Omnisphere Hardware integration in Maschine

Fulvio Mennella
Fulvio Mennella Member Posts: 10 Newcomer

Hi, anyone using Omnisphere with hardware integration in Maschine? I have a Novation Bass Station II that works flawlessy with Omnisphere both standalone and Pro Tools, but it behaves strangely in Maschine. Most of the parameters act crazy like they are receiving a midi feedback. I've tried to deactivate midi outs in Machine, but no results. Any idea?



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  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 7,131 mod

    @Fulvio Mennella Unfortunately I don't have an Omnisphere licence to try. I'm not sure how the MIDI is implemented in Omnisphere but have you tried changing the MIDI channel?

  • Fulvio Mennella
    Fulvio Mennella Member Posts: 10 Newcomer

    Hello, yes I've tried but no results.

  • troxx
    troxx Member Posts: 25 Member
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    Its probably because NI Maschine is not currently supported in the Omnnisphere hardware integration, you can check currently supported models here:

    maybe contact Spectrasonics customer support and ask to include hardware integration to Maschine?

  • Peter Harris
    Peter Harris Member Posts: 454 Pro
    edited December 2022

    You could use it through Pluginguru's Unify VST perfectly (which also has a million other benefits.) When you load the free Unified Omnisphere library with Unify, it will report all the mapped knobs through to Maschine or KK.

  • Fulvio Mennella
    Fulvio Mennella Member Posts: 10 Newcomer

    Yes I know, but (maybe I explained it wrong) the question was about using the Bass Station II as a controller with Omnisphere (with hardware integration) in Maschine software. And yes I agree I sure have to contact Spectrasonics. I thought maybe someone here, as Maschine, users faced the same problem.

    Anyway, thanks a lot for the support. I'll keep investigating on Spectrasonics forum.



  • D-One
    D-One Moderator Posts: 1,807 mod
    edited December 2022

    So, Omnisphere has a feature where a physical external synth can act as a pre-mapped controller ? Cool.

    It's possible that MIDI feedback is happening, I'd say explore all possible MIDI routing options for that Pad that has Omnisphere loaded: MIDI In and Out aswell as turning off "MIDI THRU". You would want your Bass Station MIDI Port there.

    The only thing I can see making this impossible in Maschine is the fact that MAS doesn't care about MIDI CC Channels, it responds regardless of channel and this Omnisphere feature seems to rely on everything being on Channel 1. Not sure if this is the cause but could be.

    Another cause can be the fact that Maschine does not send MIDI Out from plugins:

    Thease are the 2 main looooong lasting Machine MIDI weirdness issues.

    Are you trying this In Maschine app or MAS-Plug? Start with the standalone app as the plug is more complicated due to DAW routing.

  • Fulvio Mennella
    Fulvio Mennella Member Posts: 10 Newcomer

    I tried Standalone and Plugin: same issue

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