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Native Instruments Maschine Mk3: MusicRadar hands-on

Si Truss and Simon Arblaster get to grips with the latest Maschine from the NI stable.

The hotly anticipated Maschine Mk3 is here and we have been loving its refreshed, angular design, improved workflow and layout.

With a few things borrowed from Maschine Studio and its younger sibling, Maschine Jam, the mkIII feels more of a complete system. Much of this is down to the addition of an audio interface - definitely a welcome move in a world of ever-decreasing ports.

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Simon Arblaster

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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