Workflow Demonstration – Komplete Kontrol + Maschine 2.2
In this video, I show how the Komplete Kontrol keyboards integrate with Maschine. If you have any questions not listed below in the FAQ, please comment so I can get back to you!
Q: Do I need the Komplete Kontrol plugin that comes with Komplete/Komplete Ultimate 9/10?
A: No, all you need is the Maschine 2.2 update and the keyboard.
Q: If I have the Mikro, would a Kontrol keyboard offer the same workflow as the MK1/MK2/Studio?
A: Not completely. The knobs can be used to control modules and plugins in Maschine’s FX chains. You can also record automation of FX parameters from the keyboards. They cannot, however, be used for features such as sampling, pattern/scene editing, slicing, navigation, etc.
Q: What do the Kontrol keyboards have to offer for Maschine users over other MIDI keyboards?
A: Things just work so much more easily. Transport controls, browsing from the keyboard, navigating sounds and groups, chords/scales/arps. Yes the keyboards are pricey, but if you value a tightly integrated workflow that is already set up for you, they deserve consideration, I believe.
Q: How do chords/scales/arps work from the keyboard?
A: Very similarly to how the Maschine hardware works with the 2.2 update. The full sequence of notes is recorded, not just the note you play on the keyboard. So, if you’re playing chord sets from the keyboard, every note of every chord will be recorded into Maschine’s sequencer.
Q: How do the keys feel?
A: Very good. As good as a keyboard can be without being fully weighted, in my opinion.
Q: What’s the deal with the touchstrips?
A: They take getting used to, but it wasn’t a dealbreaker for me. They can do things conventional pitch/mod wheels cannot do, but I don’t see myself using those much. Overall, it’s just fine.
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