Using Maschine MK3 Inside Logic Pro X

Stefan GuyLogic Pro X

Two ways to effectively make use of your Maschine inside of Logic Pro X.

There are many different ways to use Native Instruments' Maschine inside of Logic Pro X. But in this post we'll look at two, the two you'd most likely want to use. The two that make the most sense.

Now I’ll be the first to say this, the Maschine MK3 is a beast but only whilst in its natural habitat. If you want to get the most out of your Maschine MK3, learn the Maschine stand-alone software. It’s incredible. However as a long-time Logic Pro X user, I know there are times when you just want to work inside of Logic. So it would be nice if it worked well inside of Logic Pro X too right? The way the Komplete Kontrol MK2 does.

In the first video, the one above we look at a basic implementation. One that allows us to program sounds from Maschine straight to Logic's arrange window. In the second video, the one below we look at a move advance workflow.

Maschine MK3 “Komplete Kontrol”, Well Almost…

Play, record, stop and loop inside of Logic Pro X with the Maschine MK3. In the video below I’m going to show you how to set your Maschine MK3 up to control Logic Pro X’s transport control. You’ll also be able to use the 16 pads to record MIDI straight into Logic Pro X’s arrange window.

Each MCU Button Parameter ID serves a different function. You can see a full list of each Parameter ID here: https://www.native-instruments.com/forum/threads/mackie-control-mcu-parameter-id-codes-template.266581/

However for this setup we only need four. Play – 94, Record – 95, Stop – 93 and Loop – 86. I know that these four work for certain. I had some issues with Click – 89 so you may want to stay clear of this one too!

Update

The transport controls now work natively inside of Logic Pro X. However the pads are disabled. So if you want to use the transport and the pads both together you’ll still need to use the implementation above. Subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date with this. See video: https://youtu.be/zqopzEjCPX0