Recording Midi in Logic with Maschine, Part II
Sunday 11 March 2012
This is a follow up to my previous post about integrating Logic with Maschine. I found a great video about an other, far better way of making this work, thought it would be useful to document in text form.
- Open Logic, and create a Software Instrument track, then select with Maschine as the I/O.
- Open an “Environment” window from the Window menu (Apple-8)
- From the top left dropdown, choose “Midi Instr.”
- From the “New” dropdown, choose “Multi-Instrument”
- The Multi-Instrument will open with the 16 channels crossed out, click each to open
- Click the instrument at top left to name it, eg “Maschine”
- Just below that, adjust the port menu to “Off”
- Leaving the Environment window open, go back to the main Logic menu and open a new Environment window, choose “Mixer” from the top left dropdown
- In the Midi Instr. instance of Environment, click the Maschine instrument’s output icon at top right, then drag the virtual output cable over to the Mixer instance of Environment and connect it to the Maschine track
- Now create a new External Midi track, selecting Maschine as the instrument
- From the software instrument track with Maschine loaded, open the Maschine window
- In your group A window at the bottom half of the Maschine window, click the drop down to the left of the name, and select “Sound Midi Batch Setup” chose “Sounds to Midi Notes” and Channel 1, and click Apply
- Maschine should now be accepting midi data to Group A on midi channel 1 from the external midi instrument track you created, you can repeat this process by selecting “New with next midi channel” and create an external midi track for each of Maschine’s groups, advancing the midi channel by 1 for each new track
- You can now record midi into Logic from Maschine – put Maschine in control mode by pressing shift and control, then load the Massive or Pro-53, and press group E. Select the external midi instrument of your choice in Logic and put it in record mode, then press record in Logic, using Maschine as the controller. You should start to see midi notes showing up in the Logic arrange window.