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Native Instruments Maschine MK3 Black


Groove Production Studio

  • Consists of pad controller and software sampler/sequencer
  • Includes Komplete Select - upgradeable to Komplete 13 or Komplete 13 Ultimate.


  • For PC and MAC
  • 16 Dynamic multicolour pads with aftertouch
  • 2 High-resolution RGB colour displays
  • Maschine software to produce songs and play them live
  • 8GB library of sounds, drum kits, sample-based instruments, patterns, projects and sliced loops and five fully editable and automatable drum synths designed exclusively for Maschine
  • Touch-sensitive rotary controls for parameter tweaking
  • Smart Strip for note strumming, pitch bending, effect control and more
  • 96 kHz / 24-bit audio interface
  • 2x 6.35 mm jack line outputs
  • 2x 6.35 mm jack line inputs
  • Microphone 6.35 mm jack input (dynamic)
  • Stereo 6.35 mm jack headphone output
  • 1 MIDI In
  • 1 MIDI Out
  • 1 Footswitch connection
  • USB 2.0 connection
  • Power supply: via USB 2.0 or the supplied mains adapter
  • Compatible with all major DAWs (incl. Ableton Live Logic Pro and FL Studio) as VST and Audio Units plug-in
  • Full multi-core support
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 320 x 301 x 41 mm
  • Weight: 2.2 kg
  • Colour: Black
  • Suitable case: Article no. 494147 (not included)


  • Delivery format: Box without data carrier
  • Licence validity: Unlimited
  • Copy protection: Online activation
  • Simultaneous activations: 3
  • Windows: from 10 (64-bit)
  • Mac OS (64 Bit): from 10.13
  • CPU minimum: Intel Core i5
  • RAM minimum: 4 GB
  • Hard disk space minimum: 3 GB
  • Additional system requirements: Native Access

Supported Formats:

  • Stand Alone Application
  • AAX native 64-bit
  • AU 64-bit
  • VST2 64-bit
System Requirements
  • Shipping Format: Box without Data Storage
  • Copy Protection: Online Activation
  • Simultaneous Activations: 3
  • Windows: from 10 (64-Bit)
  • Mac OS (64 Bit): from 10.13
  • CPU min.: Intel Core i5
  • RAM min.: 4 GB
  • HD Storage min.: 3 GB
  • add. System requirements: Native Access
Supported Formats
  • Stand Alone
  • AAX native 64-Bit
  • AU 64-Bit
  • VST2 64-Bit
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Akustik Keys/Pianos No
Beat production / Drum machines Yes
Wind Instruments No
Cinematic / Effects No
Chorus / Vocals No
Drums / Percussion Yes
E-Pianos No
Ethno / Folk No
Guitars/plucked instruments No
Loops/Construction-Kits No
Orchestra Instruments No
Organs No
String Bass No
Sampler Yes
String Instruments No
Synthesizer Yes
Vintage Instrument No
Hardware Controller Yes
available since September 2017
Item number 421554
5-pole DIN MIDI 1
Fader 0
Rotary Encoders 9
Audio I/O 1
Transport Function 1
Footswitch connection 1
Bus-Powered 1
Additional Features incl. Komplete Select Software
Stand Alone 1
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Excellent tool for creativity
Marc D. 534 10.10.2020
This machine is a killer when it comes to creativity. Not only can you play drum beats, but you can add sounds from other plugins, synths, ... The workflow is easy to master, the pads are very good, and the instrument itself is built to survive long beatmaking sessions.

The application Maschine 2 is very easy to use, and you'll find creating complex stuff in now time. Gone are the days of creating beats with my mouse ! I now have a monster beat machine on my desk !

Oh, and you can of course use it to control Komplete straight from the box itself.

Only drawback - only a few DAWs have the Komplete Kontrol fully integrated, so forget using the Maschine for this task in applications like Reaper :/


Best hobby for a developer
jed1knyt 27.09.2020
I spend half my day on the computer as a software developer.
Maschine has been my way to escape work. With just the imagination, I can create music. Somehow the finger fidgeting comes very "handy" here, with the beats and all.

Initially, expansions that can be purchased and downloaded from NI-website to bring inspiration. Different genres of beats will give you templates of what's possible.
Eventually other inputs can be incorporated, like real instruments (guitar, keyboard), even organic sounds/noises can be sampled - finger snaps, footstomp, voice, even scratching surfaces.
This devices is amazing.
I'm not a professional music producer, but I feel anyone that's in to music can find this awesome and interesting.
In fact, my 6 & 12 year old daughters love this as well!
I have no issues so far, its perfect for me.
I'm saving up to get the Komplete Kontrol S88 or S61, but for now, I will be purchasing an M32 next.
The guide I used to get started is just the user-manual (downloaded), and Youtube.
If you need a new hobby, get this. Its really fun and the amount of music you can create is endless.
You won't regret this purchase.


I like it!
K.A. 23.10.2018
As a Cubase and Native instruments user I am totally satisfied of that product. It's my first dedicated pad I own and I have a sense that is something more than a simple pad. It integrates perfectly with NI and Steinberg Vst plug-ins.

As I wasn't a machine user before I feel I have to learn a lot of stuff before I can use it at it's full potentials but that's the magic of creativity!

The build quality seems to be quite satisfying and gives a great sense on my fingers (knobs and buttons). The pads are also very sensitive which makes it an awesome product! I am really happy I've got it!


Christov 19.09.2021
Of course this is a classic I bought it after owning the machine studio and this is a much easier much more portable instrument. 10/10


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