New Maschine User - How to Record Takes
I've had the Maschine now for a week or so and generally love it, apart from one very important thing IMO.
I think I've got to grips with most of it and answered all my own questions, but one thing remains, and I won't quite believe it if they haven't thought of this...
When recording (either by punching something in on the pads, or recording some audio), there seems to be no appreciation for the likelihood that your best take of anything is always going to be a few bars in. You get one go, and it's your first go.
The audio plugin for example, I can set the target to pattern which I thought would be excatly what I'd want, but why would it stop recording after the alloted number of bars? Why do I keep having to press start again to record another set of bars? Can I not set it to just not stop recording and keep adding patterns as I go?
If you're playing in on the pads, then of course you can just keep recording and then chop out what you don't like, but this seems like an unnecessary step when it should just be making this easy by presenting me with a stack of patterns that I can just click through and audition.
If it's audio, then I don't even see a reasonable way around it, as even though you can truncate with the audio plugin, the selection rage doesn't snap to bar lines - it's just compltely free. If you then replace the audio plugin with the tempo aware sampler plugin, you can only chop it up into 4ths, which they then give you the option to split further, but not join up into a full bar or more!
It's like they've determined what the best way to work would be, specifically disallowed it, and then gone further by eliminating the next most obvious workaround.
Have I missed something (I really hope I have), or have they really not thought of this? They certainly seem to have thought of everything else!
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