How to use effects live on instruments in the mic input, Maschine MK3

MKB
MKB Member Posts: 6 Member

Hello all, newbie here, have spent days learning the MK3 and am very excited with it. However one issue is perplexing me. I need to be able to add an amp sim (Guitar Rig 3) to a guitar plugged into the mic input, and have the output from the effect audible for live work and/or sampling. I simply cannot get it to work. I have viewed multiple YouTube tutorials (Jef Gibbons and Jeia among others) and repeated their steps, with no success. I can input and monitor/sample the raw guitar signal, and add Guitar Rig to an already recorded sample, but cannot monitor/sample the guitar through Guitar Rig at the same time. Is there some secret to this? Is there a tutorial or app note available describing the process? Very confused and frustrated, and would much appreciate your help, thanks!

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  • darkwaves
    darkwaves Member Posts: 330 Guru
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    You may want to give screenshots detailing what you've tried.

    Set the input to a sound slot. You'd most likely use In 1 L on your mk3. Audio is then routed through that sound slot/pad. If you have effects on the pad; then the audio will route through those effects as well. There's nothing more to it. Give more details (screenshots, GIF, video, etc) if it isn't working for you

  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 4,046 Expert
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    You’re welcome

  • MKB
    MKB Member Posts: 6 Member
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    Thanks for this suggestion, different from Jef Gibbons’ video, but it worked correctly for me first time. Seems so obvious in hindsight, but I simply did not see it from all the reading and videos I watched. Thanks so much for the help!

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  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 4,046 Expert

    Maybe this video can be helpful


  • MKB
    MKB Member Posts: 6 Member
    edited June 2023

    Thanks for posting this, I have watched that one and tried several times to get it to work, no luck. It’s almost as if there is some routing issue that is preventing the effect sound from getting to the headphones. I think I understand what he is trying to do, but the routing selection names are a bit confusing. It would be very helpful if there was a routing diagram of the Maschine signal path selections, especially how Jef is structuring his system in the video.

    Edit: Finally got it working after watching the above video a third time. I found that the sound with the effect has to have its audio in set to In 1 L+R; the default is None. This is not mentioned in the video. After setting the input to the effect sound like this and following the rest of the instructions, it worked great. Thanks for the help!

  • darkwaves
    darkwaves Member Posts: 330 Guru
    Answer ✓

    You may want to give screenshots detailing what you've tried.

    Set the input to a sound slot. You'd most likely use In 1 L on your mk3. Audio is then routed through that sound slot/pad. If you have effects on the pad; then the audio will route through those effects as well. There's nothing more to it. Give more details (screenshots, GIF, video, etc) if it isn't working for you

  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 4,046 Expert
    Answer ✓

    You’re welcome

  • MKB
    MKB Member Posts: 6 Member
    Answer ✓

    Thanks for this suggestion, different from Jef Gibbons’ video, but it worked correctly for me first time. Seems so obvious in hindsight, but I simply did not see it from all the reading and videos I watched. Thanks so much for the help!

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