For beats. For melodies. For getting down ideas fast. Meet MASCHINE MIKRO mk3
YOUR COMPACT BEATMAKING COMPANION
YOUR BEAT. YOUR WAY.
Meet MASCHINE MIKRO, your flexible, compact companion for making music with a laptop. Use it to tap out beats, play melodies, and build up tracks – fast, fun, and hands-on. Want to start creating right away? We’ve thrown in everything you need including instruments, sounds, effects, and powerful tools like sampling and drum synths.
SWAP SOUNDS WHILE CREATING
Quickly change instruments, presets and sounds without stopping the music from MIKRO's simple, straight-forward browser.
FOCUSED VISUAL FEEDBACK
See what you need, and nothing more. A compact screen guides the multi-function encoder, so you know exactly what you're controlling.
DISCOVER NEW WAYS TO EXPRESS
The dual-touch Smart Strip gives you new ways to play with sounds. Slide your fingers to strum or bend sounds, and get creative with Perform FX.
GROOVE BUILDING TOOLS
Sample, swing, change the tune/pitch of sounds, and adjust volume ' get quick access with dedicated buttons.
CONTROLS WHERE YOU NEED THEM
Play, record, and stop, with dedicated buttons. Use Shift for quick access to deeper features.
PERFORM AND PLAY
Automate any parameter, use Lock to try out ideas, and hit note repeat to create rapid fire drum rolls and arpeggios.
SWITCH MODES WITHOUT STOPPING
Easily switch between different playing modes with dedicated buttons. Drum, play like a keyboard, or step-sequence without interrupting your flow.
Step away from the computer and feel your music. Play with MIKRO's all-new bigger pads ' inspired by the popular MASCHINE MK3.
DRUM IT. PLAY IT. SKETCH IT.
MIKRO gives you four different ways of getting hands-on with your music using the 16 pads. Drum beats in Pad mode, with color coding for kicks, snares, and other sounds. Switch to Keyboard mode to play melodies with the pads. In Chord mode, it’s easy to lay down inspiring chord progressions. And in Step mode, program beats and patterns visually in a classic step-sequencer style on the 16 pads – get exciting musical results quickly.
QUICKLY LOAD AND SWAP SOUNDS
Find, audition, and swap sounds without stopping the music. Browse through your favorite instruments, and load samples, projects and kits. A compact screen guides the multi-function encoder so you know exactly what you’re controlling, while staying in the creative flow.
SAMPLE ANY SOUND
Found a great sample? Hit the Sample button to quickly load it into your project from the software. Record from your audio interface to capture from vinyl, play in a guitar, or grab any other sound into your track. Shape and refine your samples using the powerful editing tools in the MASCHINE software.
PLAY WITH SOUNDS IN NEW WAYS
Add creative flourishes to your beats and melodies with the Smart Strip. Slide your fingers to bend sounds, strum instruments, or go wild with Perform FX like Stutter and Echo.
GET IDEAS DOWN WITH POWERFUL SOFTWARE
Get creating and keep going – from one step to the next. Fast. The MASCHINE software comes with powerful tools for realizing your ideas.
PLAY WITH INSPIRING SOUNDS AND FX
You’ll find inspiration using the selection of premium sounds, samples, instruments, and FX included with MASCHINE MIKRO. Plus it comes with full versions the popular synths MASSIVE, MONARK, and REAKTOR PRISM.
USE ON ITS OWN, OR IN YOUR DAW
MASCHINE MIKRO gives you everything you need to get creating music, and it also works as plug-in in Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase, FL Studio, or any other compatible DAW as a VST or Audio Unit. Use it to build up loops, then work with them in your DAW to quickly flesh out tracks, making it a powerful addition to your setup, however you make music.
SMALL SIZE. SERIOUS TOOLS.
MASCHINE MIKRO makes it easy to get started. Go deeper with powerful tools at your fingertips.
24 effects for polishing your music, including compressors, saturators, reverbs, and filters. Plus creative tools like Grain-Delay, Ice Verb, and Freq Shifter for adding color to your sounds.
Variation lets you generate random patterns at the press of a button, for a quick way to build up tracks or inject unpredictability.
Create wherever you feel inspired. MASCHINE MIKRO is USB-powered for maximum portability.
Freeze your track parameter settings with Lock, leaving you free to go wild with FX, or any other sound parameter, and try out ideas. Then instantly go back.
BASS AND DRUM SYNTHS
Create your own kicks, snares, hi hats, and more, with the flexible Drum Synth, and dial in rich, studio-ready bass tones with Bass Synth – exclusives to MASCHINE.
Eight creative effects for enlivening your sounds, including Stutter, Burst Echo, Scratcher, and Flanger – perform with them using the Smart Strip.
Record, load, and swap loops as they automatically adjust to your project’s tempo, and play loops musically, all with the innovative Audio plug-in.
ACCESS MORE FUNCTIONS
Quickly access handy functions like quantize, undo, and copy/paste via the 16 pads and the shift button.
Sometimes less is more. MIKRO is optimized for making music with a laptop, letting you focus on what matters: getting ideas down fast.
The controls you need, where you need them. Find dedicated buttons for commonly used functions, easily browse your favorite sounds, and switch between different ways of playing.
Find new ways to express yourself. Slide your fingers over the Smart Strip to strum and bend sounds, or get creative with FX. Plus, all-new bigger pads let you feel more of your music.
GET HELP WITH YOUR FIRST BEAT
Don’t feel lost staring at a blank screen. Whether you’re making your first track, or wanting to step up your game, we’ve got you covered. Discover exclusive content from our MASCHINE experts covering everything from your first steps, to diving deep into power features with our popular TruTorials.
SOUNDS FOR ANY STYLE
Whatever music you make, you’ll find inspiration with the selection of sounds, samples, and FX included with MASCHINE MIKRO – play, shape, and make them your own. From electronic and acoustic drum kits, to guitars, basses, and organs, to great sounding FX and more – you get everything you need to start creating, right out of the box.
CRAFT YOUR OWN DRUMS
Drum Synths let you create your own perfectly-tuned electronic and acoustic drum sounds. Explore six plug-ins for designing kicks, snares, hi hats, toms, percussion, and cymbals, so you can make your drums sound exactly as they do in your head. Switch between engines to achieve different sounds, tones, and textures.
GO LOW WITH BASS SYNTH
Easily create rich bass tones with this monophonic bass synth, exclusive to MASCHINE. Design and shape with intuitive, fun, and fully-automatable controls. Morph seamlessly between waveforms – from sine to saw to square – to create your own unique sounds, with no programming knowledge required. Or load any of the pro-designed presets to dial in bass sounds for any genre, from booming subs to dripping acid.
GET CREATIVE WITH PERFORM FX
Add complex creative flourishes to your beats and melodies using Perform FX – a set of tactile, creative effects exclusive to MASCHINE. Play expressively with these eight multi-effects to alter motion, space, dynamics, and inject unpredictability into your music.
PLAY WITH THREE ICONIC SYNTHS
MASCHINE MIKRO comes with full versions of our popular synths MASSIVE, MONARK, and REAKTOR PRISM. Dive into sound design or explore hundreds of ready-to-use presets – easily tweak them to make your own basses, leads, pads, and more.
POLISH YOUR MUSIC WITH STUDIO EFFECTS
Explore 24 effects for refining your sounds including compressors, tape and tube saturators, a transient designer, reverbs, filters and EQs. Plus, creative tools like Grain-Delay, Ice Verb, and Freq Shifter, for adding color to your music. Chain effects together, and combine them with your own VST/AU plug-ins for unique results.