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Maschine MK3.
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boboter
So, a quick search came up with no results on the new model. Am I the only one excited for the MK3 version?

I think it looks really great. With the new screens, the need to use the mouse should be minimal. And the audio interface makes it a truely portable workstation.

I've been flirting with a MPC Live but the Maschine just looks so much more thought out that. Even if one is standalone and the other needs a computer.

Can't wait to try it out.


BTW:
Does this belong in the software of hardware subforum?
rayultine
I hate my Maschine. Crappy software and workflows on a beautiful box is lipstick on a pig. If the v3 software doesn't satisfy me, it will be out the door assap!
Loopop
boboter wrote:
So, a quick search came up with no results on the new model. Am I the only one excited for the MK3 version?

I think it looks really great. With the new screens, the need to use the mouse should be minimal. And the audio interface makes it a truely portable workstation.

I've been flirting with a MPC Live but the Maschine just looks so much more thought out that. Even if one is standalone and the other needs a computer.

Can't wait to try it out.


BTW:
Does this belong in the software of hardware subforum?


It’s a TON of fun
Pase
boboter wrote:
I think it looks really great. With the new screens, the need to use the mouse should be minimal. And the audio interface makes it a truely portable workstation

Yeah, I’m interested too.
Normally I hate computers for music making, but this Maschine is intriguing.
I’m into beatmaking recently and this seem to fit the bill.
I got a crappy 9 years (9!) old laptop semi fried with Windows 7 though...
...Ah if I could run the software on an iPad!
RhythmDroid
I bought Maschine MKI when it first came out, I'm an all hardware guy otherwise. I actually really really like the patterns and grooves that I created on it - lots of dynamics and feel, crystal clear sound engine.

Taking the time to force yourself to use the physical interface instead of looking at the screen was worth it, as it can speed up workflow.

Arranging patterns into finished songs, though, never happened. Nadda once. Supposedly things have improved in that department, though, arrangement-wise. I'm still skeptical. I think there is some way to integrate it with your DAW by using MIDI note messages to trigger "Scenes" in the Maschine VST.
colossal
Maschine is great for live jamming and pattern making. Its a total PITA for song construction, I have tried and would never bother again. I wonder what V3 software will hold.

BTW can anyone tell me whats going on here with Quantise and muting ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv33SXKUfJM&feature=youtu.be

"When I put Maschine in play/rec quantise my pad hits are muted on every other bar. I can't see any overlapping notes or any reason why this is happening, anyone got any ideas? Everything is fine when quantise is turned off."
Swann
Picked up the mk3, I'm enjoying it quite a bit and it's going to do what I need which is an ultra flexible sampling/beatbox.

pro's: Pad sensitivity is excellent, sound quality is excellent, very good sampling, tons of presets and fast bank loading, tons of tactile control. Sweet displays. The smart strip works quite well(I hate ribbon strips, never worked well for me)

con's: getting around feels messy, I agree on the software, really awkward to use and even get my first loops going on it. That stuff should be totally mindless, yet somehow NI managed to F it up. They could probably start with normal DAW type transport functionality lol.

Really light build feels like I'm beating the crap out of it. Just a psychological thing coming from using an MPC 2500.
exper
Can anyone tell me if the audio interface can monitor inputs live?
boboter
exper wrote:
Can anyone tell me if the audio interface can monitor inputs live?


Yes, it can. thumbs up
tappazee
just picked one up. i'm finding it's good for quick sampling, slicing, re-pitching and playing my eurorack. geist is still my fave drum machine, even though it's buggy as hell, but then the machine makes a great controller for geist too.
the silent way sync plug seem to work better in maschine than logic too.
faun2500
hardware is great though the software needs work!
tappazee
faun2500 wrote:
hardware is great though the software needs work!


Yeah man agreed. It’s getting close on the software tho so fingers crossed it keeps inproving
Mattvk
I have a problem with that ,,smartphone´´ Displays on the newer Maschine and Komplete Kontrol units. I like that from MPC Rennaissance
timc3
Mattvk wrote:
I have a problem with that ,,smartphone´´ Displays on the newer Maschine and Komplete Kontrol units. I like that from MPC Rennaissance


What is the problem? They look good to me.
Hidden_Path
Mattvk wrote:
What is the problem? They look good to me.


Ditto, the new Komplete Kontrol is miles ahead of the MK1 IMO.
bluehotel
I think Fact Mag had a nice comparison between MkIII and Push. Apparently MkIII feels more like a DAW.
Panason
Anyone else finding the Maschine software really clunky? The user guide is bad too!

I'm trying to trigger the Maschine plugin patterns from Ableton.. you can only trigger scenes so I put one pattern on each scene and made the settings for triggering using MIDI notes. I set up a MIDI track in Ableton and routed its output to Maschine ( the first input on the list that comes up)... Nothing happens no matter what notes I send...
tappazee
Panason wrote:
Anyone else finding the Maschine software really clunky? The user guide is bad too!

I'm trying to trigger the Maschine plugin patterns from Ableton.. .


I tried that but I'm pretty sure it's impossible I'm afraid. Let me know if I'm wrong!

I've had a mk3 for a year now and for me its been a question of finding a place for it because it doesn't do everything well. So making up kits using internal samples and drum synths is really good, and I'll often load a load of samples in that I've made on modular, then cut them up and play them on the mk3, but then get the auto out pretty fast into Ableton/Logic to work on more. I tried to use it as a primary DAW for a couple of songs but it just made things more complicated.
Panason
Well the manual describes scene launching via MIDI but it hasn't worked so far. I'll try program changes instead of notes, but yeah it's probably gonna be a lot easier to just take the audio of there.

The setting is hidden under the gear icon to the top right side of the Maschine GUI... this software is like a fake DAW made in China, with clumsily copied ideas from other products.

Great sounds, nice hardware, but the software is designed by amateur hacks, all the way to the utterly shite Native Access...
ranix
I'd gotten the machine studio awhile back and I think it sucks. I was hoping the screens would be usable so I wouldn't need to look at the PC at all, but they're only like 75% of the way there. I decommed it and went back to the MK2. I think I'm going to stick with the MK2 and ignore future Maschine hardware releases.
bazzevo
Panason wrote:
Anyone else finding the Maschine software really clunky? The user guide is bad too!

I'm trying to trigger the Maschine plugin patterns from Ableton.. you can only trigger scenes so I put one pattern on each scene and made the settings for triggering using MIDI notes. I set up a MIDI track in Ableton and routed its output to Maschine ( the first input on the list that comes up)... Nothing happens no matter what notes I send...


You need to create a clip with the program number for each scene in Live, then you can switch clips with midi notes in ableton by assigning notes to the clips. It works really well once you set it up. It is a bit of a pain to setup, but it is cool.
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