The Native Instruments Maschine MK3 is a MIDI controller that you can use as sampler, thanks to the software. You can use the controller immediately, because the Maschine seamlessly integrates into all other Native instruments software. You can read useful information from the 2 high-resolution color screens. This way, you can check out the software's parameters and read the sound waves of your samples. Thanks to the integrated 96kHz and 24-bit audio interface, you can record the sound of hardware, such as synthesizers. The speakers can be connected to the output channel. This comes in handy when you don't have an audio interface on hand. You have even more control over your sounds thanks to the touch strip, the velocity-sensitive drum pads, and the touch-sensitive dials.