT keyboard?
    I'm researching a Hackintosh made from a Intel NUC, which will fit inside my Maschine stand.