Maschine control Komplete Kontrol in other DAWs

Trevor Meier
Trevor Meier Member Posts: 37 Tri
edited January 21 in Maschine

New forum, new ask!

My Maschine mk3 is the centre of my workflow, but it's a PITA that it can't control Komplete Kontrol in other DAWs. I do lot of my work in Logic and other hosts - and most of the benefits of NKS + Maschine are lost in these other environments. NKS is a great standard that allows quick access to a huge library of content. It should be accessible with the Maschine controller in other software IMO.

It's the same screens, same control layout... it seems logical that the mk3 should be able to drive Komplete Kontrol as a plugin? As it is, I have a massive MIDI-mode template that maps various Logic controls to my mk3. But still I have to drive Komplete Kontrol with my mouse if I want the benefits of NKS browsing.

FWIW using Maschine 2 as an NKS plugin host instead of Komplete Kontrol is way too much overhead just to be able to browse NKS presets.


  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 359 mod

    It can, you can learn buttons and knobs like with any other 3rd party controller, but why then not use several instances of maschine, that way you have even more options.


  • GoKeez
    GoKeez MiamiMember Posts: 53 Tri

    I think I know what you mean…

    You have your MK3 set up perfectly to control Maschine instance + Logic but can’t control a separate instance of KK without hopping through a bunch of mapping hoops and even if you did, the screens on mk3 are useless in controller mode which negates the main feature of KK.

    This is why I grabbed a cheap M32 second hand. Still, I wish I could use my pads instead of the keyboard so its still has drawbacks.

    If someone else has another workaround or template….do share.

  • Trevor Meier
    Trevor Meier Member Posts: 37 Tri

    Maschine is too resource-intensive to be used if the intent is only to host plugins, plus it requires extra hoops to be jumped through in order for it to work quickly for the task. The Maschine software interface is not as optimized as Komplete Kontrol when the goal is to quickly load a sound and go.

    Yeah! Exactly, you got it.

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