The music technology giant, Native Instruments, has recently announced the all new Maschine+, the company’s first standalone Maschine which is focused at offering music producers a standalone workflow without the need to hook up on to a computer.
“Maschine+ is a sampler, a drum machine, a synth, and an on-stage superpower,” reads the company’s website. The standalone music production system is a game changer in the current scenario since it comes packed with a quad-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory. A 64 GB SD card comes included in the package. On the software end, it features the full version Maschine 2 accompanied by a massive sound library weighing around 24 GB.
On the hardware front, the NI Maschine+ features two high-res display units which allows users to slice, edit and mix sounds. It also comes with a 44.1 kHz / 24-bit audio interface with 2x 1/4″ TRS line outputs & 2 x 1/4″ TRS line inputs, 1/4″ dynamic mic input & stereo headphone output, 1x MIDI-in & 1x MIDI-out ports, and 2x USB ports for MIDI controllers.
The Maschine+ features WiFi and Link which enable wireless installation and updation of products along with collaborations and syncing with other gear. Having said this, it is worth noting that the standalone music production system can also be used as a controller via the ‘Controller Mode’. To hook it up onto a system, you would require macOS 10.14 / Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit only).
The Native Instruments Maschine+ is available for purchase starting Oct 1, 2020 at a price tag of USD 1,399 on the company website.