This is a guest post from a Blend.io user, TekMonki, who’s published a template project which uses a powerful and time-saving technique for getting Ableton’s Push controller to play along nicely with Maschine when used as a VST plugin.
I’m a big fan of Maschine’s sounds and expansions, but getting clips from Maschine to Live is not most efficient or intuitive for my workflow. Mainly, there is a bit too much duplication of efforts and I thought it would be great if I could use the step sequencing feature of the Ableton Push controller to control the Maschine VST and subsequently anything loaded in one of it’s groups (drum kits, synth sounds, etc). It turns out that it is possible. I came up with a solution which is a bit of a spin on something I learned from a tutorial posted on Ableton and NI’s forums, as well as maschinetutorials.com by St. Joe regarding integrating Maschine into Live. It has been working well for me and it’s currently my main Live template.
Great tool for Maschine users