Since MASCHINE 1.8.1 and Controller Editor 1.5.1, Native Instruments has introduced the 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 Digital Performer, please follow the below steps:
- Launch Digital Performer 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 Digital Performer, go to the Setup Menu and select Control Surface Setup.
- In the Control Surface menu, select Mackie Control as the Driver. Unit can be left to the default Mackie Control setting.
If you are using a MASCHINE MK1 controller select MIDI input port 0 as your Input Port
If you are using a MASCHINE MK2 controller choose Maschine MK2 Virtual Input as your Input Port
- Return to your session. You can now control Digital Performer using the Host Transport Control feature.
Please note: In MASCHINE mode, the Erase, Restart, Step (Left/Right)functions are not available.