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The Ultimate Guide to Native Instruments Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 Update



How to Install Native Instruments Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 Update for Free




If you are a music producer who uses Native Instruments Maschine 2, you might be interested in upgrading your sound library with the latest update. The Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 update is a free download that adds new kits, projects, one-shots, loops, drum hits, drum synth presets, bass synth presets, poly synth presets, and sample instruments to your Maschine 2 software.




Native Instruments Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 Update setup free



In this article, I will show you how to install the Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 update for free and what's new in this version.


What is Native Instruments Maschine 2 Factory Library?




Native Instruments Maschine 2 Factory Library is a collection of sounds and samples that comes with the Maschine 2 software. It contains over 8 GB of content including more than 16,000 samples, 486 kits, 48 projects, 288 sample instruments, and more.


The Maschine 2 Factory Library covers a wide range of genres and styles, from hip hop and trap to techno and house. You can use the sounds and samples to create your own beats and melodies, or use the projects and patterns as inspiration for your own productions.


The Maschine 2 Factory Library also includes sounds from other Native Instruments products, such as Retro Machines MK2, The Gentleman, Massive, Monark, Hybrid Keys, Raum, and more. These are high-quality instruments and effects that you can use to enhance your music production.


How to Download the Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 Update for Free?




The Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 update is a free download for all Maschine 2 users. You can download it from the Native Access application, which is a tool that manages your Native Instruments products and updates.


To download the Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 update for free, follow these steps:


  • Start Native Access and log in with your NI account's email address and password.



  • Go to Library > Installed to check if Maschine 2 Factory Library is installed. If the Maschine 2 Factory Library is missing from the Installed list, you can download it from the Native Access Available section.



  • If the Maschine 2 Factory Library is installed, go to Updates and look for the Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 update. Click on Update to start the download.



  • Wait for the download to finish and then click on Install to install the update.



  • Restart your Maschine 2 software and enjoy the new sounds and samples.



How to Install the Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 Update on Older Operating Systems?




If you are using an older operating system that is no longer supported by Native Instruments, you might wonder if you can still install the Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 update. The good news is that you can, as long as you download the last compatible Maschine 2 software and Factory Library versions for your operating system.


To install the Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 update on older operating systems, follow these steps:


  • Go to this page and find the download link for the last compatible Maschine 2 software version for your operating system. For example, if you are using OS X 10.9, you need to download Maschine 2.6.2.



  • Download and install the Maschine 2 software on your computer.



  • Go to this page and find the download link for the last compatible Maschine 2 Factory Library version for your operating system. For example, if you are using OS X 10.9, you need to download Maschine Factory Library 1.3.0.



  • Download and install the Maschine 2 Factory Library on your computer.



  • Install the last compatible Native Access version for your operating system. You can download it here.



  • Open Native Access and log in with your NI account's email address and password.



  • Maschine 2 and Maschine 2 Factory Library will be automatically activated after the login.



Note: If you are using OS X 10.9, you need to install Maschine Factory Library 1.1.0 first before running the 1.3.0 update.


How to Check the Compatibility of the Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 Update?




If you are not sure if your operating system or your hardware can run the Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 update, you can check the compatibility status on this page. You will find a table that shows the latest available software versions for different operating systems and hardware models.


For example, if you are using a Maschine Mikro MK3 on macOS 10.13, you can see that the latest compatible software version is Maschine 2.14.5 and the latest compatible factory library version is 1.3.1.


If your operating system or hardware is not listed on the table, it means that it is not supported by Native Instruments and you cannot run the Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 update.


What are the Benefits of the Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 Update?




The Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 update is not only a free download for Maschine 2 users, but also a valuable addition to your sound arsenal. Here are some of the benefits of installing the update:


  • The update gives you access to new sounds and samples that can inspire your creativity and expand your sonic palette. You can use the new kits, projects, one-shots, loops, drum hits, drum synth presets, bass synth presets, poly synth presets, and sample instruments to create any genre or style of music you want.



  • The update enhances your music production workflow with new features and improvements. You can use the new Poly Synth to create rich and warm analog sounds, the new arpeggiator modes to create complex and dynamic melodies and rhythms, and the improved editing capabilities for audio loops to manipulate your samples with ease.



  • The update ensures your compatibility with the latest operating systems and hardware models. You can run the Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 update on macOS 10.15 Catalina and Windows 10, as well as on the latest Maschine hardware such as Maschine Mikro MK3 and Maschine+.



  • The update also provides you with more options to upgrade your library with other Native Instruments products. You can use the sounds from other KOMPLETE 14 Instruments and Effects that are included in the Maschine 2 Factory Library, or you can upgrade to the full KOMPLETE 14 SELECT bundle for more sounds and features.



How to Use the Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 Update?




Once you have installed the Maschine 2 Factory Library v1.2.0 update, you can start using the new sounds and features in your Maschine 2 software. Here are some tips on how to use the update:


  • To access the new sounds and samples, go to the Browser and look for the Maschine 2 Factory Library icon. You can browse by type, genre, mode, or character to find the sounds you want.



  • To use the new Poly Synth, go to the Browser and look for the Poly Synth icon under Instruments. You can load one of the presets or create your own sound from scratch. You can control the Poly Synth parameters with your Maschine hardware knobs or with your mouse.