How To Use Pages In Maschine To Control Your Software
Using pages in Maschine is generally a fairly simple affair – simply load up an instrument, and several pages of controls will load up automatically. For products coming from Native Instruments, these are generally pretty well integrated.
But for Reaktor ensembles from the User Library and third party products, you may find it desirable to set up your own pages. In this video, I’ll show you how!
Using Nord (a high ranked Reaktor ensemble from the Top 100 list) as an example, you can see that setting up your own pages for Reaktor ensembles can be confusing.
While the automatic Learn function is easy enough to use and understand, it simply doesn’t respond to certain knobs.
This is due to a generally overlooked aspect of programming in Reaktor – Automation IDs.
Every time a new knob or other panel control is created in Reaktor, it receives an Automation ID.
Since the building process often involves creating and deleting a ton of controls, the Automation IDs become very spread out, often causing esoteric problems when trying to access those IDs in host programs.
In the case of Nord, it reports that it only has 100 controls, when there are actually 171 things that could be automated.