Yo what’s good fam!
You know I’m a fan of the Motu engines/libraries as well as UVI (guys behind a lot of motu engines/libraries)
So I had to checkout the new MachFive 3, I remember seeing it back at winter NAMM and it looked really good.
I never had the previous version so I can’t tell you how it compares, but this one is looking real nice.
It’s a deep instrument, so I will be reviewing various parts of it separately.
One of the features of the library is that in addition to the traditional loops and instruments, there are dedicated, highly scripted and detailed instruments like ep, bass, piano, guitar, etc.
Today I’m checking out the new Mark 79 instrument which was created by Acoustic Samples specifically for the MachFive 3 library
let’s check it!
What is Mark 79?
It is one of the new dedicated instruments inside of MachFive 3 that uses the new scripting and engines to create a really detailed and playable instrument.
It’s a sampled library based on the Fender Rhodes MKII from 1979, and it sounds dope!
Has a really nice interface that doubles as the control center for treble, bass, acoustic noise, distortion, reverb, cabinet, release samples, and vibrato.
This could quite easily be it’s own instrument outside of the MachFive 3 factory library, and it really feels like it’s own instrument…gladly we get this as part of the factory content 🙂
- size: 7.5 gb (Mark 79 Only, full MachFive3 library is 45gb total)
- format: MachFive 3
- standard price: $459 standard, $179 upgrade from MachFive 2
- competitive crossgrade: $279 competitive crossgrade (need proof of registration for ableton live, emulator x2, any version of kontakt, eastwest play, gigastudio, quantum leap goliath, halion, reason, logic, structure, or independence)
How does it sound?
Freakin amazing! I absolutely love it. It has a very smooth, very warm feel to it.
I’ve been a fan of the Motu Electric Keys for a long time, it’s been my default EP, so I was really looking forward to this one.
Acoustic Samples did a great job of capturing the sound and building it in the MachFive 3 engine.
The scripting and everything is on point.
I love the use of acoustic noise, how quickly I can add distortion, reverb, adjust my bass and treble it’s all just right there.
At the end of the day, it just sounds dope, and I love that!
What’s the bottom line?
This is a killer addition to the factory content, one that can easily stand on it’s own.
I give the Mark 79 EP instrument 5 out of 5 subs, it’s really an excellent EP library. The fact that it is actually part of the factory content is crazy, but I love it!
Go on over and watch all the videos and learn about MachFive 3, it’s a really great sampler/synth and easy to program with as well. http://www.motu.com/products/software/machfive/body.html
leave a comment below, let me know what you think!