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 Host Transport Control feature within FL Studio, follow these steps:
- Launch FL Studio and insert MASCHINE as an instrument plug-in. This article explains how to do this.
- Open the Controller Editor application.
- In the Controller Editor, load a Mackie Control template by clicking the Edit button and selecting it.
- Enable Host Transport Control.
- In FL Studio, go to the Options menu and select MIDI settings.
- If you are using the MASCHINE MK 2, change the controller type in the Input window to Mackie Control Universal and enable it. In the Output window, select Maschine MK2 Out and change the port number to 0.
If you are using the MASCHINE MK 1, change the controller type in the Input window to Mackie Control Universal and enable it. Next, select Maschine Controller Out in the Output window.
- Switch to MASCHINE mode (SHIFT + CONTROL) to control your MASCHINE plug-in as normal.