Installation Guide - Maschine Ableton Live Template for Live 9.6 and Higher

Installing the Remote Script

Copying the MIDI Remote Script

  1. Ensure that Ableton Live is not running.
  2. Navigate to the following folder:
    • OS X: Macintosh HD > Applications > Native Instruments > Controller Editor > Template Support Files > Ableton Live 9
    • Win: C: > Program Files > Native Instruments > Controller Editor > Template Support Files > Ableton Live 9
  3. Locate the MIDI Remote Script folder for your MASCHINE controller:
  • MASCHINE (MK1): "Maschine"
  • MASCHINE JAM: "Maschine_Jam"
  • MASCHINE MIKRO MK2: "Maschine_Mikro_Mk2"
  • MASCHINE MK2: Maschine_Mk2
  • MASCHINE STUDIO: "Maschine_Studio"

Copy this folder to your clipboard by right-clicking on it and choosing Copy. You will have to paste it into Ableton Live's MIDI Remote Scripts folder, as described below. In our example, we copy the "Maschine_Studio" folder.


Pasting the MIDI Remote Script Folder into the Ableton Live Application Package

Mac OS X

  1. Open your Applications folder and right-click the Live application symbol. In the context menu, click on Show Package Contents.
  2. In the Ableton Live package, navigate to Contents > App-Resources > MIDI Remote Scripts.
  3. Delete any installed MASCHINE folders from "MIDI Remote Scripts".
  4. Paste the folder you have copied to your clipboard into the "MIDI Remote Scripts" folder:

Windows

  1. Go to Ableton Live's installation directory. By default, it is located here: C: > Program Data > Ableton > Live 9 > Resources > MIDI Remote Scripts.
    Note: The Program Data folder may be hidden. This article explains how to display hidden files and folders in Windows.
  2. Delete any installed "Maschine" folders from "MIDI Remote Scripts".
  3. Paste the folder you have copied to your clipboard into the "MIDI Remote Scripts" folder:

Loading the Ableton Live Template in Controller Editor

  1. Connect the MASCHINE controller to your computer.
  2. Start the Controller Editor application from Applications > Native Instruments > Controller Editor. Controller Editor will automatically recognize your controller.
  3. In Controller Editor, click the Templates tab.
  4. Select the Ableton Live 9 template in the Templates list. If not present, open the Factory Templates drop-down menu and choose Ableton Live 9 to add it.

Setting Up Ableton Live 9 for the MASCHINE MIDI Template

  1. Start Ableton Live.
  2. Open Ableton Live's Preferences and go to the MIDI / Sync Tab.
  3. Assign a free Control Surface slot to your MASCHINE controller by selecting it from the drop-down list.
  4. If you are on Mac, select the Virtual Input entry corresponding to your MASCHINE controller as the Input of your Control Surface. In case you are using MASCHINE JAM, the entry here is called Maschine Jam - 1 Input. If you are on Windows, select here the In entry corresponding to your controller.
  5. Select the Virtual Output entry corresponding to your MASCHINE controller as the Output of your Control Surface. In case you are using MASCHINE JAM, the entry here is called Maschine Jam - 1 Ouput. If you are on Windows, select here the Out entry corresponding to your controller.

Setting up the MASCHINE Controller

  1. Switch your MASCHINE controller to MIDI mode by pressing SHIFT and CONTROL (press this key combination again to switch back to MASCHINE mode). For MASCHINE JAM, switch to MIDI mode by pressing SHIFT + Headphone symbol.
  2. Select the Ableton Live 9 Template from your MASCHINE controller:
    • If you are using a MASCHINE STUDIO controller, load the Ableton Live 9 Template by keeping the SHIFT button pressed and navigating with the left and right arrows (next to the left display) until you see the Ableton Live 9 Template.
    • If you are using a MASCHINE MK1 or MK2 controller, enter TEMPLATE mode by pressing SHIFT+TEMPLATE (rightmost button of the right display). Then scroll down to the Ableton Live 9 template using the encoder and press LOAD.
    • If you are using a MASCHINE MIKRO MK2 controller, keep the SHIFT button pressed and scroll down to the Ableton Live 9 template using the encoder.
    • If you are using MASCHINE JAM, you cannot switch Templates with the controller since it has no displays. Instead, make sure that the Ableton Live 9 Template is selected under Factory Templates in Controller Editor.

Your MASCHINE controller is now configured to control Ableton Live. For detailed instructions about the functions of the MASCHINE MIDI Template for Ableton, please refer to the Ableton Live 9 MASCHINE Template Manual English.pdf. You can also find this manual under Documentation in your Controller Editor application folder.