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Old 09-26-2019, 11:50 PM   #41
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But... this weekend, I'm hoping to at least release a beta for anyone who wants to beta-test... I had someone comment on my YouTube channel video for the MK3... asking for beta-testing. I could definitely use the help!

Stuff is NUTS.

And FUN!!!
Yes please count me in for the beta-test. It so happens that I'm not working next week so the timing is good
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Old 09-26-2019, 11:57 PM   #42
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Yes please count me in for the beta-test. It so happens that I'm not working next week so the timing is good
Thanks! Will do. I'm ALMOST done with the BULK of the stuff... huge bulk. Which controller do you have again? MK3? You'll love it, if so
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:01 AM   #43
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9/27/2019 Update---

Removed from the project:
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S25, S49, S61 (MK1).

The ONLY customizable things are the two touch strips, and the 8 encoders... yes, it can do keyboard zones but as far as Reaper goes, an X-Touch Mini, NanoKontrol 2, Beatstep, or Launch Control XL would do a far better job, with the combo of buttons, knobs (or encoders).

Better yet, use the DrivenByMoss4Reaper stuff with the MK1 Komplete Kontrol keyboards if you have one... you get transport, encoders, visual feedback, the whole nine. There are some issues with 8.00 and 8.10 (with slowing down Reaper) but I've found version 7.05 is pretty stable and functional. It definitely adds some nice stuff to the MK1 series... but as far as other customizations go, it's just barely customizable.

A bargain, though, for anyone who can't afford the MK2 series. The Komplete Kontrol plugin is still insanely useful and powerful... find presets EASILY and tweak whatever you want (still love Komplete Kontrol, overall)
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:03 AM   #44
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Which controller do you have again? MK3? You'll love it, if so
Yes, Maschine MK3
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Old 09-30-2019, 03:01 AM   #45
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Quick update-- my sleep schedule is off majorly... ugh. Spent the entire weekend fighting with a Behringer X-Touch Compact and its Layer A and Layer B... Mackie Control. Ugh. Need I say more? Probably, haha.

Thanks guys, for following everything still. Hopefully this week I can roll out some beta-testing stuff for all this.

I've had to re-do, re-do, re-do and re-do maps for NI stuff, Arturia, etc... and I developed a newfound love for Behringer's X-Touch Mini, which basically rules, in a lot of ways. If that damn thing had 8 layers instead of 2, it would be the best cheap midi controller ever. A close comparison would be the Arturia Beatstep. 16 encoders, 16 pads/buttons, and 16 presets. I tell ya... there's a lot of great deals out there that a lot of people are unaware of. Soon I'll do a YouTube video about it.

If Behringer put out an X-Touch Mini MKII, or something... I would LOVE to see 16 encoders on it, and 24 or 32 buttons. And at least 4 layers. Layer A, B, C, D. That would be the most amazing controller, ever. The encoder rings... super useful. The push-encoders. Or better yet, all that stuff, plus a 4-way click encoder, like the Maschine MK3, and the MK2 Komplete Kontrol keyboards.

Behringer's gotta do something like that in the future. They need something in between the X-Touch, X-Touch Compact, X-Touch One and the Mini... they need something for like $150, and that would be the winner.

Anyway... still excited to roll out this stuff. I know everyone is super-hype on the CSI stuff that Geoff and Michael post about all the time, but I find my 10-month long project to be pretty useful in a lot of ways... and you don't need to code anything, really. Just plug in your controller, add the files and maps, and voila. It's almost like a Reaper script, without the scripting.

I need sleep. 6am...

Hang tight, it's coming soon!
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:35 PM   #46
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I'm basically done with everything!

Added a MK3 demonstration video in the original post, and a Maschine Studio (white) demonstration, showing how a lot of functions work... again in the original post.

updates:
- I removed all Channel 1 button assignments (and there were many) to Channel 11, and moved some Channel 11 ones to fit the former Channel 1 ones. Reason for this? It's not a good idea to map anything to Channel 1 (lots of conflicts with various things)
- I updated the guide at least 5 separate times in the last 3 months, making it easier to read, and making sure all the CC assignments reflect exactly what they should be doing.
- I figured out how to correctly save Controller Editor Templates and Configurations without having them load old ones. It's not perfect, but works a lot better than a month ago. CE has some weird-ass quirks that I despise. Namely, loading old configuration files, even though NEW ones were saved. This has caused the biggest headache for me.

Hang tight... if all goes well, I'll release everything tomorrow.
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:21 AM   #47
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Have you release your project?
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:55 PM   #48
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Not yet, just trying to organize the files and figure out the best way to promote the release.. and where. Thanks!
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:24 AM   #49
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Anyone interested in beta-testing... lemme know via PM. I can upload a few zip files for you. Thanks!
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:03 PM   #50
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Started rolling it out... two beta-testers have the files. Thank you for your interest so far!
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:42 PM   #51
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*bump*

Heard good feedback from a couple users so far... very encouraging. Thanks again for your interest and please let me know if you'd like the links to download the files!

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Old 11-26-2019, 01:08 PM   #52
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Heard good feedback from a couple users so far... very encouraging. Thanks again for your interest and please let me know if you'd like the links to download the files!

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Yes please, I would like to be beta tester if needed.
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Old 11-26-2019, 01:24 PM   #53
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I would be interested too, as I will receive a spark LE soon.
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:10 AM   #54
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hey yo!
Maschine Mk2 user here. Would love to try this out! Thanks!
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:19 AM   #55
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Thank you! I'll send you a PM with the links
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:17 AM   #56
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I'm in the process of writing a report of my betatesting on the Maschine MK3. Obviously I'll submit to Chris first, but spoiler alert -- a little disorienting (for me) at first, but now I'm loving it
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:55 AM   #57
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Thanks Zedug!!
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Old 01-02-2020, 05:26 PM   #58
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Updated some templates... added some useful functions and changed some button functions (on the Maschine controller templates).

Also, I figured out 7 different ways to host Maschine inside Reaper, and have a lot of awesome creative options. Just like FoxAsteria shared with everyone... I'm excited to save these templates, upload the files and get videos for you guys, showing everything.

Nearly all templates use Maschine in MIDI mode (obviously) as the extra Reaper controls (the 4-way encoder on MK3, etc) add a ton of QUICK arranging options into Reaper, using Maschine's sound library, and pads to do hip-hop or anything else.

Basically, my first way (from 2013), and my outdated YouTube video:

Group A & B - two different kits (customize to your liking from the plugin, since routing is now SAVED)
C D E (instruments-- usually bass, rhodes piano, and strings)
F G H (sample chops-- there are "sample" samples in there, or chop up your own)

New ways (2020):
4 Kits, 4 Groups of Sample Chops (E F G H)

4 Kits, 4 Instruments (E F G H)

2 Kits, 6 Instruments (C D E F G H)

2 Groups of Sample Chops-- record directly into Reaper without MIDI mode (chop up your samples quickly, record right in while in Maschine Mode

2 Groups of Sample Chops / two instances of Maschine-- same as above, but still no need to go into MIDI Mode... shift Maschine instances quickly from the hardware (SHIFT+PLUG-IN button)... and track routing already there.

4 Kits and 4 groups of sample chops (all 64 pads accessible, by using a Launchpad X and a custom MIDI map). So you can play the sample chops from the Launchpad X, and finger-drum from Maschine... great performance too. Another thing is you can use another Launchpad X midi map, to trigger Reaper Regions (looped) and add even more functionality and performance stuff.

I never stop working on this stuff... I hope you guys can appreciate my hard work!

Love ya, happy new year!

-Chris

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Old 01-03-2020, 06:19 AM   #59
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Believe me, your efforts are much appreciated

If I can be so bold as to offer some advice: Avoid feature creep. Decide on a solution and get it out there. Let your loyal users and followers expand the feature set and functionality.

Best wishes
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Old 01-03-2020, 12:52 PM   #60
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Thanks Fletch! Yes, I'll take your advice. I always think of new things to add or change... blame it on the ADD!
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:52 AM   #61
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I want this. I will trade you money.
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Old 01-15-2020, 02:19 PM   #62
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Haha, I appreciate it, HiveMind... I can PM you the files and whatnot.. if you appreciate it and find it useful, I would greatly appreciate you becoming a patron at my Patreon... $3/month tier helps a ton... let me know, I'll try to get you files sometime this week.

Thanks again!
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