Maschine MK3 Hardware Quickstart

This quickstart is designed to get you familiar with using the Maschine MK3 hardware controller and to provide you with a solid foundation by starting with the basics like connectivity and moving into various features of Maschine such as sampling, sequencing, pad modes, browsing, editing, mixing, and more. No matter if you’re brand new to Maschine, upgrading to the MK3, or simply need a refresher on using the hardware, this is a great place to start!

 

Topics covered:

1. Controller Setup & Configuration
  • Connectivity & Ports
  • Connecting MK3 for the First Time
  • Controller Layout Overview
  • Controller Customization & Settings
2. Browsing & Loading
  • Loading Kits, Presets, Sounds, Instruments, & Samples
  • Loading Plugins & FX
3. Controlling Parameters
  • Quickly Adjust Volume, Swing, & Tune
  • Controlling Sound & FX Parameters
  • Master, Sound, & Group Channel Settings
  • Using Mixer View
4. Playing the Pads
  • Pad Mode Settings
  • Fixed Velocity & 16 Levels
  • Keyboard & Chord mode
  • Using Note Repeat
  • Using Arp Mode
5. Using the Smart Strip
  • Smart Strip: Pitch & Mod
  • Smart Strip: Perform FX
  • Smart Strip: Notes Mode
6. Patterns & Sequencing
  • Setting Project Tempo
  • Performance, Arrange, & Step Grid Settings
  • Setting Pattern Length
  • Pattern Recording: Live Mode
  • Pattern Recording: Step Sequencing
  • Editing Pattern Events
  • Arrangement: Ideas View
  • Arrangement: Song Mode
7. Sampling & Sample Editing
  • Recording: Detect Mode
  • Recording: Sync Mode
  • Recording: Loop Mode
  • Sample Editing
  • Slicing & Chopping Samples
  • Layering Samples
8. Shortcuts & Workflow Tips
  • Mute, Solo, Undo, & Redo
  • Quick Copy & Duplicate
  • Quick Erase & Delete
  • Adding Variation & Humanization
  • Recording Automation
  • Using Parameter Lock Snapshots
  • Project & File Management

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