Native Instruments All-In-One Standalone Maschine+ Music Production System
From 13th April to 11th May 2021, buy the Maschine Mikro / Maschine MK3 or Maschine+ and get Expansion packs absolutely FREE.
Maschine Mikro get 2 packs worth £88
Maschine MK3 get 4 packs worth £176
Maschine+ get 6 packs worth £264
How it works: Register your hardware in Native Access as normal, NI will then email you a voucher for the relevant amount which you can use to buy the expansions of your choice.
MASCHINE+ is a sampler, a drum machine, a synth, and an on-stage superpower. In short, it’s whatever you make it. Leave the laptop behind, jam with your other gear, and create beats in minutes with a wealth of on-board sounds, instruments, and effects. It’s the iconic MASCHINE workflow, with fewer strings attached.
Standalone means more focus, more freedom, and more music making. Plug in, power up, and get creating straight away in the embedded MASCHINE+ production environment – from first ideas to finished tracks. Dial in effects to tweak your sounds, or sample audio and make it your own with an intuitive interface designed to keep the creative juices flowing. And if you want to bring your ideas into a DAW, copy them over, and boot up the MASCHINE software on your computer to pick up where you left off.
As well as its classic groovebox workflow, MASCHINE+ includes MASCHINE+ Selection: A dedicated package of nine synths and sampled instruments, 35 effects, and seven Expansions (including two of your own choosing) that work seamlessly in standalone mode. It includes heavy-hitters like MASSIVE, FM8, MONARK, PRISM, the MASCHINE Factory Selection, RAUM, and PHASIS. That means its 16 pads can sound like a dusty vintage drumkit, a warped wavetable lead, or an organic modal synth – pretty much anything you can think of if you flex your sound design skills.
Whether you’re digging records or ripping radio edits, record any sound into MASCHINE+ and quickly chop and stretch the results into your own custom kits. Or transform and twist them in real-time with the Audio plug-in. The same goes for guitars, vocals, drums, and anything else – more sounds means more creative ways to make music.
Bring real expression to live performances with intuitive control over your music – tap out beats, run arpeggiators, or tweak synth melodies in real time. MASCHINE+ is an intuitive live sequencer, a fully-fledged groovebox, and a powerful performance synthesizer rolled into one.
Clips let you arrange your ideas with even more freedom. Create transitions across scenes, add unique variation to patterns, record MIDI directly into the full arrangement, and freely add audio wherever you need it. Once you’ve fleshed out your ideas, you can use MASCHINE+ as a powerful tool to push tracks past the finish line.
Play and sequence outboard gear and capture the results, or manipulate external audio in real time with effects. MASCHINE+ can control, mix, and manipulate the rest of your setup with MIDI, line, and mic inputs to bring everything together instantly. And if you want to work with a computer, it doubles up as a classic MASCHINE controller too.
MASCHINE+ is Wi-Fi enabled, which means you can install new sounds, instruments, and effects at the touch of a button, without a computer in sight. When it comes to jamming with others or playing out live, keep in sync with other music apps, DAWs, and compatible gear with Ableton Link.
Need more sounds? Expansions are great for giving MASCHINE+ some sonic love, with presets for its synths, one-shot samples, loops, and kits. The catalog is always expanding, and getting the latest sounds is quick and easy – just download and they’re ready to roll.
The factory library is installed to the internal eMMC storage, all Expansions and your projects have to go on an SD card. A speedy 64GB card comes supplied, though you can replace this with a card of up to 1TB in size, so long as it’s fast enough.
Maschine+ runs on an optimised Linux-based OS and ships with a carefully selected bundle of software built in. Projects created in standalone mode can be loaded into the desktop Maschine software, and you can also send projects from the desktop to the hardware. However, if you’ve used plugins that aren’t supported by Maschine+ in standalone mode, the tracks that use them won’t play.
The Maschine+ and Maschine Expansions are not all interchangeable - if you already own a Maschine Expansion that’s compatible with Maschine+, you won’t have to buy another license - you should just be able to transfer it straight over to the hardware. 70 Compatible Maschine+ Expansions will be available at launch with more to follow.