LEAKED: Native Instruments Maschine + Is A Maschine & Standalone Groovebox

It's a standalone Maschine! At last! Native Instruments' Maschine + does so muhc out ofthe box without (and with if you choose) a computer. Here's the basics on the new Maschine +.

Vintage King, a US-based music gear retailer, has seemingly jumped the gun and published details on their website detailing the upcoming announcement of the next generation of Maschine hardware from Native Instruments.

Maschine + is retailing for $1,399 USD. It's bascially a Maschine MK3 with sampling, recording, Ableton Link, Wifi, etc capabilities, is completely standalone if you want it to be and comes with a 64GB SD card for users to add and save their own sounds and projects. There's a whole lot more that will be revealed when NI make theor official announcement and when we release our first video review and video courses too. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, here's the leaked details from the Vintage King website:

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Maschine + is an immersive, standalone groovebox for production and performance. It offers a fast, intuitive workflow for control over sampling, synthesis, and effects, plus premium sounds from Native Instruments.

Maschine + Features

  • Immersive standalone workflow for creating beats and melodies, sampling, arranging music, and performing on stage or in the studio
  • Includes Maschine+ Selection with industry-leading instruments, sounds, and effects, plus renowned Maschine drum and bass synth plug-ins and effects
  • Quad-core CPU and 4 GB RAM for fast, seamless creation when it counts
  • Pro-grade, 44 kHz/32-bit audio interface with 2 x ¼” TRS line outputs, 2 x ¼” TRS line inputs, ¼” dynamic mic input, stereo headphone output, 1 x MIDI In, 1 x MIDI out; 1 x Footswitch, 2 x USB ports for MIDI controllers/external HDDs
  • Robust, anodized aluminum design for years on the road and in the studio
  • Iconic Maschine features and workflow including 16 velocity-sensitive pads, Maschine effects and plugins, swing, pad link, note repeat, step sequencer, and vintage sampler emulation
  • Use standalone or with a computer – integrate with your studio workflow, and unplug for DAW-less setups or live performances
  • WiFi and Link enabled for wirelessly installing and updating products, collaborating with others, and syncing with other gear

Hardware Spec

  • Quad-core processor
  • 4GB dual channel DDR3L RAM
  • 32 GB internal eMMC flash storage (for OS and factory content)
  • 2x color displays (480 x 272)
  • 64GB SD card included
  • WiFi enabled

Included Software

Maschine+ includes Maschine+ Selection, a curated package of instruments, effects, and Expansions chosen for use in both standalone and controller mode:

Maschine Factory Library: 8GB library of high-quality sounds, drum kits, multi-sampled instruments, patterns, projects, and sliced loops, Bass Synth, and Drum Synths: 5 fully tweakable, automatable drum plug-ins.

Instruments: FM8, MASSIVE, MONARK, PRISM, REAKTOR Factory Selection R2, KONTAKT Factory Selection, RETRO MACHINES.

Effects: RAUM, PHASIS.

Expansions: DEEP MATTER, LILAC GLARE, SOLAR BREEZE, TRUE SCHOOL, VELVET LOUNGE (Plus voucher for two additional Expansions).

System Requirements

STANDALONE MODE: You can use Maschine+ without a computer, but you’ll need a wireless internet connection and your Native ID to get set up.


  • macOS 10.14 or 10.15 (latest update), Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM
  • Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit only), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 4 GB RAM, USB 2.0 Port, 9 GB free disk space for Maschine software and Maschine Library, 24 GB free disk space for Maschine+ Selection.

Release date: TBA

Available: TBA

Price: $1,399 USD

Via: Vintage King

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