MOTU MachFive

MOTU MachFive

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MachFive, Virtual Sampler/Sample Player from MOTU in the MachFive series.

5 user reviews

MOTU MachFive tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: MOTU
  • Model: MachFive
  • Series: MachFive
  • Category: Virtual Samplers/Sample Players
  • Added in our database on: 04/15/2004

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MOTU MachFive user reviews

Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 5 reviews )
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moosers's review

MOTU MachFive
I didn't have any problems installing the MOTU MachFive virtual sampler.  The whole process only took a few minutes and was virtually pain free.  The interface of the software however is another issues.  While I wouldn't say that it is convoluted, there is definitely a lot of different sections and features that the MOTU MachFive has to offer and therefore there is a lot going on within the interface.  However, after carefully perusing the software I found that everything was put together well and easily located after playing around with it for a bit.  The manual for the software breaks down everything you would need to know about the software and can be helpful if you have it.


The MOTU MachFive will definitely take up a good amount of processing power and isn't the type of software that you can run a lot of at a time because of this.  I am currently running the software on a Mac Book Pro that has a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM and I am able to run software pretty well.  As long as you have an adequate system to run your sequencer on, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to run this as well, just don't expect it to run all that fast if you don't have a good system.


All in all, the MOTU MachFive is a very powerful piece of software.  The basic functions of the software are easy to use and to understand and the rest of the software allows you to do some pretty in depth processing, effects, and other sorts of sound manipulation.  If you are looking to get into sampling, using the MOTU MachFive with Digital Performer will give you a powerful system.  The price of this software isn't too bad, but isn't the cheapest, however considering all the things that you can do with this, I would say it is worth the price for those who will use it.  Definitely a piece of software that is worth looking into.
Lol Cruise01/03/2003

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

MOTU MachFive
Super simple


No problem. Powerful Trs


The first Sampler 5.1

USB Showed the Mach 5, a brand new virtual sampler UVI engine based on Their (The UVI engine IS Currently Used by Stylus, and all Plugsound series). Available in January, this software Should cost about 450 euros, and Would Be first released on the MAS platform. VST and RTAS versions are Also Planned.

Features include:
- Up to eight instruments per plug-in instance
- Support 96kHz/24bits
- Any imports sampler file format, Directly in Mach5, using a direct link to a CDxtract bundled software.
- Drag & drop samples from Any Application
- First sampler to support 5:1 samples
- Sample editor included
- Look BeautyFULL
- 4 effects per instrument
- Each sample and / or program year passes thru analog like filter / LFO / envelope synth section, MIDI controllable.
- Includes samples of over 1G.
- Could Directly Plugsound owner Their use in Mach5 sounds, from a convenient library popup menu.
- RAM based, order direct-to-disk streaming (ala GigaSampler) Also Planned
Blue Bird09/08/2003

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

MOTU MachFive
Installation on Mac impeccable (as always, ahem ...), but do not be anxious (for a CDRom install ', and a DVD ROM for sounds)
For my part, doc in English, but my port.


PowerMac G4 Dual CPU 1.25 GHz / 1 GB RAM / HDD Seagate, 2x60 GB (Raid 1) and 2x80 GB / RME DIGI96 / 8 PAD
On Logic 6.2.1
The beast purrs, without flinching, and this, even in him by asking a lot of things.
I regret having to wait a little for the DFD and the obligation to use the plug-in. Point Stand Alone.


I use it for one week is a rgal.
The interface could not be more enjoyable, and clear.
Before making my choice, I tested the two major race condition:
- Gigasampler, who despite his age is a MODEL of the genre, but has to default to turn on PC and not as easily Integrates into a virtual configuration only.
- Kontakt, whose interface is less "sexy", but that the offer of MRIT DFD (since 1.2 I believe) and be easily intgrable (as Mach 5) in a virtual environment.

But prices gal, I prfre all of the same Mach 5, by far!

The same choice? Assurment!

vicolachips44's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

MOTU MachFive
Installation is no problem it?
adpends what is meant by a problem ... actually problem with MachFive PC ... ben non. with this problem (in DXI ...)!
Have you experienced any incompatibility?
Ben ... I have three PCs at home. None of the three does work with MachFive ... believe that we need a MAC! To note: the most powerful PC = P4 3.2 SATA 2048 MO ...
Gnrale configuration is easy?
Not with me!
The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Ben in the manual, it tell you that the installation should go read the files that are on the CD! mouaff felt the exit before the time it all!


What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
As I said I have three PC:
1 - P 4 Celeron 2.4 (we forget the l. ..)
1 - P 4 2.8 in 1024 with 533 DDR 333 on Shuttle SB51G config ... forget! has not work with the current version of MachFive.
3 - P 4 3.2 HT 2048 DDR 400 ... splash!
I must emphasize that jai do the test with TERRATEC sound cards (phase 22) and PHASE 88 FIREWIRE ... trs that work well with Cakewalk TTS or HYPER Q Edirol ... short, I think that we can blame the sound cards in the case.


How long have you use it?
Dj too long ... I've got the references the FISA expditeur ... (Mag Online)
What is the particular feature you like best and least?
It's beautiful ... but not work!
How do you report qualitprix?
For my part, I do not understand that one can swing on the market products that are not successful. I seem to be a beta tester who has just paid a fortune for it appropriate to wipe the bugs ... it's the world upside down!
Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...
you think?

PS: For exprience (I work in IT), anything with a PC dongle is avoid like the plague. And there is a dongle -;) damage.

Added Monday 21 fvrier 2005:

I ended up running properly MachFive PC version of SONAR 4 Studio. To do so, it took me to install the prg base, install the DVD sound ... uninstall the prg, CRER Vstplugins a folder in program files!, start the update: M5SETUPVST_1.2.exe he settle for the three dll, launch the vst adapt to get the plugs in Vstplugins folder ... DXI short version is not the point! However in VST is nickel chrome -;)

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