hey @MirEko I am a long time user (since 1.8) of Maschine, but barely touch it since I have the OP1. That said, whenever I boot it up I make some nice bangin' hip hop (like most of this record were Maschine drums: https://soundcloud.com/greyyard/sets/singularity).
It's definitely a nice workflow and feels like working with hardware, but you're still tethered to the computer and all the problems that comes with that (missing files, internet distractions, etc).
From what I've heard from friends in the biz who have both softwares (Maschine and MPC) they say the MPC s/w is still super buggy compared to Maschine
Yeah op1 has taken over my music life, I think it’s one of the best things ever in beatmaking. But when I get to the point where I want to expand an idea I want a “deeper” groove box to build on the 4 tracks from the Op1.
Noted the issues with internet and missing samples etc. I have a clean Mac mini that does nothing right now (in a box in the corner) so I’m thinking that can be my Maschine computer. Literally nothing but Maschine will be on it. I will also but Maschine software on my DAW workstation and copy priojevts across to mix and master in reason.
Watch that second video I posted if you have time, the new audio feature will work amazing for building op1 tracks up I think.
I also use a SP404SX.
So the Maschine/mpc will just be for layering more into a beat.
But after that second video, the melodic gate mode makes me think Maschine is the way to go