Another one of the main section in Maschine 2 that you will be using is the group/pattern area.
This is where all of your sequencing is done, and where all of your sounds/kits will appear.
This is also the section where you can draw in or edit automation and modulation data.
There have been a few changes in this section compared to Maschine 1 so of course we want to make sure you know what’s up!
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Nice. I wish they wouldn’t have gotten rid of the pattern tabs, but it’s not so bad from the controller.
I miss the tabs man smh lol, was so quick!
Yeah dude. I was like WTF? But it’ll force me to stay on the controller, and I like that.
Yeah, it’s fast on the controller, it’s not bad on the software, just not AS fast as it was lol. I think there should be an option to show/hide the tabs 🙂
Thanks again for the solid overview. Man, I have a question. Is there a way to automate solo and mute so you can get that dropout effect so common and hip-hop like a tribe called quest or J Dilla beats? I always end up tracking out to a daw or resampling myself to get that basic feel of muting a group or muting sound on the fly. I’m talking just like the first kick and two high hats of a bar and letting the rest of the sounds play and the drums coming right back me back on the snare.… Read more »
I just searched the mt site, as well as some info from dubspot and found some good ways I can experiment with automating mute and solo with maschine. Thanks for helping us expand our knowledge!
Ah yes, I was gonna point you to the tutorial on automating the volume, just didn’t think that was exactly what you were looking for. So I was just gonna show you how to edit it in LOL…but glad you found what you needed man!
Yeah man, it would be cool if there was just a way to hit auto + mute or solo and just do it like that…it would be real simple and useful
would be very useful man! I feel like if I’m in rec mode and I press mute or solo, it should record that!
By edit it in do you mean copy and paste a pattern then erase the the times I hit the sound on the pattern from the software?
Well I was basically gonna show how to copy/duplicate your patterns and remove what you needed as well as link to the automation video and show how to automate volume so you could choose which way you wanted to do it 🙂
I’m old school…so I usually just delete the parts I want to mute like that 🙂
No doubt Saint Joe :). There are many ways to create that same feel in a track and always ways to expand the capabilities of a given piece of equipment…thanks bro!
Yes indeed my brotha!
Hi Saintjoe, As a subscriber who has not really come to grips with Maschine due to time restraints – I would like to thank you for these great videos. Without them I would have given my machine away in frustration. But I know if I had the time – your tutorials would be all I need. Just as I begin the understand 1 – along come 2 to add to my confusion. But again, thanks to you I live in hope.
No problem man! Just ask if you have any questions, we are here to help.
Ok here is a good question…
Often in Detriot Techno (what I produce) a single sound with lowpass in for the entire track while looping,hit the apex of the track and start filtering back as as the song winds down. Knowing that extending any pattern extends the whole scene, is there a way to automate the effect of a sound through the whole song while it changes patterns?
This is actually something many of us have been asking for, for many years. Currently there is really no way to actually automate a sound across different scenes unfortunately. Hopefully we can get better linear/song automation tools in the future. For now it’s probably easier to do it in a daw.
SJ – how do you turn off preset patterns? When I load a new kit, I don’t want the NI patterns to load…
at the bottom of the browser there is a icon that looks like pads and midi data, uncheck that, or on the hardware make sure +pat isn’t checked
!That was a fast response!
Thanks so much.
No problem fam, glad to help!
SJ – I’ve got a questions about patterns. I’ve got a scene that is 4 bars in length. I’ve got two groups. A & B. The A group is my drums. The B group our my samples. I’ve currently got 1 pattern for the A group. It is 2 bars in length. The B group has 3 patterns, but they are all 4 bars in length. Currently, on the screen, Group A, pattern 1 is active within the scene and is partially shaded in the 3rd & 4th bars. It plays, because it is looped to the longer 4 bar… Read more »
Unfortunately you can only have 1 pattern per group per scene, this is something we’ve been pushing them to change for a while 🙂
Ah…that’s too bad. That seems like an obvious misstep….but c’est le vie
Thanks for letting me know, though. I’ve been racking my brain trying to make it work / and looking through your videos for an answer.
Yeah man, really hoping for more expansion in the sequencer in the future, make it more flexible.
So this whole pattern, scene, and group thing is confusing to me coming from Linear based sequencers. As I understand it, you can only have 1 pattern from the same group in a scene? Can you copy patterns to use in the same group? Basically, I would like to be able to use the same pattern more than once and take parts out in order to arrange a song. Is there a video on how to understand and do some of this? Or can you give a quick explanation?
Or copy the same pattern to a different group and change the sounds of that one.
Basically, each scene is a container, think of it as a part/section of a song. You can have as many groups as you wish, but only 1 pattern per group in a scene. You can also have multiple scenes.
You can use the patterns as many times as you want, or use different patterns from each group in different scenes.
This may help a little better