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MEGAmaschine Version 2 Release

I Finally got around to updating my MEGAmaschine template for Ableton Live. It’s just hit 400 downloads! So I’m glad it has been popular. I’ve updated the MEGAmaschine page with descriptions of the new buttons and features. A lot of time went into thinking out the placement of the buttons, I hope to write a more detailed usage guide when I get the spare time, as I think it might be more useful than another stuttering YouTube video.

Change Log:

  • Changed Scene select to ‘TEMPO’ knob (having Track/Scene select on knobs next to each other makes sense – thanks to Citizen for the suggestion)
  • Added clip quantisation to ‘SWING’ knob
  • LP/HP filters in the EQ8 Rack now only activate when the knob is turned (thanks to Zarkov for the suggestion)
  • Added dummy bars to maschine vst, Group H (can be used to easily keep Maschine in sync with Live, using Loop Scene, without the need to adjust the lengths of
    the patterns you are working with)
  • Added utility rack for volume automation (I find it best to use the Utility Gain to make volume automation, leaving the Volume control for trim)
  • Removed master track selection (unnecessary, just use ‘VOLUME’ knob to a select track)
  • Changed Sequencer/Arrangment view to ‘GRID’ button-Removed Scrub Left/Right ‘<‘ and ‘>’ buttons and replaced them with Undo/Redo (I found scrub was uselss, it makes sense having Undo/Redo with transport controls)
  • Changed Clip fire/stop buttons – ‘PAD MODE’ fires the next clip, ‘NAVIGATE’ stops clips on selected track
  • Added un-arm all to ‘DUPLICATE’ button (useful to un-arm tracks before recording automation)
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for locators, number 1-8 (handy for navigating Live when in Maschine mode)
  • Added metronome on/off to ‘STEP’ button
  • Changed Sends page to also include Volume and Pan controls for currently selected track, now only sends A-F (to free up other knobs)
  • Added Location buttons to Sends page, as well as Macro page  (so that they are always handy)
  • Changed ‘NOTE REPEAT’ button to ‘back to arrangemnt mode’
  • Removed Device Select button (unecessary, can just use Device Left/Right buttons ‘SNAP’/’AUTO WRITE’)
  • Changed ‘BROWSE’ button to ‘expand automation lane’ (useful for recording automation into arrangement view)
  • Changed ‘SAMPLING’ to Device Detail button

Live Wiimote to MS2000, MPC and Djembe

This is a clip of the last track I played at the Newcastle Uni Band Comp, using a Wiimote to control my Korg MS2000’s filter cutoff. People really seem to dig it.

Wiimotes talk Bluetooth, so hooking them up to your PC is easy. And to make it even easier there is this awesome scripting program called Glove Pie, which allows you to map the various wiimote parameters to nearly anything, including MIDI. Glove Pie, craziest software license I’ve ever seen. Not exactly ‘open’.

Here’s the patch if anyone is interested. There’s not much to it but it should help people who are just getting started. Get at me if you have any questions, i’m happy to post up a tutorial if anyone is interested.


All sounds from MS2000 and MPC1000. Bit of Djembe chucked in, half of it accidentally muted but got the better bit. Check my vids on youtube and other music www.megatroid.com for links.