How to delete notes on single pad on Maschine Studio?

Michael Maurer
Michael Maurer Member Posts: 1 Noise
edited March 17 in Maschine

Driving me mad. I cannot delete the midi notes in a single pad without using my mouse. The delete button either deletes the entire pattern or also the sound. All I want is to clear 1 (single) pad from notes. Even the manual did not help. This must be possible, right?

Answers

  • Blindeddie
    Blindeddie U.S.A.Member Posts: 834 Saw
    edited March 17

    Press and hold Erase, press the pad you want to delete the notes from...

    EDIT: Above Key combo is for MK3, For Maschine Studio it is Events + Erase + Pad to delete events. (Page 527 of Maschine Studio Manual)

  • ShelLuser
    ShelLuser NetherlandsMember Posts: 133 Tri
    edited March 17

    What I always do is to switch from pad mode into step mode (the button directly above pad 16), you'll get to see the full pattern (all the active notes) in the left display, but those for your current sound are also represented on the pad grid. Deselect the notes and your sound is clear.

    I definitely agree that some things become confusing. Even if you solo a sound and then use the clear option (shift + pad 9) you'll still clear the full pattern and not just the individual sound (which does make sense, but can also become confusing). Alas, this is what works best for me.

    Hope this could help.

    (edit)

    I found it:

    • Switch to keyboard mode by pressing the keyboard button (above pad 14)
    • Now press shift + clear (= pad 9)
    • Switch back to pad mode (pad mode button above pad 13)
    • Verify by pressing the pattern button


  • Blindeddie
    Blindeddie U.S.A.Member Posts: 834 Saw
    edited March 18

    OK, your first solution would require 128 pad presses for to clear a 8 bars of Hi Hat 16th notes...inefficient at best...

    your second solution works but still inefficient...

    Again, press the Erase button, pads with events in them Highlighted...press the pad you want to delete the events from...pad goes dark...done and verified.

    EDIT: Above Key combo is for MK3, For Maschine Studio it is Events + Erase + Pad to delete events. (Page 527 of Maschine Studio Manual)

    Another Edit: in Events mode, you must Engage "SELECT"

    Work Smarter not Harder!

  • ShelLuser
    ShelLuser NetherlandsMember Posts: 133 Tri
    edited March 17

    @Blindeddie I tried your method and it doesn't work for me. I also came across this solution in other areas (old forum & Reddit) but there it gets contradicted as well stating that it doesn't remove notes from the pattern. (edit): those contradictions were obviously wrong.

    Alas, this is what I'm doing:

    1. Hit browser, select groups, load in the 808 kit with patterns.
    2. Close browser, switch to pad mode.
    3. Not knowing what "pads with events in them highlighted" is supposed to mean I press "Events" and pin it.
    4. I then enable "select", now I see what you mean.
    5. Now you can press erase + a pad to erase.

    Each to their own, but both methods don't differ all that much and I kinda prefer mine because it seems quicker (you also don't have to pin anything):

    • Select the pad you want gone.
    • Press 'keyboard', followed by 'shift + clear'.
    • Done.

    vs

    • Press 'events' (make sure this is/gets pinned).
    • Enable "select".
    • Press erase then press the pad you want gone.
    • Done.

    My problem with the second method is that you mostly rely on visual feedback, you can't quickly play the sound to make sure this is what needs to be gone. Other than pressing 'select' again to disable it, then pressing the pad, then you can go back to the select mode again. Yes, it definitely works, but I prefer to focus on audible feedback and if you press "keyboard" then you don't have to work around anything like pinning to get there.

  • HC URBLITZ
    HC URBLITZ Member Posts: 1 Noise

    Press the desired Pad, press EVENTS, select the event(s) u want 2 delete with START to END or EVENT Encoder, press CLEAR. That´s it.

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