Native Instruments today announced Maschine Jam, a modern production and performance system created for fluid, intuitive track sketching and the latest member of the Maschine family. The Maschine Jam workflow centers on an 8×8 multicolor click-pad matrix where artists can experiment with arrangement possibilities using patterns and scenes. In Step Mode, the matrix becomes a powerful multi-track step-sequencer for one, four, or eight sounds simultaneously. In Pad Mode, sounds are entered in real time, while Piano Roll Mode makes step-sequencing melodies in a wide variety of available scales possible.
Maschine Jam will be available at the NI Online Shop and at retailers worldwide on September 29 for $399. Maschine software and Komplete 11 Select are included. It requires macOS 10.10 or later, a USB 2.0 port (the device is bus powered), 29 GB of free disk space, and an AU, VST, or AAX plugin host. It can also run as a stand-alone app.
To mark the release of Maschine Jam, Native Instruments is offering Maschine 2 software owners the choice of two Maschine Expansions free with registration of Maschine Jam. The introductory offer runs until 31 December 2016.