Maschine MK3 is the latest update to Native Instruments’ hardware and software production platform. It’s got a sleek new look, bigger performance pads, a touch strip, and eight touch-sensitive knobs. The biggest new feature is the onboard audio interface: Maschine MK3 now has a pair of 1/4″ line outputs, 1/4″ line inputs, Midi In and Out jacks, a 1/4″ headphone output, and a Midi input jack for connecting a footswitch.

“We’ve learned from artists and our users that the biggest challenge in creative work isn’t one of getting started, but of keeping going,” explains MASCHINE Product Owner Chris La Pietra. “We developed these new products in tandem to address this problem: Beyond sparking inspiration, they fuel the whole creative process – they help users get in the zone and stay there. They feel great, they integrate with existing setups, and they make music production as fun, intuitive, and hands-on as possible.”