The Bundle Includes
Native Instruments Maschine MK2
Fusing the hands-on tactile advantages of traditional hardware grooveboxes with the immense flexibility and intuitive workflow of Native Instruments' premium software, MASCHINE opens up new horizons in groove production. The sleek yet rugged hardware controller is perfect for stage or studio, while the vast library of kits, instruments and effects are your inspiration for lively, dynamic grooves.
Perform in Colour
The new colour-coding lets you 'see' your sounds, and it will turbo-charge your workflow. Simply assign colours to the groups, sounds, patterns, and scenes, and see the pads and group buttons on the hardware light up in the same colors. Make your kick drums red, for example, and you'll always know which pads play your kicks. Add some color to your performances!
With the increased sensitivity of the new pads, you also have a new level of precision at your fingertips.
With the Maschine MkII you'll get the full version of the modern legend MASSIVE - the Synth that gave birth to the earth-moving bass tones and speaker-troubling leads that have defined the bass music genre. This monster synth contains 1,300 ready-to-go sounds, all instantly browseable via the MASCHINE hardware.
MASCHINE's eight control knobs offer direct access to MASSIVE's eight Macro controls, for perfect synergy between hardware and synthesizer, and a lightning-fast workflow.
New Master Section
The Master section has also been revamped. Control volume, tempo and swing with the new multifunction master push encoder - select modes with the new toggle buttons and accurately click through values without having to look at the screen or display.
Navigating and scrubbing are much easier, and changing note pitch and detailed tweaking becomes extra-precise thanks to the encoder's superb physical response.
Now with 47 (normally white), backlit click-buttons and coloured transport controls, the Mk2 hardware provides a wealth of physical and visual excitement for intuitive beat making.
Time Stretch and Pitch Shift
The MASCHINE 1.8 software includes time stretch and pitch shift capability. Stretch smoothly from one BPM to another, aided by the automatic BPM detection. Or stretch your audio to a specific length - to fit one sample to the same length as another, for example.
What's more, make your beats match harmonically, by tuning your samples with the pitch shift function.
The latest free software update includes new effects, specially selected for beat production. TRANSIENT MASTER, NI's hugely popular dynamics and mixing effect, has now been fully integrated in the MASCHINE 1.8 software.
Ideal for positioning drums and percussion, it lets you mix from front to back, giving each sample exactly the right amount of space. New Tube, Tape Saturator and Tube Saturator effects bring the secrets of analog warmth and natural, harmonic compression to MASCHINE, for even greater sound colouring potential.
New Stylish Look and Feeling
The new Maschine MkII is an aesthetically Pleasing leap forward in usability and reliability. The inverted displays provide higher contrast and a better viewing angle for performance or studio, and a sharper look in dark environments.
The unit itself is slightly heavier than before, the controller also works better in a studio setting and on stage due to the re-worked layout of the controller's USB-connector and MIDI I/O - less risk of accidental unplugging. Plus the new rubber feet means increased grip on the desktop, keeping the hardware firmly in place during even the most aggressive beat routines.
The ability to match your hardware to your personal style or decor is now also available with the Maschine MkII - using exchangeable face plates. The Black edition comes with a Black Face Plate and and Black Knobs whilst other versions are also available.
Experienced and new MASCHINE producers alike will appreciate the big time savings from these workflow improvements in the free MASCHINE 1.8 software update:
Host transport control: Running the MASCHINE software as a plug-in in your DAW, use the transport buttons on the MASCHINE hardware to control transport in the host software. Important: Requires the latest version of the NI Controller Editor
New Browser sample preview mode: Easily scroll through the browser list and pre-hear samples without loading them
Revised select screen: Now includes individual note length and velocity editing
Auto-write pinning: Pin the Auto-Write button for improved automation recording ? tweak with two hands!
New hardware shortcuts: Select and erase events quickly and easily
Panic button: Immediately cuts off all sound from MASCHINE
Improved missing sample handling: Now locates files per project - point the MASCHINE software to the location for one missing file, and it automatically resolves other related missing files
Sampler play position indicator: See the play marker in the sampler wave display - also shown in the hardware display
Save Group with samples: Now you have the option to save Group with samples
Now included with your Native Instruments controller is Komplete Select. This bundle allows you to create music straight out of the box and gives you access to a wide range of high quality Native Sounds. Among the included instruments are NI?s best-selling MASSIVE synth, the new sampled piano instrument THE GENTLEMAN, the true-to-life analog emulation MONARK synth and the acoustic/electric drum laboratory DRUMLAB, providing a production-ready system out of the box.
Komplete Select Features
- Komplete Select includes: Massive, Monark, Reaktor Prism, Retro Machines, The Gentleman, Vintage Organs, Scrabee MK1, West Africa, Drum Lab, and Solid Bus Comp
- Worth over 1000 if purchased separately
- Komplete Select owners get upgrade deals towards Komplete 10 and Komplete Ultimate
- Registered owners Maschine 2 and Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards will receive Komplete Select for free
Steinberg UR22 USB Audio Interface
The UR22 comes with two D-PRE microphone preamps, the culmination of years of development by Yamaha. They allow you to easily capture any audio source, whether acoustic instruments, vocals, electric guitar or ambient textures. The first-rate AD/DA converters provide supreme sonic fidelity, with a maximum sampling rate of 192kHz and a resolution of 24 bits, ensuring that you don't lose anything from the original source.
The audio interface has two Neutrik analogue XLR/TRS combo inputs with Peak LEDs and switchable +48V phantom power. The Hi-Z switch on input 2 allows for direct recording of electric guitar or bass without the need for an additional DI box.
Latency-free hardware monitoring means that what you play is what you immediately hear. The Mix knob allows you to seamlessly blend between the direct signal and the output signal, while independent headphones and main output controls mean you can adjust the monitor and phones level individually.
The interface comes bundled with Cubase AI, a lean version of Steinberg's popular DAW. It offers comprehensive features for composing, recording, editing and mixing, and ensures that the UR22 is a one-stop solution for studio-quality recording.
Sennheiser HD 25 Closed-Back Headphones
With a high maximum sound pressure level of 120dB, these headphones perform exceptionally well in high-noise environments. They can handle whatever you throw at them, thanks to their robust construction, including a tough, detachable steel cable.
Please Note: Steinberg USB audio interfaces are now incompatible with OS X 10.11.1. Since the release of 10.11.1, Steinberg have discovered an issue with audio dropouts that can vary depending on the system. Steinberg apologise for any inconvenience that this problem may cause, and are currently working on a resolution for this problem.
For a full list of Steinberg products that are compatible with OS X 10.11.1, click here .