When using MASCHINE as an Audio Unit (AU) plug-in within Logic or Ableton Live, you may notice an exceptionally high latency when you press one of the pads.
This latency occurs when no MIDI signal has previously been sent to the host sequencer, for example when no MIDI keyboard or similar MIDI device is connected to the computer, and the MASCHINE controller is the only connected hardware.
In order to solve this, switch the MASCHINE Controller to MIDI mode by pressing the following combination of buttons on your device:
- MASCHINE MK3: SHIFT + CHANNEL
- MASCHINE MIKRO MK3: SHIFT + PROJECT button
- MASCHINE JAM: SHIFT + 'HEADPHONES' button
- Older MASCHINE devices (e.g. MASCHINE MK1, MK2): SHIFT + CONTROL
Then, send a MIDI message to the software by hitting a pad. Now you can switch back to normal MASCHINE mode by pressing the appropriate combination of buttons again.
If the problem occurs with a connected MIDI keyboard, simply press one note on the keyboard to solve the issue.