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Berlin, September 5th, 2011 – Native Instruments today announced
MASCHINE MIKRO, a highly affordable new entry into the world of its
popular groove production system. By combining the full-featured
MASCHINE software with a streamlined and compact controller, MASCHINE
MIKRO makes the acclaimed tactile and intuitive music creation approach
of MASCHINE available at a significantly reduced physical footprint and
price. At the same time, the new 1.7 software version provides advanced
integration with the instruments and effects in the KOMPLETE 8 and
KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE bundle both for MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO users.

MASCHINE MIKRO is based on a highly portable controller that provides
hands-on control of the central MASCHINE features at two-thirds of the
size and weight of the full-sized hardware. Utilizing a single display
and a dynamically assigned high-resolution master encoder to enable its
compact footprint, the bus-powered MIKRO controller retains the
distinctive full-sized 4x4 matrix of pressure-sensitive, dynamically
backlit MASCHINE drum pads with their acclaimed response and feel.

MASCHINE MIKRO includes the full-featured MASCHINE software with its
versatile pattern-based live and step sequencing, VST and AU plug-in
hosting, real-time audio recording, sample editing and advanced
multi-effects. The MIKRO version also contains the full 6 GB MASCHINE
sound library, expandable with the series of MASCHINE EXPANSIONS, as
well as the free KOMPLETE ELEMENTS sound collection. With the new 1.7
software version, both MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO now also benefit from
advanced integration with KOMPLETE 8 and KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE, providing
advanced sound browsing and parameter mapping for all instruments and
effects contained in the bundle.

To further complement the growing MASCHINE product range, Native
Instruments is also about to release iMASCHINE, an iOS software that
brings intuitive groove creation to the iPhone and iPod touch platform.
With four tracks, audio sampling, high-quality effects and an expandable
arsenal of professional instruments and drum sounds from the regular
MASCHINE library, iMASCHINE allows users to sketch grooves on the go,
and later transfer them into the full MASCHINE software for detailed
editing and arrangement. iMASCHINE is planned for release through the
Apple App Store in October.

A video of finger drumming phenomenon Jeremy Ellis performing on
MASCHINE MIKRO is available on YouTube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K2aynMMBpo

MASCHINE MIKRO will be available in October for a suggested retail price
of $399 / 349 EUR.

Additional information on MASCHINE MIKRO is available at
www.native-instruments.com/maschinemikro

A digital press kit including picture material is available at
www.native-instruments.com/press.info


About Native Instruments:

Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware
for computer-based music production and DJing. The company's mission is
to develop innovative, fully integrated solutions for all professions,
styles and genres. The resulting products regularly push technological
boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and
amateurs alike.
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