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  • When it is about music software then Native Instruments is definitely one of the best out there, but now they have proved they are not only huge with software but also hardware by Native Instruments is truly great
  • The Hardware I bought the Maschine Mikro basically because I like to make music and I play the drums
  • I would recommend this specifically for drummers who like to digitally produce music, since it is great to use if you can play the drums

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      The Maschine Mikro was released in 2011 by Native Instruments. When it is about music software then Native Instruments is definitely one of the best out there, but now they have proved they are not only huge with software but also hardware by Native Instruments is truly great.

      The Hardware

      I bought the Maschine Mikro basically because I like to make music and I play the drums. This little computer allows you to produce beats/songs with studio quality. When I unpacked the Maschine Mikro I was fascinated by the looks of it, it looks decent and professional. I connected it to the computer via the USB cable, installed the required software and I started to


      work with it. At first it might be quite difficult to get into it, but both the software as the hardware is user friendly. You can almost do everything with the Maschine itself as in using the program, in matter of fact you won’t even need a mouse to use most of the features of the maschine software.

      So the Maschine Mikro has 16 pads. It allows you to basically link all kinds of sounds to those 16 different pads. Ranging from drums to the keys. It has also multiple buttons like group. This button allows you to switch between groups of sounds/instruments. This is great if you want to use the 16 pads for more instruments easily. The pads are very decent and great to use. You can tap them quickly after each other and they are very sensitive, although you can change the sensitivity using the software. Basically it offers all the pads/buttons you need in such a way it is really easy to work with.

      Software

      The software is just as great as the hardware. Of course I couldn’t expect else from such a company, but it was a relief that the software was great aswell. Basically it allows you to quickly record, edit and mix a complete song. The software combined with the Maschine Mikro is perfect and they work together very well. I personally like ...


      • Maschine Mikro - The drum computer
      to use the software with the mouse and my computer instead of navigating through the software using the Maschine Mikro because it feels comfortable. This fully depends on what you prefer and what you think is the best way to use it. The Maschine software could be used together with other software by Native Instruments since it is just a matter of drag and drop. One of the downsides could be the expections of your soundcard. I had a couple of problems with that but I solved it using a different audio driver.

      The interface looks simple but works great. It has a clean layout and it is clear, which is important with software for

      these purposes. On top of all the features it also has a great import and export feature and you can also use any of your own samples/sounds with the Maschine Mikro. It is just a matter of loading them into the software and you can start using them.

      Conclusion

      All by all, the Maschine Mikro is great for the beginning, but also professional, music producer. I would recommend this specifically for drummers who like to digitally produce music, since it is great to use if you can play the drums. The Maschine Mikro is affordable, but it is said to be overpriced a little, though they give you a wonderful piece of hardware and software in return!




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