Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK3
MASCHINE MIKRO is the perfect ﬁrst step for music producers already using a DAW to get hands on with their creative process, letting them tap out beats and melodies, and quickly build up loops and track ideas.
- Make beats, play melodies, and build tracks hands-on – in the studio or on the go
- Fast, flexible hardware/software instrument – use on its own or with any DAW
- Play with inspiring sounds and effects for any style, including full versions of MASSIVE, MONARK, and REAKTOR PRISM
- The most affordable MASCHINE ever
- Compact, music production instrument that integrates powerful software with tactile, responsive hardware
- Four ways to input sound using the 16 pads – drum in pad mode, play melodies in Keyboard mode, create chord progressions in Chord mode, and program in a classic step-sequencer style from Step mode
- Software - use on its own or as a VST, Audio Unit, or AAX plug-in in all major DAWs (including Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, and FL Studio)
- 6 GB MASCHINE Factory Selection with samples, one-shots, loops, sample instruments, presets, patterns, drum kits, and songs
- Same software as MASCHINE MK3 / STUDIO / JAM – includes 25 pro-quality studio and creative FX including ﬁlter, EQ, delay, reverb, and compressor
- 16 large, velocity-sensitive pads for easy two-handed drumming
- Dual-touch Smart Strip lets you slide your ﬁngers to strum instruments, bend sounds, use Perform FX, and more
- Push encoder and screen for browsing, navigating, adjusting volume levels and panning, and controlling parameters
- Powered via USB 2.0
- The Native Instruments sound universe – easily expand your library with KOMPLETE, Sounds.com, Expansions, and enjoy perfect integration with any third party NKS-certiﬁed instruments and effects
- Classic groovebox features including 16 pad velocity levels, swing, pad link, note repeat, step sequencer, and vintage MPC60/SP1200 sampling emulation
- Powerful mixer, arranger, and sampler for full creative control over your tracks
Sounds for any style, with inﬁnite expandability. MASCHINE MIKRO includes:
- MASCHINE Essentials (full Maschine application plus 1.6 GB Factory Selection) provided as a download upon hardware registration
- Full versions of three popular KOMPLETE plugins, worth over $300, available for download from Native Access after hardware registration: MASSIVE – heavyweight virtual analogue synthesizer
- MONARK – iconic mono synth
- REAKTOR PRISM – ﬂexible polyphonic synthesizer
- Eligibility to purchase upgrades to full 8 GB MASCHINE Factory Library and KOMPLETE SELECT with 25GB of instruments and effects
- Voucher for Sounds.com – access to thousands of samples
- and loops from hundreds of suppliers, for a monthly subscription
YOUR BEAT. YOUR WAY.
Meet MASCHINE MIKRO, your flexible, compact companion for making music with a laptop. Use it to tap out beats, play melodies, and build up tracks – fast, fun, and hands-on. Want to start creating right away? We’ve thrown in everything you need including instruments, sounds, effects, and powerful tools like sampling and drum synths.
DRUM IT. PLAY IT. SKETCH IT.
MIKRO gives you four different ways of getting hands-on with your music using the 16 pads. Drumbeats in Pad mode, with colour coding for kicks, snares, and other sounds. Switch to Keyboard mode to play melodies with the pads. In Chord mode, it’s easy to lay down inspiring chord progressions. And in Step mode, program beats and patterns visually in a classic step-sequencer style on the 16 pads – get exciting musical results quickly.
QUICKLY LOAD AND SWAP SOUNDS
Find, audition, and swap sounds without stopping the music. Browse through your favourite instruments, and load samples, projects and kits. A compact screen guides the multi-function encoder, so you know exactly what you’re controlling, while staying in the creative flow.
SAMPLE ANY SOUND
Found a great sample? Hit the Sample button to quickly load it into your project from the software. Record from your audio interface to capture from vinyl, play in a guitar, or grab any other sound into your track. Shape and refine your samples using the powerful editing tools in the MASCHINE software.
PLAY WITH SOUNDS IN NEW WAYS
Add creative flourishes to your beats and melodies with the Smart Strip. Slide your fingers to bend sounds, strum instruments, or go wild with Perform FX like Stutter and Echo.
GET IDEAS DOWN WITH POWERFUL SOFTWARE
Get creating and keep going – from one step to the next. Fast. The MASCHINE software comes with powerful tools for realizing your ideas.
PLAY WITH INSPIRING SOUNDS AND FX
You’ll find inspiration using the selection of premium sounds, samples, instruments, and FX included with MASCHINE MIKRO. Plus, it comes with full versions the popular synths MASSIVE, MONARK, and REAKTOR PRISM, as well as the free KOMPLETE START. Then when you’re ready for more juice, simply upgrade to the MASCHINE Factory Library, or KOMPLETE 12 Select, and get more top-notch sounds, while making a tidy saving.
USE ON ITS OWN, OR IN YOUR DAW
MASCHINE MIKRO gives you everything you need to get creating music, and it also works as plug-in in Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase, FL Studio, or any other compatible DAW as a VST or Audio Unit. Use it to build up loops, then work with them in your DAW to quickly flesh out tracks, making it a powerful addition to your setup, however you make music.
SMALL SIZE. SERIOUS TOOLS.
MASCHINE MIKRO makes it easy to get started. Go deeper with powerful tools at your fingertips.
- STUDIO FX: 24 effects for polishing your music, including compressors, saturators, reverbs, and filters. Plus, creative tools like Grain-Delay, Ice Verb, and Freq Shifter for adding colour to your sounds.
- VARIATION: Variation lets you generate random patterns at the press of a button, for a quick way to build up tracks or inject unpredictability.
- USB POWERED: Create wherever you feel inspired. MASCHINE MIKRO is USB-powered for maximum portability.
- LOCK BUTTON: Freeze your track parameter settings with Lock, leaving you free to go wild with FX, or any other sound parameter, and try out ideas. Then instantly go back.
- BASS AND DRUM SYNTHS: Create your own kicks, snares, hi hats, and more, with the flexible Drum Synth, and dial in rich, studio-ready bass tones with Bass Synth – exclusives to MASCHINE.
- PERFORM FX: Eight creative effects for enlivening your sounds, including Stutter, Burst Echo, Scratcher, and Flanger – perform with them using the Smart Strip.
- AUDIO PLUG-IN: Record, load, and swap loops as they automatically adjust to your project’s tempo, and play loops musically, all with the innovative Audio plug-in.
- ACCESS MORE FUNCTIONS: Quickly access handy functions like quantize, undo, and copy/paste via the 16 pads and the shift button.
- MORE STREAMLINED: Sometimes less is more. MIKRO is optimized for making music with a laptop, letting you focus on what matters: getting ideas down fast.
- MORE SIMPLE: The controls you need, where you need them. Find dedicated buttons for commonly used functions, easily browse your favourite sounds, and switch between different ways of playing.
- MORE EXPRESSIVE: Find new ways to express yourself. Slide your fingers over the Smart Strip to strum and bend sounds or get creative with FX. Plus, all-new bigger pads let you feel more of your music.
MASTERING MIKRO IS EASIER THAN EVER
Never used MASCHINE before? No biggie. Whether you’re making your first track or wanting to step up your game, we’ve got you covered. Don’t feel lost staring at a blank screen. Explore easy-to-follow guides from our MASCHINE experts covering everything from your first steps to tricks and tips that push your creativity further.
- Windows 10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU,4 GB RAM
- macOS 10.12 or macOS 10.13 (latest update), Intel Core i5,
- 4 GB RAM
- USB 2.0 Port, 3 GB free disk space for MASCHINE ESSENTIALS
- (full MASCHINE software plus 1.6 GB MASCHINE Factory Selection), 1 GB free disk space for MASSIVE, MONARK and REAKTOR PRISM