Native Instruments’ Maschine MK3 and Komplete Kontrol MK2 S49 / S61

Native Instruments today announces the next generation in Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware. Starting today, the Maschine MK3 and the Komplete Kontrol MK2 (S49 and S61) become available for pre-order. The new generation of units are products of re-engineering and all-new industrial designs that boast of a more creative, intuitive workflow. Read on as we breakdown NI’s double-punch announcement and what to expect from the new hardware.

Maschine MK3

  • Hardware: Maschine MK3
  • Price: $599
  • Availability: Preorders ASAP, in store October 5th

Native Instrument’s Maschine MK3 is sleeker and more intuitive than its predecessor. The Maschine MK3 contains two high-resolution RGB color displays for a better UI experience. This alone improves sample slicing, sound tweaking, note editing, mixing, browsing, and other visual-based tasks. Other hardware improvements include dedicated function buttons and more responsive pads with the classic layout intact. Arguably the most notable feature is the built-in 96kHz / 24-bit audio interface. Thus, turning the Maschine MK3 into a powerful, portable piece of equipment to use in the studio and in the booth.

Key Features:

  • Integrated hardware/software system includes sampler, arranger, mixer, FX, and more
  • 8 GB MASCHINE library with samples, one-shots, sliced loops, sampled instruments, presets, patterns, drum kits, and songs
  • Includes 25 GB KOMPLETE 11 SELECT library
  • 25 pro-quality studio and creative FX including filter, EQ, delay, reverb, and compressor
  • 96kHz / 24-bit audio interface with 2 x ¼” TRS line outputs, 2 x ¼” TRS line inputs, ¼” dynamic mic input, stereo headphone output, 1 x MIDI In, 1 x MIDI out, and 1 x Footswitch
  • Touch sensitive knobs for parameter tweaking
  • Smart Strip for strumming notes, pitch bending sounds, performing with FX, and etc.
  • Classic groovebox features including 16 velocity levels, swing, pad link, note repeat, step sequencer, and vintage MPC 60/SP-1200 sampling emulation

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Komplete Kontrol MK2 (S49 and S61)

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol MK2 S49

  • Hardware: Komplete Kontrol MK2 (S49 and S61 models)
  • Price: S49 $599; S61 $699
  • Availability: Preorders ASAP, in store October 5th

Also updated today: a second generation of the Komplete Kontrol keyboards that many producers now hold in their studios. Native Instruments is extending the original keyboard’s workflow with 17 additional function buttons and two high-resolution color screens for browsing, previewing sounds, and more.

With this release, improved hardware and software integration make it possible to mix, navigate, and edit projects directly from the Kontrol MK2. The keyboards utilize professional-grade Fatar keybeds and the well-known Light Guide as seen in the first generation. The Kontrol MK2 keyboards feature new pitch and mod wheels, plus a horizontal touch strip for additional expression.

  • Pre-mapped control of KOMPLETE instruments and hundreds of Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) instruments from leading manufacturers
  • Full VSTi support
  • Two high-res color screens for browsing, tweaking, mixing, and more
  • Light Guide: RGB lights above each key highlight drum cells, key switches, chords, scales, and more
  • Smart Play: See scales and modes on the Light Guide, play chord progressions and arpeggios with single keys, or map any scale to white keys only
  • Nuendo integration coming soon after initial release
  • 4-directional push encoder for one-handed sound browsing and project navigation
  • Two assignable pedal inputs
  • MIDI In / Out
  • Includes KOMPLETE 11 SELECT

Be sure to check back soon for pre-orders on the DJ TechTools Store!