A Maschine progress, without the computer addiction

by Adrian Cosmin on Sep 28, 2020

A Maschine progress, without the computer addiction | Producer Tools

Native Instruments introduces Machine+, a full standalone music making factory that doesn’t require a computer connection.

The Maschine+ keeps Native Instrument’s workflow and integrates it into one single unit. It comes with a couple of software features including Maschine+ Selection, 8 gigabytes of instrument packs, effects, and expansions. 

The cool thing about it its that you can use it both ways, via computer with your DAW of choice, or just as a standalone. There’s also a lot of improvements that users are likely to appreciate. The main encoder now works like a joystick in four directions. Also, Maschine+ supports Ableton Link right out of the gate, and you can register, update, and download sounds entirely from the device.

Maschine+ has quite a few tech specs worth noting, including:

  • Quad-core CPU processor with 4 GB RAM
  • WiFi and Link enabled for product updates, syncing with other gear, and collaboration with others
  • 44,1 kHz / 24-bit audio interface
  • 2x 1/4″ TRS line outputs, 2 x 1/4″ TRS line inputs
  • 1/4″ dynamic mic input & stereo headphone output
  • 1x MIDI-in and 1x MIDI-out port
  • 2x USB ports for MIDI controllers
  • Heavy-duty aluminum design, built for years of usage

Included software

Maschine+ Selection, a curated package of instruments, effects, and Expansions chosen for use in both standalone and controller mode:

Maschine Factory Library: 8GB library of high-quality sounds, drum kits, multi-sampled instruments, patterns, projects, and sliced loops, Bass Synth, and Drum Synths: 5 fully tweakable, automatable drum plug-ins.

Instruments: FM8, MASSIVE, MONARK, PRISM, REAKTOR Factory Selection R2, KONTAKT Factory Selection, RETRO MACHINES.

Effects: RAUM, PHASIS.

Expansions: DEEP MATTER, LILAC GLARE, SOLAR BREEZE, TRUE SCHOOL, VELVET LOUNGE (Plus voucher for two additional Expansions).

I think its safe to say that, Native Instruments brand is playing in a league of their own, since the original Maschine was first announced back in 2009.

Find more information about this product here.


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