MIDI from Maschine mk3 to Logic Pro ..... won't Record!!

Tim Pratt
Tim Pratt Member Posts: 11 Newcomer
edited June 22 in Maschine


I have a newer Mac Studio m1 running Logic Pro on Mac OS Ventura. I have an Akai mini MPK and a Maschine MK3 hooked up to it thru USB via an Alexis io2 interface and MIDI running from Maschine in and out from midi cables hooked up and through a MOTU MIDI hub. everything is set up according to everything I have read from NI and Apple.

so I add a new software track to logic with the MK3 chosen as instrument and the stereo option highlighted. I set the Maschine up as shown in the NI database videos so I believe everything is correct. (I can hear the sounds, the level meters move but I go to record on that track in MIDI and nothing happens. it doesn't turn red while recording like every other time you record.. nothing) but nothing records. nothing is left on track..

BUT! with everything still set up the same and I play the keys of the AKAI mimi it plays the sounds from the Maschine AND it will record!!?!!?? it records fine no problems, turned red, track has midi info left there when done.

I'm hoping it is a setting that I am just not 'setting' or something that makes sense rather than something making me realize I need to go back to school... for something else... like being a mechanic or....

anyways! thanks in advance for any help anyone can throw my way!




  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 3,185 Expert
    edited June 22

    Did you route midi from Maschine pads in the midi tab in Maschine software to the track in Logic? And set up Logic track to receive it?

  • Tim Pratt
    Tim Pratt Member Posts: 11 Newcomer

    I followed the steps in the Native Instruments Support Database.

    in Maschine i have MIDI setup:

    INPUT: Routings:

    Key Mode: Manual. Source: Host Channel: All Start Note C3


    Audio: Master Cue: On. Level 0.0 Pan: Center

    in Logic I opened up new project, selected AU Instruments: Native Instruments: Maschine 2 (stereo)(I am only experimenting with the one track... I will setup for multi at later date after I have figured this out)... it shows it as MIDI track with stereo output to headphones.

    I reset everything again a couple of times now and it still happens as explained above... I can hear the sounds, see the level meter move, hit record the metronome starts I play the pads, hear the sound nothing records... but I reach over to the other side of my desk where the mini Akai is and touch the keyboard and it plays the Maschine sound AND it WILL record! I'm stumped.

    thx guys for the responses!!

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 7,045 mod

    What is the Maschine MK3 input selected inside Logic? Can you post a screenshot?

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 7,045 mod

    @Tim Pratt Any update on the issue?

  • daniel1210
    daniel1210 Member Posts: 3 Newcomer

    I had the same problem and tried the link here above from NI. I get 16 channels Logic, I've routed the input/sounds/midi to host and ch1 to ch 16 depending on which pad. And I've set the group input midi to drum kit. But every pad now triggers every channel (and nothing gets recorded). I (of course it something I'm missing because Im a n00b. But what?!)

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 7,045 mod

    Did you follow all these steps?

    1. Launch Logic Pro.
    2. Create a Software Instrument track with MASCHINE loaded on it. Tick the Multi-timbral box and enter 16 in the parts field, as shown below. This will create 16 MIDI tracks that will automatically be assigned to MIDI channels 1 through 16 in ascending order.
    1. Open the MASCHINE plug-in window and load a Group Kit and click the Channel Icon to access the Sound's configuration pane.
    2. Select Input > MIDI, then change the Source to Host and the Channel to 1.
    3. Repeat these steps for each Sound, assigning the Channel to its corresponding number (e.g. Sound 2 to Channel 2, Sound 3 to Channel 3, etc.).
    1. Each MIDI track in the multi-timbral instrument now respectively triggers each Sound in the loaded Group. Instruments and drum samples can be played chromatically on each track. To play Drum samples at their original pitch, trigger the C3 note.

Back To Top