Native Instruments have been developing hardware and software for audio production and DJing for twenty years now (yes, twenty years!).
The company have always aimed to innovate and push the boundaries for both professionals and amateurs alike, being able to provide outstanding sound quality, aesthetic interface design and supreme usability with an uncompromising level of detail in their products.
Amongst the KOMPLETE and TRAKTOR range of products lies the MASCHINE range which was introduced in 2009 as a hardware/software digital music production solution. Since then it has pretty much created a whole new market segment and is widely used in the electronic and urban music genres.
The MASCHINE range includes the MASCHINE – The 21st century musical instrument, MASCHINE MIKRO – A more compact version and MASCHINE STUDIO – The flagship high end production system.
Now though it’s time to add a new addition to the family so they’re announcing the MASCHINE JAM and to quote Native Instruments..
MASCHINE JAM is the modern digital instrument – your shortest avenue from inspiration to reality. Capture ideas and create tracks in an intuitive production ecosystem. Sequence and arrange on the fly with an 8×8 multicolor click-pad matrix. Shape and perform sounds in inspiring ways using eight dual-touch Smart Strips. And bring it all together with the power of the included MASCHINE software.
Some of the features of the new MASCHINE JAM include…
This allows you to explore melodies and harmonies with the click-pads using MASCHINE’s Keyboard mode. Just select your scale and chord values to start playing. The Arpeggiator can turn simple melodies into intricate melodic patterns.
Step sequencing not only works for rhythms, but also for melodies. Use MASCHINE JAM’s powerful Piano Roll mode to program notes directly with the 8×8 click-pad matrix.
Quickly mutate sounds to create extraordinary build-ups using the Lock feature. Take a snapshot of the current parameters with the Lock button, mess with your sounds, and press Lock again to return to the snapshot. Save your ‘locks’ and recall them anytime.
As usual with Native Instruments’ products they have posted a new promotional video to accompany the new product release which features US new boy OddKidOut strumming out the melodies on the new Smart Strips for your enjoyment, check it out below.
The MASCHINE JAM is available to buy now for £319 from the link below,
Source: Native Instruments