Maschine 2 and Ableton Live can play together in efficient, flexible, and powerful workflows.
In this tutorial, exporting audio from Maschine 2 is covered. While Maschine can of course output an audio file of the entire project. Maschine also can output “stems,” or discrete files, for each group or even each individual sound. These can then be mixed, mastered, remixed, or otherwise edited in Ableton Live. This combination makes for a very efficient and very powerful workflow for making all types of electronic music.
Using the method described in the tutorial video, one can add a special directory (folder) to Ableton Live’s browser, and another to Maschine’s browser, to create a seamless workflow. This workflow allows audio to flow to and from Ableton Live and Maschine 2 near-instantly.
This tutorial also covers how to drag-and-drop audio and MIDI between Ableton Live and Maschine 2. Using the different views in Maschine’s software pattern editor, one can establish a unique workflow dragging the MIDI patterns and/or audio from not only the patterns of groups, but also individual sounds.
A tutorial will cover workflows involving the hosting VST versions of Maschine 2 in Ableton Live. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for all of our Maschine tutorials.