Buying a used Maschine Mk2 without Software license

Babbush
Babbush Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

Hi everyone,

I bought a Komplete Audio 1 interface last month that came with the Maschine Software.

I played a bit around with the Software and think it's much easier to use with the HW. Found a good deal on a used Maschine MK2 without software license. My question is, can i plug it in and use it with my existing software straight away or do i have to register the HW anyway to be able to use?

Best Answers

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,801 mod
    edited January 19 Answer ✓

    @Babbush Yes you need to register it in order to be able to install all the necessary software. If you need more informations or having trouble when registering you can get in touch with our support here: bit.ly/NI_support_PA

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,801 mod
    edited January 22 Answer ✓

    @Babbush The only necessary (that enables you to make the device work) is the Maschine or Maschine Essential one. You also get the Maschine Factory Selection/Maschine Factoty library. You should also get Komplete Select with it.

Answers

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,801 mod
    edited January 19 Answer ✓

    @Babbush Yes you need to register it in order to be able to install all the necessary software. If you need more informations or having trouble when registering you can get in touch with our support here: bit.ly/NI_support_PA

  • YoungJae
    YoungJae Member Posts: 6 Member
    edited January 19

    @Babbush you absolutely do NOT have to register the hardware if you already have the Maschine software.

    I used to own a maschine mikro and then I bought a maschine MK3 from a pawn shop and plugged it into my PC, then opened my pre-existing machine software that I got when I purchased my Mikro years ago and it recognize the MK3 immediately, with no need to register it or anything.

    When you register Maschine hardware all it is doing is giving you the Maschine software anyway. But since you already have the software you are good to go.

    It sucks that an actual NI customer care member is giving you false info.

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 805 Guru
    edited January 19

    @YoungJae Jeremy didn't say Maschine software - he said ALL the necessary software.

    The OP only has Maschine Essentials at the moment. Registering the Maschine hardware would unlock Maschine 2 etc.

  • D-One
    D-One Moderator Posts: 2,684 mod
    edited January 22

    Don''t forget about Komplete Select, a more modern registration might get you a more recent version of K-Select. I am not 100% sure if this can be the case for MK2's since they are old but it can happen for sure on MK3's.

  • Babbush
    Babbush Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    @Jeremy_NI What are those necessary software?

    I own Maschine 2 software with factory library upgraded and Komplete 14 Standart. What else software do I need?

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,801 mod
    edited January 22 Answer ✓

    @Babbush The only necessary (that enables you to make the device work) is the Maschine or Maschine Essential one. You also get the Maschine Factory Selection/Maschine Factoty library. You should also get Komplete Select with it.

Back To Top