Maschine Stories September 8, 2014

The Native Instruments line of Maschine beat production products marry hardware controllers with rich software instruments, loops and effects to create an all-in-one music making suite. The hardware controllers range from the $349 Maschine Mikro up to the $999 Studio model, but Native Instruments also makes a stripped down, yet still very powerful version of its Maschine platform for iOS. Regularly priced at $4.99, iMaschine for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is available as a free download inside of the (also free) Apple Store iPhone/iPod touch app.

Simply download the free Apple Store app and boot it up. Hit the “Store” tab along the bottom and scroll all the way down to the iMaschine icon, then tap on download now for free.

While you certainly won’t find all of the features in iMaschine you’ll have at your disposal in its full fledged counterparts, we are still talking about a very wide range of possibilities here. There are 16 pads for rhythm programming, as well as a keyboard for melodic parts and sampling possibilities from your device’s mic or your iTunes library. It supports the purchase of additional sound packs via in-app purchases much the same as the Maschine hardware, but it does come packed with 100MB of content including 10 projects, 25 kits, and over 400 samples.

You’ll find more features along with quick demo video of musician Jamie Lidell putting this thing to the test below: expand full story

Maschine Stories May 2, 2014

Native Instruments Maschine (MK2) sequencer: $499 shipped (Reg. $600)

Amazon is offering the Native Instruments Maschine (MK2) in both black and white for $499 shipped today. That’s $100 off the average selling price and the best current price we can find. Maschine is a one stop-shop for all your electronic production needs and allows for powerful hardware control over some of the industry’s best virtual instruments and plugins from NI.

Create and perform fast with Maschine – the groundbreaking groove production studio combining the power and flexibility of software with the tactile immediacy of hardware. Its pattern-based sequencer, high-performance sampler, incredible suite of pro studio instruments and effects, exemplary drum synths, and acclaimed sound library deliver a complete system for fast, professional groove production.

It has received a 4.1/5 star review among Amazon customers.

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