GETTING STARTED WITH MASCHINE MIKRO
You will learn the essential workflows for making music with MASCHINE MIKRO. If you have some experience already, feel free to jump around. For beginners, we recommend spending some time reading through this guide.
Each of the pads can trigger Sounds, but they also give quick access to Groups and various helpful features like Undo and Quantize, if you hold down SHIFT.
INPUT MODE BUTTONS
Switch between different input behaviors of the Pads: Drum, play melodies, trigger chords or step-sequence. The active mode is indicated by the lit button.
Dedicated buttons to record and control playback, and to engage the metronome. Use Shift for quick access to deeper features and fine-tuning when using the Encoder.
SMART STRIP CONTROLS
The buttons select the feature controlled by the dual-touch Smart Strip: Pitch Bend, Modulation, Perform FX and Notes, which enables strumming of scales and chords
Cycle through the results list of the MASCHINE browser to quickly switch between kits, presets and sounds without stopping the music.
MULTI-FUNCTIONAL PUSH ENCODER
Dial in various parameters, depending on the selected mode (indicated by the brightly-lit button). Use in combination with arrow buttons to skip through pages.
GROOVE BUILDING TOOLS
Quick access to tempo, tune/pitch, swing, and volume - try turning the encoder while pressing and holding a pad.
Press and hold to access your Groups, represented by the upper 8 pads. Groups are stored in Banks, which are accessible via the lower 8 Pads.
Press and hold to rhythmically trigger all pressed Pads: create drum rolls in Pad Mode and arpeggios in Keyboard and Chords mode.
Toggle various modes for interacting with your track: switch Patterns, select Events, and Mute and Solo your Sounds and Groups.
Record your own sounds, create audio loops and edit samples in the software.
Control all the parameters of the selected Sound and access effects using the Encoder.