Native Instruments' Maschine is one of the most recognizable production tools of the 21st century. Sure, the Akai MPC might have come first, but Maschine updated the concept and brought a host of innovations to the table, producing a truly modern beatmaking device that's been utilized by everyone from The Chemical Brothers to Fred again.
If you're considering adding a Maschine to your set-up, there's no better time than right now, as Sweetwater has slashed up to $200 off the entire Maschine range for Cyber Weekend. From the affordable Maschine Mikro MK3 to the standalone studio-in-a-box that is the Maschine+, there's something for every beatmaker in Sweetwater's Cyber Weekend sale.
Native Instruments Maschine+:
was $1199, now $999
The flagship instrument in NI's Maschine lineup, the Maschine+ is a standalone groovebox that offers everything you need to produce and perform electronic music. Delivering advanced sampling, sequencing, synthesis and effects, the Maschine+ can even host third-party plugins and features a built-in audio interface for on-the-fly recording and sampling. The instrument arrives equipped with NI's Maschine+ plugin bundle and over 8GB of production-ready sounds and patterns, so you'll have everything you need to get started right out of the box.
Native Instruments Maschine MK3:
was $599, now $499
The mid-range Maschine is a full-featured groovebox and controller that works in tandem with your computer to provide a tactile groove construction experience. Equipped with two high-res full-colour displays and some of the most playable velocity-sensitive pads we've ever had the pleasure of finger-drumming, Maschine MK3 would make an excellent choice for anyone looking to get hands-on with their beatmaking.
Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK3:
was $279, now $199
The Mikro might be the most affordable member of the Maschine family, but don't be fooled by its price tag; this groovebox and controller still packs a punch when it comes to its production abilities when combined with NI's Maschine software environment, which can be run standalone or hosted as a plugin in your DAW. Arriving bundled with the same content library as its big brothers (and the same set of velocity-sensitive pads) this is a seriously smart buy for beatmakers on a budget.