How can I sequence Maschine's pad mode using live?

Hiya!

 

I've got maschine running as a VST in a live set, sequencing the drum kits using the 'external instrument-sounds to MIDI notes' method. Unfortunately, this method doesn't work with maschine's pad mode (the one you use to play melodies on the maschine using it's sampler) when trying to record into and send MIDI from live to maschine. It just plays the sound when the correct midi note (C3 I think) from my melody is hit. I assume this is because that sound is assigned a midi note.

 

Anyone know how to get the Maschine to recieve MIDI notes from Live like it would from a keyboard so it can play the same sound at different pitches?

 

 

Cheers!!! Help is much appreciated, good karma to y'all!

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JoshGTAM 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • GsinG
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    I dont think you can. I could be wrong

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • snifferdog
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    I've been trying to find a way to do this for the past 2 years...and I just don't think its possible. If anyone finds a way drop me a line !!! SniffaDog on Soundcloud {]-_-[}

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Regrind
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    Well I'm glad it's not just me. I haven't been trying to solve it for 2 years, only a couple days, but it sure feels like 2 years. I don't understand the logic either. The notes get recorded and are visible in the piano roll. I guess it has to do with the way it's triggered in Maschine. 
    I love my MK2 but might be selling it soon to buy Push...

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Karl von Karton
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    This is what I found and it works (I tested it):

    "If you right click on the group, and go down to Sound MIDI Batch Setup, make sure that Sounds to midi channels is selected." (not to MIDI notes)

    I had to select the correct channel in the "Sound MIDI Settings" after that (right click on the sound for that menu)

    Hope that helps.
    Karl von Karton

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • dbrownell83
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    Hi Karl, thanks for the answer...  I am just going to clarify what I've learned, to help the next person : 

    0.  Set your Maschine's kit's Sound Midi Batch Setup to "Sounds to Midi Channels"

    1.  Make Midi track in Ableton. 

    2.  Make Maschine track in Ableton.

    3.  Set Midi track's output to Maschine track, with channel set to the sample sound number you want to play with.

    4. Switch your Maschine to Midi mode (Shift-Control), and go to the 'E' group, which should line up to about C3 in the middle of the keyboard. 

    5. Record/Arm the Midi track

    6. Play on Maschine, and have the midi record in Ableton, outputting to the channel that your sample is related to.

     

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • nigels
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    Hey all, I am the community manager for a new music production related network, [url]http://blend.io [/url], focused specifically on Ableton live allowing users to collaborate on projects. We recently had a user post a project that that addresses an issue I've seen a lot of people address since the release of the push: how can you use the Drum Rack mode in push to sequence external midi instruments (non ableton drum racks), specifically using the features like the awesome step sequencer to program Maschine groups. We thought it was such a useful post we made an extended tutorial on our blog complete with screen shots and a download link for the template. Here is the link to the blog post: [url]http://blnd.io/1aA9F8e[/url] . Blend is brand new and still invite only but we created a [b]special invite code: BLOGPUSH[/b] so that new people can skip the invite process and get blending right away. check it out!

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • queglay
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    The Push VST Bridge lets you load any Maschine kit's samples into a drum rack.  You can also use the original VST if you choose to maintain the original levels and effects of the kit.

    You have to own Maschine for this to work of course.

    http://audiomodder.myshopify.com/blogs/news/8967125-use-ableton-push-with-maschine-kits-and-samples-for-sequencing-in-drum-racks

    Update:
    Now the bridge loads Maschine 2.0 kits from Push's browser as drum racks.
    They are also preconfigured with 16 channel audio routing back into the chains for FX - time saver.
    For nicer control and M4L users we made a device to map 8 macros of each chain into the Maschine 2.0 vst.  128 parameters are preconfigured in total for every kit.  This workflow lets you keep your composition and automation in Ableton's clips for the Maschine VST.  And you can use Push's per step automation without looking at the computer screen.
    7 months ago | 0 comments

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