Native Instruments MASCHINE+ Standalone Production and Performance Instrument is a professional sampler, drum machine, synthesizer, and onstage powerhouse that’s ideal for producers, musicians, DJs, and sound designers. The unit works completely as a standalone, without the need for a computer.
MASCHINE+ offers a classic groove-box workflow with a fast and intuitive interface that is designed to boost your speed and increase your focus. With the ability to act as a sequencer, sampler, instrument/synthesizer host, and multi-effects unit, MASCHINE+ allows you to get creating straightaway, from first ideas to finished tracks. Dial in effects to tweak your sounds, or sample audio and make it your own with an intuitive interface design to keep the creative juices flowing. Should you want to bring your ideas into a DAW, simply copy them over, and boot up the MASCHINE software on your computer to pick up where you left off. The MASCHINE+ hardware even acts as a controller for the software.
MASCHINE+ is powered by a quad-core processor with 4GB of DDR3L RAM and an internal 32GB eMMC flash storage (for OS and factory content). A built-in SD card reader supports cards up to 1TB. A 64GB card is included with additional content to get you started. Speaking of content, MASCHINE+ is loaded with 24GB of content. In standalone mode, MASCHINE+ sports 9 instruments and effects from the MASCHINE+ Select library as well as the MASCHINE Factory library, which includes drum synthesizers and tons of performance effects.
The hardware interface features a professional-quality, 24-bit / 44.1 kHz audio interface (96 kHz / 24-bit in USB computer mode) with stereo line inputs and outputs, as well as a microphone input and separate headphone output. The controller also features 16 extra-large multicolor illuminated pads with velocity and aftertouch, 2 high-resolution full color displays, 8 touch-sensitive endless rotary potentiometers, 50 backlit buttons, a four-directional push encoder, a dual-touch Smart Strip, and 8 multicolor group buttons. There are MIDI input and output ports (5-pin DIN) for connecting outboard drum machines and synthesizers. Additionally, there are two USB Type-A ports for connecting additional controllers.
The MASCHINE+ provides the flexibility of hardware-based music production with straightforward, two-handed control for composing, performing, browsing, sampling, slicing, sound-shaping, and tweaking effects. You can easily load your samples, effects, and control them with the pads and knobs. And, you can always expand your sound with optional MASCHINE Expansions. The Native Instruments MASCHINE+ ships with an SD Card, USB cable, and a power adapter.