The black Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2 Classic Groove Production Studio is designed for both Mac and Windows. The hardware interface features USB 2.0 and MIDI I/O connections, 16 multi-color illuminated pads with velocity and aftertouch, 8 endless rotary potentiometers, 47 back-lit buttons, one endless encoder (30 steps) and two displays with 64 x 256 resolution. MASCHINE MK2 also supports several interfaces including stand-alone interfaces, VST, audio units, RTAS (Pro Tools 9 or higher), ASIO, CoreAudio and WASAPI.
With the ability to act as a sequencer, sampler, VST/AU plug-in host and multi-effect unit, the MASCHINE MK2 supports beat making, performance and more - all with the benefit of collaborative computer software. The software is stocked with a 6GB sample library that includes drum kits, synth sounds, loops and more. The touch sensitive pads make it easy to sequence drum patterns, bass lines, loops, etc. Plus, with color-coding, you can assign certain colors to certain instruments so you'll always know what's what without having to test it. An external keyboard controller may be connected via the MIDI I/O connections on the rear as well.
The MASCHINE MK2 provides the flexibility of computer-based music production with straightforward, two-handed control for composing, performing, browsing, sampling, slicing, sound-shaping and tweaking effects. You can easily load your samples, effects and plug-ins through the software, and then control them with the pads and knobs - there's no need to touch the computer's mouse or keyboard.
Compatible with most digital audio workstations (DAWs)
For wide-ranging use. Also compatible with model 22150 MASCHINE stands and a variety of custom kits and expansions (not included).
Customizable Mk2 hardware
Features a removable magnetic faceplate for easy personalization.
Host Transport Control
Enables you to control the host when MASCHINE runs as a VST, Audio Units or RTAS plug-in.
Touch-sensitive multicolor pads
Can be assigned to sounds, patterns, groups and scenes for flexible control. Eight controller knobs allow automatic parameter mapping of plug-ins for easy adjustments.
Master push encoder with grid
Along with 47 click buttons enables real-time sound shaping.
With a high viewing angle help enhance visibility.
6GB sound library
Provides 18,000 samples with more than 300 instruments, including basses, keys, leads, organs and strings, 300 drum kits, drum loops, 1-shot samples, 1,400 preprogrammed patterns and 62 full projects to help you get creative.
Plus more than 170 presets enable easy audio customization. Drum machine offers 16 velocity levels, swing, pad-link, note repeat, step sequencer and MPC 60/SP 1200 sampling emulation for versatility.
Timestretch and pitch-shifting capabilities
Enable simple sound adjustments.
Includes KOMPLETE ELEMENTS and MASSIVE synthesizer software
To enhance your music production experience.
Allows you to easily connect and control external MIDI hardware.