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How do I hook up Maschine MK3 and Kontrol S88 MK2...?

G.B. Member Posts: 65 Sine
edited April 2022 in Maschine

New to all this, so please bear with me :)

Looking at getting the S88 MK2 keyboard and Maschine MK3...

Do I connect both the keyboard and Maschine into separate USBs on my desktop Windows computer...?

And then connect a pair of studio monitors to the Maschine...?



  • Nico_NI
    Nico_NI Administrator Posts: 1,137 admin

    The easiest way to get all of this routed is to buy an audio interface.

    The USB of the MK3 and S88 would go to your computer.

    The Audio Interface USB would go to your computer as well.

    Maschine MK3 audio output -> to your soundcard.

    Your monitors are hooked up to your soundcard.

  • G.B.
    G.B. Member Posts: 65 Sine

    I recieved a response from NI...

    They said to hook both the S88 and MK3 up to the USB slots in the computer...

    And then connect the studio monitors to the line outs of the MK3...

  • Nico_NI
    Nico_NI Administrator Posts: 1,137 admin

    The MK3 has an integrated soundcard indeed. But if you want to connect more gear in the future, that won't be enough inputs 😉

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