Can't integrate Maschine 2.0 into Cubase 9.5 pro

JacobH Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

Dear Native Instruments community,

I’m using Cubase pro 9.5 and am unable to integrate Maschine 2.0 into it.

Am I right to understand you need to integrate Maschine just like you integrate Kontakt into Cubase, that is by having Cubase scan the folder where the Maschine .dll files are stored?

This is what I did, but when Cubase scans the folder, it gives a message that Maschine .dll files are blacklisted. When I open my blacklist and press ‘Reactivate’, it still can’t add them, they still remain in the blacklist.

I saw a tutorial on YouTube saying in such cases you can try copying the .dll files into the folder that Cubase scans by default for any .dll files, I tried it, and the result is the same, they are blacklisted.

It should be pointed out that the Cubase blacklist indicates one of the .dll files was 32 bit, so I tried removing that file from the folder as per another tutorial I found, but again, the rest of the .dll files which are indicated by Cubase to be 64 bits are still blacklisted.

Can you please help?

I’m using Cubase is 9.5 Pro and Maschine 2.0


  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,918 mod

    @JacobH First of all, make sure that the Maschine software is working as expected in standalone. If it doesn't please carry out these steps: Maschine Crashes

    What version of Maschine are you using? Maschine is also available as a VST3 plug-in and Cubase would use this version over the VST2 version.

    Please follow this guide as well: Plug-in Administration in Cubase 9 (and higher)

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 2,187 Expert
    edited January 18


    Basically, you are using wrong terminology so it is not clear what you want to say. I explain:

    Integration has to do with hardware, not with software. Maschine 2.0 is a software.

    That said, Cubase says that Maschine.dll is blacklisted because is 32bit, because Cubase does not support 32bit plugins anymore. Almost all DAW does not support 32bit. But as you said, you also have problem with the 64bit version.

    The reason for this is that you are using a very old and incompatible version of Maschine. You need to uninstall it, then open Native Access and update your Maschine to the current version, which is 2.17.5

  • JacobH
    JacobH Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    Hi Jeremy, many thanks for getting back.

    I can confirm that the software successfully launched in standalone mode.

    I am using Maschine Mikro MK 2, so it's a pretty old model, and when I was installing Maschine 2.0 software, I saw it installed its .dll files to Common files/Native Instruments/Maschine.

    My Cubase VST Plug-in manager doesn't have the VST3 folder as a location it's scanning.

    When you say "Maschine is also available as a VST3", do you mean I need to copy the Maschine .dll files from its originally installed location Common files/Native instruments/Maschine to C: > Program Files > Common Files > VST3 and rescan? Also, do I need to copy only the .dll files to VST3 folder or the entire Maschine folder to VST3 folder.

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,918 mod

    @JacobH AFAIK Cubase 9.5 does support VST3, the format was introduced by Steinberg. Please xheck Steinberg resource on the matter. VST2 is on it's way out so better prepare for that.

    VST3 does not use dlls, it's a different file system and they are all installed to a default location so you don't have to do anything.

    What version of Maschine are you using?

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