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Posted: August 29, 2012 by Fade
So they've finally done it. Native Instruments Maschine users have been waiting somewhat patiently for them to release a new version of their controller, and now they've done it with Maschine MK2.
Available on October 1st, the MK2 will have a similar look but with some notable differences. First off, there's an even smoother workflow because of some of the hardware features that have been redesigned. They've added multi-colored pads with enhanced touch sensitivity, multi-colored group buttons, new high-contrast inverted displays and elaborate customization options.
With the new color-coding, you can now assign colors to the groups, sounds, patterns, scenes, then you'll see the buttons light up with those same colors. For example, if you want your kicks to always be red, then whenever you see a red button or pad, you'll know that's just for kicks.
An interesting addition is the revamped master section. The main master knob is much larger and you can now select modes with the new toggle buttons to accurately click through he values. Everything becomes much more precise thanks to the new physical response of the buttons and knobs.
There's much more to report on, I'll follow up this article with more features. Meanwhile, here's Jeremy Ellis going nuts on the new Maschine MK2.
Price: $669 USD
More Information: Native Instruments
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