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Years in development. Payoff in minutes.

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.




MachFive 3.2 update: download now

MachFive 3.2 is a free update for MachFive 3 users.

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.

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. In addition, these updated UFS files are now available for download:

Download MachFive 3 soundbank library updates »





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 UltimateSoundBank.com 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.




SparkVerb™

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.

IRCAM 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.

New filters and effects.

With these new filters,
dirty is a good thing.

MachFive's new Xpander filter is based on the venerable Oberheim Xpander filters, and provides no less than 37 modes, each a separate filter effect in its own right. MachFive now includes 47 different effects.

Convolution reverb.

It's the real thing.

MachFive's enhanced IR Verb™ is so CPU efficient, you can apply it freely throughout MachFive. Enjoy dozens of new impulse responses, including classic high-end studio reverbs from the last 30 years.

Enhanced sample library support.

Load anything. Directly, with no conversion.

MachFive directly reads all major
3rd-party hardware/software sampler formats, including Kontakt, Giga, EXS24 and HALion, plus legacy formats from Kurzweil, Akai, Roland, Ensoniq, Sample Cell, and many others.

Event processors.

An event you won't want to miss.

Event processors add a new and exciting element to your performances and sound design. Included processors such as MachFive's extensive arpeggiator and Micro Tuner are only the beginning.

Preset browsing and searching.

Find the needle in the haystack…in seconds.

Type a word into the search field and up pops a list of all related presets. MachFive's multi-column browser lets you load sounds into multiple parts without having to close and reopen it.

LoopLab beat slice editor.

Surgically enhance your loops.

MachFive was the first sampler to introduce the concept of in-line slice loop editing, and the Version 3 LoopLab has been updated and expanded to offer the most complete environment for loop editing and beat-slicing.

Full-screen operation.

Go full-screen or go home.

The MachFive window expands to fill your entire computer monitor. This immediately injects surgical precision into your edits, from editing a loop point to sculpting the perfect filter envelope curve.

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