I’m using Cubase Pro 11.
I’m also sometimes hooking up a Maschine Plus to use it as a controller and pad player.
I do not use the Maschine instrument or software when using it on the computer, I use Cubase with a variety of VSTs (including NI Komplete and others.)
(I also use a “regular” USB MIDI keyboard for playing chromatic instruments.)
I know how to make the Machine think it’s in MIDI CC mode and/or MCU controller mode using the NI Controller Editor program. I can even edit buttons to map some buttons to “MCU” actions and some buttons to MIDI actions.
However, when it’s in MCU mode, it sends MIDI notes even for the command buttons. And the MIDI buttons end up also doing things in the editor windows. I assume the MCU is a standard that sends “controls” over MIDI notes as protocol. I can turn this off by turning the Maschine Virtual MIDI off from “in All MIDI ports” in the Studio setups, but then the pads don’t send notes to the instruments (which is especially sad when using VST drum synths.)
In MIDI CC mode, I don’t get the feedback on the Maschine screen from the eight pots.
Is there some way to set this up to actually work well in this hybrid mode, or is it just “not gonna work?”
Separately, and this may be better asked over on the NI forums, but is there a way to use the knobs and displays on the Machine Plus for the macros/browser UI when using the Komplete Control meta-plugin to browse and select instruments/presets?