Native Instruments Maschine Mikro just wants to make the world dance, forget about the price tag

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.