Native Instruments just dropped a mega bomb for the masses. Maschine Studio is available to be purchased now on Native Instruments site. Native Instruments has taken Akai up on the challenge for software drum-machine supremacy. If the Maschine Studio does everything it’s advertised to do with no bugs, Akai is in serious trouble. The MPC Renaissance has been on the market for over a year and still has bugs. The software plugins that come with the Maschine Studio literally destroys the plugins for the MPC Renaissance. I’m sure Native Instruments will get the plugins working more flawlessly with the Maschine Studio software. Akai better watch out. Read more below..
Also Akai PS, hire more programmers!
MASCHINE STUDIO is the ultimate groove production system, combining software and hardware in perfect harmony. Get absolute, hands-on control of every aspect of all-new MASCHINE 2.0 software without having to resort to hardware shortcuts or use a mouse. See everything you do on two gorgeous, hi-res color displays.
And because software can be easily updated, MASCHINE 2.0 will always keep you on the cutting edge of technology, pushing your creativity further than you ever thought possible.
MASCHINE STUDIO’s advanced hardware delivers total control and unmatched visual feedback.
1. Highly-sensitive, multi-color pads: Trigger sounds, create rhythms, change patterns and scenes featuring true-white LEDs, velocity, and aftertouch.
2. Two extra-large, high-resolution color displays: View sampler, mixer, pattern editor, arranger, channel strip, and more with 480x272resolution.
3. Edit section: Copy, paste, nudge, quantize, and adjust volume, tempo and swing with dedicated edit buttons and a jog wheel with LED ring indicator for ultra-accurate adjustments.
4. Dedicated knobs: Tweak all sampler, effect, and plug-in parameters and browse presets and instruments on eight display knobs.
5. Master Section: Toggle between master, group, sound and cue meters, and choose input source.
6. Group buttons: Select groups and group banks. Create unlimited groups and get access to 64 of them directly from the hardware.
7. Dedicated control buttons: Switch between sampler, arranger, mixer, browser, plus get direct access to plug-in strip and channel settings.
8. Transport controls: Play, record, loop, and more.
9. (referring to the back panel) Ultra-sturdy, integrated, collapsible stand.
10. (referring to the back panel) MASCHINE STUDIO is powered via included power adapter.
11. (referring to the back panel) 1 in, 3 out integrated MIDI I/O plus Kensington lock socket.
12. (referring to the back panel) 2x footswitch inputs for start/stop and record functions, and playing beats and melodies hands-free.
MASCHINE STUDIO is the ultimate instrument for blazing-fast groove production. Start working on the hardware and the ultra-intuitive workflow quickly becomes part of your muscle memory. Devote all your time to making the music you want to make, not learning the tools you use to make it.
MASCHINE STUDIO’s luxurious layout lets you control the software functions from the hardware with dedicated controls– no switching menus or navigating complex key commands. This is full-time creative flow.
MASCHINE 2.0 makes you faster. A top-of-the-line audio engine saves resources while delivering the highest audio quality possible. 32-bit float internal summing gives your tracks a shine you’ll instantly notice. Advanced multi-core technology runs multiple processes in parallel, dividing complex tasks between your computer’s cores. Run more plug-ins. Mix with ease. Load up even more sounds on unlimited groups, and so much more.
The result is the most responsive, fluid, and musical MASCHINE software ever.
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