Native Instruments Maschine Mikro
Native Instruments announced Maschine Mikro, combining the Maschine software with a controller, Maschine Mikro is designed to make the tactile and music creation approach of Maschine available at a reduced physical footprint and price.
At the same time, the new 1.7 software version is designed to provide integration with the instruments and effects in the Komplete 8 and Komplete 8 Ultimate bundle both for Maschine and Maschine Mikro users.
Maschine Mikro is based on a portable controller that provides control of the central Maschine features at two-thirds of the size and weight of the full-sized hardware. Utilizing a single display and a dynamically assigned master encoder to enable its compact footprint, the bus-powered Mikro controller retains the 4x4 matrix of pressure-sensitive, dynamically backlit Maschine drum pads.
Maschine Mikro includes the Maschine software with its pattern-based live and step sequencing, VST and AU plug-in hosting, real-time audio recording, sample editing and multi-effects. The Mikro version also contains the 6 GB Maschine sound library, expandable with the series of Maschine Expansions, as well as the free Komplete Elements sound collection. With the new 1.7 software version, both Maschine and Maschine Mikro now also feature integration with Komplete 8 and Komplete 8 Ultimate, providing sound browsing and parameter mapping for all instruments and effects contained in the bundle.
Native Instruments is also about to release iMaschine, an iOS software that brings groove creation to the iPhone and iPod touch platform. With four tracks, audio sampling, effects and an expandable arsenal of instruments and drum sounds from the regular Maschine library, iMaschine allows users to sketch grooves on the go, and later transfer them into the full Maschine software for editing and arrangement. iMaschine is planned for release through the Apple App Store in October.
A video of fJeremy Ellis performing on Maschine Mikro:
Pricing & Availability:
Maschine Mikro will be available in October for a suggested retail price of $399 / 349 EUR.
Additional information on Maschine Mikro is available at www.native-instruments.com/maschinemikro.
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