Native Instruments Maschine MK3

E proprio di ieri, 7 Settembre, dopo alcune foto “rubate” che giravano sul web, l’annuncio ufficiale della Native Instruments MASCHINE MK3, e di Komplete Kontrol MK2 S49/S61.

L’azienda berlinese presenta nella Maschine MK3 due schermi a colori e ad alta risoluzione per un più facile scorrimento dei samples, editing e altre funzioni. Inoltre i pads colorati sono ancora più sensibili e sono presenti nuovi pulsanti per impostazioni personalizzate.

In ultimo, questa probabilmente la novità più interessante per un controller, è presente al suo interno un’interfaccia audio a 96kHz / 24-bit con 2 x 1/4″ input e 2 x 1/4″ output, 1/4″ ingresso microfono dinamico, uscita stereo per cuffie, 1x MIDI in, 1x MIDI out e 1 ingresso per footswitch.

Qui di seguito l’elenco completo di tutte le specifiche:

  • Integrated hardware/software system includes sampler, arranger, mixer, FX, and more
  • 8 GB Maschine library with samples, one-shots, sliced loops, sampled instruments,
    presets, patterns, drum kits, and songs
  • Includes 25 GB Komplete 11 SELECT library
  • 25 pro-quality studio and creative FX including filter, EQ, delay, reverb, and compressor
  • 2 high-resolution RGB color displays for precision sample slicing, sound tweaking, note
    editing, mixing, browsing, and more
  • 16 large pads make two-handed drumming easy
  • Pro-grade, 96kHz / 24-bit audio interface with 2 x 1/4” TRS line outputs, 2 x 1/4” TRS line
    inputs, 1/4” dynamic mic input, stereo headphone output, 1 x MIDI In, 1 x MIDI out, and 1
    x Footswitch
  • Touch sensitive knobs for parameter tweaking
  • Smart Strip for strumming notes, pitch bending sounds, performing with FX, and more
  • Four-directional push encoder for browsing, navigating, and adjusting levels and balance
  • Powered via USB 2.0 or with the included power supply unit
  • Seamless integration with Komplete
  • Classic groovebox features i ncluding 16 velocity levels, swing, pad l ink, note repeat, step
    sequencer, and vintage MPC 60/SP-1200 sampling emulation
  • Compatible with all major DAWs (including Ableton Live, Logic Pro, and FL Studio) as a
    VST or Audio Units plug-in, with full multi-core support.

Komplete Kontrol MK2

Il Komplete Kontrol MK2 invece rinnova la linea di master keyboard con 17 pulsanti addizionali e due schermi ad alta risoluzione pensati per visualizzare, fare una preview dei campioni più velocemente e facilmente.

Più altri piccoli ma interessanti upgrade rispetto alla MK1.

Qui le specifiche complete:

  • Smart keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments
  • Pro-grade Fatar keybeds with aftertouch – 49 or 61 semi-weighted keys
  • Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, plus touch strip for expression control
  • Pre-mapped control of Komplete instruments and hundreds of Native Kontrol
    Standard ( NKS) instruments from leading manufacturers
  • Full VSTi support
  • Tag-based preset browsing: Find sounds quickly and hear instant previews
  • Two high-res color screens for browsing, tweaking, mixing, and more
  • Light Guide: RGB lights above each key highlight drum cells, key switches, chords,
    scales, and more
  • Smart Play: See scales and modes on t he Light Guide, play chord progressions and
    arpeggios with single keys, or map any scale t o white keys only
  • Deep integration with Maschine software / hardware
  • Intuitive control over Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and GarageBand. Cubase and Nuendo
    integration coming soon after initial release
  • 4-directional push encoder f or one-handed sound browsing and project navigation
  • Two assignable pedal inputs
  • MIDI in / out
  • USB 2.0 bus powered
  • Includes Komplete 11 Select