In order to use the MASCHINE Controller in Mackie Control mode (MCU mode) with Ableton Live, carry out the steps below.
Appending the Mackie Control Template
First, make sure that the Mackie Control template is available for the MASCHINE Controller:
- Start Controller Editor. The application is found here:
- OS X: Macintosh HD > Applications > Native Instruments > Controller Editor
- Windows: C: > Program Files > Native Instruments > Controller Editor
- Select Maschine from the drop-down menu in the upper left corner and then choose the MASCHINE model corresponding to your device. In this example, Maschine Controller (MASCHINE MK1) has been selected.
- Check if the Templates tab on the right hand side contains a Mackie Control entry. Otherwise proceed with step 4 to add it.
- Open the Factory Templates menu and choose Mackie Control from the sub-menu. It should appear in the Templates list now.
Selecting the Mackie Control Template on the MASCHINE Controller
- Switch the MASCHINE Controller to MIDI mode by pressing SHIFT + CONTROL.
- Load the Mackie Control Template. To do this, press SHIFT again and use the arrow keys to skip through the available templates until you read the MACKIE CONTROL template on the display.
Setting Up Ableton Live
- Start Live, go to the Prefererences and open the MIDI / Sync tab.
- Choose MackieControl under Control Surface and Maschine Controller under both Input and Output.
- In the MIDI Ports area, enable the MackieControl Input and MackieControl Output in the Track column.
You can now control Ableton Live from your MASCHINE controller in Mackie Control mode.