Can I use a MPE controller in maschine?

Franswami
Franswami Member Posts: 9 Member

Can I use a MPE controller in maschine?

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  • D-One
    D-One Moderator Posts: 2,883 mod
    edited January 21 Answer ✓

    You can use it, but none of the MPE suff is gonna work because Maschine does not support it, it doesent even support regular after-touch.

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  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,915 Pro

    I am pretty sure you can use any controller as long as it is a MIDI controller.

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia NKS User Library Mod Posts: 3,733 mod

    No because it doesn't support aftertouch or polyphonic expression generally

  • D-One
    D-One Moderator Posts: 2,883 mod
    edited January 21 Answer ✓

    You can use it, but none of the MPE suff is gonna work because Maschine does not support it, it doesent even support regular after-touch.

  • Franswami
    Franswami Member Posts: 9 Member

    OK. Does this mean that Maschine is not MPE compatible?

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia NKS User Library Mod Posts: 3,733 mod
    edited January 21

    Yes it does, it just supports basic MIDI and even then leaves out aftertouch which means it’s not even fully compatible with NIs own keyboards (at least the ones that can do aftertouch)

  • Franswami
    Franswami Member Posts: 9 Member

    Suppose:

    I load Kontakt in Maschine. I want to configure and control Kontakt with Seaboard Rise 2 (mpe keyboard).

    Is my understanding correct that this is not possible?

    I saw a tutorial where Kontakt was loaded in a MPE compatible DAW (Logic) and configured to a Seaboard Rise 2.

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia NKS User Library Mod Posts: 3,733 mod

    Yes you can do that in Logic as it is a host that supports MPE, Maschine doesn't, you would be able to play the notes but that's it - Maschine supports none of the additional MPE features

  • Franswami
    Franswami Member Posts: 9 Member

    Thank you all for the feedback on this topic. I have now some more knowledge. Maschine has its limitations. Maybe an upgrade (like Push 3) may ad MPE functionality. 🙂

  • tetsuneko
    tetsuneko Member Posts: 604 Guru

    The strangest thing is, Maschine MK3 controller supports polyaftertouch already.. So it's just a software limitation

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia NKS User Library Mod Posts: 3,733 mod

    Yeah the pads output it but it’s just used for beat repeat- it’s as if the Maschine developers never considered someone might want to use a keyboard with it so decided it wasn’t a problem to hijack a key expression feature for such a limited function

  • Franswami
    Franswami Member Posts: 9 Member

    Thank you all for the feedback on this topic. I have now some more knowledge. Maschine has its limitations. Maybe an upgrade (like Push 3) may ad MPE functionality. 🤓

  • Franswami
    Franswami Member Posts: 9 Member

    With the new mk 3 komplete S series keyboard the problem is solved. Controlling Maschine not possible anymore. Fortunately I own a MK 2 S keyboard. I will not upgrade to MK 3 keyboard. Looking sideways I discovered the Seaboard Rise 2 keyboard. Excelent ...... ! as I own Ableton Live 11 Suite with MPE functionality. I will probably skip the Push 3 options for the Seaboard. Kontakt as a VST in Ableton enabled as MPE. 😃

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