Six tips for Ideas View
Get the most out of the recently-added Ideas View with these quick tips for improving your Maschine workflow
You can drag Scenes and Groups around the Ideas View to change their order or position. Dragging a Scene or Group while holding down CTRL on PC or ALT on Mac will duplicate it.
Sequence effects! Create a Multi FX Group (ie, a group where each Sound is an effect chain) and send Sounds from your other Groups to it. Create Patterns for this FX group containing automation for parameters such as volume, pan, filter sweeps etc. You can now jam with these automation patterns in Ideas View independent of other Patterns or insert FX.
Created a new scene in the Ideas View and want to quickly add it onto the end of your composition? Simply right-click on the scene and select Append To Arrangement to instantly create a new Section out of it at the end of your Arranger View timeline.
Need inspiration? Duplicate a scene and use Maschine’s variation engine to generate some randomised versions of your existing patterns. The Mk3 and Jam controllers have labelled Variation Engine buttons, but it can be accessed on older models too, simply hold Shift and hit Pattern.
You can trigger Scene or Section changes and parameter Lock Snapshots from your DAW or external hardware via MIDI notes or Program Change messages. Hit the gear icon in Maschine’s transport bar and select MIDI Change to turn this on and configure it.
Created a Scene out of existing Patterns and want to make some edits without affecting other Scenes that use those Patterns? Right click the Scene and select Unique to create fresh versions of any pattern that’s also used elsewhere.