Native Instruments Announces New Maschine and Kontrol Hardware
Maschine Mk3 and Komplete Kontrol Mk2 S49 / S61 are now available to pre-order.
Key additions and updates on the MASCHINE Mk3 include two high-resolution color screens to aid with editing, sample-slicing, and more. The new hardware also adds more function buttons and larger pads—although, these will retain the same layout for those who have built finger drumming muscle memory. For enhanced convenience and portability, the unit will now also feature a built-in 96kHz / 24-bit audio interface, with audio ins and outs.
In regards to the KOMPLETE KONTROL Mk2 units, Native Instruments have extended the original keyboard’s workflow with 17 additional function buttons and two high-resolution color screens for browsing, previewing sounds, and more. You can also now mix, navigate, and edit projects directly from the hardware with updated DAW integration. Other key additions include new pitch and mod wheels, plus a horizontal touch strip for additional expression.
All new units will be available at the NI online shop and retailers from October 5, with pre-orders starting today. Pricing remains the same as the previous versions in all markets:
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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