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Maschine/REAPER Integration Inquiry
Old 8th January 2017
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Maschine/REAPER Integration Inquiry

Greetings,

I've been searching for quite some time, trying to figure out the most effective route of utilizing Maschine and Reaper together. I had investigated multiple strategies, and I reached a point, where I was unsure of the best way to proceed. I would love hear the advice of any Maschine/Reapers users out there, as to their workflow preferences.

I have been using Maschine in standalone mode for years, essentially finishing projects completely before bouncing out audio to Reaper for mixing and minor arrangement changes. Naturally, I have now reached a point where my Maschine projects are becoming progressively larger, consuming an excessive amount of CPU. Now, I am constantly inhibited by audio dropouts/glitching that prevent me from finishing projects in Maschine like I had done for years. After changing latency settings, maxing out RAM, installing a dual-SSD/HD, optimizing performance, new interface, conserving plugins etc., I am now faced with the decision of how to go about adapting my workflow.

I would like the ability to utilize Reaper's linear arrangement for mixing/automation, as it is more ideal than in Maschine's standalone, but while still preserving the main functionality of Maschine standalone mode (sampler, patterns, scenes, fx etc.). In your experience, any suggestions?

Specs:
MacBook Pro late-2011, 2.4 GHz Core i5, OS X 10.11
Reaper 5.3
NI Maschine 2.5

Greatly appreciate your help.


Andrew
Old 8th January 2017
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Greetings,

I've been searching for quite some time, trying to figure out the most effective route of utilizing Maschine and Reaper together. I had investigated multiple strategies, and I reached a point, where I was unsure of the best way to proceed. I would love hear the advice of any Maschine/Reapers users out there, as to their workflow preferences.

I have been using Maschine in standalone mode for years, essentially finishing projects completely before bouncing out audio to Reaper for mixing and minor arrangement changes. Naturally, I have now reached a point where my Maschine projects are becoming progressively larger, consuming an excessive amount of CPU. Now, I am constantly inhibited by audio dropouts/glitching that prevent me from finishing projects in Maschine like I had done for years. After changing latency settings, maxing out RAM, installing a dual-SSD/HD, optimizing performance, new interface, conserving plugins etc., I am now faced with the decision of how to go about adapting my workflow.

I would like the ability to utilize Reaper's linear arrangement for mixing/automation, as it is more ideal than in Maschine's standalone, but while still preserving the main functionality of Maschine standalone mode (sampler, patterns, scenes, fx etc.). In your experience, any suggestions?

Specs:
MacBook Pro late-2011, 2.4 GHz Core i5, OS X 10.11
Reaper 5.3
NI Maschine 2.5

Greatly appreciate your help.


Andrew
maybe this will help

Using Native Instruments Maschine as a VST in REAPER – The REAPER Blog
Old 8th January 2017
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Thanks for the response! I had looked into this strategy, but however, appears that I would lose important Maschine standalone functionality by being in Midi Control mode. My post is a bit vague, I apologize...but in essence, I would like to be able to build my track utilizing all of Maschine's functions, but arrange my project completely in Reaper.
Old 7th March 2018
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I'm at the same cross roads also. Now that I am composing more and less sampling my cpu is getting hammered.

I'm thinking load maschine into reaper as a vst. Make my melody or drum pattern and edit midi in maschine. Then record the audio into reaper. So I'll have to commit to what I am doing no going back changing midi. Then add another layer like you would in maschine then print to a new track in reaper. This is very similar to how illmind produces in protools working with audio then deleting all the midi.
Old 7th March 2018
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There's no deep integration between Maschine and Reaper unfortunately (like there is for Live, for example).
Old 4 weeks ago
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I would just use Maschine as a VST inside Reaper especially if you need a better linear arrangement option... while the plugin takes a while to get to work as intended inside Reaper, it's pretty great overall.... OP, curious to see, a few years later, how and if you've been integrating Maschine and Reaper.... happy to help, if I can!
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