Native Instruments Maschine Jam Controller
Maschine is essentially the synergy of the Maschine Jam controller hardware and the Maschine software combining the advantages of both worlds for making music, live as well as in the studio. The intuitive, hands-on qualities of a dedicated instrument, the Maschine Jam controller, with the advanced editing features and the versatility of the Maschine software turn it into the creative center of your musical productions. Using the Maschine Jam Project view, with its 8x8 click-pad matrix, you can intuitively control your project with unprecedented overview of your Scenes and Patterns, allowing you to create, and arrange new ideas on the fly. Create tight rhythms, harmonies and melodies — the highly enjoyable instrument combines a pattern-based sequencer, professional sampler, multiple studio and performance effects, and VST/AU plug-in host. Once you touch the tactile Smart Strips and interact with the 8x8 click-pad matrix the fun and intuitive workflow takes over, allowing you to stay focused on your music. Since you can integrate it in any DAW that supports VST, Audio Units or the AAX format with multiple instances, you can profit from its abilities in almost any software setup or use it as a stand-alone application. You can sample your own material, slice loops and rearrange them easily turning your ideas into full productions. However, Maschine is a lot more than an ordinary drum machine or sampler: It comes with an 8-gigabyte Library programmed and created by well-known artists and a sophisticated, yet easy to use tag-based Browser to give you instant access to the sounds you are looking for. But it doesn’t stop there! You can create your own sounds and samples or use Maschine Expansion packs, available for purchase from the Native Instruments website to further enhance your library of sounds. You can also control your external MIDI Hardware and Software with the Maschine Jam controller and customize the functions of the click-pads to your needs, utilizing the Controller Editor Application.
The contemporary digital instrument: The Maschine Jam hardware works in perfect unison with the acclaimed Maschine software. Swiftly bring your ideas to life with a versatile workflow fueled by software that’s always evolving. Start by creating something new with the immediacy of tactile control. Then easily store, recall, and develop your tracks with the flexibility of software in a digitally unified production environment. And whatever your setup, Maschine Jam works through the software as a plug-in inside your DAW, or as an advanced MIDI controller for popular platforms.
Performing with smart strips: Maschine Jam's dual-touch Smart Strips are truly one of a kind. Experience a new performance paradigm, and get physical with precision sound tweaking. In addition, Perform Mode lets you bring complex sound textures to life with Maschine's unique Perform FX.
Superior sounds included: Get over 29 GB of professional sound right out of the box, and control it all from Maschine Jam. Mold your drums with sonically-outstanding Drum Synths, and use the Smart Strips to animate sounds with advanced motion-sensitive Perform FX. Plus, you get Komplete 11 SELECT – a premium selection of 11 Komplete Instruments and Effects.
Pattern Jamming: Brainstorm ideas instantly. One-touch access to patterns supports spontaneous Jamming and arrangement sketching. Just mix and match different clips and scenes to flesh out your latest creation.
Dual impact: Two Maschines are better than one. Team up Maschine Jam with any other Maschine hardware and combine the best of both production styles, always in perfect sync. Tap in drums on Maschine’s pads, and launch patterns and scenes with one-touch simplicity on Maschine Jam for a unified production/performance ecosystem.
Notes mode for smart strips: Maschine Jam's Notes Mode lets you play synths using the Smart Strips, for an inspiring new playing experience. Finger-strum chords in key with different scales to uncover new melodic ideas.
Kompleteley integrated: Maschine Jam and Komplete form a fully tactile and inspiring production duo. Perform melodies, chords, and arpeggios with a Komplete KONTROL S-Series keyboard, record them into different patterns, and use Maschine Jam’s click-pad matrix to experiment with sequences – all seamlessly in sync.
Works with your DAW: Maschine Jam uses Maschine software to seamlessly integrate into any DAW and fit right in with your studio setup – standalone or as a plug-in. And in MIDI mode, you can easily map Maschine Jam to your favorite software. Maschine Jam also includes an advanced template for Ableton Live that lets you sequence and launch clips from the pad matrix, or play notes and control send levels with the powerful Smart Strips.
The Library: The included Maschine software comes loaded with an 8 GB sound library, created by renowned sound designers and artists. 8627 samples, 445 full drum kits, 388 multi-sampled instruments, 403 sliced loops, 1200 patterns, and 38 projects, plus five outstanding drum synths. A sonic palette as vast as your imagination.
- 64 multi-color, high-quality, illuminated step matrix buttons
- 8 Touch Strips with realtime multi color indication, multi touch (Smart Strip functionality)
- 8 multicolor group buttons and 8 multicolor scene buttons
- 31 backlit click buttons
- 1 touch sensitive push encoder
- 1 Backlit Directional PAD
- 1 Footswitch Input
- USB 2.0, 3.0
- Kensington lock
- Dimensions: 12.6" x 11.6" x 1.2" (W x L x H)
- Weight: 5.9 lbs.