Native Instruments Maschine MKII
Native Instruments Maschine MKII

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

Pictocube 08/16/2013

Native Instruments Maschine MKII : Pictocube's user review

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Super simple installation on Mac, a bit long (for me I had to install Maschine, Komplete, Massive banks and 6 additional sounds). Ditto for returning these serial numbers in the service center, but ...

General configuration very simple, classic.

No incompatibilities, my LEGACY Cell is recognized directly.

The manual is always clear with Ni I think. I still spend time on it but the quick start guide (page 170 anyway) can immediately understand the interaction between software and controller.


I use it on an Imac 27 'OSX Lion, 8 GB RAM, Proc. i5
There is a MOTU Audio Express ass

Performance seems on top, I have a very small latency, and the sound seems to coat.

Sounds very stable air.


I've had three days, I spent two nights above, apart from little things, I do not think my opinion changes over time.

I tried anything, because in fact there's nothing equivalent. Personally I'm happy because this way of making music with hardware + soft and easy sampling, which is what I have always sought without finding compact solution, simple and effective.

What I like most is:
- Banks of the original, I've never had the stuff with original sounds as good and relevant
- Its banks more regularly available
- The pads that are truly exceptional (better than the MPC in my opinion)
- The mouse is more or almost
- Multi function, I can indeed put in a group and make a multi ill effect, put a sound to 10 sounds to a drum kit, sampler, in the same box, with similar features ...

What I like least:
- The browser you can not tamper at will (or so I have not yet found)
- I load my soft pattern of everything done when I balance a drum kit, I do not know where we turn this function.

This is a price but the offer is super full and look serious, now what pointed Traumax the following notice also seems a shame. Compared to other hardware only machines is unbeatable, and in relation to software and controller as well, I think it is cheap ... A check but there's still close to everything, hyper efficient.

It's really fun, simple.

I would do this choice six months earlier if I had known!