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MidiShaper and Native Instruments Maschine

Setting up a virtual MIDI port

To use MidiShaper with Native Instruments Maschine you need to set up a virtual MIDI port.

In Mac OS X the virtual port IAC is already integrated and can be configured via the Audio-MIDI-Setup utility. Windows users need to install additional software such as MIDI Yoke or LoopBe and add at least one virtual MIDI port.


Setting up MidiShaper

Start Maschine and go to "File" -> "Audio and MIDI Settings".

In Audio and Midi Settings enable the input and output of the virtual MIDI port.
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Then set the first slot of an available pad to Midi Out.
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Set the channel for Midi Out.
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Load up MidiShaper in the second slot.
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Load any synth in the first slot on a free pad.
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Then right click on the pad and choose Sound Midi Settings.

Check "Enable" and choose the same channel as in the previous Midi Out settings.
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Assignment of parameters

Assign the parameter you want to control with MidiShaper to a macro in Maschine. This is made by right clicking on any parameter available in any of the synths "pages".
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Once you've chosen a parameter, it's indicated by a blue marker on the parameters knob.

Now go to the Group tab and choose the macro page.

Right click on the macro knob and assign it to "CC 1".
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When assigned, a grey marker will be shown on the knob.
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Go back to the pad in which MidiShaper is loaded and open it. Open MidiShaper and set the midi output to the IAC port.
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Assign one of MidiShaper's targets to CC 1 to control the parameter via MidiShaper.



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