Native Instruments has just announced their new flagship Production hardware, the Maschine Studio, and new software called Maschine 2.0. The new Maschine Studio hardware is even larger than the original and provides best-in-class control with new hi-res color displays, a new edit section with jog wheel, and excellent 16-multi-color backlit pads. The Maschine 2.0 software provides lots of improvements to the user interface and works better and faster on all three Maschine Production devices.
Maschine Studio & Maschine 2.0 Demo
The new Dual-screen color displays allow the producer to concentrate on the hardware instead of constantly looking at the screen when working on the Maschine. The displays work perfectly for editing waveforms, working with the pattern sequencer, file browsing/navigation, and so much more. The new Jog Wheel allows users to change volume, tempo, and swing settings and its also useful for browsing and editing.
The Maschine Studio also has one MIDI input and three MIDI outputs so that users can connect existing hardware to control all of the main functions from the Maschine Studio.
The Maschine 2.0 software will also work with the
and Maschine Mikro production studios. The new software has a new mixer page to adjust levels and it also makes it easier to add plug-ins and insert effects on the fly. The new Maschine Studio will be available for purchase on November 1st for $1000 and Maschine 2.0 will be included for free. For existing Maschine and Maschine Mikro users, the upgrade to Maschine 2.0 will cost $100 at the NI shop. Check out the full press release and link to the new website for more information below.
We'll be sure to get the Maschine Studio in the lab for a full HD-Video and written review as soon as its released...For now, check out our original review of the
and Stay Tuned...