As you would expect from the team at Native Instruments, the Maschine Studio embodies sophistication and high-quality; it looks the part and every single component feels like it's built to last. Upon inspection it's clear that a great deal of effort and care has been taken in designing the controller layout to ensure everything is perfectly placed and incredibly intuitive. It doesn't take long to master the control surface, ensuring you'll become accustomed to the Maschine Studio and its impressive arsenal in no time at all.
At your fingertips you have: 16 sturdy, touch-sensitive, multi-colour pads; dedicated edit buttons; a unique level section with visual meter; 8 display knobs and jog wheels that open up a host of editing functions including sampling, slicing, time-stretching and sound-shaping. The Maschine Studio incorporates two hi-resolution display surfaces, each one delivers real-time visual information such as waveform patterns, scenes, plug-in icons and the built-in mixer information. All the pertinent information you could need is delivered instantly in a pleasingly simple display.
The Maschine Studio is an absolute powerhouse with an 8GB software library of professional quality samples, one-shots, sliced-loops, sampled instruments, presets, patterns, drum kits and projects ready to be explored, played with, controlled, manipulated and incorporated into your tracks. Not only that but the Studio even uses innovative sampling technology to emulate both the ground-breaking MPC 60 and SP 1200, both industry standard instruments in their own right. Native Instruments have built 24 professional quality studio and creative effects into the Maschine Studio with filter, EQ, delay, reverb and compressor all readily available, single-touch automation recording and tonnes of routing options, which opens up a world of possibilities.
Under the hood you'll find the powerful MASCHINE 2.0 software, allowing you to create unlimited groups, insert effects and create elaborate setups that can only be tethered by your own creativity - totally controllable through the hardware. The Maschine Studio has been designed to interact with a wide range of digital audio workstations (DAWs) as a plugins. It can run as a VST, Audio Units or AAX plug-in, offers multi-core support, it can import MIDI and REX files, MPC programs, iMaschine projects and even hosts VST and Audio Units plugins.