Review: Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK3

Let's unbox and review the Maschine Mikro MK3.
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The Maschine Mikro MK3 is the latest compact production controller from Native Instruments and comes bundled with NI's MASSIVE, MONARK, and REAKTOR PRISM for $260.

The Maschine Mikro MK3 has Full Sized RGB Backlit Pads that are identical to the pads found on the full-sized Maschine MK3. The Mikro MK3 also has a Touchstrip for Mod/Pitch and Strum Playback. For beatmakers, the Mikro MK3 benefits from a new and better layout that should provide a more efficient workflow.

Additionally, Maschine Mikro MK3 has a very durable and compact design, making it ideal for producers who want to work on the go or for those with a smaller workspace.  

Watch our unboxing and review videos below, as well as our review summary for the full rundown on the new hardware.

Pros:

  • Durable & Compact Design
  • 16 Full Sized RGB Backlit Rubber Pads
  • Intuitive Touchstrip for Mod/Pitch/Strum Playback
  • Better Layout for Efficient Workflow & Creating Beats
  • Excellent Price & Included Plug-Ins MASSIVE, MONARK, and REAKTOR PRISM

Cons:

  • No Internal Soundcard 
  • Very Small Screen

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