The black Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2 Groove Production Studio B&H Kit includes the MASCHINE MK2, Ableton Live 8, studio headphones and a 25-key sequencer. It includes everything you need to get started making music with the MASCHINE MK2. The MASCHINE MK2 hardware interface features USB 2.0 and MIDI I/O connections, 16 multi-color illuminated pads with velocity and aftertouch, 8 endless rotary potentiometers, 47 back-lit buttons, one endless encoder (30 steps) and two displays with 64 x 256 resolution. Live 8 from Ableton is music production software that provides the ability to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. When combined with the headphones, sequencer keyboard and the MASCHINE MK2, Ableton Live 8 affords boundless opportunities for music and beat making.