Maschine MK3 First Look & Interview With Product Manager


Welp, Maschine MK3 has been announced.  I was invited to NYC a few weeks ago to get an exclusive demo, as well as spend some time with Maschine Product Manager Chris LaPietra.

We talked about the development of the new Maschine MK3 and some of the features he is most excited about.

It’s always cool to get a peek into the mind of those that are created the tools we use, I hope you dig the video!

Let me know what you think about the Maschine MK3, what do you like what do you not like, what questions do you have?

More coverage to come of course, so stay tuned.

Price: $599 USD

Maschine MK3 features:

  • Integrated hardware/software system includes sampler, arranger, mixer, FX, and more

  • 8 GB MASCHINE library with samples, one-shots, sliced loops, sampled instruments, presets, patterns, drum kits, and songs

  • Includes 25 GB KOMPLETE 11 SELECT library

  • 25 pro-quality studio and creative FX including filter, EQ, delay, reverb, and compressor

  • 2 high-resolution RGB color displays for precision sample slicing, sound tweaking, note editing, mixing, browsing, and more

  • 16 large, ultra-sensitive pads make two-handed drumming easy

  • Pro-grade, 96kHz / 24-bit audio interface with 2 x ¼” TRS line outputs, 2 x ¼”  TRS line inputs, ¼” dynamic mic input, stereo headphone output, 1 x MIDI In, 1 x MIDI out, and 1 x Footswitch

  • Touch sensitive knobs for parameter tweaking

  • Smart Strip for strumming notes, pitch bending sounds, performing with FX, and more

  • Four-directional push encoder for browsing, navigating, and adjusting levels and balance

  • Powered via USB 2.0 or with the included power supply unit

  • Seamless integration with KOMPLETE

  • Classic groovebox features including 16 velocity levels, swing, pad link, note repeat, step sequencer, and vintage MPC 60/SP-1200 sampling emulation

  • Compatible with all major DAWs (including Ableton Live, Logic Pro, and FL Studio) as a VST or Audio Units plug-in, with full multi-core support

Get more info on the NI site:

Or pre-order with 5 payments from zZounds:–1786589/item–NATMASCHMK3

…my favorite place to shop lol

Let me know what you think!


  1. I knew this was coming. I didn’t know what it would look like, but I just had a feeling. Inhave the MK 1 and I will be coping this joint on Oct 5th. no doubt. All NI needs to do now is come out with the jam studio. full Komplete/DAW mixer control with audio interface. yeasir

    • Yeah, it’s a natural progression. I always felt like they needed one this size with the screens, perfect size imo, not just for travel but for sitting on a desk lol.


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