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Native Instruments Debuts Latest MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL Hardware

News, Technology | Sep 07, 2017   

Native Instruments Debuts Latest MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL Hardware

Native Instruments has announced the next generation of their Maschine and Komplete Kontrol production hardware: Maschine Mk3 and Komplete Kontrol Mk2 S49 / S61. Both units have been re-engineered to inspire nonstop creativity with more intuitive workflows, optimized layouts, vivid visual feedback, and deeper studio integration.


With features like an integrated sampler and two high-resolution color screens, the Maschine Mk3 has cutting-edge software and intuitive hardware for an ultra-smooth workflow. With easier sound browsing, editing and sample-slicing, you can effortlessly produce beats, melodies, and harmonies. This latest generation has 16 large, ultra-sensitive pads make two-handed drumming easy. It comes with Komplete 11 select, a 25 GB library of powerful drum synths and premium sounds.

“Holistic, tactile experiences and optimized layouts showcase the most powerful features in a completely intuitive way and support a sustained creative workflow,” said President and CTO of Native Instruments, Mate Galic.

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Also announced is the latest generation of Komplete Kontrol hardware, the MK2 S49 / S61. It has a smart keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments with 17 additional function buttons and two high-resolution color screens for browsing and previewing sounds. An enhanced DAW and Maschine integration allows you to mix, navigate and edit projects directly from the hardware. The professional-grade Fatar keybeds and unique Light Guide are joined by new pitch and mod wheels, plus a horizontal touch strip for additional expression. 

“They feel great, they integrate with existing setups, and they make music production as fun, intuitive, and hands-on as possible,” said Maschine Product Owner, Chris La Pietra about the development of the new Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware.

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Pricing and Availability

The official release date for the new Maschine Mk3, Komplete Kontrol S49 and Komplete Kontrol S61 is October 5, but you can pre-order now on the Native Instruments online shop. Prices for the new hardware remain the same as previous versions: 

Maschine: $599

Komplete Kontrol S49: $599

Komplete Kontrol S61: $699

Let us know what you think of this new hardware and if you plan to buy it! We want to hear from you.

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