This article explains how to trigger MASCHINE sounds from the Channel rack step sequencer in FL Studio.
1. Configuring the MASCHINE MIDI input port
- Load the MASCHINE VST plug-in in FL Studio:
ADD > Channel > More plugins...
- Navigate to the channel settings of the Maschine 2 plug-in and then choose the Settings tab.
- Set the MIDI Input port to 1.
2. Setting up the Channel rack
- Click the Add plug-ins channels button (+) and add some MIDI out channels. In our example, we have added 3 and renamed them Bass Drum, Snare and Hi-hat.
Note: Right click the channel button of the MIDI out channels to rename them.
- Click on the channel button for each MIDI out channel and set the Port to 1.
The Channel must be adjusted for each MIDI out. In our example, we have set MIDI channel #1 (Bass Drum) to Channel 1. MIDI out #2 (Snare) is set to Channel 2, and so on in ascending order.
3. Configuring MASCHINE
- Load a kit in MASCHINE with the +PATTERNS button disabled.
- Click on the channel icon, then Sound > Input > MIDI.
- Set the MIDI Source to Host and the Channel to correspond with the channels you chose for the MIDI out channels in FL Studio. In our example, the kick will be channel 1, the snare will be 2 and the hi-hat will be 3.
Now when you input notes into the step sequencer in FL Studio, it will trigger the MASCHINE sounds.