NI Maschine will release a new Software version soon 2.6 which can do MIDI scenes - it gets a new mode where you can setup MIDI macro controls. The midi macros then get “lock” states - which is then morphable i.e 64 scenes, betwen you then can morph while setting a time i.e up to 16 bars untill all your macros are at their new locked values , it will also work with VST macros. So you can sequence from Maschine, and then morph between different sound settings. Per midi channel up to 127 CC configurable - you could also morph on multiple channels at the same time. Also multiple midi ports on multiple channels. It should already been released , but its still on beta status. (I´am in the beta program.) Users already creating templates for different Synthesizers. So far its beeing stable.
If you consider the availability of the Bitstream device and its price, you get a nice sequncer, midi scene + drum synth, VST´s of Native Instruments bundle software for a fair price. Also the 2nd hand market is not too bad for NI Maschine.
You get also the full version of NI Maschine if you get their new controller NI Maschine Jam. Which can be used as standard Midi Controller aswell, with the midi faders it can be used as midi mixer to control levels on the RYTM (instead using a novation Remote XL.
In the video you see that you could control the macros of NI VST with the faders on the hardware, if you press the lock , you could also set midi CC with the faders. On the pad grid you could then create 64 scenes where you switch between different parameter lock settings. With 2.6 this will work with midi CC in addition.
I tested 5 different parameters at the same time, i think there is a limit for din midi for messages, but i wil try soon with more paramets at the same time.
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