Maschine 2 as VST in Ableton 11 - send midi from sound to external instrument

Coflo
Coflo Member Posts: 2 Noise

I have Maschine Plus, which I am using as a controller inside Ableton 11 (loaded as a VST). My workflow right now is making use of Maschine 2 as a live instrument, I record midi/create patterns etc. on pre-determined kits etc.. I route all the audio into various channels in ableton so I can do some mixing and effected from ableton.

It is a very hyrbid approach which I really enjoy. I am wanting to take some of the "sounds" in maschine 2 and route their midi notes to an external midi channel in ableton. I have watched about a dozen tutorials on youtube read every forum post I could find and it seems like its just not possible. It seems like such a major miss. I am really hoping I am just screwing something up, but it seems like the Maschine Plus does not actually send midi data to ableton unless the Maschine Plus is in "midi controller" mode. Im baffled as obviously when its loaded as a VST its communicating with the hardware via midi.

Is there no solution?


I know someone is going to say, "why not just use a channel in ableton for your midi to the external midi device". This is because my workflow makes use of all the nice organization/colors and pattern flexibility on the fly that I get with Maschine. Its brilliant...thats why I want to do it in Maschine :)

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Coflo
    Coflo Member Posts: 2 Noise
    Answer ✓

    I figured it out!

    The issue was I was loading an AU version of maschine 2 instead of the VST. Went through an hour of troubleshooting why the VST version wasn't showing up in ableton, but finally figured that out. Scowering forums etc.. etc..

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  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 1,014 mod

    Hello,

    maschine VST can definitely send midi out to ableton, so i guess it's just a routing issue. But to be sure I will try it and report back. If not someone else is faster. Ableton is not my DAW i just have live lite but for that purpose it's enough.

  • Coflo
    Coflo Member Posts: 2 Noise
    Answer ✓

    I figured it out!

    The issue was I was loading an AU version of maschine 2 instead of the VST. Went through an hour of troubleshooting why the VST version wasn't showing up in ableton, but finally figured that out. Scowering forums etc.. etc..

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