Eight-channel, 16-step sequencer for REAKTOR Blocks
Update July 23, 2020: The MASCHINE Sequencer has been updated with Panel Ports and is now Rack-Ready! You can use it as User Block in Racks (REAKTOR 6.4 and later).
The MASCHINE Sequencer Block is an eight-channel step sequencer designed to control Blocks patches directly from your MASCHINE MK2 controller. Each channel has independent controls for the attributes DIVISION, DIRECTION, LENGTH, and START, making it easy to quickly create complex polyrhythmic patterns. The eight pattern slots allow you to store and recall patterns in their entirety. Patterns can be copied and pasted between slots by using the COPY and PASTE buttons. Additionally, the MASCHINE Sequencer features a Euclidean pattern generator that can be used to populate a channel with an algorithmically generated sequence. Although designed to be used in conjunction with the MASCHINE MK2 controller, all parameters are available in the software panel, allowing you to use the MASCHINE Sequencer without a MASCHINE MK2 controller.
The MASCHINE Sequencer works perfectly with the Niji Drums. Download them here:
The MASCHINE Sequencer requires a specific controller configuration that you need to load onto your MASCHINE MK2 controller utilizing the Controller Editor software. Note that loading a new configuration will overwrite any unsaved changes made to your current controller configuration. If you wish to keep the current state of your controller configuration, save your current configuration before loading the configuration required by the MASCHINE Sequencer.
How to setup the MASCHINE Sequencer for use with your MASCHINE MK2 controller:
1. Launch the Native Instruments Controller Editor application, go to File > Open Configuration and open the "Reaktor Blocks - Maschine Mk2.ncc" template.
2. Switch your MASCHINE MK2 controller to MIDI mode by pressing [SHIFT] + [CONTROL] on the controller.
3. Open the Audio and MIDI Settings in REAKTOR and go to the MIDI tab. In the Inputs pane, set the "Maschine MK2 Virtual Input" (OS X) / "Maschine Mk2 In" (Win) entry to "On". In the Outputs pane, set the "Maschine MK2 Virtual Output" (OS X) / "Maschine Mk2 Out" (Win) entry to "On".
Once you have loaded the Blocks in a Rack, you can use your MASCHINE MK2 controller to play and program sequences.