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Native Instruments Maschine 2 Factory Library: A Review

Native Instruments Maschine 2 Factory Library: A Review

Native Instruments Maschine 2 Factory Library is a massive collection of sounds and samples for the Maschine 2 software and hardware. It contains over 8 GB of content, including 445 drum kits, 388 multi-sampled instruments, 403 sliced loops, 1200 patterns, and 38 projects. The library was created by a wide range of internationally renowned sound designers and artists, covering various genres and styles. The library also features five drum synths that let you create custom sounds from ultra-realistic acoustic hits to the hardest hitting electronic drums.

In this article, we will take a closer look at the Maschine 2 Factory Library and see what it has to offer. We will explore its features, strengths, weaknesses, and compatibility. We will also compare it with some other similar products on the market and give our verdict on whether it is worth buying or not.



The Maschine 2 Factory Library is divided into four main categories: Kits, Instruments, Loops, and Patterns. Each category has its own subcategories and tags that help you find the sounds you need quickly and easily. You can access the library from the Maschine 2 software or hardware using the innovative tag-based browser. You can also import your own files into the library and use them alongside the factory content.


The Kits category contains 445 drum kits that are ready to play and tweak. Each kit consists of 16 sounds that are mapped to the pads of the Maschine controller. You can mix and match sounds from different kits, adjust their volume, pan, pitch, filter, envelope, effects, and more. You can also layer up to four sounds per pad for more complex textures.

The kits are organized into subcategories based on their genre or style, such as Acoustic, Electronic, Urban, World, Vintage, etc. You can also find kits based on their sound source or type, such as Drum Synths, Percussion, FX, Vocal, etc. Some of the kits are designed for specific Maschine expansions or products, such as Transistor Punch, Platinum Bounce, Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards, etc.

The kits cover a wide range of musical genres and styles, from hip hop to techno, from rock to jazz, from dubstep to reggae. You can find classic drum machine sounds as well as organic acoustic sounds. You can also find experimental and futuristic sounds that push the boundaries of sound design.


The Instruments category contains 388 multi-sampled instruments that are playable across the keyboard. Each instrument has its own sound parameters that you can tweak using the knobs and buttons of the Maschine controller. You can also apply effects and modulation to enhance or transform the sound.

The instruments are organized into subcategories based on their type or family, such as Basses, Leads, Pads, Keys, Strings, Brass, etc. You can also find instruments based on their sound source or synthesis method, such as Analog Synths, Digital Synths, FM Synths, Wavetable Synths 0efd9a6b88


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