Native Instruments Maschine MKI
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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 %
 18 reviews37 %
 2 reviews4 %
 3 reviews6 %
 1 user review2 %
Audience: Anyone Value For Money : Excellent
killcat08/16/2011

killcat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent stuff, but resource-intensive!"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
No problemo for the install. Everything is done alone, or almost

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

μp: PIV 3 Ghz HT
CM: ASUS P5WD2 Premium
RAM: 2 GB
Sound Card: Behring UCA202
OS: WIN 7

The app is stable and the drivers, but it quickly becomes hungry CPU and my computer is aging to the death. It saturates quickly and suddenly we are limited in the amount of plugging or other effects that one would like to use. At that time, the latency is felt and the sequence of commands such as mute or a change in pattern or scene, rotating knobs or menu navigation calls for it to resume several times. But I have to recognize that you still have that the project is well advanced before its starts to deteriorate.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 2 years but I'm not as hard as I would like. Before I used apps like fruityloops, reason, .... But I missed the contact with the material so I chose to Mashine just found the soft side that I know well and some hardware that I missed. The app is good but a bit limited compared with top names from the genre but the apps will never compete with live material that gives the game a lot of filling in your compositions.
boneofweed08/15/2011

boneofweed's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very Good"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
Everything is clear, easy to take control

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Macbook Pro 2.53
8GB Ram
2 Vertex 2 120gb Raid 0 (400 writing, 500 reading)
ADAM A7X
Traktor S4
Motu MK3 Hybrid Ultra Lite

Lion of logic and it is a bug but normal, Ableton Live 8 well, very well Standalone

OVERALL OPINION

Jai since January, I do not give it the attention it deserves but it is a very good product.
Ability to control DAW and map all the buttons and knobs
I just wanted to run property Native Instruments best compatibility between their products.
Will be good "I plug S4 Maschine with any and all NI product will reconu automatically" and see even with the main daw tired to configure MIDI audio etc etc etc
You think to buy? buy
a.k.a08/15/2011

a.k.a's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Yeah baby!"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
Smooth installation and configuration. No incompatibilities with regret so far.
The paper manual is obsolete since the OS has been updated but the most recent PDF version is suitable (not yet available). I have had very little need to resort to the manual so far, but I will probably have as many features yet escape ...

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

See my profile stuff for config data. Everything runs perfectly. Exactly zero crashes in dozens of sessions.

OVERALL OPINION

Maschine I use for 3 months and the bike and the soft (actually these are exactly the same two interfaces) are very powerful.
We have plenty of choice to create a single kit among the gigabytes of sounds supplied with the beast. It sounds a very short time. The pads are nice and the sturdy knobs, two backlit displays are reliable, the sequencer works great.
I had a Roland SP-606, which suited me rather excepted the limits of the sequencer, I found a worthy successor to the Maschine 606.
The only weak point to me is the fact that we can control the tempo when used standalone. In Live, do not dream, it's not Maschine master, but the opposite would be surprising, too!
For that (or she) who seeks to beat the easy, intuitive way by touching the pads and the big sound, Maschine is the ideal machine. In my case, I am satisfied.
Chris Darkers08/10/2011

Chris Darkers's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A tool to have!"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
How long have you use it?

3 days

Have you tried many other models before buying it?

Yes

HARDWARE BCR2000, MPD24, KAOSSPAD 3,

Software that bug!

MOTU BPM

What is so special that you like most and least?

Ergonomics, everything is well thought out, no need to screen for the time to put his ideas and updated regularly. No bug yet

How would you rate the quality / price?

Excellent

With experience, you do again this choice? ...

Unhesitatingly
Vinz Centz07/27/2011

Vinz Centz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" almost perfect !!!!!"

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

No problem if only one accepts (support) system validation Native, a little annoying ...

The general configuration is easy?

Yes very easy, my two sound cards were automatically recognized as well as all my MIDI devices, ditto for the vsti, good for Native: you can set several records vsti

Have you experienced any incompatibilities?

No, I'm on Windows 7 64-bit, quad core intel 2009.

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

No, it's a catastrophe, no joke, a shame there are incomprehensible sentences: fortunately the videos tutorials abound on the net!
The software and controller are very intuitive, however if one has a vague experience in this area (groovebox and DAW)

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

As mentioned above: the 2009 quad core PC performance mean + windows 7 64 bit sound card m-audio fast track ultra (a jewel of stability) in usb2.

it turns (in Manhattan) but pretty good vst, you can quickly break the bank if we place four instances in the DAW and fifteen vsti in Parallel ...
So you need a PC to the style of the day and certainly an external sound card (leaving space to the processor ...)

OVERALL OPINION

Maschine is a world of musical creation, an object with a strong personality and unparalleled ergonomics, it is far from perfect!
I rank this stuff in the very select group of inspiring: a simple operation in my head generates a lot of ideas and it is very easy to formalize using Maschine, I've had a couple of weeks and I ten components on the way!

After that it should be noted the following deficiencies that make it run perfectly (but little)
- No arpego
- No direct time stretching, but after all it is not his role ...
- No plans to record either a pure audio track ...
- A sample editor for improvement

It seems that neither is expected SHIFT on a lot of these points are purely software, go around and improve ...
06/05/2011

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" For Beats Pro!"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
The installation is done it without problems? No problem

The general configuration is easy? Yes very easy

Have you experienced any incompatibilities? No

The manual is clear and sufficient? Yes

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

What is the configuration of your computer? Intel Core 2duo 8500 3.16 GHz, 4GB ram, asus motherboard, hard disk maxtor 500 gb 32 mb cache.

The software works he correctly on this configuration? The software works very well with this config.

This software + hardware is stable? Very stable.

OVERALL OPINION

For how long have you been using it? I use it for almost 2 years now, in all my maschine compound is present even for the live mix.

Did you try many other models before getting this one? No

What thing do you like most/least about it? The software very well think, the controller of very good quality, the 16,000 samples of librairy and being able to happen (almost) entirely on the mouse, VST.

What I like least: Some samples are liners Battery & Kontakt, no good.

What is your opinion about the value for the price? Very good

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? Yes without hesitation.
Laboreal04/21/2011

Laboreal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A real beast"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
Installation was a bit tedious because I had bought a first hand. And she broke down two weeks later because it was a bad series. I waited three months for warranty return. "Patient"

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

2Gz macbook 4gig of ram with a sound card apogee one. it works really well. Never had a bug on maschine. This configuration is very stable.

OVERALL OPINION

I been using it for a year before 1000 and threw on mpc 2000XL c but anyway much Lavoué class must be able to place him in his vst daw.
It is a very good tool for composition. Rytmique and melodic.
Among all that I have tried is the material with which I feel most comfortable composing. After I prefer arrangements for a DAW.
I live for the User Ausi with my group as a Pathogen PILLS classical midi controller. This instrument is really very very good and professional.
I do not intend to change too soon.
R-K04/12/2011

R-K's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Simply exeptional!"

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

Installation is no problem. In a childlike simplicity, we insert the DVD it starts the installation, it is expected that all banks are charging. It validates the activation with the serial number and we can play lol.

Have you experienced any incompatibilities?

No

The general configuration is easy?

The setup is simple we can also setup your audio interface, the sensitivity of the pads and let's go for the Show!

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

Supplied with Maschine, there is a quick start that is used to install and Maschine guide Quick allowing really well take over the "maschine. Moreover, the complete guide is supplied in pdf format.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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

IMac 27 "Intel Core i7, 4Gb ram.

The software works he correctly on this configuration?

No problems noted.

What performance? (If quantifiable)

No idea. Anyway great for computer music without flinching!

This software + hardware is stable?

Absolutely



OVERALL OPINION

For how long have you been using it?

For 3 months.

What thing do you like most/least about it?

What I have always expected. The affected hardware combined with the possibilities of IT.

Did you try many other models before getting this one?

I was the possessor of an Akai MPC 2000 forward. Maschine power has nothing to do, it's day and night (well I exaggerate a little perhaps, because I put one to the MPC for grain) after to be quite honest the possibilities offered by Maschine are light years of MPC's (yes even the last 5000 and others). But the grain that is not working ....

What is your opinion about the value for the price?

Excellent, I wonder if other manufacturers still sell groove box?!?

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...

Absolutely, my only fear was to have pads that do not respond as well as MPC is still the model. My fears were completely gone. The pads are absolutely perfect, plus they are adjustable. I would do this chosen without a shadow of a doubt!
lovethatsound12/24/2010

lovethatsound's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good Becane"

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
For installation on a Mac really nothing negative to say not fast enough weird manipulations
Click Continue after you activate it online through the mediacenter very fast
However I found the manual but incomplete NI has good tutorials videos on their site

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

any compatibility issues on my mac intel core2 duo or on the laptop which means the transition
2 installation that are possible and yet not really bug

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for two weeks I also motu bpm for 8 months
the two are very good although not the same sound. Maschine allows you to song mode to make arrangements "on the fly" so fast and intuitive enough for the moment the weak point for me is the impossibility of make layers (layers) on my drums
but I think that NI will put matters right through the updates to come

in short, I am very happy with my purchase
excellent value for money although some sounds are not enough fat from my point of view this choice I would do without a shadow of a doubt
louzlouz12/23/2010

louzlouz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good machine, reliable and accurate."

Native Instruments Maschine MKI
Simple installation (on Mac) as long as you have an Internet connection, otherwise it is not possible.

General configuration pretty easy.

No inconsistency.

Manual very clear.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Working on the last MacBook Pro (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 1067 MHz DDR3 Duo/4Go) and is a real pleasure!
I had a Dell PC with a configuration before it can be a small but sufficient, and there were quite a bug but since I'm on mac ... it's great!

OVERALL OPINION

1 year.

I worked a forward with a Roland MV 8800 which is in my opinion one of the best production machine, and I do not regret my exchange: - 1) I got into the sub-selling Re (1300 € ...)
- 2) My production that are faster and easier even if it is not the same style groovebox!)

What I like least ... English obligatory for Native Instruments contacted in case of problems, information on its equipment or for a simple SHIFT! it's heavy at a time ...

Value for money: Perhaps the best right now.

With experience I will ever be the same choice even faster.