Setting up your audio routing with Maschine is going to be a bit different for each DAW. This tutorial shares how to set up Ableton Live and Maschine 2.0 together!
This is one of those things that is especially important to drum kits. We’re talking about setting up multi-output instruments in Ableton Live and Maschine 2.0 and we are happy to have Loki here to show you all how it’s done. (Make sure you check out his SoundCloud profile!) Although your DAW will recognize the MIDI information coming from Maschine on its own, it will not have each sound set up on its own track by default. So this is exactly what we will do right now.
With the new mixer, it’s easier than ever before to get Ableton Live and Maschine 2.0 to set up with multi-output scenarios. You first need to create the new tracks in your DAW, with the appropriate input/output schemes. Then jump into Maschine and load up your desired kit. Once you have that done you can switch to Mixer view and begin assigning the output channels you want to send your audio to in Ableton. You need to make sure that both the audio and MIDI input and output selections match up exactly in both programs for this to work properly!
Once this is all set up you should see the incoming signals in the new tracks you created earlier. Now you can apply whatever kind of processing and effects to the sound independently form each other, which makes working with Ableton Live and Maschine 2.0 a much more pleasant experience! It will also give you much better overall control over your sounds inside of Maschine. You now have the ability to bus each sound individually in both programs, giving you the choices to make your music sound the way you want!