Maschine MK3 is the ultimate, intuitive instrument for creating beats, tracks and songs. Easily sample, arrange, mix, add effects, and perform live. Produce right out the box with the included library of amazing sounds plus a license for KOMPLETE 11 SELECT. Redesigned from the ground up, Maschine MK3 has unrivaled workflow with well-thought features that make complex tricks easy. Add a built-in, bus-powered audio interface with two high-resolution screens and you have the ultimate beat making studio.

Native Instruments Maschine Mk3 Drum Controller Features

  • All-in-one production studio/controller/audio interface with seamless software integration
  • Sample, arrange, mix, add effects, play sounds like instruments, and perform live
  • Create full arrangements and songs without picking up the mouse or looking at your computer thanks to two high-resolution displays
  • 8GB Maschine MK2 library included with a license to download a 25GB KOMPLETE 11 SELECT library
  • Craft your sound using professional effects such as compression, reverb, delay, EQ and filters
  • 16 large, velocity-sensitive pads
  • Sample using the 96 kHz/ 24-bit audio interface
  • Tweak parameters in real time with the touch-sensitive knobs
  • Multi-function Smart Strip for re-pitching, performing with FX, or strumming notes
  • Vintage MPC-style sampling emulation with swing, note repeat, and step sequencing
  • Variation button allows for randomization and humanizing
  • Use as a VST or AU within any DAW or in stand-alone mode

The Maschine MK3 is everything you could ever dream of in a groovebox/ sampler format. Using customer suggestions and industry research, Native Instruments have managed to make this killer beat machine faster and easier to use than its predecessors. It has everything Maschine users are used to but adds dedicated buttons for key features and eliminates many shift functions. The result is a faster workflow and more creative experience.

MK3 has been overhauled in every detail. The 16 performance pads are now bigger and more sensitive than before. The large pads make it easier for beginners that may want to use two fingers. Experienced players can now more easily perform intricate techniques like rolls or flams. Despite their size, the center-to-center distance has been maintained to keep you in a natural hand position. Not to mention, the Note Repeat button is now twice as big so you’ll never miss a fill. Or hold down Shift and Note Repeat to create arpeggios.

Make beats in Pad mode or hit the Keyboard button to play the pads like a keyboard. Trigger individual notes or use the Chord button to play each pad as a chord. These are only some of the tools, right at your fingertips.

The dual high resolution screens bring the convenience of Maschine Studio into a smaller form factor. Chop up samples, zoom into waveforms, browse sounds and more, using only the hardware. Best of all, it can be seen in any environment, regardless of viewing angle or brightness. Pair it with an NKS keyboard and use all the screens at once.

Maschine MK3 has a built-in studio-grade audio interface. The rear panel has balanced ins and outs, a dedicated mic input, a high-powered headphone out, MIDI I/O, and a pedal input for expression or sustain. Amazingly, it can be powered by just a USB cable. Using the included power supply unit slightly increases pad brightness.

The layout of the MK3 has been designed to help you focus on what matters, the music. Dedicated buttons to common functions are strategically laid out to speed up and improve workflow. The 4-directional push encoder allows you to quickly find and choose samples, effects, instruments, sounds, groups and projects. You can even use it to mix with one hand!

The eight knobs below the screen have capacitive touch sensitivity. To add further creativity the new multi-function Smart Strip adds unique musical expression to your tracks. Re-pitch, modulate, or perform morphing effects like stutters, scratches and ring mods in real time. Then record everything as automation. It's not only functional, its a lot of fun.

Inspired from Maschine Jam, there’s now a Lock Mode button. It allows you to take a snapshot of your project. You're then free to tweak sound parameters without worry. Hitting lock again brings you back to the previous locked state. Its great for trying out new ideas without committing. And don't forget, the bus-powered MK3 was born to jam live. Extended Lock (Shift + Lock) allows you to create different snapshots for morphing between settings. Use the pads to trigger different snap shots. Adjust morphing time to switch smoothly between snapshots.

Maschine MK3 is super intuitive and laid out with function in mind. This is much more than a controller. Its an audio interface and a bonafide instrument. Pair it with Maschine Jam or an NKS controller for the ultimate experience.

Native Instruments Maschine Mk3 Drum Controller System Requirements 

  • Mac OS X 10.11 or macOS 10.12 (latest update)
  • Windows 7, 8, or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit) Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)USB 2.0 or higher
  • All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Additional Info

  • Supported Interfaces: Stand-alone, VST, Audio Units, AAX 32 and AAX 64, ASIO, CoreAudio, WASAPI
  • Please note: Native 64-bit support for stand-alone and plug-in versions.
  • MASCHINE requires activation: Activate using the serial number on the flyer inside the box.
  • In case of graphics issues, please install the latest drivers for your GPU. This can be necessary even if Windows reports them as up to date.
  • MASCHINE software, MASCHINE Factory Library, and KOMPLETE 11 SELECT are provided as downloads after registration — an Internet connection and a graphics card which supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate the software. Once installed and activated, all products can be used offline.

Dimensions and Weight 

  • Width: 320 mm / 12.6"
  • Length: 301 mm / 11.85"
  • Height: 41 mm / 1.61"
  • Weight: 2.2 kg / 4.85 lbs

Hardware Specifications

  • 2 extra-large, high-resolution color displays
  • 16 high-quality, multi-color, illuminated pads with velocity and aftertouch
  • 8 multi-color group buttons
  • 8 endless rotary touch-sensitive encoders
  • 50 backlit click buttons
  • 1 dual-touch Smart Strip
  • 1 four-directional push encoder
  • 96 kHz / 24-bit built-in audio interface
  • USB 2.0, 3.0
  • 2 x 1/4” TRS line outputs, 2 x 1/4” TRS line inputs
  • 1/4” mic input for use with a dynamic microphone
  • 1 headphone output
  • 1 x MIDI in, 1 x MIDI out
  • 1 footswitch or pedal input
  • Bus-powered by the USB


ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • Maschine MKIII
  • Black
  • 2010s
  • MIDI Input
  • MIDI Output
Number of Pads
  • 16 Pads
Analog / Digital
  • Digital
  • 64 Voices

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