Well we know how Native Instruments is celebrating Halloween this year: instead of putting out jack-o-lanterns and playing spooky noises they made with Komplete, they’re launching the new Maschine 2.0 software and pushing the $999 Maschine Studio into stores a day early.
Of course, there’s plenty of Maschine users out there just looking to score the new 2.0 software update – for current Maschine 1.x users the upgrade to 2.0 is a
quick (whoops, that’s just the installer!) digital download, but it costs $99. All new purchasers of a Maschine MK2 or Maschine Mikro MK2 now get the 2.0 software – so if you’re already updating the software and want to move to MK2 hardware, take that route instead.
We did a full first look at the Maschine Studio + 2.0 software here, but in a nutshell, the 2.0 software includes:
- New audio engine (allows sidechaining, unlimited groups, insert effects)
- Redesigned UI
- Maschine’s new Drum Synth
- Full audio mixer
NI has also put out a complete overview video of all of the major features of the Maschine Studio controller, including some of the updates to the Maschine software: