Save/export to external storage with Maschine+?

Thin Elephant
Thin Elephant Member Posts: 3 Newcomer
edited March 2022 in Maschine

January 28 (2022) the blog posted an article about adding external storage to your Maschine+ for more possibilities. Adding drives like USB, SSD or HDD for more space and so on sounded great.

But no matter how much I search among menus and settings and button combinations, I find nowhere where I can SAVE or EXPORT to a place other than the default SD card. 🤔

Am I doing something wrong, or is this not a feature?

What else is the point of adding extra space via USB / SSD / HDD like that if it only can be used as read only. Do not understand the point of the article in that case.

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  • darkwaves
    darkwaves Member Posts: 329 Guru

    What else is the point of adding extra space via USB / SSD / HDD like that if it only can be used as read only. Do not understand the point of the article in that case.

    Samples and presets. I have a USB drive where I keep reaktor and massive presets and a 2nd where I keep a handful of samples and kontakt patches.

  • Thin Elephant
    Thin Elephant Member Posts: 3 Newcomer

    But wouldn't it be more useful if you could write to the USB drive directly from the M+ if you tweaked presets and samples etc there and wanted them to be saved. As I understand you now have to save on the SD card/internal, and then take out the card/or use in storage mode and from your computer put these saved versions on the USB drive. Right? Sounds very cumbersome.

  • darkwaves
    darkwaves Member Posts: 329 Guru


    For what I need it for? Not really. It's insignificant to me but mainly because I view maschine as a preset browser. I happily live within the confines of maschine's library management. I'll use my computer if I want/need more.

    ...but I'm not arguing against it as a feature. I'm just stating how I use the existing functionality.

    If I had my way; we'd have SSH access and could use something like SCP or SFTP to copy files over the network. Doubt they want to go into that can of worms though.

  • Nico_NI
    Nico_NI Administrator Posts: 1,125 admin
    edited March 2022

    Hey @Thin Elephant, maybe our latest Maschine+ article can help you shed some light on this:


  • Thin Elephant
    Thin Elephant Member Posts: 3 Newcomer


    That's the article I'm talking about.

    When I read it I thought "So you can actually add a USB/SSD/HDD and save projects/presets/whatever or export your audio to them directly for easy handling between the M+ and a computer? Great!"

    But I later found out when testing that my thoughts was way off as I could not find anything in the settings /handling that supported my hopes (after reading the article). It turns out you can ONLY READ from these drives... 😭

    Or am I wrong and just don't know how to do it? That's my point with this thread.

  • donovick
    donovick Member Posts: 18 Member
    edited June 2022

    @Thin Elephant I read the article and thought as did you, M+ could save USER edits to the USB drive. Like you, I could not find a means to do so, and conclude the USB is to read only.

  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI Administrator Posts: 2,525 admin

    @donovick @Thin Elephant I think the article refers to sample libraries, not projects. 😕 For saving projects, external drives are currently not supported, but you can save projects in an SD card though - and not necessarily the default SD card either.

    @Thin Elephant Can you pls check if you followed all the steps in this article?

    How to Use the MASCHINE+ in Storage Mode to Transfer Files

  • MaikR
    MaikR Member Posts: 161 Advisor

    From the article:

    Once you do have a storage device connected and working, you can load content freely in BROWSER > USER. Your PROJECTS, GROUPS, SOUNDS, INSTRUMENTS, EFFECTS, LOOPS, and ONE-SHOTS will all appear accordingly.

    Why isn’t this the case? Am I doing something wrong here or is an external SSD only for reading Loops and One-shot samples?

    This (marketing) article made me think I could read and write all of the above to the USB drive. And, hopefully I could transfer Projects (including samples) to the desktop, too.

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