Inability for MASCHINE Users to Create a Default MIKRO Pad Color Layout for ALL Kits

erniesfo
erniesfo Member Posts: 17 Member

Hello Kai et al.

I am writing about what I consider to be a fundamental design/functionality flaw in MASCHINE: The ability to create a User created Default Pad Color Layout for all kits in Maschine MIKRO that displays at all times, including MIDI Mode. I have discussed this with NI's Renee at length. Please see Ticket #4002196 for lengthy discussion, screenshots. Renee agreed with lack of functionality, suggested NI add as an enhancement/improvement in MASCHINE functionality. FYI, below is the Color Pad Layout that I want displayed at all times by MASCHINE in all modes, including MIDI mode.


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  • erniesfo
    erniesfo Member Posts: 17 Member
    edited December 2023

    Here's a head's up to forstall sincere attempts at simple "fixes": Please note that my Pad Color layout has 4 Pads in White in the lower left. As you know, Maschine allows Color assignment of Pads 2 ways: from within Maschine itself, which does NOT have the option of assigning a Pad in White…AND from the Controller Editor, where you can assign a Pad in White - see attached screeshots...


  • D-One
    D-One Moderator Posts: 2,698 mod

    But Pads can have different things, it's not 100% consistent on Expansions... It would make a lot more sense to me to select Pad Color based on content (maybe the Tags), instead of Pad #number.

  • erniesfo
    erniesfo Member Posts: 17 Member

    The Problem with Maschine is that it does not, by NI's design, allow you to set up a White Pad in the Drum Layout. Even NI's own people admit this but haven's addressed this, which is just poor functional design.

  • erniesfo
    erniesfo Member Posts: 17 Member

    When you load Maschine as a plugin you cannot choce a White pad because that option is not available. That's just poor design/functionality - especially since NI allows you to do this in the Template Tab.

  • D-One
    D-One Moderator Posts: 2,698 mod

    In Maschine mode white is reserved for system indications, like making a new Group for example, amongst other stuff, allowing users to use it would make some things kind of confusing. But you're free to use it in MIDI Mode.

  • erniesfo
    erniesfo Member Posts: 17 Member
    edited 9:35PM

    This is my Maschine Drum layout. Notice 4 white pads. I want MIKRO to default to the above Pad Color Scheme every time I use my MIKRO, whether I use MIDI Mode or not.

    As you know, Maschine allows Color assignment of Pads 2 ways: from within Maschine itself, which does NOT have the option of assigning a Pad in White…

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    AND from the Controller Editor, where you can assign a Pad in White. That Users cannot create a default Drum Layout using White Pads is poor design and unnecessary limitation. NI engineers have already (2023) acknowledged that this is an unnecessary GUI/functional limitation, subject to correction.

    So, correct it! Way, way, way overdue...

  • erniesfo
    erniesfo Member Posts: 17 Member
    edited 9:35PM

    Here's the missing image from above...


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