Since MASCHINE 1.8.1 and Controller Editor 1.5.1, Native Instruments has introduced the new Host Transport Control feature. When MASCHINE is running as a plug-in in a host sequencer, you can split the control elements on your controller so that the transport buttons control your sequencer via MIDI while all other control elements still control the MASCHINE plug-in instance. Please check the MASCHINE MK2 Reference Manual for more information. The Reference Manual is located in the Documentation folder within the MASCHINE programm folder on your system hard drive.
In order to use the new Host Transport Control feature within Reaper, please follow these steps:
- Launch Reaper and insert MASCHINE as an instrument plug-in.
- Open the Controller Editor application.
- In the Controller Editor, load a Mackie Control template by clicking on the Edit button and selecting it
- Enable Host Transport Control
- In Reaper, select Options, then go to the Preferences
- Select Control Surfaces, then select Add
- In the Control Surface Settings select Mackie Control Universal as the Control Surface Mode.
- Selecting your MIDI Input:
MASCHINE MK1Mac OS: Select Maschine Controller Virtual Input as your MIDI input.
Windows: Select Maschine Controller In as your MIDI input.
MASCHINE MK2Mac OS: Select Maschine MK2 Virtual Input as your MIDI input.
Windows: Select Maschine MK2 In as your MIDI input.
- Select OK to close Control Surface Settings and then OK again to close Preferences
- You can now use the Host Transport Mode to control Reaper's transport area with the MASCHINE Controller
Please note: In MASCHINE mode, the Erase, Restart, Step (Left/Right) functions are not available.