Native Instruments has created an awesome bit of kit for musicians in Maschine! It can be used standalone or as a plug-in within your DAW effortlessly. But, it can do so much more if you know how...  


在这个快速教程,看看什么Maschine可以做一次,我们都在里面的Logic Pro 9的生产环境和方式的不同,我们可以利用它的原始动力...

第1步 - 该插件在干线



这是一个伟大的功能,但不完全是一个最Maschine用户数量不详。所以, 我们还能做什么呢?好了,让我们一起来看看... ...

Maschine in Plug-in Mode


第2步 - MIDI控制器模式


要访问控制器在Maschine模式只需点击Shift控制单元启动时(或在正常使用过程中的任何时间) 。在一个MIDI控制器,​​这将瞬间变换Maschine,并允许你加载模板单位。通过按Shift键并使用主显示屏左侧的箭头滚动通过他们。

Maschine is ready to be transformed into a MIDI controller


有几个选择与Ableton Live中,NI,其中包括大量的模板。但是,一个真正的利益逻辑用户阿麦控制模板。这将是伟大的大多数逻辑用户。让我们来看看它是如何工作的。

The Mackie Control template


第3步 - 虚拟阿麦控制

要使用Maschine阿麦控制模式,你会首先需要加载阿麦控制模板。然后,在逻辑上,导航控制面积的表面。现在,您将必须手动添加一个阿麦控制和设置输入和输出的MIDI 0。这应该启动逻辑和单位之间的沟通。

The Maschine is added as a controller in Logic



The Mackie Control template is active


当你认为你可以在任何时间使用 Shift和(切换回控制Maschine

还有很多以Maschine!退房Native Instruments公司的产品专家,马特Cellitti的这3个教程:

Native Instruments公司的207 - Maschine快速启动

Native Instruments公司的208 - Maschine的采样的探讨

Native Instruments公司的209 - Maschine大师

Mo has been a professional in the music industry for around 15 years. He has released material with the world's leading record labels and also produces music for TV and Film. Mo is also a prolific writer and is a regular contributor to magazines such as Music Tech, Future Music and EQ magazine. There isn't a piece of music software tha... Read More


Good article, Mo. Thanks! I couldn't help but notice that you also had an iPad set up as a control surface as well as Maschine. Do you find Maschine gives you faster, easier, or better access to Logic's parameters than an iPad would running, let's say TouchOSC, which I use? And, is it easy to create custom templates for Logic in Maschine?

Also, I'm assuming by the above mentioned screenshot that it's possible to run an iPad and Maschine as control surfaces simultaneously.....yes?

Many thanks.
Mo Volans
Hey Adam...

well spotted, I do use both the iPad and Maschine as controllers.

To be honest they are very different beasts, I love the the fact I can do more or less anything I like in apps like TouchOSC on the iPad but I do miss the tactile controls of hardware. Maschine is great if you need the feedback of a knob or button.

I tend to rely on Maschine for controlling synths and the iPad for mix based controls. And yes... you can use them at the same time with no issues.

Hope this helps.

where can i find a detailed explanation of the functions of machine mackie control in logic? the machine masterclass tutorial doesn't even scratch the surface.

i can't tell which button does what from simply staring at the machine controller haha
Mo Volans
Hi Ben,

I couldn't tell you where to find a detailed description of how to set the Maschine up as a Mackie control maybe Rounik could point us in the right direction? Or maybe I should write a full length tutorial on it ;)

I can tell you that hitting shift control will get you into controller mode though! And from there selecting the Mackie control template should get you most of the way.


I have followed the tutorial. It's all set up, I can see the name of my track from Logic in the display of Maschine. So far so good...The issue is if I try to turn a knob on Mashine or press a button, nothing happens !
What I'm missing here ?
Any help is welcome.
Fred Foursho
Hi Mo,

I have followed every step of your tutorial, and also the one from the Maschine Masterclass, and I still have no response from the Maschine in Logic Pro (9.1.6).

I believe that I am not the only one with this problem... Is there any steps or configurations missing?

Thanks for your feedback.
Mo Volans
Hi Guys... this is in response to all of you having problems. I just tried to control Logic Pro 9.1.6 here with my Maschine (original hardware) and it works just fine. Here's how it works.

1. Get Maschine into MIDI control mode. (shift and control)
2. Ensure Maschine is using the Mackie Control template (hold down shift and use the arrow buttons to select it)
3. Install a new Mackie Controller in the setup controller area in Logic Pro 9
4. Set it to MIDI output / Input port 0
5. Twiddle away and try switching modes. Should control your mixer, pans, plug-ins etc etc

If this doesn't work it may be something system specific at your end. But this works fine on both my Laptop and Mac Pro, have also set it up in other studios with no hiccups.

Hope this helps? ;) Happy New Year!

Fred Foursho
Hi Mo,

you were right it works just fine, for some reason I just had to restart my computer... Thank you for your time and Happy New Year.

What would have been really usefull would be some information af the actual mackie/control/logic workflow. You say it can control plugins, but when i press the plugin button it opens the track eq and nothing more. The other plugins in the strip I cannot control etc. So what would have been usefull in the great maschine tutorials would have been an in depth workflow chapter about using it within logic. How do you scroll through plugs? Can you bypass plugins and engage them again? Can you customize it in mackiencontrol mode? etc.. You have given us the keys and some gas, but what would have been helpfull would have been an extra driving lesson. Right now I google and google and fiddle and I have alot of needs an unanswered questions about real life operation within logic..:):)

All the best

Ps. All the maschine tutorials where great!!! Did you show a tip about how to undo a whole recoding pass instead of undoing individual notes???

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