MachFive 3
MachFive 3


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VideoGuys Part # (SKU): MACH5-3
MFR Part # (MPN): 5960

MachFive — The universal sampler for creative music production

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MachFive — The universal sampler for creative music production

Beauty and brawn
Designed to inspire. Engineered to astound.

Within minutes after you begin using MachFive 3, you'll appreciate the years of user interface design and engineering that have gone into this 3rd-generation release. From the configurable part list to the full-screen envelope editor, MachFive 3 has been designed to spur your creative muse while delivering state-of-the-art virtual instrument technology in a streamlined, efficient environment. After all, music, sound design, and audio production are creative endeavors that deserve a worthy partner in creativity.

New WahWah filter effect
Emulate the sound of the classic wah wah pedal

The new WahWah Filter emulates the sound of a classic wah wah pedal. Right-click any of the parameters, including amount (Wah), Drive, Model and Master to modulate them or assign remote control (via MIDI or OSC).

Enhanced performance
Work faster and more efficiently

MachFive 3.2 provides improved memory efficiency, using much less RAM, and improved CPU performance.

Updated soundbank libraries
Numerous enhancements with a smaller disk footprint

MachFive 3’s included soundbank libraries have been updated to provide better scripting and smaller, more efficient file sizes. They are backward compatible with your existing projects.

Feature Highlights

AAX plug-in support for Pro Tools
MachFive 3.2 is now fully compatible with Avid's new AAX plug-in format for Pro Tools 11 and above.

Massive 45 GB sound library (7 DVDs)
Features loops, phrases, sounds, and advanced multi-sample instruments with dynamic performance powered by state-of-the-art scripting technology.

Simple operation
Unique, unified design provides instruments, loops, phrases, synthesis and FX in one easy-to-use window.

Scripting engine with unlimited layers

Delivers ultra-realistic multi-sample instruments, dynamic performance, and unlimited possibilities for programmers and sound designers.

IRCAM technology
Cutting-edge time-stretching, pitch-shifting & granular synthesis licensed from the IRCAM research institute.

Universal support
Directly reads all major 3rd-party hardware/software sample formats for consolidated sound library management.

Complete mixing
Graphic mixer with faders, FX inserts, and unlimited channels.

Powerful effects
Flexible effects architecture with 47 different effects, including convolution reverb, applied at any level you wish.

Deep synthesis
Advanced, yet accessible modular synthesis architecture with twelve sound engines and flexible modulation matrix.

Full-screen editing
Dive into a rich sound design environment with comprehensive automation, modulation and editing.

Unlimited parts
Combine instruments and tempo-synced loops. Layer synths and sample-based parts.

3rd-generation UVI Engine
Acclaimed worldwide for its superb sound quality.

Multiple outputs
Submix to 17 stereo output pairs.

Disk streaming
conserve RAM & quicken load times.

Unlimited polyphony
with ultra-low software latency.

Compatible library / file formats

  • AIFF

  • ACID

  • Apple Loops (.aif)

  • REX

  • SDII

  • WAV

  • Akai MPC

  • Akai S Series

  • E-mu Emulator III and IV

  • Ensoniq ASR

  • EXS24

  • GarageBand

  • GigaSampler 1/2/3

  • Kontakt 1/2/3/4.0

  • Kurzweil K2xxx

  • MOTU Symphonic and Ethno Instruments

  • Roland S700 Series

  • SampleCell

  • SoundFont


Channel formats

  • stereo

  • quad

  • 5.1

  • 7.1

Plug-in formats

  • Audio Units (Mac only)

  • RTAS

  • VST

  • Stand-alone

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X version 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, or 10.5 (v10.5.8 or later is required)

  • Windows 8, Windows 7 or Vista (SP2 or later is required)

64-bit operation

  • Available for Mac OS X version 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, or 10.6

  • Available for 64-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 7, or Vista

  • Requires a 64-bit CPU (and host application for plug-in versions)

iLok Required

  • MachFive 3 requires an iLok smart key (version 1 or 2), which must be purchased separately. iLok NOT included.

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