Record mutes onto the timeline in maschine (MK3 and M+)
Basically (and I accept it's no genius move) it is a library module volume control that has a mute button on it already. All I did was assign the mute button to respond to a C1 midi note.
How I use it:
1. I have a pre-saved Mixer Group with an instance of this on every slot and every pad already set on C1.
2. Anything I want to mute then gets routed to a slot on this group (be it single, multiple tracks or entire groups).
3. Create a new pattern on this group that is the length of how long you want to record for (or just create a clip in Arranger view).
4. Hit record and press the corresponding pads to mute the signal and again to unmute - this records as MIDI data which can then quantized, edited, deleted, moved etc).
That's it. Works on both software and M+. You can also use the volume on the module as a bonus to record fades. Both the Mute and Volume controls appear as Maschine control knobs as well.