I'm new to maschine but having used all kind of recording options from tape to DAWs via hexadecimal music editors, I think that maschine has some workflow issues to work out. It excels at strict groove-based loop production, but once you want longer segments that overlap and flow over and into each other, things start to get hairy, quickly. The organic feel of music making is where maschine falls short. I really want a scene-free, linear arrangement option. To be able to put any pattern anywhere and have track-based automation would really open up the musical possibilities. Right now, for my kind of music, it feels very limiting and I constantly have to work around the limitations. When you're in a creative mindframe it's not fun constantly duplicating patterns, lenghtening them to fit other parts without sounding repetitive and fitting them into scenes. Too many patterns, too many scenes, too much work! I know running it in a DAW could mitigate some of these problems, but I really want Maschine to evolve into a more feature-filled music creation tool, loosening up the strict pattern-scenes workflow.