Native Instruments Maschine MKI
Native Instruments Maschine MKI

Maschine MKI, Loop Sequencer from Native Instruments in the Maschine series.

All user reviews for the Native Instruments Maschine MKI

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 49 reviews )
 22 reviews45 %
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 1 user review2 %
Audience: Anyone Value For Money : Excellent

gandalf's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" weird screens"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
screens on both the left is clearer than the right one
is this normal ???
the maschine is still under warranty
thank you


mac pro



zeitoun's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent product"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
No problem installation point on my Mac. Just be a little used to the installation process also Native trs well documented in the manual Submitted in the package.


Everything is perfectly stable, zero crash on my Mac 8GB RAM / Processor i7 and Focusrite sound card.


So I use it for a year and this is really the ultimate groovebox I was looking for. Sound banks varies and rich possibilities of sampler, the possibility of module Kong ePilot of Reason, that of happiness. Ergonomics and simplicity of use are despite the power under the hood. The product evolves in many over the upgrades and it is possible to dsormais ppcharger natively presets software suite Native. I would do without this choice hsiter

Dric-C's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The turie!"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
Install nickel, config can not be easier, and for now no incompatibility. The manual is clear but I m ​​'m trs that can be used, the use of maschine is relatively simple for just that one has the habit of live or Daws plugs and NI, which is my case.


my laptop asus i7 720qm 8gb of ram and everything revolves impec I 've done that a track since I have but asser load indeed, and my proc only runs that has 4% of its capacity.


I use it for two days, I had had a MPC2000XL THE TIME.
What I like most is its simplicity of use, its high qualitles Controller beautiful pads alongside those of my ex mpk25, the bank's sound quality too.
The least? for now I like everything ....
a may seem a bit expensive for a Premire, but that price is nothing more equivalent. MPC5000 has a 2000 or 3000 euros here is what that would rival and even ....
Head of any fawn I 'm tape I have been at half price:)
Yes, I am the happy owner of a license kore2 they stop the dveloppement.

Sysmik-Acoustics's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" nikel;)"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
I installed it on my macbook pro and no concern for config. The manual is however not complete trs, I am of the video rfrer NI on the subject (very good)


Macbook Pro
2.3 Ghz Inter Core i5
4GB DDR3 1333Mhz

The software works well on it but some trs bug (crash APRS abortion a loaded sound) some of which have dj t rgl with diffrent SHIFT


It's been about 6 months I Maschine is all done and what I was looking (replace a Korg ESX) a lot of possibilities, especially with VST hosting that push the limits!

trs good product

Quasart's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Intuitive MAO"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
The installation went well. The manual is not very useful, but the site is rich in NI video very informative.

I bought it used, without transferring the license. The previous owner gave me his account either.


With a laptop in 2007, it will run well.
The bank has its good things, the effects too.

But it begins to crack when load well.
I think using an external MIDI synthesizer to ease the task of the computer.

The controller hardware is good too. He blinks a lot (that's a detail, but it had its effect)
It is taken over if the USB cable is disconnected and reconnected during a song.
Sometimes I use the MIDI controller, it is fairly complete


For six months, I find it very pleasant.
It happens very quickly with the mouse, and even of the screen, especially with a master keyboard.

I use it to compose, define patterns of verse, chorus ... add variations, and jamming with other musicians.

For cons I have not yet found a nice way to use it in my DAW VST.

- With experience, you do again this choice?

I never tried to MPC, but I do not see what is lacking in the Maschine: The software is very complete. Now required to work with a computer can put off.

Mikro version was released since, but for the price difference I prefer with MIDI ports and the additional controls Mashine normal.

Bess82's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Huge!"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
The installation is done it without problems?


Have you encountered any incompatibilities?


The general configuration is easy?

Very easy.

The manual is clear and sufficient?

But not always enough free tutorials on inetrnet.


What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / RAM / disk / sound card ..)

Imac 27 ", 8 gb ram, 1TB hard disc, Snow Leopard OS 10.6.8

The software works there correctly on this configuration?


This hardware + software is stable?

Very stable, never stuck for now.


How long have you use it?

7 months

What is so special that you love the most, least?

Very simple interface, nice, very solid hardware transportable, inserting any plug-in possible, high-performance pads, can control any other software in midi.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?

MPC 2000

How would you rate the quality / price?

Very good.

With experience, you do again this choice?


neii's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Incredible!"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
No problem with the installation ... on the other hand, it's a bit long (the CD version are not updated and must re-download everything for Maschine and Komplete elements)

No problem either configuration in stand-alone or in Live.

The PDF manual is very good, it can happen to me to go and seek information, it is well referenced.

No inconsistency to deplore it works with my Macbook Pro / Tascam US-200. the USB keyboard is recognized by Maschine (to play percussion instruments out, it is sometimes easier than the pads).


As mentioned above, everything works nickel on the Macbook (Unibody 2008/4G end of RAM) If we multiply the VST effects and more Maschine in Live, still it ends with "click" a little, but there is room ... The load is mostly between 15 and 35%. No crash to deplore (a freeze once, but it was my fault, after an update, I had not taken the time to restart the computer)


I use it for a week and I can say that Maschine is great! The drum sounds and loops are very good quality, the other instruments in Maschine are varied and the addition of Komplete Elements adds still lots of possibilities.

The adequacy hardware / software works great and the whole greatly improves the speed of composition. in 6 hours the first day, I made three pieces! (Short pieces, of course, but impressive nonetheless)

When we know a little Live, the arrangement of patterns in scenes is pretty easy to pick up
The pads are a nice touch and velocity is adjustable.
The screens are clear and the interface as we understand how it works, which may require some time (there are many tutorials on the site in English which are useful NI)
The three ways to program loops are very effective and complementary (manually adding parts / notes repeat / the step sequencer) We will very quickly with the results really bluffing.

This is my first beatbox, but I had a Korg NANOPAD, no (I have an opinion on this)

For now, I keep my CPA, but can also control Maschine Live (there is a template)

soundklinik's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Fantastic-love"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
Installation is no problem, I'd rather create my own "library" rent banks and put them on a second hard drive.
Setup is easy, just install the program. If you have an older version (soft), you will be guided to the site to download NI updates.
There are no incompatibilities, most programs or operating in 64-bit and Windows 7 are highly recommended.
Maschine is comprised of (hardware) MIDI Controller "which can be used alone as a sophisticated MIDI controller, and control any software.
Second part is the (software) "software", sequencer, etc ... accessible via PC and Maschine controller. Most if not all, can be controlled by the Maschine (hardware)
The fact that there is no CPU in hardware, ca perhaps his weakness that depends on your PC / Mac.
If you have an old computer, do not even try to use the Maschine.


I have long been on the XP-SP3, but soon I will bit Windows 7.64

I have AMD Athlon X3 445 overclocked to 3.1MGh 3.3MGh on Asus M4A77D, 4 GB memory, three hard drives and 1x250GB x500GB 2. Sound card NI-AK-1.

Everything is stable ...


Use two months and still learning, it is a very deep instrument.
I love Xtension called "transistor punch".
I have had many sequences and drum machines before and what Maschine is my favorite.

Quality seems very good, time will tell.
I would buy again I do not regret ...
Native Instruments is a good company that takes care of its customers.
Maschine is very good with Reaktor is the majority of VST.

The price is a bit high, given that you buy software and a MIDI controller to control it.
Yet the software is constantly updated NI.

vguillet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
Maschine, that is top even for guys like me no one in hardware

Quality construction (hit pads) there is also the advantage of native instruments that never sleeps on its laurels and made a lot grow its products

that is indispensable in my home studio


never any problem


Dr Driller08/29/2011

Dr Driller's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" gnial! damage the use of resources"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
no problem installing.
simple setup and full manual.

The downside to the service center, some 99% Tlcharger sometimes freezes without any way to restart from 0, I had to update the library via the site or due to bug.

I also find embtant of being forced to go through the original cd version 1.0 for any installation, you can not directly install the latest version, you must start with the original cd and do the updates.


the problem is that the maschine is currently single core.

VST plug in use, the performance is well trs.

but use DAW, this limitation appears and prevents it from achieving the full resources of his machine.

is looking forward to an update that grate on multicore.


I use it for 6 months.

I did not dpart, but since the day 1.6 that allows the use of VST, I use maschine aleone stand in for my productions, more than external daw.

the workflow is really enjoyable trs, compose quickly.

management automation is terrible, it animates his patterns very easy.

intgration of the hard and soft is perfect, it can grate all without touching the mouse.

bank provided the appropriate style for several well-trs.

the sampler is efficient and well thought trs it includes everything you need by taking over functions dj seen in battery or kontakt, internal effects are too small problem for the filters.

I am a fan, fan, fan ... mao my best buy since ... uh .. from my computer!