Parallel Processing in Maschine 2.0
One of the many things made possible by the new mixer in this latest version is the ability to to enjoy parallel processing in Maschine 2.0!
Parallel processing in Maschine 2.0 is possible and this helpful tutorial video from Jonny show you how to do it. Many people are familiar with the idea of approaching compression with both serial (in-line) and parallel, but you can use the same parallel approach with any insert effect or processing tool, really. So what it the point of doing this? It’s simple. If you process a sound with your plugin loaded on the same channel strip as the sound itself, then you are going to get a single mixed signal. But if you process your sound in a parallel fashion, meaning that the plugin is actually loaded on an auxiliary track which your sound is being bussed to, then you end up with two separate signals that can be mixed together to your liking.
This means that the original sound is left intact and you are able to protect the integrity and dynamics of that sound. Mixing in just the right amount of the processed signal is the best way to control the overall effect, thus giving you many more options throughout your mixing process. Parallel processing in Maschine is as simple as bussing your sound to an auxiliary channel (preferably in pre-fader mode), dialing in the settings of whatever plugin(s) you have loaded on that aux strip and then mixing the two signals together in the mixer.
If you are unfamiliar with parallel processing in Maschine, I encourage you to spend a bunch of time experimenting with different ideas to keep your sessions fresh, full of innovation and maintain control over your sounds. Constantly exploring techniques like this is a great way to continually learn and elevate your overall skill sets involved in your workflows.