Thursday, July 1, 2010
Native Instruments MASCHINE
Native Instruments MASCHINE
RISE OF THE MASCHINE
Integrating the flexibility of computer-based music production with the hands-on creative clout of MPC*-style hardware, MASCHINE is the next step in beat production. Once you touch the hugely playable controller, the slick, intuitive and immensely fun workflow takes over, allowing you to stay focused on what matters - the groove. MASCHINE's blending of classic feel and cutting edge makes it the perfect tool used on its own, performing in the club, or working within your DAW. And now with the free 1.5 update for MASCHINE users, groove production goes to the next level.
Stand-alone groove production
Incorporating the iconic strengths of the MPC, including the intuitive pad layout, 16 velocity levels, Note Repeat and the ability to import MPC* files, MASCHINE then breaks free of hardware-only limitations. Its supreme workflow means you can go from a rough sketch to professional production in no time.
The easy-to-arrange sequencer, intuitive sampling, re-sampling and slicing features, and fully integrated FX and automation keep you on top of your production. Plenty of deluxe sample ammunition is provided via a staggering 6 GB of drums, synths, percussion, strings loops and more, and you can easily hook up your existing gear to MASCHINE - it finds a home in any setup.
New levels of Host Integration
MASCHINE's immense versatility means it also excels when working with your existing studio set up. Need to freshen up an idea from your DAW? Open MASCHINE inside your project and sequence some beats. Got a good groove flowing in MASCHINE? Drag and drop sections, loops or full tracks directly into your DAW as either audio or MIDI. Add professional effects and processing directly from the hardware controller for full control over your sound. Combined with MASCHINE's vast library of kits and loops, many of which have been prepared by renowned beat-makers, artists and sound designers, and you have a powerhouse capable of revolutionizing your studio productions.
Perfect For Live Use
Set MASCHINE loose in a club or live environment and it'll tear the joint up with its heavyweight punch. Its super-sturdy build, premium pads and knobs are perfect for performing in uncompromising conditions, and with the complete visual feedback provided by the screens and backlit buttons, MASCHINE thrives free of mouse and keyboard control.
Use MASCHINE live as a solo instrument for performing your own productions, or sync it up with other gear with the minimum of fuss. What's more, you can instantly switch into MIDI mode and use it as a controller for any other software - such as the tightly integrated TRAKTOR PRO DJ software. Perform with MASCHINE once, and you'll never leave home without it again.
*"MPC" is a trademark of Akai Professional, L.P. and used with permission. SP 1200 is a trademark of E-mu Systems, Inc. Trademarks used only to identify the equipment whose sound was modeled and does not imply an ofﬁcial endorsement.
System Requirements, Compatibility
Windows® XP (SP2, 32 Bit) / Vista® (32/64 Bit), Windows 7® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM
Mac OS® X 10.5 or higher, Intel® Core™ Duo 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM
Native 64-bit support for stand-alone and plug-in versions
USB 2.0 Port, 6 GB free disk space for complete installation
This product runs in demo mode after installation and must be activated before full functionality is available.
Runs as a standalone application, or as a VST®, Audio Units™, or RTAS® (under Pro Tools® 7/8) plug-in.
ASIO™, Core Audio™, DirectSound, WASAPI™