This article explains how to set up MASCHINE to trigger "MIDI controlled FX", e.g. vocoders, with an audio signal. We are taking the example of setting up the vocoder in REAKTOR's RAZOR synth to be triggered with an external microphone signal, but this guide can also be used for setting up other MIDI controlled FX like THE MOUTH.
- Click on a Sound track, then click on the Module tab 1. Open the Module menu and choose FX > Plugins > Reaktor 5 FX to load REAKTOR 5 as the source for this Sound.
- Open the MASCHINE Audio and MIDI Settings (File > Audio and MIDI Settings), then go to the Routing tab and click on the button Inputs. For Maschine Input 1 L, choose the input on your audio interface that your microphone is connected to.
- Close the Audio and MIDI Settings. Click on a second Sound track, then click on Module tab 1, open the Module menu and choose Input.
Note: If you don't want to use an external audio source, choose another menu entry like Sampler or a plug-in.
- Set the Source to External In 1 to receive the signal from your microphone in the Sound track.
- Click the Out button to open the output settings for the selected Sound. In the Output menu, choose Reaktor5 FX as the output destination for the track. The output signal from the selected Sound will now directly be routed to the input of the REAKTOR FX plug-in you have loaded in the other Sound in step 1.
- Choose the Sound track where the REAKTOR FX plug-in is loaded and load a vocoder preset in REAKTOR FX. Play your MIDI keyboard while you feed an audio signal into the microphone to make the vocoder work.