In Maschine 2.0 there are 3 different grid settings and each have an impact on specific parts of Maschine.
You have the step grid, the peformance grid, and the pattern grid,
Understanding each grid menu option as well as what they will impact is good knowledge to have when working in Maschine.
Sometimes it can help you understand why something isn’t working properly or why you can’t do a certain task that you’ve done countless times before.
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Has really been confusing the heck out of me. I couldn’t figure out why even when I had my grid set to ‘Off’, that nudging my MIDI was jumping in 1/4 notes!
To be honest, I can’t quite grasp the benefit of having three seperate grids. Can you please clear this up?
step grid determines everything in relation to your data and how it is input/manipulated. So your nudge, step recording, quantize, all of that. The pattern grid is just for changing the length of your pattern, most usually use 1 bar, or now the new quick option but if you want to get super customized you can turn it off for custom length patterns or use the options. Performance grid (scene) is strictly related to how you change scenes, like ableton’s sync between clips/scenes.
Also, is the Record Quantise setting determined by the ‘Perform’ value of the ‘Step’ value?
Yes, if you have rec quantize turned on it will do so based on your step grid
Do you know what is the nudge for ? you know, the one which is in the STEP grid. I have NUDGE and I can chose step, step/2, step/4, step/8 or step/16.
What is it for?
Thanx in advance 🙂
It determines how much the notes move when you nudge them based on the step grid.
Can you explain more? I don’t really understand what nudge is and where I can use it :/
Nudge is really one of those things that’s exactly what it sounds like 🙂 Say if you have a note sitting on the grid, and you want to move it off a lil bit to the left or right to kinda mess with the groove, you can “nudge it” a lil bit to the left or right and that setting will determine how far it moves when you nudge it in relation to what your step grid is set to. So it won’t move it a whole step so to speak, it will move it within the step /2 means… Read more »
Yeah I really would like, because, I just tried to modify the nudge and when I go, lets say step mode, i chose a step with a note on it, I press the pad, turn the main knob (on the mk2) with SWING turned on, it always displace the note the same way whatever I put for the nudge, and it is faaaarr more precise than step/16. So basically I don’t get it haha
If your step grid is turned off it won’t matter, and it’s not actually 1/16th, it’s just based on whatever the step is, so if your step is set to 1/32 then it will have 16 notches between each when nudging, but you have to be using the actual nudge button.
Ok I just figured out the nudge was accessible with shift + pad 7 or 8… Yeah everything makes sense now.
Yeah that nundges left or right, I just did a video also LOL
Haha that’s cool by the way, to me it’s not very clear the distinction between nudge and swing and I may not be alone :p
Thanks a lot for your support SJ 🙂
Nudge will actually move or “nudge” the note as it sits on the grid, swing is more of a musical function that impacts how the notes are actually played back in relation to the grid, either late or early, to give it a groove. Nudge is more of a manual process than a musical one and allows you to move the notes as needed to create your own groove 🙂
Just signed up today, this is the first thing i looked up! Thanks saintjoe, glad i’m part of the community now after watching from afar (youtube) for a while.
Dope, welcome to the site fam!
Hey I would appreciate if someone could explain to me how to get my patterns to loop correctly, for instance I might start a pattern make it 4 bars , record a melody and sometimes it ends up shorter than the 4 bar pattern space… How do I get my end of the loop to move up and fill the void and make the loop smooth and complete??
It sounds like you need to adjust the tempo or adjust your playing so that it fills the full 4 bars. If you start to shorten it to the data it could mess up your looping in general as your patterns would be off. However, if you want to, you can turn off the pattern grid and adjust the pattern length as needed. https://maschinetutorials.com/maschine-2-0-understanding-using-the-step-performance-and-pattern-grid-settings/
when I press the grid button on the top where you have your grid options I don’t see pattern … I see grid, perform, arrange, and step … How do get pattern instead of arrange because I don’t see that in your example
In the current version it is under “arrange” you should also see the option to turn the quick pattern mode on or off under the arrange tab.
how do i turn off quick mode when trying to create pattern they are doubling and I can get the pattern creation back to one bar instead of 2,4,,8,12 ……w hen I get to 8 it goes to 12 the 16 then 20 lenth I’m trying to create a pattern?
If you press the grid button and go to the arrange tab, you can turn quick mode on/off.
how do i turn off quick mode to create SPECIAL LENTH PATTERNS
Answered above on the first question.
hey how do I turn off quick mode to create pattern lenths in increments of on bar instead of doubling
got it sorry thanks
No problem, just making sure you saw the answer fam, plus I don’t like leaving any questions unanswered lol 🙂
hey do you have any tips on making the tempo and pattern loop seamless say I came up with a [pattern whats a quick tip to make it loop seamless with the tempo
Make sure you are using the metronome so you can play along with the tempo/on beat and it should loop properly for you.
No problem fam