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|MASCHINE has been upgraded with several new and improved features, making the process of perfecting your beats simpler and smarter. Integrating the flexibility of computer-based music production with the hands-on creative clout of MPC*-style hardware, the upgraded MASCHINE Groove Production Studio is the next step in beat production. Once you touch the hugely playable controller, the slick, intuitive, and immensely fun workflow takes over, allowing you to stay focused on what matters—the groove. MASCHINE's blending of classic feel and cutting-edge makes it the perfect standalone tool whether you are performing at the club or working at home with your DAW. Standalone Groove ProductionIncorporating the iconic strengths of the MPC, including the intuitive pad layout, 16 velocity levels, Note Repeat, and the ability to import MPC files, MASCHINE then breaks free of hardware-only limitations. Its supreme workflow means you can go from a rough sketch to professional production in no time. New Levels of Host IntegrationThe easy-to-arrange sequencer, intuitive sampling, re-sampling, and slicing features, and fully integrated FX and automation keep you on top of your production. Plenty of deluxe sample ammunition is provided via a staggering 6GB of drums, synths, percussion, strings loops, and more, and you can easily hook up your existing gear to MASCHINE—it finds a home in any setup.MASCHINE's immense versatility means it also excels when working with your existing studio set up. Need to freshen up an idea from your DAW? Open MASCHINE inside your project and sequence some beats. Got a good groove flowing in MASCHINE? Drag-and-drop sections, loops or full tracks directly into your DAW as either audio or MIDI. Add professional effects and processing directly from the hardware controller for full control over your sound. Combined with MASCHINE's vast library of kits and loops, many of which have been prepared by renowned beat-makers, artists, and sound designers, and you have a powerhouse capable of revolutionizing your studio productions.Perfect for Live UseSet MASCHINE loose in a club or live environment and it'll tear the joint up with its heavyweight punch. Its super-sturdy build, premium pads, and knobs are perfect for performing in uncompromising conditions, and with the complete visual feedback provided by the screens and backlit buttons, MASCHINE thrives free of mouse and keyboard control. Use MASCHINE live as a solo instrument for performing your own productions, or sync it up with other gear with the minimum of fuss. What's more, you can instantly switch into MIDI mode and use it as a controller for any other software—such as the tightly integrated TRAKTOR PRO DJ software.This new version of MACHINE sees over 50 new and improved features as well as a massive 1GB expansion of the sample library, included improved workflow, extended DAW integration, and an overhauled sampler functionality. Current owners of MASCHINE can download these latest upgrades for free.*MPC is a trademark of Akai Professional, L.P. and used with permission.Combines intuitive sequencer, sampler, and over 20 high-quality effects with realtime control and flexible routing into an inspiring Groove Production StudioDedicated controller with 16 high-quality pads, 41 buttons, and 11 rotary encoders for playing, recording, sequencing, automation, and arrangementFast workflow with pattern-based arrangement and smooth hardware, software, and host environment integrationFeatures step sequencing, real-time recording, note repeat, slicing, and auto-mapping for intuitive jammingOver 5GB of inspiring, studio-quality sounds with over 10,000 samples and hundreds of patterns perfectly suited for electronic, urban, and indietronic genresExtensive MIDI-mapping capabilities to control other hardware and softwareEasy-to-use browser with tagging of kits, instruments, samples, and effectsIntuitive automation recording and step automation editingSampling from external and internal sources with threshold detectionWorks as a plug-in for any software sequencer supporting VST, AU, or RTASNew featuresClassic Drum MACHINE FeaturesProgram import from Akai MPC 500/ 1000 /2000(XL)/ 2500/ 3000/ 40002 vintage sampling modes emulating the sound of MPC60 / SP-1200 (with 5 filter settings)Individual swing for each group16 Velocity Levels, Map one sound to the 16 pads for dynamic groovesImproved polyphony with choke and legato options on Sound levelMIDI pitch bend and CC (i.e. mod wheel) supportSampling, Slicing and Audio Editing FeaturesMore than 10 new destructive audio editing tools such as normalize, truncate, reverse, fade in & out, silence, cut, copy. and pasteRevised slicing: preview slices, new "Split" mode for adjusting slicesREX 2 file supportDirect monitoringImproved waveform zooming, scrolling from hardwareSampling page: Ability to remember settings with projectImproved Workflow and Studio IntegrationSave project with samples: Easily share projectsNew selection features: Select events from hardwareQuiet sound selection: Select a sound without causing it to play—important when performing liveExtensive MIDI I/O: sequence your external MIDI gear with MASCHINE and vice versaImproved GUI navigation from hardwareOver 10 new hardware shortcuts for mouse-free editingLoad kits without patterns: Hot swap through drum kits without changing the patternNew step mode: Adjust note pitch, velocity, and positionCustom defaults: incluciding pattern length and input quantiseIncreased performance: Reduced CPU load of many FXImproved Host IntegrationExport MIDI files or drag-and-drop of MIDI files directly into DAW: Layout a beat in MASCHINE in standalone mode then finalize the song in any host using MASCHINE as a plug-in samplerDrag-and-drop of audio: Export pattern as an audio file by dragging and dropping directly to DAWDAW recording of MASCHINE events: Bypass MASCHINE's internal sequencer and directly record into your hostGroup Macro Controls: Assign any parameter of the dedicated group (filter, pitch, any effect parameter) to the 8 knobs on the hardwareMacro Controls can be assigned to MIDI channels and controlled from external MIDI-controllers or a DAWExtended Sample Library and New EffectOver 1GB of all-new drum kits and multi-sampled instruments—now over 6GB of content with more than 18,000 samples in totalMASCHINE versions of ABBEY ROAD: 60s & 70s DrumsMASCHINE versions of SCARBEE basses & e-pianosMASCHINE version of upcoming new KONTAKT Instrument "SESSION STRINGS"Vintage MPC60 kits sampled by GoldbabyVintage synth samples (SE-1, Moog Voyager, Korg MS 20, Juno 60) from URBAN ARSENAL 2New Grain Stretch effect: stretch out the break, until you're ready to dramatically drop the beat|