Question from a blind Maschine MK3 newbie, any way to import custom samples using the controller?
I'm a fully blind music enthusiast and DJ, with a huge interest in taking a dive into the world of music production.
When I hard a couple days ago that NI Maschine had recently become accessible, I was immediately super excited, and I'd love to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in making this happen.
So I now have a Maschine MK3 set up and ready to go, I've followed the tutorial from the Maschine accessibility video to get a good first understanding of how everything works, and I'm really, really enjoying this a lot so far.
Sadly, however, I’ve just ran into a bit of a show stopping issue with the software, which has prompted me to reach out.
Since I’d like to use this to produce remixes or incorporate various sound samples into my own projects, I tried to figure out how to import my own .wav files into the DAW.
Unfortunately, however, it currently seems as though this can only be accomplished using drag & drop with the mouse, which for me as a blind screenreader user is impossible to do, especially given that the main Maschine window itself is not currently screenreader accessible.
Chances are that there is an accessible way of doing this, however as of this time I haven’t been able to figure it out despite many attempts.
I have, for instance, selected an empty group, then instantiated the audio and sampler plugins to see if any of the screen buttons would turn into an import button, tested both with and without the Shift modifier being pressed.
I’ve also made sure to look around the Sampler, or the screen button options which become available when pressing the File button to see if an import function would reveal itself.
Finally, I’ve also consulted the Maschine manual as well as various videos on YouTube describing how to import sounds into Maschine, but in all cases the method being described is to drag a file from Finder into a sound slot that should be visible in the Maschine window, with seemingly no way of bringing up a standard file open dialog by only using the Maschine hardware controller.
With all of this being said though, I was wondering if anyone here might know a way of accomplishing this using either the Maschine MK3 controller, or some keyboard shortcut that might be available within the Maschine software?
Any help with this would be super greatly appreciated, thanks!
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