Native Instruments has announced the next generation of their Maschine and Komplete Kontrol production hardware: Maschine Mk3 and Komplete Kontrol Mk2 S49 / S61. Both units have been re-engineered to inspire nonstop creativity with more intuitive workflows, optimized layouts, vivid visual feedback, and deeper studio integration.
With features like an integrated sampler and two high-resolution color screens, the Maschine Mk3 has cutting-edge software and intuitive hardware for an ultra-smooth workflow. With easier sound browsing, editing and sample-slicing, you can effortlessly produce beats, melodies, and harmonies. This latest generation has 16 large, ultra-sensitive pads make two-handed drumming easy. It comes with Komplete 11 select, a 25 GB library of powerful drum synths and premium sounds.
“Holistic, tactile experiences and optimized layouts showcase the most powerful features in a completely intuitive way and support a sustained creative workflow,” said President and CTO of Native Instruments, Mate Galic.
KOMPLETE KONTROL Mk2 S49 / S61
Also announced is the latest generation of Komplete Kontrol hardware, the MK2 S49 / S61. It has a smart keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments with 17 additional function buttons and two high-resolution color screens for browsing and previewing sounds. An enhanced DAW and Maschine integration allows you to mix, navigate and edit projects directly from the hardware. The professional-grade Fatar keybeds and unique Light Guide are joined by new pitch and mod wheels, plus a horizontal touch strip for additional expression.
“They feel great, they integrate with existing setups, and they make music production as fun, intuitive, and hands-on as possible,” said Maschine Product Owner, Chris La Pietra about the development of the new Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware.
Pricing and Availability
The official release date for the new Maschine Mk3, Komplete Kontrol S49 and Komplete Kontrol S61 is October 5, but you can pre-order now on the Native Instruments online shop. Prices for the new hardware remain the same as previous versions:
Komplete Kontrol S49: $599
Komplete Kontrol S61: $699
Let us know what you think of this new hardware and if you plan to buy it! We want to hear from you.