PATTERNS AND VARIATIONS
MASCHINE+ is great for experimenting with ideas. You can start off with the simplest of beats and build-up from there. Adding new patterns and creating variations is the first step to developing your track.
WORKING WITH PATTERNS
Press PATTERN on the controller and the patterns of the current Group will show on the pads. Now you can create, duplicate and switch between patterns. To resume playing, press any input mode button, for example, PAD MODE.
To hear your pattern with sounds from another kit, press BROWSER. This will return back to your most recent filtered list of kits in the browser. Press SHIFT + Button 4 (+PATTERNS) to deactivate loading patterns with kits. Turn the 4D-encoder to scroll, then press it to load a different kit. Don’t forget you can turn off Prehear if you don’t want to audition each kit, just press SHIFT + Button 8 (PREHEAR).
CREATING A NEW PATTERNPress any unlit pad to create a new pattern.
DUPLICATING PATTERNSTo duplicate a pattern, hold DUPLICATE, select the pad containing the pattern you want to duplicate, then select another pad as the target.
SWITCHING PATTERNSTo switch between patterns, press any of the lit pads containing the pattern you want to hear.
You can also create patterns using Step mode. Keep reading to find out more.