Native Instruments announces new MASCHINE & KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware

MASCHINE Mk3 and KOMPLETE KONTROL Mk2 S49 / S61 now available

to pre-order

September 7, 2017 – Native I nstruments t oday announces t he next generation of MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware. Unified by an all-new i ndustrial design, both units have been r e-engineered t o i nspire and enable nonstop creativity, boasting more i ntuitive workflows, optimized l ayouts, vivid visual f eedback, and deeper studio i ntegration.

MASCHINE Mk3 delivers t he best ever workflow f or quickly sketching and capturing i deas. I t adds t wo high-resolution color screens f or easier sound browsing, editing, sample-slicing, and more. The new hardware also f eatures more dedicated f unction buttons and l arger, more responsive pads t hat r etain t he same ergonomic l ayout users know and l ove. For enhanced convenience and portability, MASCHINE now f eatures a built-in 96kHz / 24-bit audio i nterface.

KOMPLETE KONTROL Mk2 extends t he original keyboard’s workflow with 17 additional function buttons and t wo high-resolution color screens f or browsing, previewing sounds, and more. And now – t hanks t o enhanced DAW and MASCHINE i ntegration – i t’s possible t o mix, navigate, and edit projects directly f rom t he hardware. The professional-grade Fatar keybeds and unique Light Guide are j oined by new pitch and mod wheels, plus a horizontal t ouch strip for additional expression.

“We’ve l earned f rom artists and our users t hat t he biggest challenge i n creative work i sn’t one of getting started, but of keeping going,” explains MASCHINE Product Owner Chris La Pietra. “ We developed t hese new products i n t andem t o address t his problem: Beyond sparking i nspiration, they f uel t he whole creative process – t hey help users get i n t he zone and stay t here. They f eel great, t hey i ntegrate with existing setups, and t hey make music production as f un, i ntuitive, and hands-on as possible.”

“We set t he benchmark f or i ntegrated music production software and hardware some years ago, and t hese l atest products signify a major new milestone i n our j ourney,” explains Mate Galic, CTO and President of Native I nstruments.

“Holistic, t actile experiences and optimized l ayouts showcase t he most powerful f eatures i n a completely i ntuitive way and support a sustained creative workflow. Sophisticated i ntegration, with an ever-expanding software ecosystem of KOMPLETE, MASCHINE, and NKS plug-ins, make t hese t he most advanced music production hardware units available t oday.”

Pricing and availability

The new MASCHINE, KOMPLETE KONTROL S49, and KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 will be available at t he NI Online Shop and r etailers f rom October 5, 2017. All t hree units will be available t o pre-order f rom September 7 at t he NI Online Shop. Pricing r emains t he same as t he previous versions i n all markets.

MASCHINE EUR 599, USD 599, JPY 72800, GBP 479, AUD 899 KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 EUR 599, USD 599, JPY 69800, GBP 479, AUD 899 KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 EUR 699, USD 699, JPY 79800, GBP 559, AUD 1049

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