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Native Instruments Maschine MK3 Black


Groove Production Studio

  • Consisting of pad controller and software sampler/sequencer
  • Includes Komplete Select - upgradeable to Komplete 14 or Komplete 14 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, plus five fully editable and automatable drum synths designed exclusively for Maschine
  • Touch-sensitive knobs 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 Foot switch connector
  • USB 2.0 connection
  • Power supply: via USB 2.0 or mains adapter (not included)
  • Compatible with all major DAWs (including 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)
System Requirements
  • Shipping Format: Box without Data Storage
  • License validity: perpetual
  • Copy Protection: Online Activation
  • Simultaneous Activations: 3
  • Windows: from 10 (64-Bit)
  • Mac OS (64 Bit): 12 - 13
  • CPU min.: Intel Core i5
  • RAM min.: 4 GB
  • HD Storage min.: 9 GB
  • add. System requirements: Internet Connection for Installation and Activation, USB-Port
Supported Formats
  • Stand-Alone-Software
  • AAX native 64-Bit
  • AU 64-Bit
  • VST2 64-Bit
  • VST3 64-Bit
Available since September 2017
Item number 421554
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
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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
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
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168 Reviews

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.


saivajr 30.03.2020
This is the second time I buy this product. Only reason being the first time I bought it with some friends and after I moved abroad I had to leave without it. A few months and I couldn't take it anymore.

Very nice build quality, looks and feels very professional.
My only other experience with drum pads are from a cheap midi controller. There is no comparison between the two. Using the Maschine is satisfying and there are plenty of options in the Maschine software to adjust the sensitivity and scaling.
I would not recommend it to anyone not wanting to use the Maschine software as I am sure there are cheaper alternatives to use with your preferred DAW.

With little to no experience, one can get very quickly into making beats or instrumentals in general. Comes with a nice library but most people might want to expand on it, depending on the type of music they make.

Thomann handled everything perfect as usual.


Maschine MK3
EniGym 02.03.2022
I really like the controller, functional, convenient. Use at home or take to parties.


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