MOTU MachFive 3 Competitive Upgrade

MOTU MachFive 3 Competitive Upgrade

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Videoguys Part # (SKU): MachFive 3 Competitive Upgrade
MFR Part # (MPN): 5961

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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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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.

AAX plug-in support for Pro Tools
32-bit and 64-bit AAX plug-ins are now available

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

Scripting engine
Instead of guitar presets, you get a guitar player?

Compared to a typical software instrument, MachFive's scripted virtual instruments are like the difference between a simple guitar preset and a real guitar player. MachFive's sophisticated instruments are truly technological marvels: they model not only the sounds of an instrument, in minute detail, but also the playing characteristics. For example, MachFive's included Telematic electric guitar instrument models strumming and picking techniques, which you can dial up as desired. Imagine strumming chords with proper fingerings, up/down-strokes, and other utterly authentic playing techniques. It's like having a real guitar player in your studio, who never spills beer or leaves practice early.

A universe of sounds
45 GB of included instruments, loops and phrases

MachFive's signature scripted instruments give you incredibly realistic core instruments that are basic necessities for any studio: drums, bass, guitar, piano, and percussion. But that's just the beginning. MachFive also includes thousands of loops and phrases. From break-beats to mixed choirs, there's an entire universe to explore. MachFive Biosphere further broadens your sonic vistas with fresh, rich synth textures that are out of this world. And for the truly adventurous, the Xtreme FX bonus library from gives you 5,000 creative sound effects, foley effects, and ambient textures suitable for both music production and sound design.

Powerful new synth engine
Twelve forms of synthesis that span music history

From modular analog pioneered in the 1950's to milestone breakthroughs like FM and wavetable synthesis in the decades that followed, MachFive 3 delivers twelve synth engines that make it a powerful multi-synthesizer in its own right. When combined with MachFive's multi-sample instrument capabilities and extensive effects, the possibilities for hybrid synthesis and sound design are limitless.

A completely new take on reverb

Stratospheric choruses, resonant unisons, and lush ambiances. This exciting new synthetic reverb will spark your sonic creativity with dozens of presets and ample, intuitive control over all the essential parameters.

Ensemble 505
A classic analog effect reborn

MachFive engineers poured over old schematics and painstakingly measured actual circuits to meticulously model the beloved ensemble effect from the venerable Roland Paraphonic RS-505 synthesizer.

RCAM Technology.
It's the state of the art.

The IRCAM institute in Paris is renowned worldwide as a leading research institute in music and audio technology. MachFive holds licensed, cutting-edge IRCAM technology that you can unleash on your sound design.

Automation and modulation.
Twist, morph, and pulsate.

MachFive's extensive automation and modulation architecture is perhaps the most extensive and flexible ever devised in a virtual instrument. You'll never run out of modulation sources, destination, or ideas.

New flexible effects architecture.
With FX this flexible, who needs pilates?

MachFive's effects architecture has been completely re-architected and now allows you to apply effects at any level, from individual oscillators to MachFive's master output.

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