Maschine Studio Preview and Initial thoughts.

Maschine 2.0 and The Maschine Studio

A short preview and initial thoughts

 

October first 2013 Native Instruments dropped a bomb on the 
heads of the beat creation world.
With the first announcement video, a very slick video HERE 
that got the forums and social media drooling for more.
What was this? A new maschine hardware unit, and a rewritten 
software engine to the beloved Maschine software.
The first thing that is instantly noticeable about the new 
hardware is the luscious new screens. Hi-res screens that 
look similar to smart phone screens with gorgeous graphical 
displays allowing us to now see everything from the arranger, 
to the sample editing, to mapping etc.
These screens providea significant improvement over the previous 
MK2 hardware screens. Now sample editing is gorgeous with beautiful 
looking waveform displays and zooming that is highly detailed. 
No desire to look up to your monitor at all.
Play heads scroll quickly across the screen with no trails or signs 
of low quality refresh rates. I noticed no color bleeding or other 
issues common to low quality screens.

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The Next major feature we notice is the new jog wheel section. 
A Large scale jog with 6 lighted sections [ edit, channel, 
browse, tune,swing, and volume] Bright lighting around the 
jog ensures it not only is easy to see but that it looks 
dead sexy in action. The Jog wheel greatly improves browsing 
through sounds and products. It has a notched feel that gently 
clicks as you turn it. The feel is soft to the touch and when 
pushed in it gives a nice Click.

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Around back we notice expanded connections 1 midi input and

3 midi outputs ensure that we can connect the Studio controller up to all our midi gear with no issues.


 

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The hardware build quality feels similar to the MK2 
hardware albeit a bit more substantial due to the size.
Also the Maschine 2.0 appears to work just fine on all 
the Maschine controllers. including the Mk1 and mikro controllers.
there are some changes to navigations in the screens.
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More info to come as we can get more preview time with the update.

Looks like Maschine will have a bright hi-res future ahead of it.

Here is the Official site with more info

http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/maschine/production-systems/maschine-studio/overview/maschine-details/ 

 

Flux

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