The workflow. The sounds. No computer necessary.
MASCHINE+ is a sampler, a drum machine, a synth, and an on-stage superpower. In short, it’s whatever you make it. Leave the laptop behind, jam with your other gear, and create beats in minutes with a wealth of on-board sounds, instruments, and effects. It’s the iconic MASCHINE workflow, with fewer strings attached.
Standalone means more focus, more freedom, and more music making. Plug in, power up, and get creating straight away in the embedded MASCHINE+ production environment – from first ideas to finished tracks. Dial in effects to tweak your sounds, or sample audio and make it your own with an intuitive interface designed to keep the creative juices flowing. And if you want to bring your ideas into a DAW, copy them over, and boot up the MASCHINE software on your computer to pick up where you left off.
9 instruments, 35 effects and thousands of sounds on board
As well as its classic groovebox workflow, MASCHINE+ includes MASCHINE+ Selection: A dedicated package of nine synths and sampled instruments, 35 effects, and seven Expansions (including two of your own choosing) that work seamlessly in standalone mode. It includes heavy-hitters like MASSIVE, FM8, MONARK, PRISM, the MASCHINE Factory Selection, RAUM, and PHASIS. That means its 16 pads can sound like a dusty vintage drumkit, a warped wavetable lead, or an organic modal synth – pretty much anything you can think of if you flex your sound design skills.
Sample & sequence everything
Whether you’re digging records or ripping radio edits, record any sound into MASCHINE+ and quickly chop and stretch the results into your own custom kits. Or transform and twist them in real-time with the Audio plug-in. The same goes for guitars, vocals, drums, and anything else – more sounds means more creative ways to make music.
Made to be played
Bring real expression to live performances with intuitive control over your music – tap out beats, run arpeggiators, or tweak synth melodies in real time. MASCHINE+ is an intuitive live sequencer, a fully-fledged groovebox, and a powerful performance synthesizer rolled into one.
Clips let you arrange your ideas with even more freedom. Create transitions across scenes, add unique variation to patterns, record MIDI directly into the full arrangement, and freely add audio wherever you need it. Once you’ve fleshed out your ideas, you can use MASCHINE+ as a powerful tool to push tracks past the finish line.
Connect & control your setup
Play and sequence outboard gear and capture the results, or manipulate external audio in real time with effects. MASCHINE+ can control, mix, and manipulate the rest of your setup with MIDI, line, and mic inputs to bring everything together instantly. And if you want to work with a computer, it doubles up as a classic MASCHINE controller too.
Sync & add sounds wirelessly
MASCHINE+ is Wi-Fi enabled, which means you can install new sounds, instruments, and effects at the touch of a button, without a computer in sight. When it comes to jamming with others or playing out live, keep in sync with other music apps, DAWs, and compatible gear with Ableton Link.
Add even more with expansions
Need more sounds? Expansions are great for giving MASCHINE+ some sonic love, with presets for its synths, one-shot samples, loops, and kits. The catalog is always expanding, and getting the latest sounds is quick and easy – just download and they’re ready to roll.
- LOCKABLE PSU
Plug in, twist, and keep your power cable on lock. No more plugs being pulled
- EXPANDABLE MEMORY
MASCHINE+ ships with a 64 GB SD card for storing your own content. For the sampling aficionados with larger libraries, it’s possible to expand this up to 1 TB, or even more with a hard drive via USB.* *Coming soon via update.
- HIGH RESOLUTION DISPLAYS
Find sounds, slice samples, chain up effects, edit notes, and arrange tracks. The MASCHINE+ displays pick up where muscle memory drops off, for deeper tweaks and changes to your project.
- METAL BUILD
Playing MASCHINE+ feels as good as it sounds with anodised aluminium top and bottom plates. The touch-sensitive display knobs and 4D encoder get the same treatment.
- ONE TOUCH CONTROL
Less menu diving and more music making. MASCHINE+ is designed to make switching pad modes, note repeats, adding groups, and other workflow essentials as easy as hitting a button.
- POWER UNDER THE HOOD
MASCHINE+ packs a quad-core processor and 4 GB dual channel DDR3L RAM. That means more tracks, more sounds, and more effects – soak your sounds in reverb, or leave them dripping with delay as much as you need.
- SMART STRIP
Strum notes, crank up Perform FX, pitchbend, and modulate sounds for intuitive expression. The Smart Strip also shows you the relative position in a clip when laying down a new pattern.
- EXPRESSIVE PADS
Ultra-sensitive and fun to play, this is where the magic happens. For finger drumming that sounds like a real kit, nuanced keys, or strummed sounds, they’re capable of all kinds of articulation.
A curated selection of legendary synths, sampled instruments, studio effects, and Expansions that bring the noise to MASCHINE+.
- MASCHINE Factory Library
8 GB library of loops, drum kits, sounds, multi-sampled instruments etc.
MASSIVE, MONARK, FM8, PRISM, REAKTOR Factory Selection R2, KONTAKT Factory Selection, RETRO MACHINES.
LILAC GLARE, SOLAR BREEZE, DEEP MATTER, TRUE SCHOOL, VELVET LOUNGE (and a voucher for two extra expansions).