The New MASCHINE MIKRO from Native Instruments is the perfect entry into the world of MASCHINE, giving you tactile, hands-on control for beat production, sampling and performance. This latest version of the MASCHINE MIKRO has plenty to boast about, now with improved sensitivity, each one of the touch-sensitive pads can be assigned a separate color to easily identify different sounds, patterns, groups and scenes. Speeding up workflow and helping organize kits and projects. Additional improvements include the ability to timestretch and pitch-shift samples directly from the hardware, eliminating any need to jump back and forth from host systems. The New MASCHINE MIKRO also allows for Host Transport Control, so the hardware's transport controls can be used to control the host DAW when the unit is being used as a VST, Audio Unit or RTAS plug-in, which means more time on the hardware and less time jumping back to your computer to work. Also, the New MASCHINE MIKRO now has the same Auto-Write function as its big brother, so you can easily record parameter automation right from the hardware. As if those weren't enough upgrades, there are some new effects such as Transient Master, Tape and Tube Saturators that will help further sculpt performances, and a full version of the MASSIVE synthesizer is included with 1,300 earth-shattering sounds to play with.
The New MASCHINE MIKRO is a professional music production tool, combining the flexibility of software with the immediacy of hardware. Create rhythms, bass lines, chords and melodies, and build tracks on the fly with the intuitive, clip-based sequencer. The New MASCHINE MIKRO also gives you a high-performance sampler, professional effects and full support for VST and Audio Units plug-ins. What's more; you can also run MASCHINE MIKRO as a plug-in in your DAW.
More than 6 GB of production-ready samples, patterns, and effects for all styles, with drums and basses plus dynamic synth and instrument sounds, many created by renowned artists and producers, and a range of dynamic studio-quality effects are included. Select sounds using The New MASCHINE MIKRO's super-simple browser and start playing immediately. And if you need even more, get an extra boost for your library with MASCHINE EXPANSION packs.
The New MASCHINE MIKRO gives you direct access to your favorite Native Instruments or 3rd party VST or Audio Units plug-ins, to further expand your instrument and effect arsenal. Start your collection with the free copy of KOMPLETE ELEMENTS, with over 1,000 stunning sounds, all seamlessly integrated and easy to browse in the New MASCHINE MIKRO.
If you are a user of iMASCHINE, NI's on-the-go beat sketchpad for the iPhone and iPod Touch, you can import your iMASCHINE projects to The New MASCHINE MIKRO to finish your ideas in your home studio.
The New MASCHINE MIKRO upgrades:
Multi-color pads, now refined and even more touch sensitive
Colors freely assignable to Sounds, Patterns, Groups and Scenes
Timestretch and pitch shifting capability
Auto-Write: Record parameter automation easily with MASCHINE MIKRO
Host Transport Control: hardware transport controls can be used to control host
New effects: Transient Master, Tape and Tube Saturators
Includes full version of MASSIVE synthesizer with 1,300 earth-shattering sounds
Numerous workflow improvements for an even more intuitive and faster workflow
Now also available in white
More than 6 GB of samples
16 Programming pads
28 Back-lit buttons
Perfect for stage or studio
Includes free copy of KOMPLETE ELEMENTS
New Software Enhancements in Version 1.8
K2 controller support
Colors for Groups, Sounds, Scenes, and Patterns
Full version of MASSIVE synthesizer
Offline time stretching and pitch shifting
New effect: Transient Master
New effect: Tape and Tube Saturators
Save group with samples feature
Host Transport Control: If MASCHINE is run as a plug-in, the hardware transport controls can be used with the host
Sample play position indicator on the waveform (hardware and software)
AutoWrite on MASCHINE MIKRO
Improved handling of missing samples
Pre-hear samples from the hardware browser before loading them
Choke all playing sampler voices feature ("panic button": Shift + Mute)
Revised select page (hardware) with access to note length
Quick select events of a sound in a pattern (Shift + Select + Pad)
Quick erase events of a sound in a pattern (Erase + Select + Pad)