• Britten

    right now my setup includes a maschine for deck control, traktor 2, an audio 10, and a mixer. minimalist controler setup

  • Onemandarine

    perfeKto !

  • anyone have any idea how to sync this with traktor 2 with no midi in and out on the back?

  • Eddie

    Great review I bough one 2 weeks ago and it rocks. But I want to mapp the mikro to my traktor 2 setup only mappings and videos I see online is with the maschine mapped to traktor 2, is it possible someone can upload an video or u guys how to mapp this thing or have an mapp file…

  • JayReilly

    I use it as a sampler and midi controller inside of live, it’s a lil confusing without knobs(I used the standard model as well) but mode and parameter selection is intuitive. I think it will be nice as a sampler. Autowrite for automations is gone, you cannot play a note and run an automation in real time, gotta mouse mix…no big deal though. Need some TP2 maps please! Any controllerist who has got a good map, PLZ POST!!

  • nice review …. we want denon mc 3000  review to !  !  !

  • Sonicwolf22

    i can not wait to incorporate this into my Traktor 2 setup

  • Cleblanc9307

    I’m looking to get this for producing… Basically you are saying it’s pointless for DJing (I agree) but what about producing alone..

  • MuSa

    it would be cool if can have the instant gratification mapping fot this Cay you Ean?

    • Amen to that I’ve been trying for the longest to get my maschine mikro midi mapped to the instant gratification mapping.  And i got it “somewhat” working lol.  like the FX will fire, but when you press one of the buttons, it deactivates the FX on that deck and you have to re initialize the fx bank on that deck after you press the button.  Can we PLEASE PLEASE get a mapping for the maschine mikro for the instant gratification

  • Any way we can get some mappings for Traktor Pro 2. Just Got My Mikro and I am not that savvy with midi mapping.

    • Britten

      its pretty easy to map to traktor, you just need to o into the midi mapping mode and figure out what the commands do. thats the hardest part. i bet you could find a command guide online somewhere though.

  • Chonie Diego

    MPD pads are way too stiff. 
    Korg pads are nice, but they will glitch out on you. (buy the insurance) 
    MPC pads are really nice but they cost a thou for 16 of em.
    Sparks layout sucks.
    Trigger fingers are discontinued.
    Maschine pads are dope.

    I bought a Maschine and found the software to be a bit difficult. I can do everything in there quicker in Ableton (plus warp). -downloaded the drum rack remote script for maschine and slice audio to midi with the St. Joe chop and choke preset (boost level to -3db, extend release, and put all pads on the same choke group)

  • nomercystunt

    I use an s4 and a midi fighter mapped to traktors effects but i am looking to add to my set and explore a little more, with samples and whatever else, do you think this piece of equipment is worth getting?

    • Henry

      If you produce music too, then definitely. It can even replace your midi fighter (unless you have the 3d) because there is a mapping for the sixteen pads to do the midi fighters 16 buttons. I reccomend this if you produce music as well as being a dj

  • Deaconjonez

    I bought this 2 weeks ago love everything about it great piece of equiptment

  • Aturia spark is better with more control, Software is easier to use too. less time going through menus and more time spent on your groove. http://youtu.be/RMXRHjhHn8k.

    • i agree.  I was in the store the other day and loved playing with one of these 

  • Hmm… I think I would still buy a Maschine over a MidiFighter even without the faders and knobs as it seems much more sensitive to finger and dips into lots of other useful areas such as ableton live.

  • DJ Rock Well

    “two fx slots per sound/group/master”???
    Not since version 1.5 was superseded the best part of a year ago. Since 1.6 came out we’ve had four slots in each, with the first in the sound section generally used to for the sampler module.
    Not massively relevant to the article but I know, but it’s bugging me!

    • Chris Cartledge

      Oh of course you’re absolutely right Rock Well, thanks for pointing that out. I’ve corrected the article.

      • DJ Rock Well

        Thanks Chris, my OCD can rest now!

  • Thereverandnd

    I wondered about the mikro, I am a full size maschine guy, and I don’t think I’d change. But it’s good NI is bringing option to the market.

  • Ahoee

    I really like this blog and read it at least once a week for quite a long time now, but i dont get the point of this article : u do realize that testing a product designed for music production as a DJ controller and concluding that its not worth the money if we want to use it only as a DJ controller, but may worth it if we want to use it as a production tool is a waste of time for you and the people who read you…

    • nelly

      I really like this blog and read it at least once a week as well but rarely post or reply to people but do you not think that people’s curiosity as to whether this controller is suitable for a dj setup would have been answered by this article? 

      Not all dj’s out there are purely Dj’s, some have vast sample banks and might prefer to launch those samples from a dedicated controller that has pads as opposed to the onboard sample decks in traktor. Others might have a plethora of loops samples hits and what not that they’ve created with their full maschine set up but have been reluctant to bring out the larger version. This gives them what they need for a live performance. 

      Others will think of more creative was of using the mikro. End of the day regardless of whether a review/insight to a product confirms or denies people’s opinions about a product it’s the fact that they’ve gone through the hassle to let us know if our thoughts on the mikro were in fact true or false. Some articles are meant to do exactly what this one does and point out some of the more obvious facts and truths. It still gives the consumer looking to buy peace of mind knowing it does what he/she wants it to do. 

  • Cybertrash

    I demand pictures of this ‘comfortable cardigan’!

    • Chris Cartledge

      Ha! I may have been sporting it in the string theory video, if I recall correctly…