Rename feature for lock States on Maschine/Maschine+

IKDLV Member Posts: 2 Newcomer
edited May 2022 in Maschine

Hi Native Instruments!

Just saw your new youtube video with Jeremy from Red Means Recording about arranging a beat on Maschine+. Also you published amazing video with him about lock states earlier.

I also followed some of the steps on both videos and I found myself in some kind of frustration working with lock states that is caused by the fact I'm getting lost in my lock states list.

Do you have plans to add a "Rename" feature for lock states? I guess it would be great to name these states for example "drums mute" or "all mute" (as Jeremy did in the last video).


  • Olihop
    Olihop Member Posts: 148 Advisor

    Indeed, it would be much more user-friendly.

    I also regret the fact that we have to access the locks by using the shift button. It would be very convenient to be able to access them through a dedicated button and put this interesting feature back on the front of the scene.

  • tetsuneko
    tetsuneko Member Posts: 328 Pro

    Here's what I do:

    Ever since owning my first Elektron groovebox, I've adopted a sort of "braille" technique for storing patterns on a device with identical looking slots next to each other. The trick is to leave deliberate "holes" in the pattern spaces, and memorizing the shapes of these holes and how they correspond to the content on the page. I've found this works remarkably well for me, I can still remember contents of some pattern lists years after I stopped gigging with them..

    You can apply this exact same technique on Maschine for almost anything - sounds, patterns, lock states...

    For example, I always use the bottom left and right corner of lock state page 1 for storing my MIDI program changes and the pgm "reset" state, and leave their adjacent cells empty. Just create your own shapes and invent meaning for them!

  • Nick Hess
    Nick Hess Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    I realize this post is from a year ago but I wanted to echo this feature request. I have been incorporating lock states and morphing into a lot of my performances recently and it can be really difficult keeping track of what is what when all of the lock states don't have names and are all the same color, would love to see this expanded in the future

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