Originally Posted by deucetres
Huh? Many people use Maschine and Ableton together. It's not an either/or thing. You don't have to use Maschine as a plugin to use both and you don't have to stop using Drum Racks either.
Right right, but to use the Maschine hardware the way it was meant to be used (meaning all functions work, groups, etc.) then you have to use the vst, but yea of course if you want to use drum racks then you can use it in MIDI mode, but then it's just a really expensive set of pads, or a $500 launchpad.
My point was that if you want to use it as a method of sequencing your drums you pretty much have to use the VST software, or else it's just a $500 set of midi pads.
Originally Posted by BassDuck
Launchpad has no Velocity sensitivity, Maschines hardware can be used as a controller with velocity and you can use the sounds inside drum rack.
Again, right, but then what do you have besides a $500 controller that transmits velocity? It would be smarter (assuming you want to use the drum racks) to lay out your scenes on the drum racks and then sequence from a launchpad.