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Tip - changing patterns on the Maschine JAM without changing focus

maschuser1 Member Posts: 1 Noise
edited August 2 in Maschine

If you're on a Mac, and you want to make it so Maschine JAM no longer changes the focused group when you select a pattern, then (after making a backup) change the section starting line 182 of

/Applications/Native Instruments/Maschine 2/Maschine 2.app/Contents/Resources/Scripts/Maschine/Helper/PatternHelper.lua

to read:

function PatternHelper.focusPatternByGroupAndByIndex(GroupIndex, PatternIndex, CreateIfEmpty)

    if PatternIndex == nil or PatternIndex < 0 or GroupIndex == nil or GroupIndex < 0 then

    local FocusGroup = NI.DATA.StateHelper.getFocusGroupIndex(App)
    local Group = MaschineHelper.getGroupAtIndex(GroupIndex)

    if Group then

        local Pattern = Group:getPatterns():find(PatternIndex)

        if Pattern then

            local FocusSection = NI.DATA.StateHelper.getFocusSection(App)
            local FocusScene = NI.DATA.StateHelper.getFocusScene(App)
            local FocusScenePattern = FocusScene and NI.DATA.SceneAccess.getPattern(FocusScene, Group)
            local HasFocus = Pattern == FocusScenePattern

            if HasFocus then
                if FocusSection then
                    NI.DATA.SectionAccess.removePattern(App, FocusSection, Group)
                else -- In Idea Space we work on Scenes directly.
                    NI.DATA.SceneAccess.removePattern(App, FocusScene, Group)
                NI.DATA.GroupAccess.insertPatternAndFocus(App, Group, Pattern)
            if FocusGroup ~= GroupIndex then
                MaschineHelper.setFocusGroup(FocusGroup + 1, false)

        elseif CreateIfEmpty == true then
            -- note: AudioPatterns can't currently be empty, so CreateIfEmpty is n/a
            PatternHelper.insertNewPattern(PatternIndex, Group)




  • Deepmind
    Deepmind OsnabrückMember Posts: 1 Noise

    unbelievable, thank you so much. I've been waiting for Native Instruments to integrate this function for years. This was originally the reason for me to buy a Jam. 👍️

  • macchinista
    macchinista Member Posts: 7 Sine

    Don’t have a Jam with me at the moment, but if it works, this is awesome! Thanks so much for the tip 👏

  • D-One
    D-One PortugalModerator Posts: 858 mod
    edited August 1

    Wow... OK, now that's some awesome stuff to share, thanks! 👍

    I've shared so many edits over the years and I always hoped that it could inspire someone with actual knowledge to do something fancier than what I can do... I think you're the 1st person to share something like this, thanks so much.

    I don't have a Jam but I'll try to learn from your edit and maybe apply it to my M+ or KKS.

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 1,346 Pulse

    What language is it? I might join you one day...

  • D-One
    D-One PortugalModerator Posts: 858 mod
  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 1,346 Pulse

    I see, for sure not C (it is not object oriented language), but it resembles C++ a bit.

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