Besides looking like the illuminated dance floor in our favorite club, the Maschine
from Native Instruments
also inspires envy among the MIDI brigade for its wealth of features and reasonable $600 price tag. Come October and the Maschine will be supplemented by an equally Tony Manero-tastic Mikro version, for those with even stricter spouses or bank managers. Despite the reduction in size, you'll still get the 16-key drum sequencer and the full version of the production software. Making its debut at the same time will be iMaschine -- an iOS app that helps you sketch out hooks and loops on the go. The Maschine Mikro arrives worldwide on October 1st for $400 and iMaschine will set you back $5.