Maschine+ as a standalone fx processor

jef Member Posts: 9 Member
edited December 2023 in Maschine

Hey all! Just posted a video on this... something that occurred to me recently was to use a Maschine plus as a simple fx processor for my hardware synths when it's not being used to make music. Works extremely well... but I can't share links, so just head to my Youtube channel to watch the new video! (search Jef Gibbons)


  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 805 Guru

    Wow, hello Jef Gibbons! How does a legend like you have only 7 posts? 😁

    I do something similar with my M+ too, feeding my Roland VT-4 in and using the M+ compressor to keep the levels in check.

  • jef
    jef Member Posts: 9 Member

    Ha! I know... it's embarrassing... too busy making videos! Great idea using the compressor... I should have mentioned in the video that you can simply run your audio through the M+ and put fx on one device in the same way... hopefully people can figure that out!

  • ozon
    ozon Member Posts: 1,226 Expert

    @jef thank you very much for all your great videos!

    How is the latency?

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 805 Guru

    I don't notice any latency when routing the VT-4 through it, using live vocals with IEMs.

  • tetsuneko
    tetsuneko Member Posts: 553 Guru
    edited December 2023

    I dont think internal Maschine fx introduce latency? Because AFAIK Maschine has no plugin delay compensation, would therefore be logical to assume the internal plugins are zero lat

    Now you'd still get the base RTL from going through the converters but yeh

  • D-One
    D-One Moderator Posts: 2,684 mod
    edited December 2023

    Some fx do indeed add latency, the Limiter for example does, not sure how many others.

    It should be small since MAS built-in FX are designed to be efficient, but there are (actual) Plug-ins there too like Solid Bus or Phasis, I have not tested all to list them but it's easy to check for those interested:

    Use 1 very, very short clicky sample on 2 pads, draw a note for both exactly on the same place, put FX on only one of them, when there's latency you will to hear a 'flam/phasy' sound aswell as see it visually if you resample the master to a new Pad:

    Like so:

    It can clearly be seen one of the Pads has latency.

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