- Create a Maschine Rack instrument
- Enable all audio outputs of the Maschine rack instrument
- In Maschine, create 1 group. This group has 16 sound slots. Add sounds to the slots, either in Kit mode or Sounds per slot. Adding other groups does not make sense, since you are not going to be able to switch Groups from Cubase. If you need another Group, just create another Maschine rack instrument instance.
- Put the Group MIDI settings as follows: MIDI enable, root note = C3
- Set the Sound MIDI settings for each Sound in the Group as follows: source=host, MIDI channel = channel of your Cubase MIDI track, MIDI thru = off
- In Cubase, create up to 16 MIDI tracks, and send them to the Mashine instrument
After my last blog on this feature - integration of Maschine into Cubase 8 - I did some further simplifications. I realized that the Maschine is just another VST instrument with 16 MIDI channels - one sound on each channel. The best way to proceed is therefore as follows:
Francis Depuydt, owner of Roth Eleven Productions.