I can't tell about Maschine's Step Sequencer as I found it rather uncomfortable to use.
But what I did before was routing Maschine's pads to Battery's cells, simply done by Midi Learn, and have that saved as template kit for Battery. Then I could play Battery with the Maschine controller and have it sequenced directly in the DAW.
But I find Maschine the instrument much better sounding than Battery, so I actually only use FXpansion Geist as sequencer for Maschine or other drum instances.
Is your DAW supporting VST? Then Geist might be something for you, it's a great way to step-sequence imho, also Battery, (and much cheaper than Maschine, if you don't need the hardware).
I just really didn't like Maschine as step sequencer, I'm still considering Analogue Solutions Europa as a hardware step sequencer.
my current gear...
Top 3 Hardware Synths: Mopho Keyboard, Nord Electro 3, Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard
Top 3 Software Synths: NI Komplete 8, GForce Minimonsta, Oddity
Top 3 Studio stuff: AKAI APC 40, RME Fireface 400, ESI nEar 05
DAWs and FX: Studio One V2; Ableton Live 8; Softube Mix Bundle, Valhalla VintageVerb
current GAS: Waldorf Rocket, Komplete 9, Ableton Push, Prophet 08, Europa, Volca Trio, Perfourmer Mk2, SubPhatty, OP-1, Juno 60, Prophet 12